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 […]

What to expect at Funhouse Fest

The site of this weekend's Funhouse Fest. (Staff photo)

The tents are up, the banners are waving and the soundboards are in position. Colonial Williamsburg is gearing up to host its first outdoor music festival. Friday marks the beginning of Funhouse Fest, a one-of-a-kind event born from a collaboration between Virginia Arts Festival and local musician Bruce Hornsby. The festival will be staged on the lawn of […]

Mason defeats Simonds to secure Senate race nomination

On Aug. 2, Del. Monty Mason (D-Dist. 93) resigned from his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates to run for the 1st District Senate seat of the late Virginia Sen. John Miller. (Courtesy Monty Mason)

In the end, experience triumphed in the race to fill Virginia’s 1st District Senate seat, formerly held by the late John Miller. Securing 57.47 percent of the vote, Monty Mason, a resident of Williamsburg with three legislative sessions under his belt, defeated Newport News School Board member Shelly Simonds in Tuesday’s primary election. Mason, 48, has […]