Tuesday, October 4, 2022

ICYMI this week: Mellow Mushroom, stolen cars, Colonial Williamsburg and more

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:

Police looking for man who offered candy to children in James City County

A man stopped his car and offered a lollipop to children playing in the Villages at Westminster, police say. READ MORE

James City County police received reports of an unknown male offering lollipops to children in the 6200 block of Tewkesbury Way on Sunday. (WYDaily/Google Maps)
James City County police received reports of an unknown male offering lollipops to children in the 6200 block of Tewkesbury Way on Sunday. (WYDaily/Google Maps)

Colonial Williamsburg files plan for event venue near visitor center

Williamsburg’s Planning Commission will review an application from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for “conceptual plans” for the venue at their Oct. 17 meeting, according to meeting documents. READ MORE

The event venue will be on the property adjacent to a parking lot on Visitor Center Drive. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)
The event venue will be on the property adjacent to a parking lot on Visitor Center Drive. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

Find out when the fall foliage will peak with this handy tracker

The fall foliage prediction map can help maximize leaf peeping in the coming weeks. READ MORE

(WYDaily/Courtesy smokymountains.com)
(WYDaily/Courtesy smokymountains.com)

2 cars stolen from Williamsburg apartment complex, police say

On of the cars — a 2005 Nissan Sentra — was later recovered in Newport News after it was involved in a crash. READ MORE

Williamsburg Police cruiser (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Williamsburg Police cruiser (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Mellow Mushroom on pace to open in October in Merchants Square

Owner Gray Nelson says he is working with general contractors and subcontractors to finish work on the new restaurant in Merchants Square so inspections can begin. READ MORE

Mellow Mushroom's sign now hangs on the front of the restaurant's patio. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Jeff Duncan, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Mellow Mushroom’s sign now hangs on the front of the restaurant’s patio. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Jeff Duncan, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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