Diagnosed with MS, Willliamsburg resident swims one million yards in 2016

Betsy Lavin, a life-long resident of Willliamsburg who has been swimming for WAC since she was a little girl, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) a few years ago. She set the goal of swimming one million yards last January as part of a New Year’s resolution. (Courtesy Welby Whiting Fairlie)

Cheers and chants of “Bet-Sy. Bet-Sy. Bet-Sy” rang out from the pool Tuesday at Eastern State Hospital, where Williamsburg Aquatic Club (WAC) members gathered to support WAC coach Betsy Lavin, who swam the final one hundred yards of a one million-yard goal for 2016. Lavin, a life-long resident of Willliamsburg who has been swimming for WAC […]

Toano eighth grader forging career in graphic arts thanks to YouTube

Rock and art rock Ava Dovi's world

Toano Middle School eighth grader Ava Dovi has honed her skills as an artist by watching instructional YouTube videos. Dovi, 13, began drawing when she was in the first grade, after reading a book with cartoon characters that fascinated her. These days, her drawings have evolved to include portraits of famous athletes and musicians. “I just think […]

Three new heart specialists join the Peninsula


Two doctors and a physician assistant join Sentara Cardiology Specialists to provide heart services in Williamsburg, Gloucester, and Newport News. Conveniently located on the campus of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Stephen Hunley, M.D., Kerry Prewitt, M.D., and Christina Hunley, PA-C, join the Sentara Cardiology Specialists team to provide comprehensive and personalized cardiac care for […]

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Once a guitarist in Nashville, Geoff Logan hits high note as local brewmaster

Geoff Logan (Brandy Centolanza)

Craft beer is having a moment, and Geoff Logan couldn’t be happier. Logan is brewmaster and managing director of AleWerks Brewing Company, which turned ten this year. The brewery celebrated its anniversary in August with a festival featuring music, fun, food, and, of course, beer. “Right now, it is an exciting time to be a […]

Only female homebuilder in Williamsburg learned trade from grandfather

Beverly Olsen (Brandy Centolanza/WYDaily)

While construction and homebuilding is traditionally viewed as a field for men, that doesn’t seem to have any effect on Beverly Olsen, owner of Olsen Fine Homebuilding. She’s been doing it most of her life. Olsen, the only female homebuilder in Williamsburg, spent her summers growing up in Connecticut helping her grandfather, Anders Arthur Olsen, […]