Virginia Board of Education seeks community input

Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples discusses public hearings scheduled for July and August 2016 in a video released by  Virginia Department of Education. (VDOE/YouTube)

The Virginia Board of Education is seeking community input during a series of public hearings this summer. According to a recent press release, the board’s goal is to examine how best to prepare students for academic and career success. “Families, educators and community members have an opportunity to share their big ideas and suggestions with us,” […]

Yorktown fireworks cancelled due to weather, others may follow

The Yorktown Victory Monument. (Elizabeth Hornsby/WYDaily)

A morning of steady drizzle, followed by an afternoon of predicted thunderstorms, has led to Fourth of July event cancellations and relocations. According to a release from the York County Public Information Office, all Yorktown Fourth of July celebration evening activities, including the Yorktown Fireworks, have been cancelled due to saturated conditions on the Yorktown Battlefield, […]

Complete guide to July 4th in the Historic Triangle

Fireworks behind the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg (Photo courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Now that Independence Day has arrived, here is what Historic Triangle residents need to know to make the most of their Fourth of July celebrations. So break out the coolers, bust out those stars and stripes and leave the planning to us. Where to See Fireworks Busch Gardens will be offering a fireworks display starting […]

‘Stars lined up’ for Funhouse Fest

Bruce Hornsby and Ross Holmes play a bluegrass duet with the Noisemakers on Sunday night at Funhouse Fest. (Adrienne Berard/WYDaily)

As a late afternoon sun beat down on the grounds of Funhouse Fest Saturday, Rob Cross, director of Virginia Arts Festival and co-creator of the three-day event, was enjoying the shade. Under the cover of the festival’s VIP lounge, Cross watched the lawn-strewn concertgoers like a proud father. “The stars really lined up for this,” Cross […]