Tuesday, October 4, 2022

ICYMI: Bruton Parish shows off its history, mother remembers son and MAD about Chocolate closes

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Keep the conversation going. Here are five stories from this week that got people talking:

Bruton Parish center brings more history to Colonial Williamsburg

Parishioners realized there was an opportunity to create a space that adds historical context to one of the oldest parishes in the country. READ MORE.

 

Bruton Parish. (WYDaily file photo)
Bruton Parish. (WYDaily file photo)

Sad about Chocolate? Williamsburg’s MAD about Chocolate closes

Williamsburg’s chocoholics will need to find a new place to get their fix.

MAD about Chocolate, the chocolate bakery and café located on Armistead Avenue, closed Friday. READ MORE.

Mike Riordan, owner of Mad about Chocolate, announced he will be closing the store in Williamsburg. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
Mike Riordan, owner of Mad about Chocolate, announced he will be closing the store in Williamsburg. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

‘We grew up together’: Nearly two years later, mother honors son, 18, killed on Crawford Road

While she is still grieving for her son, Crystal VanValkenburg refuses to let grief consume her life. READ MORE.

Crystal VanValkenburg has spent two years in courtrooms as prosecutors work to convict three people accused of participating in the murder of her son, Austin Baxley. (Courtesy photo/Crystal VanValkenburg)
Crystal VanValkenburg has spent two years in courtrooms as prosecutors work to convict three people accused of participating in the murder of her son, Austin Baxley. (Courtesy photo/Crystal VanValkenburg)

Golf and mulligans to support Williamsburg women with breast cancer

Services provided through Here for the Girls are funded in large part by the Breast Ball Charity Golf Tournament, which nets approximately $50,000. READ MORE.


Family-run Snag a Deal brings wholesale savings to new shop in Lightfoot

“Whenever we need help, we call the family,” said owner Barbara Parsons, 68. “Whenever we run out of family, that’s when we’ll be in trouble.” READ MORE.

Barbara Parsons (left) and daughter Stephanie Stark unload a shipment of clothing and apparel. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
Barbara Parsons (left) and daughter Stephanie Stark unload a shipment of clothing and apparel. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

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