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The Perfect Pairing: Brew Pubs And Trivia Nights

People have been fascinated with trivia and the ability to recall random facts well before the popular game show “Jeopardy” made its television premiere in 1964. Some people enjoy it just for the personal challenge. Some want to beat...

Virginia Living Museum Adds New Backyard Adventures Exhibit

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Living Museum (VLM) will launch a new temporary exhibit in February to showcase the hidden world of science and wonder that is present in our very own backyards. The Backyard Adventures exhibit will run from February...

National Park Service Announces Fee-Free Days For 2022

JAMES CITY-Throughout the year, The National Park Service waives entrance fees for certain days throughout the year. The first fee-free day is scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. day on Monday, January 17. Virginia is home to 19 National...

250 Commission Names Cheryl Wilson Executive Director

WILLIAMSBURG – The Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission events still are four years away. However, a major role has been filled as Cheryl Wilson was recently named the executive director of the commission. Wilson has extensive experience in the field,...

Williamsburg’s Restaurant Week Set For January 21-31

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association (WARA) will hold its annual Restaurant Week Friday, January 21, through Monday, January 31. Restaurant Week has grown in popularity because it typically offers the opportunity for customers to taste many varieties of discounted food...

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Announces The Launch Of New Director’s Series

JAMES CITY-The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation recently announced the launch of a six-part Director’s Series that will be held at Jamestown Settlement in 2022. The series features Executive Director Christy S. Coleman engaging in lively and enlightening conversations with some of...

Casinos Are A Game Of Chance

With casinos in Norfolk and Portsmouth scheduled to open in 2023, one big question remains: Are they a sure bet, a safe bet, or a sucker’s bet? “It really depends on who you talk to,” said Gretchen Heal, the Vice...

Firehouse Coffee 1881 On Fort Monroe Under New Ownership

HAMPTON—There are a lot of changes in the works on Fort Monroe, including the ownership of the popular Firehouse Coffee 1881 café, previously operated by Donna and Tim Wray. Due to family matters, the Wrays reluctantly needed to sell...

Local Business Owner Bringing ABA Basketball Team To Williamsburg

JAMES CITY – Kenya Williams, a former basketball player and coach, recently became a basketball team owner thanks to an assist from his wife, Demetria. “This business was a joint ownership between my wife and me," Williams said of his...

State Parks Offering Free Admission on New Year’s Day

All state parks in Virginia will offer free parking and admission on Saturday, January 1, 2022. The goal is to encourage citizens to get outside on New Year’s Day for a First Day Hike. Visitors to each park will also...

Colonial Williamsburg To be Featured on “Antiques Roadshow” In 2022

WILLIAMSBURG-Colonial Williamsburg will be featured on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” in 2022. A modified version of the show’s taping was held in Colonial Williamsburg on September 28. The Williamsburg visit was part of the show's 2021 production tour. The...

Bacchus Wine And Food Festival Returns To Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS—Bacchus, the Roman god of agriculture, wine, and fertility, provides the theme for the Seventeenth Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival to be held at the Virginia Living Museum on Friday, February 4, 2022. Event goers will enjoy...

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York Seeking Artist Applications For “Art At The River”

YORK-Artist applications are due Tuesday, February 1 for the annual juried art show “Art at the River,” which will be held this year on Sunday, May 8. Original artwork in a variety of media are being accepted. This includes painting,...

Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...