150 volunteers help area homeless in day-long event

Kelly Ptachick, an occupational therapist at Sentara Healthcare, fits a client with a walker (Courtesy Hands Together Historic Triangle)

If there’s one thing Shannon Woloszynowski wants people to understand about homelessness, it’s that it doesn’t discriminate. And residents who live in the Historic Triangle are not immune. According to data provided by Hands Together Historic Triangle, there were at least 90 homeless residents of James City County last year and at least 350 homeless students […]

Where We Live: An eco-friendly haven in Poquoson


The word “sustainability” is often used as jargon, but for one Poquoson homeowner it’s a lifestyle. Stuart Rose designed his house, located at 4 Garden Atrium Way, to virtually eliminate utility bills. “The home is designed to provide 100 percent of the heating, cooling, electrical power, and water by natural means – using the sun, […]

With prospect of fence, Merchants Square businesses find common ground

Just outside Merchant's Square in Williamsburg. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

For almost a century, the four city blocks that make up Merchants Square have marked an intersection between Williamsburg’s economic future and its storied past. With Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s recent consideration of fencing off its property, the intersection of Duke of Gloucester and Henry Street now marks new, contested territory — the confluence of private, […]

W&M prof releases book on infamous scandals in college sports

Education Professor Jamel K. Donnor co-edited "Scandals in College Sports," a new book that explores 21 infamous athletic scandals and how they could have been handled differently. (Photo by Kelsh Wilson)

It’s that time of year where all eyes are trained on brackets, hoops and young phenoms with dreams of making it big in the NBA. But, amidst the spectacle of March Madness, there’s a different kind of madness that’s becoming increasingly more visible in college sports — scandals.  In Scandals in College Sports, co-editors Jamel […]

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