Places to visit on one tank of gas: Aberdeen Farm in Smithfield, VA

Colby Fairchild, a Virginia Beach native, is the executive chef and farm manager at this sprawling 1,000-acre estate, which features private beach access, hunting, hiking and even Fairchild’s famous oyster roast.

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Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to on a tank of gas or less. Buckle up and hit the road.   After Colby Fairchild graduated from Johnson & Wales […]

Places to visit on one tank of gas: Williamsburg Tasting Trail

The local craft beverage scene in the Historic Triangle is expanding and because the thirsty visitors from Hampton Roads are lining up, businesses are also offering guided tours that provide transportation.

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Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to on a tank of gas or less. Buckle up and hit the road.    It’s the most common question craft beverage makers […]

Colonial Williamsburg relaunches garden shop just in time for spring

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While temps may be hovering above freezing this weekend, spring has officially sprung in Merchant’s Square. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting for the grand relaunch of its garden emporium in Merchant’s Square Friday.  The new shop, called Boxwood & Berry, is located on Duke of Gloucester Street and considered a “reimagination” of Colonial Williamsburg’s former […]

GoFundMe created to ‘rebuild’ lives of family who lost home, dogs in Williamsburg fire

A photo of a family's dog lost in a house fire early March 8 is pictured on a GoFundMe page started by Paws Pet Resort. (Courtesy GoFundMe/Paws Pet Resort)

The Williamsburg community is uniting around a family who lost everything – including two pet dogs – in an early morning house fire Wednesday. A GoFundMe page created by two family friends topped $220 in just two hours Wednesday afternoon. The fire on Tyler Brooks Drive displaced two children and three adults, and sent two of […]

W&M ice hockey captain enjoys ‘cultural education’ during European tour with U.S. national team

“I had never been on a trip like this before,” said senior Julian Kell, who added five new stamps to his passport in two weeks as a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) national team.

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Growing up in northern Virginia, Julian Kell got used to traveling for ice hockey tournaments. During many of these trips, there would always be a little time to also see the sights. A visit to New York City allowed his youth league team to explore the Statue Of Liberty. Then there was a trip to […]

Trump visits Newport News Shipbuilding, locals stand in praise and protest

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President Donald Trump visited Newport News Shipbuilding Thursday with a message of military might. Hours before the Commander-in-Chief arrived, hundreds of sailors and shipbuilders were packed inside a hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford awaiting Trump’s address. The sounds of classic rock music were interrupted by bouts of applause and cheers […]

Places to visit on one tank of gas: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger is on display through June 18 and general admission is free. “The VMFA has never really presented such an extensive exhibition of jewelry objects like this.”

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Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to with less than one tank of gas. Buckle up and hit the road.    Many people find inspiration in the beauty of […]

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