| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:03 PM
The Fourth of July is more than fireworks and picnics. It's a celebration of the day the Continental Congress took the bold step of declaring independence, vowing to "dissolve the political bands" connecting England and the colonies in order to start an...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:32 AM
In the shadow of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, John Wilkes Booth will tell anyone who'll listen just why that tyrant had to be assassinated.
Supporting himself on a wooden crutch, a decidedly agitated Booth, his voice rising to match the fierceness in his...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Stuart Halstead Dobson, a retired Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. executive and civil engineer, died Nov. 20 of a massive stroke at Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville.
The Stevensville resident was 76.
The son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. mechanical...
| May 20, 2011
| 5:02 AM
Williamsburg, Va., which already has parks and attractions galore for Baltimore day-trippers, has added a half-marathon and 8K race, taking place Saturday and Sunday.
Participating runners get the usual T-shirts and protein bars, but also receive free...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 4:12 PM
The more hotel deals I write about the more I get. So my inbox will never be empty. But maybe your pockets will be a little less empty with these deals. (Maybe. I'm not guaranteeing anything. Doing your research and checking the small print is always...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 1:04 PM
TripAdvisor this week announced the winners of its first Travelers Choice Family award-winning best destinations. The travel guide has divded the winners into two groups: Top 10 Great Places to Discover and Top 10 Amusement Parks and Boardwalks.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Want to escape with your sweetie for Valentine's Day? Packages abound, both near and far, for married soul mates or those who are single and want to mingle. (Taxes and gratuities are not included unless noted.) Here are just a few.
| Dec 9, 2008
| 4:22 PM
Joyce W. asked if we had discussed restaurants that are open on Christmas Day yet, and the answer is no, we haven't. Thanks for reminding me, because it's something I get more and more requests for as the years go......
| Aug 10, 2008
Mount Hebron is a quiet neighborhood where some of the founding landowners still live. Deer are known to nibble on landscaping. Sounds of the local high school marching band can be heard as residents rake their leaves in the fall.
"It gives a nice feel...
| Apr 22, 2007
My daughter, Isabelle, loves great stories -- especially the ones that are full of gloom. Her favorite movie scene is from Cinderella, when the main character's stepsisters rip apart her lovely pink dress just before the ball, followed closely by one from...
| Feb 24, 2009
Go here: Step back in time to walk the streets that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry walked on the road to American independence. Scores of original buildings and hundreds of homes, shops and public buildings are reconstructed over...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:45 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — As reported by STR, Inc. (formerly Smith Travel Research), March's hotel occupancy numbers in the greater Williamsburg were bad.
"They are dismal," wrote Ron Kirkland, executive director of the Williamsburg Hotel-Motel...