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The Steamboat Era Museum

Once upon a time, as the stories say, 600 elegant and graceful steamboats traversed the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its navigable rivers and creeks. For 124 years, from 1813 to 1937, the vessels transported produce and livestock, oysters, building materials, businessmen, brides...

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The Fine Art of Silversmithing

At the sign of the Golden Ball all that glitters isn’t gold, or very little of it at any rate. For Master Silversmith George Cloyed and his staff of two journeymen and four apprentices silver is their trade, and in their hands pieces of metal called ingots are forged out, hammered...

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The Spirits of Stratford Hall

Paranormal experts, if there are such things, are in general agreement that Virginia is one of the most haunted states, perhaps the most haunted, in the nation. And for good reason. It is the oldest colony in America and there are more surviving old houses here than anywhere else....

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Smith Point Sea Rescue

At dusk on a chilly November day, a boat heading from Smith Point to Reedville hit a submerged piling and sank. Fortunately, a small part of the bow floated above water, and with lifejackets on, the grandfather aboard was able to tie his two children to himself and tether a line to...

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Etiquette through the Ages

At one time, etiquette and manners played a large role in southern society. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, etiquette may have changed but manners remained important. It was the goal of every little child to grow up and truly be seen as a charming American lady or gentleman....

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John Mitrovic

Being an integral part of a team, a leader even, has always been important to John Mitrovic. Mitrovic is vice president and the Williamsburg Regional Director of Tidewater Physical Therapy with a firm grasp of what’s important in business. A 1983 graduate of the College of William &...

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Williamsburg Fall Arts 2016

While Williamsburg today continues to offer a crystalline view into its storied past, it also plays host to a vibrant array of events rooted firmly in the present, with an eye on an exciting future. The fall arts season in Williamsburg, celebrated from Labor Day weekend through late...

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Northern Neck Burger

One afternoon in 2013, restaurateur Jay Wolfson was relaxing on the dock of his family’s boathouse in Kilmarnock, taking in the breathtaking Northern Neck scenery, sipping an ice-cold beer and enjoying a delicious burger he cooked on his wood-burning grill.

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The Naming of Stingray Point

Captain John Smith is an American icon, and like most of our heroes, exciting stories about them are repeated over and over again until they are believed, by many, to be fact. In the case of Captain John, he is believed to have been blond and tall like a Viking warrior. He was not.

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Woodland Manor: A Stately Southern Charmer

A stone’s throw from Tappahannock, on Virginia Route 17 in Dunnsville, sits the graceful, gracious Woodland Manor, a Federal-style estate elegantly situated on a leafy knoll surrounded by 200-year-old sycamores, magnolias and boxwoods. Although attributed to the mid-nineteenth...

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Nautical Myths and Superstitions

There are numerous myths and superstitions afloat within the boating world and with seafarers everywhere. Whether they travel on small crafts navigating their way through rivers or ships in deep open waters, many folks today still believe the value of these tales is just as important...

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Cures of the Sea Witch

Spectacular Halloween programming returns to Colonial Williamsburg October 28 to 31 as sea witches summon Blackbeard’s ghostly crew from their graves to do their bidding.

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The Plumeri House

When Julian A.C. Chandler, President of William & Mary, was searching for a College Librarian who would revolutionize the library, he found Earl Gregg Swem. Dr. Swem was described as a first-rate man who later made significant contributions to the development of the library.

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Therapy Dogs

A therapy dog might be the neighbor’s pet, but with an added special purpose. Not to be confused with a service dog—those animals trained for specialized assistance—the therapy dog’s job is to help people smile, or relax, or simply feel good. They visit children in schools and...

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The Humble Root Vegetable

When the chill of winter hits, the humble root vegetable will sustain and inspire us. Root vegetables are exactly what their name implies, the edible roots of vegetables. Some common root vegetables are beets, carrots, celery roots, leeks, rutabagas, parsnips, potatoes, sweet...

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Senior Living

Whether you dream of spending your days golfing, sailing, taking classes or simply enjoying a maintenance-free lifestyle, retirement your way is within reach with a little bit of planning. Imagine having easy access to state of the art fitness centers, three meals professionally...

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Women in Business Feeling POWERful

Women entrepreneurs are enjoying a powerful partnership thanks to an initiative pioneered by EVB, an independent community bank serving northern, eastern and central Virginia. The P.O.W.E.R. program (Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized) is celebrating a second successful year...

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The Meaning of 'In Sickness and In Health'

Over the course of a lifetime, spouses face many trials together. Sometimes, those trials include health scares for one or the other. But for Linda and Moscoe Gardner, cancer was a scare, and a life trial, they faced together both as survivors and as caregivers. And they faced it...

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