To fight diabetes in Hampton Roads, prevention is key

Nurse Diabetic A1c Diabetes Test

    More people die of diabetes every year than previously thought, a recent study found. According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University, diabetes leads to 12 percent of deaths in the United States, a higher percentage than previous research indicated. The same study, which was published in the journal “PLOS ONE,” also found diabetics have 90 percent higher […]

Makers of ‘Downton Abbey’ release trailer for ‘Jamestown’ TV series

A forthcoming television series, set in Jamestown, centers on the story of young women sent to the colony in 1619 to serve as planters' wives. (YouTube/SKY 1)

Women. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. That seems to be the theme of a 30-second trailer for a forthcoming television series about Jamestown. The show has the pedigree of “Downton Abbey,” whose creators are also on board with “Jamestown.” But if the “teaser,” as it’s called,  is any indication, the show’s general style is […]

Citing demand, Williamsburg Winery unveils new event hall

Westbury Hall

Attention wine enthusiasts, bridesmaids and event planners. The Williamsburg Winery has expanded into a new space with you in mind. The winery, located on a 300-acre farm, has opened a 9,000 square-foot event facility known as Westbury Hall, according to a release from James City County. The three-level converted warehouse includes a 40-seat private tasting […]

Where We Live: Home with ties to Raleigh Tavern, John D. Rockefeller


The Raleigh Tavern, named for Sir Walter Raleigh and established around 1717, was one of the largest taverns in colonial Virginia.  Three hundred years later, a home with ties to the historic site is on the market in Williamsburg. The tavern’s rich history includes meetings of Burgesses, after dissolution of the House of Burgesses, and the founding […]

Williamsburg free clinic earns CDC recognition for diabetes care

free clinic

A free health clinic in Williamsburg has won recognition from the Centers for Disease Control for its efforts in preventing type 2 diabetes. The Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic, 7151 Richmond Rd., provides health care to underinsured and uninsured patients from greater Williamsburg and Charles City and New Kent counties, according to a release. It’s the first […]

Textile fashion exhibit to debut at DeWitt Wallace Museum

fabric sample book

For the fashion-forward set in the 18th- and early 19th-centuries, it was all about printed cotton or linen. That’s the theme of an upcoming exhibition at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, titled “Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home,” according to a release from Colonial Williamsburg. The two-year show, set to open March 25, […]

Colonial Williamsburg employee behind beloved American Girl doll

(Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)

A beloved children’s toy with ties to Colonial Williamsburg is back in circulation. Felicity, an American Girl doll with an an 18th-century back story inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, was reissued Feb. 16 after a six-year absence. The 18-inch doll was designed by Sandy Bradshaw, Colonial Williamsburg’s senior manager of guest communications. “Felicity’s back,” Bradshaw said. “She looks good.” Felicity, whose […]