Once an Army captain, now a stand-up comedian Williamsburg resident uses laughter to heal

Isaura Ramirez, a native of Puerto Rico who spent 13 years in the Army before being medically discharged in 2014, was among the first to graduate from Armed Services Arts Partnership’s Comedy Bootcamp class two years ago. (Courtesy Isaura Ramirez)

When U.S. Army Capt. Isaura Ramirez retired from the military, transitioning to civilian life proved to be challenging. She found herself in a dark place, but later saw the light when she discovered her flair as a stand-up comedian through the Armed Services Arts Partnership. Now, Ramirez is working with other veterans to help them […]

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Getting a move on with the Express Track joint replacement option

Sentara OrthoJoint® Center provides patients with a new way to get back to doing the activities they enjoy most.”

  When joint pain starts to keep you from enjoying life, it’s time to consider your options.  Therapy, medications, exercise and some injectable treatment may provide some relief. If not, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.    Most people are reluctant to commit to elective surgery due to loss time away from […]

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Young Pocahontas player credits acting interest to parents

(Courtesy of Deborah Soderholm)

For Kaiah Sereydarian the allure of the stage is a homegrown passion with inspiration drawn from her parents. The Queens Lake Middle School student, featured in the title role “Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth,” a documentary which premiered on the Smithsonian Channel Monday, has been acting since she was 8. Kaiah, now 12,  has since performed […]

Williamsburg bankers talk deregulation with Trump, lawmakers

(Courtesy Chesapeake Bank)

Small businesses are the crux of every town — and many rely on the help of community banks to survive.  Williamsburg resident Marshall Warner is the executive vice president of Chesapeake Bank and recently partnered with its president and CEO, Jeff Szyperski, to lobby for change in federal banking regulations. Their goal: make it easier for individuals […]

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