Library program traces family roots through recipes


When trying to trace one’s family tree, many people turn to birth certificates, census data, marriage licenses, and property deeds. However, a presentation at the Williamsburg Regional Library this weekend may show how cookbooks can be an invaluable source of information for those exploring genealogy or regional history, according to a press release from WRL. […]

‘Losing a legacy:’ James City County to auction family land of disabled veteran

Kimberly Winn stands on her property, which she stands to lose in an auction. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

One day from now, a property that has belonged to one family for five generations will be headed to the auction block. Richmond resident Kimberly Winn stands to lose her family’s two-acre plot in Toano if she cannot write a check for $2,431.67 to James City County by end of business Friday. Winn, a disabled […]

Virginia entrepreneurs to ‘swim with the sharks’ at Stryker Center

(Courtesy Elias Levy/Flickr)

Williamsburg residents will soon have the chance to watch entrepreneurs go swimming with the sharks. The Stryker Center will host the “Virginia Shark Tank” — an event that aims to showcase statewide entrepreneurs, and market their budding businesses to Historic Triangle investors. According to a press release from Ignition Business Accelerator, “Virginia Shark Tank” will […]