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  • The art and spirit of the fraktur

    The art and spirit of the fraktur
    In the increasingly secular world of the early 21st century, few people spend much time worrying about their fates in the hereafter. The spiritual power and importance of baptism often seem just as remote — even for those who have been duly...
  • Cyber Monday deal: Colonial Williamsburg offers BOGO deal on passes

    Cyber Monday deal: Colonial Williamsburg offers BOGO deal on passes
    Colonial Williamsburg also offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on annual passes during the Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping holidays. The offer is available online only at colonialwilliamsburg.com/cyber. No code is needed. You can find a running...
  • Notes and notables

    Black Friday has come First off let us thank you, loyal reader, for taking a few minutes out of your shopping schedule today to read these words. After all, with each passing year Thanksgiving in the U.S. is beginning to feel more and more like Black...
  • October author donations to the Williamsburg Regional Library

    The Williamsburg Regional Library operates its Local Author Project to bring Hampton Roads authors to the attention of their patrons. Following are donations made in October. For information about the program, call 259-4042. Williamsburg’s Marliss...
  • Blackbeard's last stand

    Blackbeard's last stand
    Two hundred-ninety-five years ago today, Royal Navy sailors from Hampton clashed with the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate in a hand-to-hand struggle off the remote Outer Banks island of Ocracoke. Downing a bowl of strong liquor as they approached his...
  • Colonial Williamsburg sells Thanksgiving pies

    Colonial Williamsburg sells Thanksgiving pies
    Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Raleigh Tavern Bakery in the Colonial Williamsburg historic area is selling freshly baked pies. Pies will be sold beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday November 27th – doors open starting at 9...
  • Reviving a Revolutionary War landmark

     Reviving a Revolutionary War landmark
    After the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the most important sound in Williamsburg was no longer the urgent voices in the Capitol debating Virginia's future. Instead it was the ringing of hammers and rattling of tin at the...
  • Monster trucks, Christmas tree lighting, "Hello, Dolly!": Fun Things To Do

    Monster trucks, Christmas tree lighting, "Hello, Dolly!": Fun Things To Do
    Hit the accelerator on entertainment this weekend with monster trucks, local blues and Sally Struthers. Sound like a volatile mix? It could also be an enjoyable one. Here are highlights. As always, find details at HrTicket.com. REV IT UP. Car-crushing...
  • Historic desserts are still within reach of today's cooks

    Historic desserts are still within reach of today's cooks
    Desserts are the sweet stuff of which memories are made, particularly in a holiday season, a time typically so rich with recollections. Salute that spirit with a historic dessert rooted in the North American past. For while tastes, trends and technology...
  • Updating Martha Washington's cake

    Updating Martha Washington's cake
    In the 18th century, entertaining was done with desserts that could feed a crowd — a huge crowd. An election cake might serve up to 150 people, says Michael Krondl, a New York City food historian and author of "Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert....
  • 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...
  • GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts

    GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts
    Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day. Here is a look at some of them. Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...