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  • The road to religion

    The road to religion
    The first thing to know about Maryland's Religious Freedom Byway is that religion in Colonial Maryland was rarely free. "It came at a cost to everybody, Catholics in particular," Sheila Smith told us at the courthouse in Port Tobacco, an 18th-century...
  • Colonial Williamsburg announces resale of Carter's Grove

    Colonial Williamsburg announces resale of Carter's Grove
    WILLIAMSBURG – Colonial Williamsburg announced Friday morning that it has sold Carter's Grove plantation to Carter's Grove Associates LLC, a limited liability company formed by Chicago preservationist Samuel M. Mencoff. The sale, which closed...
  • United Way of Greater Williamsburg's Day of Caring held today

    United Way of Greater Williamsburg's Day of Caring held today
    Hundreds of volunteers representing dozens of local businesses, churches and localities will fan out across greater Williamsburg this morning as part of the Day of Caring for the United Way of Greater Williamsburg. Volunteers will tackle projects at...
  • Notes and notables

    Get the picture? When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects. So we...
  • New Colonial Williamsburg lab unravels secrets of the 1700s

     New Colonial Williamsburg  lab unravels secrets of the 1700s
    WILLIAMSBURG — No one who works for Colonial Williamsburg's vast and perpetually busy collections department signs up for the job because they think it will be easy. Starting with nearly 70,000 examples of American and British fine, decorative and...
  • Editorial: Williamsburg goals

    Editorial: Williamsburg goals
    The Gazette's report last week on the City of Williamsburg's Goals, Initiatives and Outcomes program spoke volumes about how city residents feel about issues ranging from taxes, housing, even Colonial Williamsburg. In some cases it spoke volumes about...
  • Smithfield Foods to sell 'Duck Dynasty' peanuts

    Smithfield Foods to sell 'Duck Dynasty' peanuts
    Look for "Duck Dynasty" peanuts and peanut brittle for sale in local stores and online next week from Smithfield Specialty Foods Group. "We think the two brands together will do extremely well," said Pete Booker, Smithfield Specialty Foods Group vice...
  • Column: The great camps of upstate New York

    Although Colonial Williamsburg played a crucial role in American history, without the restoration and preservation of the Historic Area it may have remained a footnote to history. A similar scenario is playing out in the Adirondack Mountains of the...
  • Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss

     Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss
    What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how: "The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
     Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Williamsburg residents cast their votes on priorities for city

    Williamsburg residents cast their votes on priorities for city
      WILLIAMSBURG - City residents got a chance to weigh in on the city's Goals, Initiatives and Outcomes program Thursday evening, and some of their responses were surprising. About 50 people turned out for the meeting at the Community Building. Mayor...
  • Williamsburg's room tax revenue takes summer plunge

    Williamsburg's room tax revenue takes summer plunge
    Two months into the new fiscal year, the city is enduring a 12 percent drop in its rooms tax revenue. Rooms tax revenues fell to their lowest level in the last five years in both June and July. July's rooms tax revenue was lower than June's. City...