New year brings new releases from local craft brewers and distillers

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  From corn and cocoa to raspberries and vanilla, local craft beverage makers have been busy concocting new ways to keep you feeling warm this winter. On the sunny side, there’s “I’m Yours,” a limited-edition offering from Williamsburg’s Silver Hand Meadery, 224 Monticello Avenue. Like Silver Hand’s previous meads, which blend ingredients such as honey, water and yeast, the title is inspired by […]


Williamsburg’s little-known Civil War battlefield has connections to local history

Increased visitation and volunteerism has raised awareness of Williamsburg’s brush with the Civil War.

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For years, Williamsburg’s Civil War history has lived in the shadow of better-known attractions situated nearby. But local historians and preservationists have made strides in recent years to right that imbalance by showcasing opportunities to enjoy the preserved parts of this hidden history and by adding to the protected portions of the sprawling battlefield. Even […]


WSO tribute concert to spotlight Elton John and Billy Joel

The Williamsburg Symphonia recently announced its name change to the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. (Courtesy Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra)

One married a supermodel. The other befriended a princess. Together, they’re the rock world’s piano men: Billy Joel and Elton John. On Jan. 28, they’re the inspiration for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s third annual Cabaret and Cocktails Concert, according to a release. The performance will feature “Piano Men,” a pop quartet, and their show known […]


WRL hosts month-long tribute to Jane Austen

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She had an eye for satire and a flair for happy endings, especially of the matrimonial sort. She has legions of fans, sometimes known as Janeites. Her novels have been adapted for the small and big screens, starring everyone from Colin Firth and Dan Stevens to Gwyneth Paltrow. Now the author and her work are the subject of […]