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  • Taking the Kids -- new ways to light up your holidays this season

    Love 'em, or hate 'em? No, not the relatives, though the holidays can bring out the worst in everyone. In fact, I had to laugh at a new holiday travel survey from Embassy Suites that found that more than half of Americans confess to misbehaving as a...
  • 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...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
  • 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...
  • Colonial foodways explored Nov. 28-30 in Jamestown and Yorktown

    Colonial foodways explored Nov. 28-30 in Jamestown and Yorktown
    Programs at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center this week explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia. The three-day event begins Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30. At Jamestown Settlement,...
  • The long and winding road to marking the spot where the British surrendered

    The long and winding road to marking the spot where the British surrendered
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O’Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid...
  • Taking the Kids: Where to go for spring break

    Taking the Kids: Where to go for spring break
    Let's not kid ourselves. None of us want to wait until summer for some fun in the sun. We all could use some rest and relaxation right about now, whether your family's idea of vacation heaven is a bluebird sunny day on a ski slope, a blue-sky sunny day...
  • A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder

     A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder
    When America's first permanent English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were far from the first Europeans to set foot on the land they named Virginia. Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish mariners looking for the fabled...
  • The Civil War at the College of William and Mary

    The Civil War at the College of William and Mary
    When Sean Heuvel decided to write a book about the Civil War history of the College of William and Mary, the source of his inspiration was clear. "I'd always been captivated by the Civil War memorial tablet in the Wren Building," the 2002 W&M graduate...
  • A cradle of slavery on the York

    When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule. African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
  • Yorktown: Saturday's Christmas Market features music, food, history and shopping

    Yorktown: Saturday's Christmas Market features music, food, history and shopping
    Yorktown holds its 7th Annual Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The market will feature arts and crafts vendors with local shopping opportunities, living history exhibits, strolling musical entertainment, classic...