Monday, July 4, 2022

ICYMI this week: Jane Austen, another addition to Midtown Row and those annoying cobblestones

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

Get in on the conversation and catch up with this weekly list of our most-read headlines:

Jane Austen is coming to Williamsburg and she’s bringing money

In fall 2019, hundreds of Jane Austen fans will descend on Williamsburg — bringing their tourism money with them. READ MORE

King George IV has long been known as a fan of Austen’s work, keeping copies of her novels in each of his residences. He invited her to tour the Carlton House library and to dedicate one of her future books to him; he also offered plot suggestions — an offer she did not accept. (WYDaily/Courtesy of W&M News)
King George IV has long been known as a fan of Austen’s work, keeping copies of her novels in each of his residences. He invited her to tour the Carlton House library and to dedicate one of her future books to him; he also offered plot suggestions — an offer she did not accept. (WYDaily/Courtesy of W&M News)

Cuisine from the other side of the world is coming to Midtown Row

Bonanza Social Kitchen signed a lease Monday with landlord Broad Street Realty and will be moving into Midtown Row, said spokesman Brynn Jacoby. READ MORE
Bonanza Social Kitchen will open at the end of Midtown Row, beyond Earth Fare in the former Monticello Shopping Center. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)
Bonanza Social Kitchen will open at the end of Midtown Row, beyond Earth Fare in the former Monticello Shopping Center. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)

You know those cobblestones on Settlers Market you’ve been complaining about? Something’s afoot

If you’ve ever visited Settlers Market you’ve probably experienced a bump in the road. READ MORE

The cobblestones at the intersection of Casey Boulevard and Settlers Market Boulevard in New Town are being removed in favor asphalt. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)
The cobblestones at the intersection of Casey Boulevard and Settlers Market Boulevard in New Town are being removed in favor asphalt. (WYDaily/ Andrew Harris)

Election 2018: Here are the unofficial results for the Historic Triangle

The unofficial results show some of the Historic Triangle, especially the City of Williamsburg, leaned blue in this election. READ MORE

William & Mary law students were on call to help residents with questions about voting Tuesday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy William & Mary)
William & Mary law students were on call to help residents with questions about voting Tuesday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy William & Mary)

Funhouse Fest is on hiatus in 2019, but there will be another music festival in its place

Funhouse Fest won’t be back in 2019, but its presenters say there will be another music festival on the lawns of Colonial Williamsburg next June to take its place. READ MORE

Bruce Hornsby performs with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 23, 2018, on the closing day of Funhouse Fest in downtown Williamsburg. (Bryan DeVasher/WYDaily)
Bruce Hornsby performs with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 23, 2018, on the closing day of Funhouse Fest in downtown Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Bryan DeVasher)
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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