Colonial Williamsburg announces Halloween programming

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Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will return to Williamsburg this October for Colonial Williamsburg’s second annual Halloween festival. The event, titled “A Haunting on DoG Street: Curse of the Sea Witch,” will take over the Historic Area for four nights from Oct. 28-31. According to a CW press release, this year’s event follows Colonial Williamsburg’s first-ever […]

W&M English professor of 24 years dies unexpectedly

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Paula Blank, a professor in William and Mary’s English department, died unexpectedly at her home in Williamsburg Sunday, according to a message sent to the campus community Monday. “With deep sorrow I share the sad news,” wrote Provost Michael Halleran. “Professor Blank, who had been at William & Mary since 1992, touched many lives on […]

Dining staff in spotlight at Two Rivers art show

Two Rivers Country Club dining server Matteo Hereford stands with three of his 20 pieces of mixed media artwork at the employee art show. (Courtesy Two Rivers Country Club)

Each month for the past 17 years, the Governor’s Room inside Two Rivers Country Club has been home to a rotating art show. This month, the featured artists are also club staff. According to a Two Rivers press release, two dining employees, Matteo Hereford and Luke Schiavone, currently have their art on display at a […]

Colonial National Historical Park to celebrate NPS Centennial

A National Park Service ranger gives a tour of Historic Jamestowne. The Colonial National Historical Park might have to reduce days of service and freeze hiring of seasonal workers if sequestration occurs. (Photo Courtesy of National Park Service, Colonial National Historical Park)

Colonial National Historical Park will be offering free admission and family-friendly activities throughout the day on Aug. 25 in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. “We like to think that we look pretty good for 100,” NPS Acting Superintendent Jennifer Madello said in a news release. “Our Centennial Committee has worked very hard […]

Yorktown Victory Center announces Revolutionary War lecture series

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On four consecutive Tuesdays in September, the Yorktown Victory Center will present its free annual Revolutionary War lecture series.  According to a press release from the Victory Center, this year’s topics will preview the new permanent exhibition galleries debuting mid-October in conjunction with the museum’s change in name to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The […]

City wins budget presentation award


For its 24th consecutive year, the City of Williamsburg has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). According to a news release from the city, its budget satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for effective presentation. The guidelines were designed to assess how well the […]

W&M announces ITPIR ‘Shark Tank’ winners

The team (from left) Nadia Aly ’16 MS ‘17, Ivan Echevarria ‘18 and Dan Jelf ‘18 present their project "Democratizing Data: A Data Gathering Tool with Infinite Expansions." (Leilia Magee/W&M)

Fourteen teams of student researchers presented thought-provoking pitches to a faculty panel of judges on Aug. 8 during the second annual Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR)“Shark Tank” competition. The students, all but two from William & Mary, worked on project ideas for eight weeks this summer, and provided a five-minute […]

Annual fundraiser for Heritage Humane tees off Sept. 19

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Heritage Humane Society will be hosting its fifth annual Make Par for Pets Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 19 at Colonial Heritage Golf Club. Last year, the tournament raised approximately $30,000 for the Heritage Humane Society, which, according to a press release from the organization, serves as a steward for stray and surrendered animals until the animals […]

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