| Nov 12, 2013
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....
| Nov 12, 2013
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:41 PM
NEWARK — There were those who were definitely looking for attention at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, like the guy dressed in Colonial Williamsburg-type garb or the fellow from Denmark who was dressed as the Where's Waldo character.
| Nov 15, 2013
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
The first time Colonial Williamsburg tailor Mark Hutter was asked to re-create the tent used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, he said no.
"I was afraid it would be all-consuming," he recalls.
Several years later, however, he and a...
| Dec 1, 2013
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Dec 6, 2013
On the Peninsula this weekend, Christmas is blowing up. Two of the region's biggest, most explosive holiday events — Hollydazzle in Newport News and the Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg — will brighten the skies. If you'd rather...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering half-off single day admission tickets through the daily deal website LivingSocial.com.
The deal offers single-day admission tickets for $18 for adults and $9 for youth. Tickets must be used by Dec. 31, 2013. Shoppers...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:54 AM
A disabled Gloucester veteran who gets around in a motor scooter has filed 10 lawsuits in local and federal courts since the summer of 2012 over access to businesses throughout Gloucester and the Peninsula.
Kenneth Flaum, 67, filed his first lawsuit...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:01 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — The real-life tenant of "Downton Abbey" will be in Williamsburg next month.
Colonial Williamsburg and WHRO are hosting Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle, the real-life setting for Masterpiece'...