Sunday, July 21, 2024

ICYMI: Mitchell Reiss, Wasps at Busch Gardens, Spirit Halloween and more

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

Get in on the conversation with this list of WYDaily’s most-read stories from the past week.

The last five

Financially, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has seen both improvements and some declining figures under Reiss.

As Colonial Williamsburg searches for a new CEO, here’s how the last 5 years went with Mitchell Reiss


The wasps have specifically been interfering with the rides Mach Tower, Griffon and Apollo’s Chariot.

Some insects have been stirring trouble at Busch Gardens this season

Log Cabin Beach

The history of Log Cabin Beach, however, currently relies mainly on oral history of those who experienced it — there are some photos tucked away in a collection at Colonial Williamsburg’s John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, and property records documenting numerous property transfers and sales are buried deep in courthouse records.

Log Cabin Beach was a mecca for black residents and performers during segregation. Now, a local woman hopes to revive its history

Closed, for now

A similar situation occurred last year when the store was at the Victory Shopping Center.

Spirit Halloween in York County is closed until further notice. Here’s why

Multi-use trail

The city received eight separate bids for the project but Howard Brothers provided the lowest cost at $1,185,643.90. With additional costs the project will total at $1,542,000.

City approves bid for Monticello multi-use trail

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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