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  • Your guide to Christmas cheer | Updated

    Your guide to Christmas cheer | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> Updated</b></span>
    We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer. May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...
  • Spring break with a twist

    Spring break with a twist
    With the dreadful weather that's spread across much of the country this winter, even into the usually balmy South, thoughts of spring might seem like a fantasy. But spring break really is on the horizon. It's a nebulous term, though, with getaways...
  • Arts, crafts and a multicultural parade

    Washington ZooLights Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
  • Revolutionary impact of the Revolution

     Revolutionary impact of the Revolution
    Nearly 232 years after Washington's momentous victory over the British at Yorktown, it can be hard for modern-day Americans to gauge the immensity of the changes unleashed by the Revolution. The war itself was just one of many ways is which daily life...
  • Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near

    Hampton Roads' holiday fun snowballs as December draws near
    Once upon a time, Williamsburg's Grand Illumination was the Peninsula's undisputed champion of holiday crowds, pyrotechnics and merry-making. Move over, colonials. Make room for Hollydazzle. The Newport News celebration, happening Nov. 30 at City...
  • Virginia residents pay for a day, return all year at Jamestown Settlement

    Virginia residents pay for a day, return all year at Jamestown Settlement
    Virginia residents can visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center an unlimited number of times throughout the entire year for the cost of a single-day ticket. The museums’ American Heritage Annual Pass is available online to...
  • Exhibit explores Powhatan's village

    Exhibit explores Powhatan's village
    The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds.     But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads...
  • Early choices spawned slavery in Virginia

    From the beginning, the first Africans who began arriving in Virginia in 1619 faced a harder life than the white indentured servants whose labors they shared.     Singled out by religion and the color of their skin, they were seen very early on as...
  • A cradle of slavery on the York

    A cradle of slavery on the York
    When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place. Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...
  • Williamsburg's Kingsmill to host free concert by Jason Spooner, Scars on 45

    Williamsburg's Kingsmill to host free concert by Jason Spooner, Scars on 45
    Singer-songwriter Jason Spooner and the melodic rock act Scars on 45 will perform a free outdoor concert at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg on July 1, organizers announced Monday, June 6. The concert is presented by The Tide WTYD-FM (92.3) and...
  • Cultural Living

    Cultural Living
    History is the core of the community. Colonial Williamsburg is America’s premier outdoor history museum, with 88 restored buildings spanning 300 acres. The College of William & Mary is the second oldest university in America and offers plays and...