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

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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

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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 […]

Exercise yes, pills no: doctors unveil guidance for lower back pain

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If you have lower back pain, the last thing you should do is take prescription narcotics. That’s the message issued Tuesday by the American College of Physicians. The new guideline, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, says doctors should encourage patients with lower back pain to try exercise and alternative non-drug approaches, including heat, massage, acupuncture, […]

JCC: burn ban in place through April 15


A burn ban is in effect through April 15 in James City County, the fire marshal said Thursday. The measure prohibits open burning within 300 feet of woods or grass before 4 p.m., according to a release. Other open-air burning is restricted to the hours between 4 p.m. and midnight. The burn ban became effective on […]