Tom and Mary Ellen Power, the owners of The Cheese Shop and Fat Canary, have been in business in Williamsburg since 1973. (Courtesy coreymillerphoto.com)

Half a century of cheese: Power family shares secret of ‘Cheese Shop’ success

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It's been nearly half a century since Tom and Mary Ellen Power first opened shop in Williamsburg. After decades in business, the owners of The Cheese Shop...
  It’s afternoon tea at Colonial Williamsburg --  and don’t be late. Lessons in 18th-century etiquette and other fancy matters come alive during the All-American Tea...
If you’ve ever undergone surgery and had anesthesia, chances are you might have taken fentanyl — a narcotic analgesic that when combined with a...
Game on, day drinkers. Memorial Day weekend is just the beginning. Summer’s here for real and the Historic Triangle’s craft brewers know your strategy: Swimming...
Virginia shellfish farmers sold $56.6 million in clams and oysters in 2016, with hard clam sales of $38.1 million and $18.5 million in oyster...
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

Brookstone coming to Williamsburg outlets during ‘Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale’

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Tech-minded folks get happy! Specialty retailer Brookstone is coming to Williamsburg Premium Outlets this Memorial Day Weekend. Known for its gadgets, electronic gizmos and functional...

City Planning Commission recommends new downtown brewery

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The Williamsburg Planning Commission has recommended the application for a downtown brewery to City Council. Amber Ox Kitchen and Brewery has proposed to operate a...
Martin’s Food Market announced Wednesday its Williamsburg supermarket will be permanently closing in July. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Martin’s to lay off over 180 employees following July closure

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Update May 19: According to figures released Friday by the Virginia Board of Workforce Development, 183 employees at the Martin's Food Market at Monticello...

You promised your children you wouldn’t be a burden

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How to keep that promise You promised your children that, when you got older, you wouldn’t be a burden. Your plan was that they could...
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From Yorktown to a cure: Man bikes across U.S. to fund multiple sclerosis research

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Come June, there will be a few more bicyclists on the back roads of Yorktown. They’re not your average biking group. They will be heading...

Stroke patients are getting younger, Hampton Roads resident is living proof

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Loree Peele was taking a shower in her Norfolk home one morning, when she called out for her husband, Jeff. He didn't respond, and when...
When data from scientific surveys is meager or lacking, fishery scientists — and now students at VIMS — must generate stock estimates by using mathematical models and statistical techniques to amplify any data that might be available. (Photo courtesy of VIMS)

VIMS grad students advise international fisheries

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Work by graduate students at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is gaining attention far outside the classroom, as the International Council...

Jefferson Lab accelerator aims to detect ‘potential new form of matter’

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A William & Mary physicist is the lead author on a paper describing the first experimental result from the newly upgraded Continuous Electron Beam...

Imagine a food truck, only full of physics experiments

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Heard this one? A guy walks up to the Food Truck for the Physics Mind and asks if fries come with the Schödinger’s Catfish. “Well,” the...

Obituaries

From CrossFit to ziplines, how to have a ‘no frills’ Mother’s Day in the Historic Triangle

Celebrating Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be an homage to brunch and spa days. There are plenty of unconventional events taking place this weekend in...

W&M honors graduation traditions older than nation

Steeped in tradition, William & Mary is the oldest college in Virginia and the second oldest in the nation. To say it values its history...
On April 28, the bell was estimated to toll as many as 2,500 times, as pending members of the Class of 2017, plus graduates from the Mason School of Business and School of Education celebrated the Last Day of Classes. (Courtesy W&M)

W&M seniors celebrate ‘last rite’ by ringing Wren Bell

Every school day, the bell housed inside William & Mary’s Christopher Wren Building rings 57 times, or from 9 in the morning to 5...
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Where We Live: Beachside inn with storied past

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A short walk from Yorktown Beach is the Marl Inn. Built in 1977, the property once belonged to the fourth great grandson of one of...

Where We Live: A 60-acre plantation on Ware River

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The current house at Glen Roy Plantation certainly wasn’t the first homestead to occupy the sprawling property, which was patented in a land grant...

Where We Live: A homestead near Williamsburg Winery

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Nestled in the trees the home at 2728 Jockeys Neck Trail is so close to The Williamsburg  Winery -- a mere 400 feet away...

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