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  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for June 28: Recycle bins; Assisted living; Confetti poppers

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for June 28: Recycle bins; Assisted living; Confetti poppers
    Recycle bins "I was surprised to read in Wednesday's Gazette that the savings from the new recycling service, although sizable, are so small. In the case of James City County, $450,000 in savings from the previous contract of $958,000 per annum. Service...
  • Notes and notables

    A little too eager An old commercial once warned, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." It is a message members of the new Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission should have heeded. Last week, members of the new...
  • Colonial Williamsburg announces evening programs

    Colonial Williamsburg announces evening programs
    WILLIAMSBURG – Summer guests of Colonial Williamsburg can enjoy new nightly programming on the Charlton Stage at 7 p.m. during June and July, and at 6:30 p.m. through August 30.  Two of the special summer performances feature Mr. Hallam’s...
  • The museums at Colonial Williamsburg offer ever-changing exhibits

    The museums at Colonial Williamsburg offer ever-changing exhibits
    The museums at Colonial Williamsburg offer visitors and locals the opportunity to see rare pieces that are part of our country’s heritage. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum have ever-...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for June 21: New CW president; Academic honors; Recycling confusion

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for June 21: New CW president; Academic honors; Recycling confusion
    New CW president "Thank you for publishing the history of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's past presidents. Isn't it interesting to note that in nearly 90 years, there hasn't been a single female president? Does this mean that women aren't...
  • May was better for Williamsburg hotels

    May was better for Williamsburg hotels
    WILLIAMSBURG — There was good news in Historic Triangle hotel occupancy numbers that STR Inc. gathered for May — occupancy was up significantly from May 2013. Hotel occupancy was at 50.3 percent, as compared to last year's 46.2 percent....
  • State Elks convene here

    State Elks convene here
    WILLIAMSBURG — Elks from across the state have gathered here this week. Over 200 members of the Virginia Elks and family members arrived Thursday and will be at the Fort Magruder Inn through Saturday for their 105th Annual Convention. The Elks'...
  • Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball

    Historic 1600s Jamestown church tower may have dodged cold-weather wrecking ball
    One of English America’s most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off...
  • New president a "perfect' fit for Colonial Williamsburg

    New president a "perfect' fit for Colonial Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG – Colonial Williamsburg announced Tuesday morning that Mitchell Reiss will succeed Colin Campbell as president of the foundation, effective Oct. 6. That concludes a formal selection process that began a year ago, although Campbell,...
  • The world came to Williamsburg Monday to become U.S. citizens

    The world came to Williamsburg Monday to become U.S. citizens
    WILLIAMSBURG — Around 100 immigrants from five continents took the oath of allegiance and became new United States citizens Monday afternoon at the annual Flag Day naturalization ceremony in the Historic Area. The new citizens took different paths...
  • Colonial Williamsburg names new president Tuesday

     Colonial Williamsburg names new president Tuesday
    Dan Smith doesn't know Mitchell Reiss personally, but he is impressed by the credentials the new president of Colonial Williamsburg brings to the job. "If you look at his resume, it's astonishing," said Smith, superintendent of Colonial National...
  • Budget uncertainty may keep military vacations closer to Williamsburg

    Budget uncertainty may keep military vacations closer to Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG — Active military families are reconsidering expensive vacations because of worries over the economy and government cutbacks and sequestration. And some people think that may help the Historic Triangle, which has been struggling...