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James City growth 5th fastest in state Up 39% vs. 17% city and 16% York By Steve Vaughan According to U.S. Census figures released Thursday, James City County was the fifth fastest growing locality in Virginia over the past decade and the second fastest outside Northern Virginia. Despite the recession and the housing slowdown, the county population grew 39% during 2000-10, from 48,102 to 67,009. That trailed Loudoun at 84%, Prince William at 43%, King George at 40% and Stafford at 39.5%. “I think that shows James City County is a very attractive place to be,” said supervisor John McGlennon, noting that it has the highest growth rate in Hampton Roads. “On the other hand, that rate of growth is very difficult to sustain. At a time of continuing fiscal pressures, we find ourselves forced to provide more and more expensive services.” Williamsburg rose from 11,998 to 14,068, a 17% increase. City manager Jack Tuttle didn’t think his growth was held back by the county. “I think really it’s a matter of

available land,” he said. “James City County certainly has more than the city, or York County. And York County has some stricter measures in place to control growth than either James City County or the city.” York grew 16% from 56,297 residents to 65,464. Virginia added nearly a million people over the last 10 years, to 8 million, a 13% increase. Fully 7 in 10 Virginians now live in the “Golden Crescent” running from Northern Virginia through Richmond to Hampton Roads. Most of the growth statewide came among minorities. While the white population grew 7% over the decade, whites make up only 69% of Virginia’s population, compared to 72% ten years ago. Virginia’s African American population grew nearly 12%, but their share of the population is 19%, little changed from 2000. The Hispanic population grew nearly 92% and has virtually tripled in the last 20 years. The state’s Asian population grew by nearly 69%, constituting 5.5% of the population.

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Remembering Ronald Reagan This Sunday, Feb. 6, would have been the 100th birthday of President Ronald Reagan. He made three visits to Williamsburg during his presidency, most notably in 1983 for the G-7 Economic Summit held at Colonial Williamsburg. At right is Reagan with First Lady Nancy Reagan during that visit. Reagan’s first visit here was in 1981 for the Bicentennial of the Seige at Yorktown. During his last, in 1985, he visited with Colonial Williamsburg employees at the Capitol before unveiling a tax plan.

Devastating tale of teen bullying Dad warns parents of what to look for By Susan Robertson JAMES CITY — John Halligan of Vermont once had a child tell him he would rather take a punch than let a rumor spread about him. “I can show an adult my black eye and get a response,” the student explained innocently. “But it’s almost impossible for me to show them my bruised heart.” Halligan understood. His 13-year-old son, Ryan, was a victim of emotional bullying. The depression it caused led him to suicide. “As Ryan’s dad I totally underestimated the effects of emotional bullying,” Halligan told a crowd of near-

ly 100 parents Thursday night. He came to Warhill High to differentiate bullying from cyberbullying, to share his experience, and to tell parents what they can do. He spearheaded Vermont’s Bullying Prevention Act and has spoken at 500 schools. His son had been tormented in person and online since fifth grade. Ryan wanted to learn how to defend himself, so he took up what he termed the “Karate Kid Plan” to build selfconfidence. He eventually befriended one bully, but by seventh grade he turned on him and spread a rumor Continued on next page

OPEN UP ■ Ask your children what they do while online. ■ Join social networking for monitoring. ■ Prohibit secret passwords, but tell children not to share them with friends. ■ Discuss bullying and cyberbullying with kids before it happens. ■ Consider monitoring software. ■ Consider online time limits. ■ Consider not only age, but maturity level. ■ Don’t be afraid to share information with other parents about a bully, a victim or a child involved in sexting. – John Halligan


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Search revealed teen’s despair Continued from page 1A that Ryan was gay. Ryan went online, chatting with a girl he liked in hopes that having a girlfriend might thwart the rumor. When he approached her at school, she called him a loser and said it had all been a joke. Ryan hanged himself in a bathroom. Halligan got into the boy’s computer and was bombarded by messages from Ryan’s friends telling him to get off the account as an intruder. Once he explained, they related everything. He found many e-mails, messages and chat logs centered on the gay rumor. Ryan had reconnected with a boy he had gone to school with through third grade, and the boy had morphed into a meaner person. They commiserated about how much they hated the popular kids and began looking at websites about suicide. “Parents have a new social circle to worry about,” Halligan lamented. “It’s bigger! And those kids aren’t coming over to the house.” He found they’d rather text than chat. Two weeks before the end, Ryan said, “Tonight’s the night. I think I’m going to do it.” Halligan said the mean boy’s reply shocked him. “‘It’s about blanking time,’” he quoted, softening

what he’d read. “The signs were there,” he said. “We were just too afraid to look.” A few weeks earlier, Ryan had come to his parents in a good mood, warning them that his academic progress report was going to be bad. Halligan said he needed a pep talk so he told him that they’d come up with a remediation plan. He now realizes what he should have said. He should have asked, “Ryan, are you thinking about suicide? Have you attempted suicide?” He reminded parents that bullying can also be relational, such as a student convincing others not to sit with a particular child at the lunch table. He alerted them to “burn pages” on Facebook. Other kids often know there’s a problem before the parents. His legislation expands the health curriculum to include sections on depression, early signs of suicide risk, and preventative resources. If only he’d had a candid conversation that day with Ryan, “We would have been headed to the Emergency Room instead of the morgue. “If we are going to tell our kids not to be bystanders, then we can’t be bystanders ourselves.” The parents sat mesmerized by his presentation and followed up with a burst of questions.

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Insurance mandate headed to Supremes By Rusty Carter Louis Rossiter is Research Professor of Public Policy at the College of William & Mary. He took questions on Monday’s ruling in Florida against the Affordable Care Act. Why does Florida matter?

In terms of impact, the ruling is just another step along the legal road to the U.S. Supreme Court. In terms of its meaning, the ruling shows both sides that it is possible to convince a court that the law is unconstitutional. We are now up to four court rulings, split two against the government and two for the government.

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For policy reasons, not legal ones, the health insurance system will work best if everyone has to participate in the insurance system all the time. Otherwise there will be free riders who only seek insurance or healthcare when they are sick. The judge said that makes sense, but he could not separate the Individual Mandate from the rest of the law. Ironically, it was the government that argued it was vital to the law.


The healthcare industry is largely supportive of the prospect of having millions of newly insured individuals buying health insurance coverage, hospital and physician services and prescribed medicines. Segments of the healthcare industry grumble a great deal, and not all members of each industry group are of the same mind. Hospitals and physicians will face reductions in Medicare payments. Health insurers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies will pay new excise taxes.

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The National Federation of Independent Business actually joined the multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality. There are provisions that place unprecedented paperwork burdens on small business (repealed by the Senate this week) and the group just found the entire law as a prime example of federal overreach that they needed to fight. Large employers will be less affected because nearly all of their employees already have coverage. What’s next?

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Attendance creeps from 40-year low By Steve Vaughan WILLIAMSBURG — A year after attendance sank to a 40-year low, it crept up slightly in 2010. Colonial Williamsburg reported Friday that paid attendance rose 4% to 686,000. The Goodwin Building spins that as a “visitor gate count” of 1.7 million, essentially the same as 2009. The gate count calculates total visitation to the open Historic Area, based on the length of stay associated with a particular ticket package. Tickets for evening programs and carriage rides fell to 218,000 com-

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pared with 244,000, but art museum attendance rose 1%. The results were hailed as progress. “They show that Colonial Williamsburg’s imaginative programs and compelling experiences are resonating with visitors and guests,” said president Colin Campbell in a press release. Visits to the foundation website rose 5% to 25.6 million. A resurgent stock market helped the endowment, which rose $33 million to $735 million. Annual Fund support mirrored attendance, with a small increase to $14.3 million.

Ripley’s ponders miniature golf By Cortney Langley JAMES CITY — The owners of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not are designing a putt-putt course for Ewell Station, at the corner of Richmond and Olde Towne roads. “We’re considering it,” Ripley’s manager Scott Hart said in response to an inquiry. Nothing has been filed with the county yet, but Ripley’s has a designer working on it. Ripley’s is owned by a franchise, Hart explained, but the course won’t likely have Ripley’s name. Instead, he said the course will be themed “Three Ships” and feature native landscaping. “Since it is in James City County, we thought ‘Three Ships’ would work,” Hart said. “We’re not going to have a giant shrunken head on Richmond Road.” What about the vacant Mini Golf America site on Richmond Road,

next to Wendy’s, which is much closer to the museum? “We did look at it, but I think Ewell Station is a much better location,” he said, because of another factor. “It’s a good place for Mom to drop the kids while she goes and shops at Premium [Outlets],” he said. Hart said he’d like to open the course this year. It will require a special use permit, for which Ripley’s has not yet applied. Hart has met already with Board of Supervisors chair Mary Jones and Powhatan rep Jim Icenhour. Hart said he has already sent a letter to Chisel Run residents but has not yet heard back. Residents in Chisel Run have told the Gazette that they are concerned. Hart said if a course does well, Ripley’s is considering using empty space within Ewell Station’s for a mirror maze or candy factory.

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can choose to pass the employee contribution along and give a 3% raise, or continue paying the entire 5%. For divisions that continue paying the 5%, current employees will be off the hook. But anyone hired after July 1 will be required to pay up and won’t get a salary increase, according to VRS spokesman Jeanne Chenault. Neither school division plans to pass along the employee share. Jarrett said York Schools paid out $7 million this year in VRS contributions, of which about $3.6 million was the employee share. Half of the $6.2 million WJC paid was on behalf of its employees. Taxpayers will not benefit. No savings are expected from shifting the contribution back to the employees because school divisions will take on a new 5% obligation. It comes in the form of a 2% overall increase in VRS rates and the 3% raise. Jarrett explained that a 3% salary boost for all of his VRS-eligible employees would cost $2.2 million. Burckbuchler put his cost for WJC at $2.4 million. Only the 2% hike in VRS rates for K-12 education will benefit the woefully underfunded VRS system. Burckbuchler pointed out that shifting the employee contribution back to the employee and mandating that a 3% raise be given actually puts more of a burden on VRS long-term. That’s because increasing an employee’s salary increases his or her pension. –– Susan Robertson

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Unlike localities and school divisions, William & Mary will be required to pass the entire 5% share along to faculty and other employees. It will be offset by a 3% raise on July 1, and a 2% bonus tentatively set for December. Jones said the raise would cost $4.2 million, offset by the $2 million saved in requiring employees to pay their own VRS. The bonus would cost an additional $2.5 million.


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The total VRS contribution for 2011 was $2.34 million. Based on that rate, employees would pick up $1.28 million in the 5% shift. If the county awarded a 3% raise, it would save roughly $400,000 by the scheme, plus another $60,000 with JCSA. But administrator Robert Middaugh has recommended the county offset the entire employee contribution. He told the supervisors in a recent budget retreat that he doesn’t see forcing a 2% cut on employees after years of frozen pay. “I think that’s a horrible thing to tell your employees, and I highly suggest you don’t do it,” he said. Keeping employees “whole,” he said, would cost about $507,000, including JCSA employees and constitutional officers. The supervisors did not weigh in on the plan, asking Middaugh to bring back more information later. The whole situation is highly speculative anyway, since it’s in McDonnell’s hands. As for the wisdom of McDonnell’s proposal, James City finance manager John McDonald said, “Interesting question. VRS would continue to get the same contribution as a percentage until it raises rates, expected next year. The actual dollar amount would go up based on the 3% raise. “VRS will see additional pressure to offer alternatives to its program based on employer and employee distrust of state management and articles like this one,” he said, citing a Washington Post report about a New York bank allegedly defrauding VRS of millions.


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City and counties to act together After the forums, the planning By Steve Vaughan commissions of the three localities WILLIAMSBURG — City Council will begin meeting jointly in March will spend its February and April of 2012 to work on meetings gazing into the planning for those areas. future. A single summary docuAt Monday’s work sesment of all three Comp Plans sion, council members will will be issued, including a get their first look at the joint future land use map. proposed schedule for the A joint website detailing 2012 Comprehensive Plan CITY the development of the three revision. COUNCIL Comp Plans will also be creatFor the first time, the city ed, hosted by York County. will revise its plan in conjunction Council will also hear background with James City and York counties. briefings on the Chesapeake Bay The schedule, as laid out by the Preservation Act and an update on planning departments of the three proposals to expand the Blayton localities, will include joint baseline Building Monday. studies of transportation, economic At its Thursday regular meeting, diversity and existing land use. council will consider the Arts District It will also include three joint pubordinance that was delayed from the lic forums to discuss areas that overJanuary meeting to hold a public lap jurisdictional boundaries: the meeting with property owners. Lightfoot/Hill Pleasant Farm/Pottery Want to go? Council’s work area, Capitol Landing Road/Second session is at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, Street/Penniman Road/ James and in the Stryker Building, 412 N. York Terraces, and the U.S. 60 Boundary St. The regular February East/Rt. 199/I-64 interchange area. meeting is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. The three forums are tentatively 10, in the same location. scheduled for February 2012.

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Fresh Market leaving for Courthouse Commons on Monticello, traffic patterns will change. Residents and business owners met recently with county administrator Robert Middaugh and supervisor chairman Mary Jones to make their case. McGlennon said that the county might ask its traffic consultant to take a look at the corridor to see what configuration could correct the problem of workers and shoppers trying to dart out of Colony Square. A comprehensive plan would address other problems, including ferry traffic, bad sightlines and access for La Tienda and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. VDOT has twice studied the entrance and deemed a stoplight necessary. “We all recognize that if it turns out the PUBLIC NOTICE traffic signal is needed, WILLIAMSBURG PLANNING COMISSION we don’t want to lose the money for it,” McGlennon said in an The Williamsburg Planning Commission will hold a public hearing interview. on February 16, 2011, 3:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Want to go? The Stryker Building, 412 North Boundary Street, to consider the folBoard of Supervisors lowing: will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in PCR #11-002: Amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance, Article VII. Site Plans, to revise provisions relating to Chesapeake Bay Building F of the preservation for minor site plan submittal requirements (Sec. 21County Government 779), information required on site plans (Sec. 21-781), and Complex, off Mounts required landscaping (Sec. 21-784). Bay Road.

By Cortney Langley JAMES CITY — The supervisors are expected to red light a stoplight at Jamestown Road next week. The Board of Supervisors will consider instead a study of the entire Jamestown Road corridor from the Kingswood subdivision to Route 199 before a stoplight goes in, said Jamestown District supervisor John McGlennon. As of Friday the resolution was not available, as it was still being drafted. Many residents and businesses along Jamestown Road oppose the plan to place a light at Colony Square shopping center, arguing that the intersection’s safety record doesn’t require it and that it will create more problems than it solves. Also, with

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YORK — The Planning Commission Wednesday will review a special use permit to construct a new building for Casey Toyota on East Rochambeau Drive near Williamsburg Ford. Plans call for the construction of a 38,000-square-foot, two-story building for offices, sales, showroom and 31 service and detailing bays. There would also be 55,000 square feet of outside display area for car sales. The move from the dealership’s current location on Richmond Road near the Williamsburg Pottery will allow the company to expand its sales capabilities. A narrative submitted as part of the special use permit estimated that Casey Toyota could grow sales to $42 million by the end of 2012, up from $28 million in 2010. The number of employees would grow from 98 to 115. Planning staff is recommending the Planning Commission approve the application. Want to go? The Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in York Hall at 301 Main St. in Yorktown.

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building an offshore breakwater, placing down 3,000 cubic yards of sand fill and planting 3,500 square feet of beach grass. Carnifax said in an interview Friday that if the Board of

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and the beach’s maintenance account. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Restoration Center has been pushing living shorelines in recent years, contending that traditional bulkheads, revetments and seawalls actually hasten erosion by inhibiting the shore’s ability to protect itself through natural processes. The Jamestown 4-H Center project, which was completed last year with a separate Chesapeake Bay Trust grant, proved locally that natural protection projects don’t have to be any more expensive than hardscape. It has also proven to be an effective outdoor classroom for waterfront property owners who want to learn how to protect their properties naturally. Want to go? The Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Building F of the County Government Complex, off Mounts Bay Road.

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By Cortney Langley JAMES CITY — The 4-H living shoreline project has been so successful, the county is emulating it. The county has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Chesapeake Bay Trust to construct a living shoreline at Jamestown Beach. Last year, 4-H did the same next door, proving that shoreline protection doesn’t require a ton of unnatural rock and rip-rap. Living shorelines emulate natural shorebreaks, relying on native grasses and plants to diffuse wave energy that erodes beaches. “Over the years, this popular shoreline segment has been adversely impacted by wave attack and major storm events that have resulted in a loss of usable beach frontage,” explained Parks & Recreation director John Carnifax in a memorandum. The project will stabilize 400 feet of beach, removing a concrete rubble spur installed by the previous owner,

POLICE BLOTTER Assault & battery ■ Erica H. Souders, 28, charged Jan. 18 with assault and battery. ■ 15-year-old boy charged Jan. 18 with assault and battery. ■ Jimmy R. Kidd, 38, charged Jan. 26 with assault and battery. ■ 16-year-old boy charged Jan. 26 with assault and battery. ■ 15-year-old boy charged Jan. 27 with assault and battery. ■ Lauren M. Bell, 26, charged Jan. 26 with assault and battery. ■ 16-year-old girl charged Jan. 27 with assault and battery. ■ Lawrence Paige, 66, charged Jan. 27 with assault and battery. ■ Kenneth E. Lindsay, 32, charged Jan. 28 with assault and battery. ■ Edgar A. Gonzalez, 49, charged Jan. 28 with assault and battery. ■ Timothy J. Soderholm, 29, charged Jan. 30 with assault and battery. ■ Sherlene L. Hawkins, 51, charged Feb. 2 with assault and battery.

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Man guilty of sexual assault By Amanda Kerr JAMES CITY — A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy. Kristopher Hare pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual battery. As part of a plea agreement, an additional charge of object sexual penetration was dismissed. The charges stem from an incident in October while Hare was spending the night at a female friend’s home on Pocahontas Trail. The woman’s son and daughter were also in the house.

Assistant commonwealth aware that someone was fondling attorney Nancy Bolash said the him. When the person moved boy and girl were sleeping in the into light shining in from a winliving room. Both liked dow, the boy saw that it to sleep there because a was Hare. nearby kitchen light was The boy ran into his left on overnight. Hare mother’s room where he slept in one of the bedtold her what happened. rooms. The child was taken to a Bolash noted that Hare local hospital where he had spent the night at the was examined by a sexual home before with out assault nurse examiner any problems. who found evidence that Hare Around 1:30 a.m. the could have been consisboy awoke to find the tent with sexual abuse. kitchen light out and feeling like Hare faces up to 20 years in his underwear had been pulled prison and a $100,000 fine when down. he is sentenced in April. Bolash said the child became

Fireplace blamed for house fire By Amanda Kerr YORK — A fireplace is to blame for a Friday morning fire that severely damaged a home in Tabb. Firefighters were called just before 11 a.m. to a home on South Shannon Drive off Victory Boulevard after someone spotted flames coming from the home. When firefighters arrived minutes later, they found heavy fire coming from the back of the home. York Fire Capt. Paul Long said the fire quickly spread, making it too dangerous for firefighters to attack from inside the home. It took about an hour for firefighters to bring the fire under control and another hour to completely extinguish the flames and douse hot spots. No one was home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries. The home sustained extensive damage from the fire. Long said investigators determined the fire originated in an area near a fireplace. He noted the family had a fire in the fireplace Thursday night but that they thought the fire was out.

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Browsing through the Virginia Gazette advertisements can find you plenty of good deals on Valentine’s Day gifts. If you’re shopping for jewelry, a local store’s website might have a printable coupon you can bring in for a discount on what you purchase. If you’re interested in flowers for all your Valentines, make sure you check everyone off on your list — your mom, your sweetheart, your daughter and your sister. To make this gift extra special, do a little research and find out their favorite flowers or colors, and then design the bouquet specifically around that theme. When they unwrap the gifts you thoughtfully picked for them this Valentine’s Day, you know there will be a lot of smiles and hugs, and maybe even a tear or two. – ARA

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Feb. 5, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day How to celebrate the women in your life by choosing the right jewelry When it comes to giving a meaningful gift to the important women in your life, few gifts say more than jewelry. The right piece of jewelry will complement her personality or even remind her of the special moments you’ve shared. Jewelry has always been a popular gift for women, but that’s even truer this year. The number of women who say jewelry is on their wish lists has increased 13 percent from last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual holiday survey.


Personalizing jewelry can be a challenge, but with a little thought it’s easy to select something as special as her. For those having trouble getting started, the key is to think of the emotions, memories and moments that define the person you will be buying for:

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NEWSMAKERS Ron Miscavige, managing broker of the Williamsburg offices for Long & Hampton Selenski-Hughes Hanna Clagett Foster Real Estate Inc., has announced top sales associNew York Life for just under two ates for January: Shirley Selenskiyears. His business is focused on Hughes (Williamsburg North) and building relationships with clients and Lou Hanna (Williamsburg) are educating them on the advantages of Listing Agents of the Month. long-term care. ■■■ ■■■ Matt Hampton was Top Producer Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer in January for Ford’s Colony First has announced the sale of an office Choice Realty. condominium in Busch Corporate ■■■ Office Park at 428 McLaws Circle. Century 21 Nachman Realty has Health Law Properties LLC purrecognized Amy Clagett as chased the approximately 3,360January’s Top Sales Agent and Kelly square-foot office condo from Elder as the Top Listing Agent and Leebcor Properties at McLaws LLC Top Producer for the Williamsburg for $502,800 as an investment. Andy office. Dallas of Thalhimer handled the sale ■■■ negotiations. Local New York Life Insurance ■■■ Co. agent Steadman Knight recentMichelle Dill has rejoined ly received the Career Long-Term Prudential Towne Realty as a Realtor Care Producer Award for being a associate. Raised in Williamsburg, leader in long-term care sales in his she has more than 14 years’ experiRichmond general office. Knight is ence in real estate from York County and an alumni of ■■■ both Valley Forge Military College Lyle-Kennedy Schiavone, an and Virginia Tech. He has been with independent financial adviser at




Williamsburg Financial Group, has been recognized as a top financial adviser and named to the LPL financial Patriot’s Club. The distinction is based on a ranking of all registered advisers supported by LPL Financial. ■■■ The Arc of Greater Williamsburg has welcomed its newest staff member, Rebecca Scheetz, as finance manager. ■■■ Lawrence Sullivan has joined ArborGen Inc. as business development manager, bioenergy. His responsibilities will be to establish, maintain and plan methods for establishing woody biomass into the southeastern United States to meet growing bioenergy goals. Sullivan’s most recent position was as a sales engineer with PetroAlgae in Melborne, Fla. A Williamsburg native, he holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s from Arizona

Helping Natasha House Hampton Roads Professional Organizers selected Natasha House for its annual volunteer project. Seven study stations were crafted to support the school-aged children at Natasha House and an open discussion was held to discuss and suggest solutions to the organizing needs of the residents.

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State University at Tempe, both degrees in geosciences. He completed his MBA at Warwick University in England. ■■■ Pritchard Volk Consulting LLC of Williamsburg recently completed and delivered a strategic marketing plan for the Virginia Horse Industry Board. The board is responsible for the promotion and economic development of the horse industry in Virginia and operates through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Combining interactive workshops, online and original research, Pritchard Volk helped the VHIB define its marketing problem and recommend strategies and tactics for promoting Virginia’s horse industry. Pritchard Volk Consulting works interactively with clients to define their marketing goals and to create marketing strategies and tactical plans.

ACADEMIC HONORS Frances Cello Pierce of Williamsburg was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. ■■■ Chelsea Nicole Jensen

of Williamsburg was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Virginia Tech. She is a junior majoring in engineering in the ISE Department of the College of Engineering. ■■■ Evan Walter was named to the dean’s list at George Mason University for the fall semester. The Capital Horse Shows Association held its 2010 Awards Banquet on Jan. 22 in Richmond. The event was attended by 19 exhibitors as well as family members and friends from Stonehouse Stables in Toano. Two horses from Stonehouse, Katelyn Phelps’ GI Jane and Stonehouse entry Like A Charm, tied for reserve champion in CHSA Junior Pleasure Horse, while Elise Roberson’s Cove Point earned sixth place. In the Adult Pleasure Horse Division, Dietric, owned by Emily Roberson, was third. The Gren Perpetual Trophy as champion of CHSA Green Pony Hunter went to Stonehouse’ Stars and Stripes, which also placed third in the CHSA Special Hunter Division. Ashley Roberson’s Mischief Managed was fifth in Green Pony Hunter. Hannah Schwartz took the reserve champion ribbon in CHSA Children’s/Adult Equitation, while Phelps scored fifth in the same division. In the Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunter division, GI Jane took the championship while Absolute Splash, owned by Elias (Toady) Guy, took the reserve championship. Ironwood, an entry of Stonehouse Stables, was champion of the CHSA Schooling Hunter Division, taking home the Peggy Cavill Perpetual Trophy. Ironwood, ridden by Tara Best, also placed fourth in the Special Hunter Division. Elise Roberson was sixth in CHSA Pony Equitation and Heather Nuckles, riding Stonehouse entry Sweet Pete, took fifth in CHSA Adult Amateur Hunter as well as in CHSA Adult Equitation.


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Help Walnut Hills Stop Hunger Now Walnut Hills Baptist Church will team with Stop Hunger Now! on Feb. 12 to provide packaged, high-protein, dehydrated meals for use in crises situations around the world. The goal is to package 20,000 meals in two sessions held at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. using volunteers in an assembly-line process. To participate, call Walnut Hills at 2205900 to register. The church is at 1014 Jamestown Rd.

Black History portrayals in February

Temples of Praise The Temples of Praise of Saint John Baptist Church-Williamsburg ministered through high-energy praise dancing at the Family & Friends Night held in January, complete with heaven as a backdrop. Pictured, from left, are: Alexys Riddick, Yvonne Johnson, Latitia Charles, Alyssa Riddick, Irving Tabb III, Valeria Tabb and Janee Tabb.

Series begins on the Beatitudes

7-week women’s Bible study group

Min. Frank Forehand of LifePointe Christian Church will begin a new series of messages from the Beatitudes entitled, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 6, at Williamsburg Christian Academy, 101 School House Rd. This week’s message is “How to Lose it All and Have Everything,” from Matthew 5:3 and Luke 6:20. Call 741-1022.

An Anointed-Transformed-Redeemed Women’s Bible study group from the “Deeper Still” event, featuring Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur, will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15-March 29, at Bethel Restoration Center. Sponsored by Women of Destiny women’s ministry, facilitators are Sis. Lisa Banks and Sis. Toni Wright. $25 registration fee includes a book. Register by Feb. 6 at 220-5480.



Williamsburg Seventh-Day Adventist

Faith Baptist Church (Independent)

3989 John Tyler Highway • 220-3795 “Focusing on Jesus & sharing His love” Saturday: Sabbath School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Second Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:10am Midweek Services: Church (757) 229-7971 . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Surry (757) 810-2598 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm West Point (804) 966-5869 . . . . . . .5:30pm Programs and activities are available for all ages. All are welcome; please call for information

ANGLICAN Epiphany Anglican Church

4107 Rochambeau Dr., Williamsburg (Dir: 1⁄2 mi. west of Croaker Rd., exit 231A off I-64) Friendly People • Practical Teaching • W&M Ministry • Military Outreach Family-Oriented Ministry • Christ-honoring Music & Hymns Sunday Services & Activities: Children’s Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . 9:15am Teen & Adult Bible Studies . . . . . . . . .9:30am Children’s Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am Morning Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am AWANA Club (Sept. - May) . . . . . . . . .5:45pm Evening Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Wednesday Services & Activities: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting . . . . . . . . .7pm Teen Time Bible Study & Game Time . . . . .7pm (Nursery provided for all services) Dr. Michael R. Privett, Pastor • 566-0456

Scriptural and Liturgical Member of the Anglican Church in North America Sunday Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Includes praise and worship, prayer for healing First Baptist and other needs and Holy Communion or Organized 1776 Morning Prayer Service 727 Scotland St • Williamsburg Unit E, Shops at Kristiansand Nina Ln @ Richmond Rd, Norge, VA Services: Please call for directions. Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am Divine Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am 757-566-0494 Holy Communion ...... Each first Sunday Morning Monday Bible Study ............................12noon Thursday Prayer Service . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Thursday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Every 4th Friday, Men’s & Women’s Fellowship . . . . . . .7:30pm Rev. Dr. Reginald F. Davis, Pastor • 229-1952

Walnut Hills Baptist Church

APOSTOLIC Bethel Restoration Center 6205 Richmond Road, Williamsburg “A Spiritual Church of Love & Faith” Sunday Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9am Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am Monday Drug & Alcohol Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm 2nd Tuesday Men & Women Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Wednesday Empowerment Wed. Service . . . . . . . . . . .7pm 1st Friday Circle of Power Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .12pm Bishop John N. Gray, Pastor • 220-5480

BAPTIST Chickahominy Baptist Church 2900 Chickahominy Rd Toano; PO Box 506 Rev. Corwin R. Hammond, Sr., Pastor Study (757) 566-8330 Bringing All the Pieces Together for the Kingdom Sunday Early Worship Service ...............................8am Adult & Youth Sunday School . . . . . . .9:30am Praise & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:50am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am (Children’s Church & Nursery Care @11am) Holy Communion..............Each First Sunday Monday Praise Dance Ministry Youth . . . . . . . . . .6pm Adult . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Substance Abuse Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Economic Empowerment Ministry- SNAP Site through VEC Web Search for Jobs Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2pm Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8pm Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .by appointment Wednesday Noon-Day Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-1pm Adult & Youth Bible Study . . . . . . . . . .7:15pm Friday Fellowship w/Covered Dish & Games . . . . . .Every 1st Friday 6:30pm Monday through Friday Noon-Day Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-1pm Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call 566-8142 Office • (757) 566-8960 FAX (757) 566-9724 •

1014 Jamestown Road “A Lifetime of Growing in a Living Church” Sunday: Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:15am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am Youth & Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . .5pm (Nursery available) Wednesday: Wednesday Supper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service . . . . . . . . .6:30pm (Nursery provided) Youth Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Dr. John W. (Tony) Neal, Pastor Phone, 220-5900 •

Biggest Loser Contest starts Feb. 7 Kingdom Living Ministries offers free weekly aerobics classes 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. In addition, a Biggest Loser Contest will be held Feb. 7-April 4. Sign up to weigh in with Pastor Curry, 371-6233. Prizes awarded to the winner(s). Kingdom Living Ministries is at 8934 Unit C Pocahontas Trail.




Liberty Baptist Church

Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church

Greensprings Chapel

on the Line of Historic James City & New Kent Counties 15810 Liberty Church Rd., Lanexa Sundays: Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:15am Worship Service* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am AWANA (September–May) . . . . . . . . . .5-7pm Evening Worship* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm (*Extended Teaching Care provided) Wednesdays: Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5pm Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Prayer/Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm King’s Kids (Sept-May) . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Adult Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30pm FOOD CLOSET - Every other Wednesday 12-2pm Pastor - Mark Hollingsworth www.lanexaliberty.oeg email: Church: 804-966-2659

SOUTHERN BAPTIST James River Baptist 4931 Centerville Road • Williamsburg Pastor: Dr. Scott A. Salsman Sunday Services: Sunday School...........................9:45am Sunday Worship . . . . . . . .9am, 11am & 6pm Children’s Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am Youth Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Wednesday: Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Prayer Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Youth Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:45pm Adult Choir Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8pm 2nd Wednesday Mission Night: Acteens, Brotherhood, Mission Friends, RAs, & WMU 3rd Wednesday Business Meeting Music Director: Donavon Coley 757-258-0303

Living Proof Baptist Eric Scholten, Pastor Real people sharing God’s love in a real way Sunday: Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45am* (For Kindergarten thru Senior Adults) Contemporary Worship . . . . . . . . . . . .11am* (Messages from God’s Word) *Nursery provided. Weekly Home-based Shepherd Groups 309 Waltz Farm Dr. (.25mi W, behind Outback) For Information Call: 565-6414 or visit:

Williamsburg Baptist Church

York River Baptist Church

Established 1828 227 Richmond Rd -near Colonial Williamsburg & W&M Informal Worship Service(South Wing) .8:30am Sunday School: Children, Youth & Adults9:30am Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am Traditional Worship Service(Sanctuary) . .11am Nursery provided for Sunday School & Worship Adult & College Bible Study, Choir, Handbells Dr. James B. Johnson, II, Pastor 229-1217 •

8201 Croaker Rd 1⁄4 mi off I-64 Exit 231 B Sunday Schedule: Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am Worship, GODZKIDZ (K-6) . . . . . . . .10:45am Prayer Mtg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:45pm Wednesday Schedule: Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Adult Choir Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:15pm Weekly Thursday Schedule: The Gathering (Crib to College) . . . . . . . . .6pm All services interpreted for the deaf Preschool care is provided both Sun. & Wed. Rev. Bill Cashman, Pastor Student Pastor, Joey Meador Phone: 566-3030 • Fax: 566-0876

Grace Baptist

The Black History Committee at Saint John Baptist Church-Williamsburg will sponsor several upcoming events, including: ■ Famous African Americans being portrayed by the individual giving the Welcome each Sunday. ■ Feb. 27, the congregation will be asked to wear heritage attire, and members will provide exhibits displaying their various talents. In addition, a reception featuring “A Taste of Our Heritage” will be held. ■ April 2, a trip to the Wells Theatre in Norfolk to see “Radio Golf.” Cost is $40. Call 229-0759. This Sunday, Feb. 6, Pastor Walter Hudson’s sermon topic will be “Why Be Good?” from Luke 15:25-30. Saint John is at 1397 Penniman Rd.

1013 Penniman Road • Williamsburg Smith Memorial Baptist 6515 Richmond Rd • Williamsburg Sunday By the Williamsburg Pottery Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45am “To Know Him & to Make Him Known” Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am Sunday Morning (Preschool care provided) 1st Sunday School (adults only) . . . . .8:30am Evening Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45am 2nd Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:15am Wednesday: Sunday Evening Activities • 6-7:30pm Adult Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Topical Studies Preschool Mission Friends, Children’s “Team Youth Activities Kids” ; Youth - Bible Children’s Choirs Study/Missions/Fellowship;College & Career Wednesday Nights • 6-8pm AWANA!!! Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30pm Prayer Meeting Bible Study & Prayer Service . . . . . . . . . .7pm Youth Activities Thursday: Senior Pastor - Dr. Ron Wade Golden Age Lunch/Fellowship (1st Thur).12pm For more info, call the church office at Rev. Stephen T. Wiley Sr. Pastor (757) 565-0476 or visit our website: • 229-2232

CHRISTIAN CHURCH Disciples of Christ

3687 Ironbound Rd • Williamsburg Olive Branch Christian Church (Across from New St. Bede) 114 Palace Lane • (757) 220-8098 Mainline Christians living in unity Sunday: Sunday & Biblical freedom Adult Bible Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am Chidren’s Religious Education . . . . . . . .9:45am Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am 7643 Richmond Road Adult Religious Education Children’s Church for Ages 3-11 • Nursery proBetween Norge & Toano on Rt. 60 vided. (most Sundays) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45am Richard D. Cline, Minister Tuesday: Divine Liturgy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am All Are Welcome Soaking Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Contact Deacon Nicholas Sotack at Office open M-F, 8-1 (757) 566-8077 Wednesday: for schedule and Bible Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm more information Rev. Brian Britton, Pastor • 253-2270 Sunday Call for weekday Liturgy & Holy Day Parish Worship Services . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 & 11am served by: Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45am Father Alex Shuter & Deacon Nicholas Sotac Nursery Provided . . . . . . . .9:30am–12:30pm Weekday Group Meetings Saint Bede Roman Catholic Youth Group . .Every other Sunday at 12:15pm 3686 Ironbound Rd (Rt 615) CWF 2nd Tuesday Morning Circle . . . .11:45am Between News Rd (Rt. 613) & John Tyler Hwy (Rt 5) CWF 3rd Monday Evening Circle . . . . . . . .7pm Msgr. Michael McCarron, Pastor Disciples Men Bible Study Each Thurs, 10:30am First Saturdays Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9am Saturday CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Vigil Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30pm Confessions . . . . . . . . .3:30-5pm (or by appt.) First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday 620 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:15, 9, 11am & 5pm All are welcome Monday-Friday Services and Sunday School* . . . . . . . . .11am Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9am Radio Program on Healing Adoration Every Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am-5pm 790am (WNIS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:05am 2nd Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 hours 740am (WMBG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am FIRST FRIDAY Wed. Meeting* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30pm CHRISTIAN CHURCH . . . . . . .immediately following 9am daily Mass (*Child care available) Rosary Bible lesson & testimonies of healing Monday-Friday . . . . . . . .Following 9am Mass Public Reading Room The Church of Jesus Christ Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:30pm 626 Jamestown Road • 757-229-3805 Mass Schedule : (757) 258-7777 Monday – Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am-4pm Church: 229-3631 • of Latter-Day Saints Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:45-7:15pm 2017 Newman Road, Williamsburg Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4pm St. Olaf Catholic 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg 23188 and Jamestown Ward 564-3819 Weekend Mass Schedule: Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9am–Noon Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30pm EPISCOPAL Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 &10am Williamsburg Ward Daily Mass Schedule: Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5pm Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1pm–4pm Hickory Neck Episcopal Church 8300 Richmond Rd. • Toano Weds & Thurs.........................................Noon Rte. 60 W - just before Anderson’s Corner or Rev. Peter M. Creed, Pastor visit

LifePointe Christian Church

CALVARY CHAPEL Calvary Chapel- Williamsburg “Simply Teaching God’s Word Simply” Verse By Verse Bible Teaching 5609 Richmond Rd Enter from Olde Towne Rd, behind Food Lion ) Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am Tuesday Ladies Bible Study 1st & 3rd Tues . . . . . . .7pm Mens Bible Study 2nd & 4th Tues . . . . . . .7pm Wednesday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Nursery, Children’s Ministry avail Sun & Wed. Thursday Men’s Bible Study 2nd & 4th Thurs . . . . . .7pm Prayer 1st & 3rd of month . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Friday Youth Group (7-12gr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Saturday Men’s Breakfast 4th Saturday ...................8am Pastor Tom Hallman • 757-342-6932 “As the Father loved Me, I have loved you; abide in My love.” John 15:9

Meeting at Williamsburg Christian Academy, 101 School House Lane, Wmsbg 757-741-1022 • Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am SERMON SERIES: The Beatitudes: Don’t Worry, Be Happy SERMON TITLE: “How to Lose It All and Have Everything” Scripture: Matthew 5:3 & Luke 6:20 KidPointe Nursery & Children’s Ministries Every Sunday -Teen Ministry (6-12 Grades) Lifegroups in homes - call for details) . . . . . .6:30-7:45pm Impact (Community Service Project) -Call Phillip Murdock for more details 757-645-8017 Frank Forehand, Lead Minister Phillip Murdock, Minister of Family Life

email: (757) 566-0276 • Fax: (757) 566-0081 Sunday Holy Eucharist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8am Holy Eucharist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9am Christian Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:15am Holy Eucharist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:15am Wednesday Holy Eucharist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8pm Rev. Michael L. Delk, Rector Rev. Lauren McDonald, Assoc. Rector

Williamsburg Christian Church 200 John Tyler Lane “Visitors always welcome” Jamestown Rd. across/Walsingham Academy @ light Fred Liggin Lead Minister Dave Faith, Assoc. Minister Garrett Laubscher, Youth Minister (757)253-2506 office Sunday: Worship & Communion . . . . . . .9 & 10:45am MESSAGE: “New Vision, New Hope, New Environments for WCC” Text: Isaiah 61, Luke 4:18-19 Nursery staffed- birth-2 yrs-all services Children’s Worship & Bible Class (both services) Weekly: BASIC .....................Small Groups meet nightly Ladies Christian Endeavor . . .3rd Tues., 7:15pm Bible Study & Fellowship . . . . . . .Wed., 10am

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229-9889 Dr. John H. Speegle Dr. B.B. Hawthorne DENTIST

564-8942• Norge

Feb. 5, 2011


The Virginia Gazette

Black History events at Mt. Pilgrim Each Sunday in February, a Parent/Family will emphasize a Black History event during the regular 11 a.m. services at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in celebration of the progression of the Negro march. Feb. 6: Sister Sandra Jimmerson and son Sherod in “I’m glad to know you, Mother” accompanied by the Youth Choir; Feb. 13: Storybook readings of “This is the Dream,” by mother/daughter Sister Ethel Hill and Sister Bettye Walker Lipscomb, with the Senior Choir; Feb. 20: “A Tribute to the Black Men” by Brother Adolphus Richards and the Men’s Chorus; Feb. 27: “Our Journey: Carter G. Woodson & Our Education,” by Dea. Bernard Dandridge and daughter Brandy, with The Echoes. 233 Barlow Rd.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was celebrated the evening of Jan. 30 at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church with a prayer service planned and led by the youth ministries of seven churches in greater Williamsburg. Participating churches were Hickory Neck Episcopal, St. Bede Catholic, King of Glory Lutheran, Walnut Hills Baptist, Wellspring United Methodist, Williamsburg United Methodist and Williamsburg Presbyterian. This was the sixth ecumenical service celebrated in Williamsburg, but the first led by youths.

Free workshop at Shekinah Ministries

Valentine’s Day Dinner is Feb. 12

Apostle Raymond and Brenda Holliday of My Father’s House Apostolic Outreach Ministries will offer a free workshop, “Discover Your Gift” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Shekinah Ministries. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Anette George, co-Pastor of Fullness of the Spirit Ministries, dean of Fullness of the Spirit Bible Institute in Chesapeake. Shekinah Ministries is at 5252-C Olde Towne Rd. For more information, call 206-1625 or 803 607-4100.

Faith Alive & Shekinah Ministries will sponsor a Valentine’s Day Dinner Feb. 12 at Williamsburg Christian Academy, 101 School House Lane. Tickets are $35 for couples, $20 singles. Includes games, food and fun. RSVP at 565-0545 or 206-1625.

Melvin will be the Time Out speaker Time Out! will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 233 Barlow Rd. Min. Shear line Melvin will speak on “God’s Plan Still Stands.” For more information, call 220-4241 or 258-0558.

Bluford first in Supper Seminar series At 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Robert Bluford Jr., author of “Living on the Borders of Eternity,” will speak about Samuel Davies, the first non-Anglican minister to be licensed to preach by the Governor’s Council in the Colony of Virginia. His presentation is in conjunction with the Supper Seminar series at Williamsburg Presbyterian. To register for the seminar or for more information, call 229-4235.

Stone House: ‘A Modern Family’ The sermon topic at Stone House Presbyterian Church this Sunday, Feb. 6, is “A Modern Family.” The congregation will consider what it means to be a church family in the 21st century, prompted by characters of the TV show “Modern Family.” This week, Dr. Melone will consider Claire, the older daughter who always needs to be in control. Service begins at 10 a.m.







Bruton Parish Church

Christian Life Center

St. Stephen Lutheran (ELCA) & Preschool

Wellspring United Methodist

James City Community Church

Williamsburg Presbyterian

Norge Office Park • 7151 Richmond Rd, Ste 306 757-565-4038 Meeting at Warhill High School 4615 Opportunity Way, Wmsbg 10:30am • Sundays Pastor Sam Goins 7pm Norge Office Park • 1st Wed. Service

215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (1 block west of Merchants Square) Worship Services: Saturday Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30pm Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am & 11am Sunday School (all ages) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am Sunday Evening: Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12) . . . . . . . . .5:30pm College Fellowship (WesFel) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:30-6:30pm (Child care provided at all Sunday services) Patrick J. Willson, Pastor Karen V. Stanley, Associate Pastor Sarah S. Ramsey, Director of Youth Ministries Gini Campbell, Director of Campus Ministries Phone: 229-4235 • Fax: 253-7737 Service Broadcast - WMBG 740 AM Sundays at 11am

An Episcopal Congregation in the Heart of Colonial Williamsburg Parish Office: 229-2891 • Noonday Prayer at Noon in the Church Mon-Sat Sunday, Feb 6 in the Church: Holy Eucharist Rite I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:15am Holy Eucharist Rite II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:15am Holy Eucharist, Rite II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30pm Tuesday, Feb 8 in St. Mary’s Chapel in the Parish House: Holy Eucharist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30am Wednesday, Feb 9 in the Church: Holy Eucharist & Healing Service . . . . . . . . . .11am The Church is located 2 blocks E of Palace Green & Henry St. on Duke of Gloucester St. Nursery & restrooms are in the Parish House by Barnes & Noble. Parking for all services is on Duke of Gloucester St. between the Palace Green & Henry St.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church “Proclaiming God’s love for all people” 1333 Jamestown Road • Williamsburg South of 199 intersection, past Colony Square Shopping Ctr & La Tienda - turn R down the driveway. Sunday Holy Eucharist (Rite I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8am Holy Eucharist (Rite III)Family . . . . . . . . . . .9:15am Holy Eucharist (Rite II)Traditional . . . . . . . . . . .11am Wednesday Holy Eucharist (Rite II)Conversational sermon and healing prayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Noon Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, Rector 229-1111 e-mail:

REFORMED EPISCOPAL St. Peter’s Reformed Episcopal An Ordinary Church: Ordered by God – Ordained to Serve Biblical • Evangelical • Liturgical Sundays Worship Holy Eucharist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Fellowship/Coffee Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am Wednesdays Evening Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Simple Soup Supper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Pre-Lenten Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30pm

“Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ” 612 Jamestown Road 220-2100 • 1⁄2 mi from Merchants Sq 4451 Longhill Road, Williamsburg Parking across from church (Across from Lafayette High School) A Stephen Ministry Congregation Sunday Services: Sunday Schedule: Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30am Centro de Vida Cristiana Service . . . . . .1:30pm Classes in Faith Formation . . . . . . . . .9:45am Nursery ages 0-3yrs. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am Sunday School ages 4-grade 5 Tuesday: Nursery provided at each service. Centro de Vida Cristiana Service . . . . . . . .7pm During the week: Wednesday: Book studies, Bible studies, small fellowship Royal Rangers & Missionettes (age 3 – grade 5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:45pm grps, Lutheran Campus Ministry. Call for info.! 229-6688 Generation Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Generation Church on Campus Andy Ballentine, Pastor (1st Weds of ea month during W&M’s academic year, Andrews 101) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm King of Glory (LCMS) Throughout The Week: Contemporary Worship, “Reaching & Enriching through the Gospel of Jesus Relevant Bible Teaching College, Teen & Christ” Children’s Ministries Tom Wells, Pastor A Stephen Ministry Congregation Matt Goodman, Associate Pastor Church: 757-258-9701 Christoph Fehrenbach, Nursery Services Provided each Sunday Morning Student Ministry Pastor King of Glory Preschool Dany Escobar, Centro de Vida Cristiana Director Mon.–Fri. • 258-1070 CrossWalk Community Church “Where Faith Intersects With Life” • 757.258.2825 Sunday Worship Norge Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 & 11am 7575 Richmond Road at Croaker Road New Town Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am 4911 Courthouse St (New Town Cinema) Available During All Services • MiniQuest (Infants-Pre-K) • KidsQuest (K-5th Grade) Café Open at Both Campuses Many Ministries and Services Available throughout the week Pastor: Mark Morrow New Town Campus Pastor: Jeff Martin Creative Arts Director: Greg Ashley Norge Campus Worship Director: Adam Rothwell New Town Worship Director: Ben Rothwell Pastoral Care Director: Karen Smith Church Administrator: Darlene Ashley Student Ministries Pastor: Michael Yardley Early Childhood Ministries Director: Laurie Rothwell Children’s Ministries Director: Morgan Wilson Senior’s Pastor: Randy Altona Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Worship w/Holy Communion . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9:30, 11am Adult Bible Study/Sunday School . . . . . . . 9:30am Adult Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30am Contemporary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5pm Worship at New Kent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Guest Preacher on Sunday is Rev. Tom Zehnder Tuesday Men’s Bible Study (Old Mill) . . . . . . . . . . .7:30am Boy Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Wednesday Midweek Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Adult Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6pm Friday Men’s Bible Study(Prov Forge) (Buster’s Roadhouse) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7am Saturday New Kent Women’s Bible Study . . . . . . . . .9:30am Spaghetti Dinner and Auction . . . . . . .3:30-6:30pm Rev. Bill Harmon, Pastor

Our Saviour’s Lutheran (ELCA)

7479 Richmond Rd, Norge Church Ph.: 564-3745 5 mi W of Wmsbg on US Rt 60 Call for directions (757) 634-1151 Sunday Services: Sunday Worship Schedule Http:// 1st Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9am Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9am Rev. Burlyn Rogers, Vicar 2nd Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Rev. Mark E. Hanna, Deacon Available during the 9 & 11am services: Holy Communion/Children’s Church . . . . . .10:30am • Kids’ Kingdom (Infants & Toddlers) AA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm EVANGELICAL MESSIANIC • PromiseKids (Ages 2-5) Monday: • Promiseland Children’s Ministry (K - 5th) Church of God Boy Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Student Ministries the Lion of the Tribe of Judah Tuesday: (Middle & High School) Add’l parking & shuttle service at Herb Society Mtg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30pm A “New Congregation” is holding services @ Jamestown H.S. AA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm West Point Church of God Bill Warrick, Senior Pastor Thursday: 500 Main Street John Ritner, Associate Pastor Cub Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Ted Cornell, Minister of Worship @ the corner of 5th and Main Street Arlene Vander Loon, Minister of Education Genesis: 7th-12th grade youth West point, VA 23181 Pat Cummings, Rev. James P. Nickols, Interim Pastor, 561-3093 Minister of Community Sundays Travis Simone, Minister of Students Sunday Night Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm MENNONITE Dick Woodward, Pastor Emeritus Pastors Carlos & Sonia Parker A Stephen Ministry Congregation Pentecostal Pastors 3899 John Tyler Hwy (Rte. 5) • 229-7152 Williamsburg with a Messianic Calling Going back to foundational principles in Mennonite Church God’s Word to restore God’s Church 7800 Croaker Road, Williamsburg Pastor David Lehman JEWISH For more information Services: (757)-784-6922 Sunday School Classes (all ages) . . . . .9:30am Temple Beth El of Williamsburg (757)-806-5832 Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:45am 600 Jamestown Rd @ Indian Springs Rd Tuesday: Shabbat Services: Ladies out to Dinner .......................1st Tuesday Friday evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30pm Saturday: Saturday morning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Men’s Breakfast...........................3rd Saturday No Service Saturday Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 Child care provided • Everyone Welcome. Rabbi David Katz 566-3026 • 220-1205

Williamsburg Community Chapel

4871 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg 23188 757-258-5008 Rev. Edward Hopkins Sunday, Jan 2

The Salvation Army

151 Kristiansand Dr, #107 • 229-6651 “All are Welcome to Attend & Participate” Traditional Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:45am Sunday: Sunday School (all ages) . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Contemporary Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am Wednesday: New Town United Youth Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Thursday: Methodist Church Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Good News Teaching–Holy Spirit Inspired Women’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7pm Pastor David V. Ford 5209 Monticello Ave Waller Mill Bible Church Sunday: 100 Carrs Hill Road, Williamsburg 757-229Children’s, Youth & Adult Sunday School 4744 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45am (.5 mile down Waller Mill Rd, from Bypass Rd) Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 & 11am High School Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30-8pm “Worshipping Jesus Christ by becoming more like Him, and by helping others do the same” Wednesday: Sundays: Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Sunday School(all ages) . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am Bible School Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30am Wednesdays: Middle School Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Small Group Studies & Prayer (all ages) . .7pm Adult Classes & 5th Prayer Service (Nursery services available) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30pm Sincere Worship • Expository Bible Teaching Spiritual Fellowship no Sunday School classes Fervent Prayer Nursery provided • An ALPHA Congregation 757-258-1072 PRESBYTERIAN Email: Visit us online at

Grace Covenant (PCA)

Williamsburg United Methodist 500 Jamestown Road (at Cary Street) Services & Activities: Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:15 & 11am Sunday School for all ages . . . . . . . . .9:30am (Nursery provided for all services) Vibrant Youth Activities Various Bible Study groups Music Ministries for all ages Local and Global Outreach Ministries An official United Methodist “Welcoming” congregation 757-229-1771 Rev. Dr. Bill Jones, Sr. Pastor Rev. Alison Rosner, Associate Pastor

1677 Jamestown Rd - 2 mi W of Rt. 199 Sunday First Service* (weekly Communion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30am Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am Second Service* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am *Children’s Church provided during both services Nursery provided at all times Infant nursery provided Brandon Barrett, Pastor Camper Mundy, Assoc. Pastor Annette McKerihan, Youth Ministry Director Robin Jester, Music Director For information call 220-0147

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist A welcoming, worshiping, witnessing community. 3051 Ironbound Road • Williamsburg (between Jamestown Road & Route 5) 9:15am Circle Worship 11:15am Traditional Worship Charter Sunday “We Would Be One” Rev. Jennifer Ryu New Member Recognition at 11:15am service Religious education for grades K-8 is held at 11:15am Grades 9-12 will meet at 4pm in the Parker House basement. Web Site: (757) 220-6830 •

WESLEYAN Christ Community Church

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Liz Montgomery & Trio in concert Liz Montgomery & Trio will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Williamsburg Library theater. Concert proceeds will benefit the Community for a Cure team for Relay for Life of Williamsburg. Donation is $20 in advance, and will not be accepted after March 1. Montgomery has more than 40 years of experience singing professionally, performing with legendary recording artists Bill Doggett, Les McCann, Eddie Green and Johnny Lytle. She has appeared in numerous nightclubs, theaters, colleges, schools and churches spanning the East Coast, from Florida to New York, including the famous Apollo Theater. She offers a wide array of musical genres, from spiritual and gospel to blues, contemporary jazz and traditional standards. Locally, she has performed for the Williamsburg Symphonia Society, First Night of Williamsburg, Summer Breeze Concert Series and Black History programs at the library, as well as WJC and York school divisions. She has also written and performed musical programs for the Wednesday Morning Music Club, Williamsburg Seniors and the History Ministry of Historic First Baptist Church. The first CD by Liz Montgomery & Trio is entitled, “First Night Live 2002.” Montgomery currently serves on the Williamsburg Relay for Life Committee. Relay for Life, which takes place May 13-14 at Jamestown High, benefits the American Cancer Society. For concert tickets, call 229-4540.

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Art show winners The works of several area high school artists were on display at This Century Art Gallery through Feb. 4. Above are the winners for the annual show.

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House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, who earned his law degree at William & Mary in 1988, spoke to students during Charter Day on Friday.

Profs skew W&M survey Instructional faculty inadvertantly took part WILLIAMSBURG — While acknowledging that employees remain worried about pay, the College of William & Mary says than 90% of respondents to a survey say their department is a good place to work. The results are from a report released Thursday at the Board of Visitors meetings. But those results are slightly skewed since “several” instructional faculty took the survery, according Anna Martin, vice president of administration. “When the data from the survey was reviewed,” Martin said. “It became clear that more people identified themselves as professional/professional faculty than the total number employed.” Martin said it became apparent after reading some of the comments that instructional faculty has taken the survery. She explained that the college has two e-mail lists, one for operational and classified staff and one for instructional and professional staff and professional faculty. The survey was correctly, but some instructional staff mis-

THE RESULTS ■ 78% of respondents said W&M was a well-run institution, compared to 61% in 2007. ■ 67% said they believe the College cares about its employees and treats them fairly, up from 55% in 2007. ■ 92% said they believe their workplace is safe compared to 76% in 2007. ■ 83% of employees did say they feel comfortable talking openly with coworkers and their supervisor about their department’s goals and ways to improve what they do, compared to 65% in 2007.

takenly took it. She didn’t know how many. She said that it is also possible that operational or classified employees misidentified themselves and marked that they were professional staff. The scope of the survey included compensation and benefits, training and resources, communications, management and job satisfaction. The Office of Human Resources conducted the comprehensive climate survey of classified, hourly, professional and professional faculty employees was conducted last August.

Employees in Williamsburg and at W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester were asked questions about working at the college as well as how they would rate their department and the institution as a whole. A separate survey of instructional faculty every three years by the Faculty Assembly. That report was released in fall 2009. W&M last conducted an employee survey in 2007. In terms of pay, only 20% of respondents said they believe increases in pay have matched the increases in their responsibilities. Only 12% said they believed their pay is comparable with other employees with similar jobs at other universities. These results represent a significant change from 2007. 57% of respondents did say they understood how their pay is determined compared to 51% in 2007. 69% of eligible employees (1,108 of 1,596) participated in the survey and 847 completed it. The complete survey is available on the College’s website and paper copies are available at the Office of Human Resources located in the Bell Building at 109 Cary St. in Williamsburg.

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At W&M, 150 more over four years By Susan Robertson WILLIAMSBURG — A bill to reduce the number of out-of-state-students Virginia universities admit promised to wreak havoc on William & Mary’s budget. Fortunately for the college, it’s cast aside for this year. The legislation would have pushed the percentage of in-state students from 65% to 75% to correspond with Gov. Bob McDonnell’s goal of 100,000 more degrees over the next 15 years. The out-of-state percentage would have been racheted back to 25%, decreasing revenue for the college since each out-of-state student pays more than $21,000 per year. “The bill... was gently laid on the table and should not see the light of day this session,” said Fran Bradford, associate vice president for government relations, at the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday. President Taylor Reveley said he feels politicians backed away from the bill because

Virginia colleges volunteered to increase the number of in-state students they admit. The University of Virginia will admit 1,000 more in-state students over the next four years, and William & Mary will add 150. Reveley took the opportunity, since the Board of Visitors, Foundation Board and Alumni Board were holding a joint meeting, to share tenants of a plan to build a sustainable financial foundation for the college. There are four pillars. ■ Retention of state support. ■ Increased revenue (tuition, etc.) ■ Expanded philanthropy. ■ Improved productivity. “I think that the assumption that higher education can continue simply by raising tuition at a rate higher than societal inflation is mistaken,” he said. Sam Jones, vice president of finance, said Friday that no additional cuts to higher education are proposed in

McDonnell’s budget. But a $10 million higher ed reduction approved by the General Assembly in 2010 still hasn’t been allocated. He also noted that McDonnell seems to be cracking down on tuition hikes. As a reaction to a 24% tuition increase at VCU this year, McDonnell plans to restrict VCU’s ability to spend that tuition revenue.

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Amy Fiorenza engaged to William Potter V Mrs. Robert Fiorenza of Williamsburg has announced the engagement of her daughter, Amy Elizabeth Fiorenza, of Richmond, formerly of Williamsburg, to William Columbus Potter V, of Troutville. He is the son of Mr. William C. Potter IV of Troutville and the late Janice Potter. She is also the daughter of the late Robert Frank Fiorenza. Miss Fiorenza, a graduate of James Madison University, is a senior surgical device specialist with Covidien Surgical Devices. Mr. Potter is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is a doctor of dental surgery candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in May 2011. A June 2011 wedding is planned in Charlottesville. William Potter V and Amy Fiorenza

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Milestone observed The Shrine Club of Williamsburg recently celebrated its 33rd year. The club’s first president Warren Crammer (left) and current president Lon Weber brought a recent meeting to order. The club, which supports Shrine Hospitals and Burn Centers throughout the United States, meets monthly. Call 564-6178 for more information.

There will be an election Feb. 24 for a representative from the Centerville area to serve on the Williamsburg-James City Community Action Agency board of directors. It will be held at 7 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church. Residents of the Centerville area over 18 years old may call 229-9332 to be placed on the ballot by Feb. 21. Residents whose household incomes meet federal poverty guidelines are eligible to vote.

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A fundraiser will be held this weekend to benefit a local 2-yearold girl, Jesse Hall, who is fighting stage 3 neuroblastoma cancer. The event will help her family offset the costs associated with her illness and treatment. The fundraiser will be held this weekend 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and Sunday, Feb. 6, at Colonial Pancake House at 100 Page St. Go enjoy breakfast or lunch, and 20% of the entire bill will go to the family of Jesse Hall.

Luncheon will feature Spirito Williamsburg Chapter 685 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Gazebo Restaurant on Bypass Road. Ken Spirito, executive director of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, will be the featured speaker. Reservations are required. Tickets are $13. E-mail or call 253-2426.

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Christopher Wren celebration Members of the Christopher Wren Association recently celebrated 20 years of providing opportunities for lifelong learning and fellowship to the community. Association president Jim Bowers welcomed keynote speaker Michael R. Halleran (right), provost of the College of William & Mary. Wayne and Ruth Kernodle (from left), founders of CWA, received special recognition along with members of the original steering committee, past presidents and executive directors.

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AARP Tax-Aide will again serve the community this year. The AARP Foundation sponsors this in partnership with the IRS, and the Williamsburg Library donates space for the sites. Times will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MondaySaturday and 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Williamsburg Library. Hours at James City Library are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 3-7 p.m. Thursday. Take a copy of last year’s tax return, Social Security card, photo ID, W-2s, 1099s, Social Security statement, other tax forms, deductions for Schedule A, such as mortgage payments and medical expenses. Returns that contain the following will not be able to be processed until after March 1: itemized deductions, educator expenses, repayment 2008 firsttime homebuyer’s credit, tuition and fees taken as an adjustment to income.

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Donation for shelter Kathryn Crowder and Isabel Terrasa recently raised $35 for Heritage Humane Society. Summer Hague also helped with the fundraising.

Performance of winning play The Lafayette High School One Act Play Team will perform its award-winning play, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. The presentation is free, and no reservations are needed. Doors to the library will open at 7 p.m. and the theater doors will open at 7:30. The Lafayette team’s performance won first place in the Virginia High School League’s competition held in Charlottesville in December. It was the first top-place finish for the troupe from Lafayette. The play takes a sometimes bittersweet, sometimes comedic look at family loyalty as a young executive tries to move from his traditional Italian home to take a job far away.

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Enit B. “Chuck” Gill, 67, of Newport News, Feb. 1. Brother of William G. “Bill:” Gill of Williamsburg. Ann Marshall Webb, 83, of Gloucester, Feb. 2. Survivors include her sister and brother-inlaw, Sue and John Donaldson of Williamsburg.

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Frederick Neal “Freddy” Pitts, 71, of Toano died peacefully Feb. 2, 2011, with his loving wife of 40 years by his side. A resident of James City County his entire life, he worked with Toano Contractors for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Coleman and Grace Pitts and a sister Shirley Seal. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn “Dinah” Pitts; two sons, David Neal Pitts and wife, Leslie, of Williamsburg and Tommy Pitts of Gloucester; one daughter, Teresa Harris of Gloucester; two brothers, Jimmy Pitts of Richmond and twin Danny Pitts of Williamsburg; 10 grandchildren; six stepchildren: Patricia Davis and husband, Mike, Raymond Wadsworth and wife, Brenda, Marvin Wadsworth and wife, Billie, Joe Wadsworth and wife, Sandie, Evelyn Varnell and fiance, Bruce, Ann Gay and husband, David, all of North Carolina; 12 stepgrandchildren; 11 step- great-grandchildren; and special friends: the entire Taylor Family and Becky. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Williamsburg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bucktrout Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy., Williamsburg VA 23188. Online condolences may be registered at

Frank E. Giunti of Williamsburg died on February 2, 2011 at Sentara Williamsburg Hospital. He was born in Staten Island, New York on September 12, 1930 and was the son of the late Raffaele and Francesca Giunti, immigrants from Sant’agata Di Esaro, Italy. He was a graduate of State University of New York Teachers College in Oswego, New York and held a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University. He was employed by the Department of Defense for 38 years. He worked for 24 years at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, where he was assigned to the Army’s first Computer-Based Instruction Project. Following his transfer to Virginia, he completed his career as a civilian working for the United States Army at Fort Eustis as Chief, Communication Education and Training Systems Division until he retired in 1989. He was an avid sports fan and while in college was recruited to pitch baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. He coached Babe Ruth and Little League Baseball for 14 years in New Jersey and was named the Colts Neck, New Jersey Sports Foundation “Man of the Year” in 1974. He was President of the Denbigh High School Booster Club from 1977 to 1981. Frank’s interest in volunteering at Mary Immaculate Hospital began in 1987. He held many positions with the Mary Immaculate Hospital Auxiliary to include Treasurer, VicePresident and two terms as President. He was Vice-President of Fundraising from 2000 until 2011 and Chairman of the Mardi Gras Ball (the Auxiliary’s largest annual fundraiser) for many years. In 2003, during the Virginia Association of Hospital Auxiliaries and Volunteers Annual Conference, he was installed as the organization’s first male president in the organization’s 54-year history. As a member of the VAHAV Board of Directors, he served as Legislative Chairman, Treasurer, Vice-President and President-Elect before being elected as President. In addition to his volunteer work, Frank had many varied interests. He was an active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and served on the Parish Council, Bereavement Committee and as a Eucharistic Minister. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree) and served as Trustee, Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Peninsula Italian American Lodge, Order of Sons of Italy in America. He enjoyed playing golf and took particular pleasure in attending sporting events in which his grandchildren played. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his first wife, Moya, brothers, Angelo and John, sister, Mary Silvestro and daughter, Gail Giunti-Hudson. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, and his brother, Ralph (Sue); sons, Denis (Elizabeth), Robert (LaWanda), David (Mary), and Richard (Donna) as well as step-daughter, Denise Barnhart (Chris). He will be greatly missed by his son-in-law, Steve, and grandchildren, Ryan, Brittney, Brandi, Cira, Megan, Zachary, Matthew, Joshua, Amil, Bo and Sarah Katharine along with a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends. A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 6-8 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA. A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted by Father Henry Diesta at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News on Sunday, February 6 at 2:30 pm with internment on Monday, February 7 at Parklawn Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Frank E. Giunti payable to the Bernadine Sisters of Mary Immaculate Hospital in care of Sister Bernard Marie, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602. Online condolences may be expressed at Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

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Feb. 5, 2011

Barlow looks likely to straddle river

Nominations for awards sought YORK — Citizens are invited to nominate high school students for the county's four annual Outstanding Youth Award scholarships. Nominees must be residents of York County and be currently enrolled in grades 9-12. Students can be nominated in one of four categories: compassion, courage, community service and overall achievement. A selection committee will review the nominations and choose an award recipient for each category. The four students selected will receive a $500 educational scholarship. More – The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the York County Parks & Recreation Office, 100 County Dr. in Yorktown. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the York County Youth Commission's website at

Goodson may get crack at 93rd By Steve Vaughan The “ferrymander” coined by George Grayson will likely continue. That’s the biggest surprise out of district-by-district U.S. Census figures released Thursday, by which the General Assembly will redraw all 140 House and Senate districts this spring. Preliminary estimates months ago by the Virginia Public Access Project predicted Del. Bill Barlow’s 64th District had 12,000 more people than the ideal 80,010 population of a House district. That might have restored him to a district totally on the south side of the James, ending the gerrymander Republicans drew 10 years ago to get rid of Del. Grayson. Official Census figures, however, show Barlow’s district has only 3,930 too many people, within the 5% variance allowed. That makes it unlikely the 64th will surrender voters in Williamsburg and James City. In general, districts in Hampton Roads will be pulled west and north to pick up population. That’s because most of the state’s 9.7% population growth since 2000 has been in Northern Virginia. That bodes poorly for freshman Del. Robin Abbott (D-93rd). Her district is about 8.5% below the target and is bordered by three others in Newport News and Hampton that need to pick up population. They will

Henrietta (Henny) Perry Turner, 85, of Williamsburg, lost her courageous fight with cancer on Thursday, February 3, 2011. Henny and her late husband, Ervin, enjoyed many years touring the countryside in their RV. They were active members of the National Campers and Hikers Association (NCHA) and were longtime members of the Bizzy Beavers chapter. In addition to her camping hobby, Henny loved flowers. Mrs. Turner founded one of the first kindergartens in the community in the sixties. She also gave back to the community through her many years of volunteer service with the Senior Center, now the Historic Triangle Building. Henny is survived by her three children: Perry Turner and wife, Joyce Turner, Clarence Turner, and B. Page Turner Fulks and husband, Carroll Fulks; two grandchildren: Monica and Robert Fulks; one great-grandchild, Nathaniel Fulks; and a sister, Katherine Spencer, of NY. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Ervin Turner. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 4, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg, VA. A service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Williamsburg Memorial Park. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or visit Online condolences may be expressed at

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By Steve Vaughan The General Assembly recently acted on several bills of local interest. Michele DeWitt, Williamsburg’s economic development manager, went to Richmond last week to testify on two identical bills. Both create tourism zones for localities to share their portion of the state sales tax with attractions for tourism promotion. The proposal is part of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s economic development plan. The Senate version, SB 1193, is being carried by Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd). Both bills passed hurdles last week, but not without difficulty in the Senate. Norment’s bill cleared the Senate Finance Committee 86. One senator later asked that the vote be reconsidered, so the bill was held in committee until the next meeting. The House bill was unanimously endorsed by a subcommittee of House Finance. Norment’s aide said that several technical amendments address senators’ concerns and it should pass with no problem. Among other bills: SB 1344 — Another Norment measure makes it clear that two members of the same elected governing body cannot hold seats on the Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee at the same time. It’s aimed at city councilman Doug Pons, who currently holds the Williamsburg Hotel-Motel Association’s seat on that board while Mayor CHES Party Clyde LUN from Haulman Platters $ 99 holds the for city seat. y il a Ser ved D 3 ANY The bill – 10:30 OCCASION passed the Senate 380. 118 Second Street


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SB 1189 — The Senate unanimously approved this Norment bill, implementing a charter change for the city. An identical bill sponsored by Del. Bill Barlow (D-64th) has reached the House floor and advanced without opposition. The bills merely change the city’s charter to reflect a requirement passed by the 2010 General Assembly that vacancies on City Council be filled by special election. SB 1190 — This Norment bill has generated some controversy, and is awaiting action in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation & Natural Resources Committee. It will be amended there, according to the aide, to clarify the definition of aquaculture as part of agriculture and to remove any references to the size or scope of the aquaculture operation. The York Board of Supervisors criticized Norment for the bill, saying it was put in at the behest of Realtor Greg Garrett, who in December withdrew his application to operate an oyster harvesting operation from his home. York’s Planning Commission had recommended denial. Norment’s bill would eliminate county authority to restrict the use based on the state’s Right to Farm doctrine. Norment’s aide said the Department of Agriculture and the Virginia Marine Resource Commission have signed off on the new language. York supervisors have not. “No, I don’t believe so,” the aide said Tuesday. Six bills that would have changed the state’s post Labor Day school opening law were killed unceremoniously in a subcommittee of the House Education Committee. The post Labor Day opening law is supported by the state’s entire tourism community, including the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. Bills come up annually to change it and get bottled up in subcommittee.

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Service is hardly foreign I am a longtime resident, and just over a year ago I began taking my two autos for service to Colonial Foreign Car Service on Mooretown Road. A good friend had taken his Miata to Ron King and his staff for over 10 years and was extremely pleased with the courteous, professional staff and outstanding service. My friend recommended that I also take my 2001 Miata and my 1998 Jeep Wrangler there. During the past 15 months, I have received nothing but professional, courteous, and outstanding service each time I have visited. Just before Christmas, during my early morning appointment, Dusty greeted me with a warm smile and offered up hot coffee. She is extremely courteous and friendly and helped me work around my schedule to LETTERS get both of my cars in for service, back to back, the same morning. On a number of occasions, Merwan, one of the technicians/mechanics, answered all of my questions: “How does my car look and drive today?” “Everything okay?” “Anything else I need to know?” “About how much more time will I get out of my tires?” He has always been patient, warm and professional and answered my questions honestly. Kevin King, the assistant manager, has also always been very helpful and professional. During my December appointment, Kevin was of great assistance when he took the additional time out of his busy schedule and researched comparative pricing on some tires for my car. Ron King, the manager of Colonial Foreign Car, has been a trustworthy businessman. I appreciate being able to work with such an honest, personable, professional, and hard-working group of great folks. This letter also includes the behind-the-scenes crew I have not met, but I’m certain have worked on my cars in one way or another. Thanks very much to them too. Damon E. Gates Williamsburg


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Successful Brunswick stew sale Jan. 22 was one of the coldest days of 2011, but it was perfect weather for the 27th annual Brunswick stew sale sponsored by the Williamsburg Host Lions Club. By noon that day we had sold 725 quarts and could have sold more. The turnout was so tremendous that we regretfully had to turn some away because we had sold out. The club would like to thank the businesses that helped make this a successful project. I also want to thank our membership for their support and hard work. Whether you were the stewmaster, a cast iron pot cleaner, a chicken picker, a stew stirrer, a cook to provide meals to the team, or sold tickets, your support did not go unnoticed. Thanks for a job well done. The project netted over $3,000, which will be used to support Lions programs that focus on sight, hearing, diabetes, youth, community and environmental programs. Doug Brown Project Coordinator Williamsburg Host Lions Club

Q&A about Kidsburg JAMES CITY

Planning for a new Kidsburg, the community

built playground at James City County’s Mid County Park, will soon be under way, along with planning for the rest of the park. Aged equipment, safety and parking are the critical issues. We ask our citizens to be informed, ask questions, and attend the meetings to help set the course for park improvements and for a new Kidsburg. Why is the county doing a master plan for an existing park?

Mid County Park is one of the county’s most visited parks, hosting 300,000 annually. The park opened in 1985, followed by Kidsburg in 1994. Both need repair. County zoning ordinances require a revised master plan before any significant changes or improvements can begin. During this planning process, we want to hear from you to ensure that we provide facilities and make improvements that citizens want. Will Kidsburg be replaced with a new playground?

Yes. Kidsburg is almost 17 years old, and the playground equipment is made of pressure-treated lumber that requires substantial repair. The new Kidsburg will be ESSAY constructed of improved material and will comply with new ADA requirements. When funding becomes available, staff will solicit input from the public on the design. What else is being considered?

A new building with restrooms, a small meeting and multi-use area, vending machines, storage and a small office. Additional picnic shelters and parking are planned, as well as a water “spray ground,” which is a safe water play area that operates with a filtering system to retain water. It’s similar to an outdoor pool. What in the preliminary plan is to be removed ?

In addition to replacing the existing Kidsburg, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission is suggesting that both baseball fields be removed for several reasons: insufficient parking during baseball season, claims resulting from cars being

struck by baseballs, and concern for citizen safety on the multi-use trail. Their removal would offer park users more space to walk dogs, fly kites or enjoy football. Is there a trade-off?

With the construction of new schools in the past few years with accompanying soccer and baseball fields, there is a sufficient number of fields to meet current and near-future demand. To compensate for the removal of the lighted fields at Mid County, lights will be installed on the baseball fields at Warhill High and Jamestown High. The sand volleyball courts would also be relocated to the active area of the park, closer to the basketball and tennis courts. How will the park improvements be funded?

Funding has not been allocated, but it will be considered during the county’s upcoming budget process. With or without funding, the master plan is required to establish the future direction of the park. How can citizens get involved? ■ Attend one of two

Parks & Rec Advisory Commission community meetings at the James City-Williamsburg Community Center: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m. Free childcare is available. Call 2595415. ■ Call the Hotline at 259-4939 to share your comments or ask questions. ■ Visit the Listening Board at the James CityWilliamsburg Community Center Feb. 16-March 1. Comments from the board are compiled and become part of the feedback process. A conceptual plan of the park can be viewed at and in the Community Center lobby beginning Feb. 16. ■ Write us at James City County Parks & Recreation, 5300 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A, Williamsburg VA 23188, Attn: Mid County Park Master Plan; or e-mail ■ Watch JCC TV48, read local newspapers, log onto, or follow us on or Mid County Park is located at 3793 Ironbound Rd. Craig Metcalfe is chairman of the James City County Parks & Rec Advisory Commission.


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There is one risk getting a lot of press, and that’s on the commercial real estate side. We’re seeing vacancy rates in offices, retail, industrial, warehousing, and even multifamily in selected areas. We’ve been seeing those vacancy rates rise. So is there really a risk? Things still look pretty dark in that sector. But I’m going to argue that as we go into 2011, the risks are looking more and EXCERPT more contained. The net absorption of vacant office space varies with employment. We have all these office buildings out there, and we know at any point in time some proportion of that office space is vacant. Think of that as a pool nationwide of vacant space. When times are bad, vacant space rises. When times are good, we tend to pull down the vacant space. So are we pulling it down or are we building on it? It pretty much tracks employment growth. That’s not

a big surprise because office buildings after all are just warehouses of people. What’s happening of late is that we have seen a rebound similar to small employment growth. The drawing down of this pool of vacant space that had been building up during the recession has reached back up, and we’re starting to chip away at that a little bit. Rising vacancy rates may be at a peak now, or near a peak, and that it is not a downward risk.

We have seen a dramatic rise in industrial vacancy during the recession. But it’s starting to peak and starting to flatten a little bit. When I looked at the Norfolk area, the story isn’t quite as clear. I’m still seeing some upward movement in vacancy

rates. There’s been a recent downward blip, still some weakness in rents, but the market moved here a little more slowly than it did nationwide. So the turning point that we’re seeing nationally is a prospect for the local area as well. We’re seeing a rise in office vacancy rates, but maybe we are around the peak. Rents show the same weakening, but to a lesser degree. Raymond E. Owens III is a research adviser and senior economist with the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank. This section on commercial real estate is excerpted from longer remarks Wednesday to the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club on the economic rebound.

Environmental concerns I am deeply concerned with regard to the lack of coverage of environmental issues in the media. While they occasionally cover major environmental issues, the issues quickly fade and are replaced by stories about the personal lives of public celebrities, often presenting far more than most of us wanted to know. Of course, the situation in Egypt and the world economy LETTERS are driving the news now. Nevertheless, there are other things going on in the world that directly or indirectly affect our lives and which will affect our lives and the lives of our children in the future. I believe the state of the environment is perhaps the most important of these because it impacts our lives in so many ways. We depend upon the environment to provide so many services to us, including clean air and water, healthy oceans, fertile soils, food, medicines, biodiversity, natural beauty, and many other benefits. Unfortunately, there are many threats to the environment, such as man-induced climate change, deforestation, ocean acidification, the extinction of species, and a general loss of biodiversity. These threaten the quality of life for us and the animals that share the earth with

us. Therefore, I believe it is essential that the media do a better job of educating the public on the importance of a healthy environment to a healthy and fulfilled life on the Earth. The planet’s other life forms need us to better understand our relationship to the natural world and the importance of our being good stewards for their sake as well as ours. Jerry L. Coalgate James City

Adopt-A-Highway work On Jan. 31, I collected and recycled all the trash that was left along Brick Yard Road, Route 610, which consisted of

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32 beer cans, nine beer bottles, five cold drink cups, three plastic soda bottles, one soda can, one oil bottle, and nine pieces of paper trash. Altogether, I collected 41 alcohol containers and 19 nonalcohol items. This was a large increase in litter compared to what I picked up in December. That may partially be because there was still snow on the ground on Dec. 31, and it may have covered up some of the trash when I was out cleaning up the highway. I collected 1.1 inches of rain in my rain gauge during the month of January. Ray Basley Lanexa

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meaning to the score as the notes. The silence speaks. We are counseled to “Be still and know that I am God.” Silence is golden. While I don’t suggest that one should never speak, I do suggest our words and tone should be considered before speaking. One of my friends gave me an excellent mnemonic in the form of the word “think.” T - Are your words thoughtful? H - Are they helpful? I - Are they important? N - Are they necessary? K - Are they kind? Remember this before you speak. Maybe someday it will be a popular saying on a T-shirt.

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You never know when a universal truth will unexpectedly give you pause to consider at a deeper level what it may say about people in general or a particular viewpoint. You may see such a statement ESSAY on a bumper sticker. My favorite was a sticker we displayed that said “Wag more. Bark less.” Someone asked me if I had a Lab. My reply? “No, it refers to people.” You may see a handwritten announcement taped to the rear window of a parked car, and it strikes you as a universal truth. There is one I have seen so often that I call it The Hate Mobile. Won’t publish those words. Too negative You may be struck by the words on a T-shirt. That’s what


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Mr. Conservative WILLIAMSBURG

House Majority Leader

Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was in town Friday to keynote the Charter Day exercises at the College of William & Mary. His selection for this distinction was partly due to his meteoric rise in American politics. After just one term in the House of Representatives, he became Deputy Minority Whip in 2003, and by 2008 his standing in the Republican Party was such that he was rumored to be on the short-list of Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential choices. Cantor is a staunch conservative, a consummate fundraiser for the Republican Party, and a skilled negotiator. All this made him a prime candidate for the post of Majority Leader that he currently holds. I asked Cantor what made him such a staunch conservative. “Listening to my father telling how his mother’s family came to America early in the last century, escaping persecution in Eastern Europe, and how her entrepreneurialism and hard work made her family prosper sums up what the Republican Party is all about. By giving equal opportunity to everyone, not necessarily equal outcome. But as long as everybody has a chance, that is what matters.”

Before turning full-time to politics, Cantor worked for a decade in the family real estate business doing legal work. He put his juris doctor degree that he earned from William & Mary Law School to good use. “My training at W&M Law School has been a tremendous source of strength to me. It gave me a perspective, taught me how think critically, and hopefully it will provide me with the ability to carry out the tremendous honor and responsibility I have in Congress,” he said. Cantor also holds a master’s of science degree from Columbia University. This expertise, according to Politico, enabled him to formulate the so-called Cantor Rule. He asks lawmakers, “Are my efforts addressing job creation and the economy? As Majority Leader, he has the opportunity to be not

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just a “personal stumbling block for the enaction of President Obama’s legislative agenda,” but a coordinator, “working with committee leaders to develop strategy on legislative priorities.” His deputy chief of staff, John Murray, was quoted saying: “Eric has always placed a high value on policy communications. It drives our top-line strategy because we are not only talking to each other, we are also speaking to Americans around their kitchen tables.”

Cantor’s demeanor reveals a lot about him. He is soft-spoken, non-threatening, but hardnosed. His philosophy and politics are anchored in the belief that “we can be leaner and smarter and have more efficient government... We have to find waste and eliminate excessive regulations.” In the bestselling book “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders,” written by Cantor and co-authored by Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy, the three “Young Guns” espouse ideas they deeply believe in. They are economic freedom, limited government, the sanctity of life, and putting family first. Principles, they believe, that made America great. According to the Simon & Schuster website, “This groundbreaking book is a call to action that sets forth a plan for growth, opportunity, and commitment that will propel this country to prosperity once again.” Some observers consider Cantor presidential timber. They see him as a leader who has the capacity to combine adherence to ideals and principles with a “common-sense agenda for the common good,” and make it work. I asked about has aspirations for the presidency. Smiling, he replied: “No, I am not thinking about it, and I am not running.” But it did not sound Shermanesque.

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I applaud the city’s Economic Development Authority’s gumption for researching the merits of an Arts District. Any tool capable of stimulating the Williamsburg economy should be examined. I lived in the proposed Arts District for 14 years. My family of five moved last June, and I now rent my house to students. In early January the meeting to provide residents the opportunity to learn about the Arts District was canceled. Neighborhood folks then attended the City Council meeting in hopes of having the ordinance vote tabled so we could learn more about the Arts District’s effect on the people who currently live, work and rent property in the district. We succeeded, and the vote was tabled. The city hadn’t contacted most property owners during two years of planning, but amazingly once this vote was tabled it took about two weeks for each of us to receive a personal invitation to discuss the Arts District with the EDA. In basic theory, we are not opposed to an Arts District. We were told the private sector (us) would ultimately determine the success of this plan, yet until we forced the postponement of the vote, LETTERS no one bothered to ask our opinion. Shouldn’t the residents of the district be involved to help the project succeed? The EDA has an idea, but the people whom it most affects seem left in the dark. Then officials appear insulted because we are suspicious of long-term goals of a plan that ends next month. Think how insulted we were. Mike Beacham Lafayette Street Williamsburg Define ‘significant’ I submit that if there was any serious intent for the Arts District to succeed, one of the most important groups of individuals in this whole process would have been included from the beginning: the “insignificant owners” as well as the “significant” ones. Michele Dewitt, the city’s economic development manager, said more than once over the last month that if the market doesn’t want

Overcrowded schools We’ve heard much about the overcrowding issue in our middle schools and the potential opportunities for correction. Investment in trailers is a last resort because it is money placed in a short-term fix, so has anyone looked at the cause for the number variation to the planned figures? We can assume we know the number of students coming up from the fifth to sixth grades, but we have a limited idea of how many are moving into the community. Because of this, is there the potential of using available space in the elementary/high schools on a temporary basis until the School Board decides what avenue will be best for the students and community as a whole? Are there restrictions or limitations that would prevent us from doing this? Bill Jenner James City it, or if the owners don’t rent to artists, it doesn’t happen. Does anyone see a disconnect? The owners get no incentive for participating and they are not noticed by the city until forced to. And City Council sees the prudence in tabling the vote on the ordinance so the owners can be included. Is this a behind-the-scenes move to change the makeup of the community? Is the success or failure of the Arts District relevant only inasmuch as it contributes to that goal? If the city is really interested in seeing this idea flourish, council should consider forgoing any idea of voting on the ordinance until it has actually taken the time and expended real effort to reach out to the people who could actually make the Arts District a reality. Better yet, take the zero vacancy residential RS-3 out of the plan. Then DeWitt could show where action had been taken to connect with the 55 impacted owners, demonstrate some upside, and perhaps gain support that is sorely lacking for obvious reasons. Bob Oliver Surry

He can show the house By Kathleen S. Kilpatrick and G. Robert Lee RICHMOND

For anyone with an

interest in Virginia’s history and natural resources, the recent turn of events centering on Carter’s Grove, one of Virginia’s pre-eminent historic gems, is certainly regrettable. Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, which co-hold a preservation and open-space easement on the mansion and 400-acre property, hope that the impasse between Colonial ESSAY Williamsburg and Halsey Minor will be resolved with dispatch so that a clear path forward for the ongoing stewardship of this fabled property can proceed. It is, however, the matter of our joint easement, which guides the stewardship of Carter’s Grove and which transfers with the deed in perpetuity, that prompts this essay. We wish to set the record straight regarding the easement’s provisions pertaining to public access.

On this point we were more than surprised to read Mr. Minor’s claim in the Gazette that “the deed prevents the public from touring the site as a historical attraction, thus depriving Americans in perpetuity of their rights to visit.” In point of fact, the easement was negotiated and executed between Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Department of Historic Resources. The easement

expressly provides for public access. While the easement certainly protects the privacy needs of an owner who may wish to use the mansion and property solely as a private residence, it would also allow an owner to convert the mansion to a house museum, if that were so desired. If the property remains a private residence, the easement is designed to ensure that an owner not be able to exclude the public entirely. Thus, at least one day per year limited public access must be granted to the mansion by an owner. However, the easement also makes quite clear that beyond meeting this minimum requirement, the owner controls the property’s access by the public. For instance, the owner may at his or her discretion open the property for charitable and/or educational purposes, and for the interpretation of historical and/or natural or archaeological sites, provided such access is conducted in a

manner that will not injure the significant historic and natural resources inherent in the property.

In short, Halsey Minor’s assertion that the deed “prevents” public access to Carter’s Grove is simply off the mark. Moreover, the public’s interest in Carter’s Grove was well represented and served by Colonial Williamsburg’s keen desire and proactive steps to secure an easement on the property prior to its sale. The execution of that easement bequeaths to future generations of Americans a Carter’s Grove that will be conserved and preserved and neither subdivided nor overly commercialized to the physical detriment of the mansion and property. Kathleen S. Kilpatrick is director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. G. Robert Lee is executive director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation.


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Sports & schools Bruton still alive for crown

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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will attempt to win his second Super Bowl as head coach on Sunday.

Look of a champion

Friends, players say Tomlin has perfect coaching pedigree By John Harvey WILLIAMSBURG — Some coaches preach about respect to their players. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin commands it. The philosophy has served Tomlin well as the former William & Mary standout makes his second Super Bowl appearance in four years. On Sunday his Pittsburgh Steelers meet the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV in Cowboys Stadium. Four years ago Steelers owner Dan Rooney raised some eyebrows when he hired a relatively unknown defensive coordinator from the Minnesota Vikings. Tomlin was ready for the challenge. In the interview, he had mapped out every practice for the entire year, including a trip to the Super Bowl. Connor Hughes, a former standout at Lafayette, was invited to Tomlin’s first training camp in Pittsburgh and has fond memories of the experience.

“Coach Tomlin is a great coach because he commands respect from his players while still seeming approachable,” Hughes said in an interview Friday. “He doesn’t seem like a guy that you should feel overly intimidated around, like some coaches can be. Instead it seems like he’s a guy that makes mistakes himself and if you mess up, you got to press on and get past it.” Hughes recalled one practice in 2007 for which Tomlin was late arriving to the morning team meeting. “He walked in the door, apologized for being late,” Hughes recalled. “I make mistakes like anyone else, let’s move on from it and get things done.” Tomlin is a leader off the field too. Matt Brandon, who was a fraternity brother with Tomlin and Darren Sharper in Kappa Alpha Psi, said Tomlin expected great things from himself and the people he was around. See Tomlin, page 3B

By John Harvey YORK — It’s been three years since Bruton High’s girls basketball team celebrated a Bay Rivers District championship. With a week left, Wayne Burnette’s team is still in the hunt for the district crown following Thursday’s 53-37 victory over visiting Warhill. Sharmaine Baker scored 15 points and Amber Warner chipped in 14 more as Bruton (12-4 overall, 53 12-4 district), remains BRUTON WARHILL 37 a game behind Grafton (13-3) in the final standings. The Panthers will play at York (12-6, 12-4) on Tuesday and will close out the regular season at home against Tabb (12-7, 10-6). The Clippers wrap up their regular season with home tilts against Lafayette (8-9, 7-9) and York. Burnette’s team needs to win out and have the Clippers to lose both games to earn the title outright. Warhill (5-13. 4-12) smelled upset early on as Melanie Heath drained back-to-back three-pointers to give the Lions a 6-4 lead with 5:05 left in the first quarter. Baker reeled off five straight points and Warner drained in a pull-up jumper to stretch the lead to 11-6 after one quarter of play. Warner and Baker combined for six straight points to open the second quarter as Bruton built a commanding 17-6 lead a minute into the second quarter. Warhill slowly chipped away at the lead. Brittany Speed sank two free throws and Heath added a stickback to start the rally. Alexis Petrin added four straight points as Warhill trimmed the lead to 18-14 with 1:24 left in the half. Warner answered with a stickback and Alexis Calloway buried a short jumper in the next 30 seconds to give See Baker, page 4B

One for the books

Jamestown’s Hall collects 100th career win By John Harvey JAMES CITY — Last year, Rory Dillon became the first wrestler in Jamestown High history to win a Region I title. Last week, Sid Hall cemented his status in Eagles’ lore as the first grappler in school history to compile 100 career wins. The 152-pound junior accomplished the feat during the Titan Duals held at Cosby High School. “Reaching 100 wins was a great accomplishment in my wrestling career,” said Hall in an interview this week. “It’s definitely at the top of the list, with placing at states a close second.” From the moment he joined the Eagles wrestling team, coach Kyle Cowles said Hall had that “it factor” about him. “I always knew that once Sid came to Jamestown that he was very special and talented and would do great things,” Cowles said. “That was one of See Hall, page 5B

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CROSS COUNTRY William & Mary at USAT&F Championships. GIRLS BASKETBALL Williamsburg Christian at The Miller School, 3:30 p.m. Walsingham vs. Grafton, 7 p.m .at Chismer Athletic Complex. GYMNASTICS William & Mary at Temple University, 1 p.m. MEN’S BASKETBALL William & Mary at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. MEN’S TENNIS William & Mary vs. Indiana University, 4 p.m. at McCormackNagelsen Tennis Center. SWIMMING William & Mary vs. East Carolina, 1 p.m. Hampton Roads Academy, Walsingham vs. Bishopl Sullivan Catholic and Peninsula Catholic, 1 p.m. at Ft. Eustis. WRESTLING Bruton, Jamestown, Lafayette, Warhill at Bay Rivers District championships at Tabb High.

Sunday, Feb. 6 MEN’S TENNIS William & Mary at Harvard University, 1 p.m. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL William & Mary at Towson University, 2 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 7 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Bruton, Jamestown, Lafayette and Warhill at Bay Rivers District championship meet at Boo Williams Sportsplex.

Tuesday, Feb. 8 BOYS BASKETBALL Walsingham vs. Norfolk Collegiate, 7 p.m. Williamsburg Christian at Hampton Christian, 7 p.m. Hampton Roads Academy at Norfolk Christian, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Walsingham at Norfolk Collegiate, 7 p.m. Williamsburg Christian at Hampton Christian, 7 p.m. Hampton Roads Academy at Norfolk Christian, 7 p.m. Bruton at York, 7 p.m. Jamestown vs. Smithfield, 7 p.m. Lafayette at Grafton, 7 p.m. Warhill vs. Tabb, 7 p.m. SWIMMING Walsingham vs. Norfolk Collegiate, 5 p.m. at Virginia Wesleyan.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 BOYS BASKETBALL Bruton vs. York, 7 p.m. Jamestown at Smithfield, 7 p.m. Lafayette vs, Grafton, 7 p.m. Warhill vs. New Kent, 7 p.m. MEN’S BASKETBALL William & Mary vs. Old Dominion, 7 p.m. at Kaplan Arena.

Thursday, Feb. 10 GIRLS BASKETBALL Hampton Roads Academy vs. Trintiy Epsicopal School, 7 p.m. Bruton vs. Tabb, 7 p.m. Warhill at New Kent, 7 p.m. SWIMMING Jamestown vs. Lafayette, 6 p.m. at Hampton University’s Holland Hall. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL William & Mary vs. UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. at Kaplan Arena.

Friday, Feb. 11 BOYS BASKETBALL Walsingham at Bishop Sullivan Catholic, 7 p.m. Williamsburg Christian at Portsmouth Christian, 7 p.m. Hampton Roads Academy vs. Norfolk Academy, 7 p.m. Bruton vs. Tabb, 7 p.m. Lafayette at Jamestown, 7 p.m. Warhill vs. New Kent, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Lafayette at Jamestown, 5:30 p.m. Williamsburg Christian at. Porstmouth Christian, 5:30 p.m. Walsingham vs. Bishop Sullivan Catholic, 7 p.m. Hampton Roads Academy at Norfolk Academy, 7 p.m.

Ford’s Colony National 200 Games: John Roberts 226, 220; Craig Stambaugh 242, John Tinker 237, Walt Culhane 235, Dale Schoenberger 226, Larry Doyle 221, Sue Shambora 208, Tony Nappi 204, Nathan Hill 202, Bob Sumlin 202, Joan Olson 200, Jim Beilstein 200. 500 Series: Craig Stambaugh 585, Bob Sumlin 572, Walt Culhane 566, John Tinker 562, Annette Sumlin 561, Jim Beilstein 549, Tony Nappi 547, Larry Doyle 546, Dale Schoenberger 533, Marie McMorrow 533, Harry Harabedian 530, Nathan Hill 525, Cam Place 522, Pete Trainor 511, Vic MIller 508, Joan Olson 508, Pat Harabedian 500. Standings Team W L Happy Hookers 33 11 Moonlighters 33 11 Grand Slammers 26 18 Pushovers 25.5 18.5 Strike Force 24.5 19.5 Lucky 13 24.5 19.5 Alley Sweepers 24 20 Drifters 24 20 Finger Tippers 24 20 We Try Harder 24 20 Pinseekers 22.5 21.5 Alley Pin Pals 22 22 Fore Pins 21 23 Alley Cats 19 25 Four Happening 18.5 22.5 Contenders 18 26 Oh Well 18 26 Kingspins 16 28 Spare Power 15 29 Jet Setters 14.5 29.5

Governor’s Land 200 Games: John HIte 203, Pete Webster 201. 500 Series: Bill Deaner 560, Pete Webster 554, John Hite 535. Standings Team W L Pick Up Artists 28 16 Jim’s Gems 26 18 They’re Back 26 18 GL Bandits 23.5 20.5 Pin Pals 21 23 Rolling Thunder 21 23 Jack & the Beanstalks 20 24 All Fall Down 18.5 25.5 X Marks the Spot 18 26 Lucky Strikes 18 26

Friendly Indians 200 Games: B.J. Monte 265, 232, 208; Michelle Terrell 258, 243, 205; Steve Windham 211, 205, 203; Chuck Gregory 276, 237; Craig Richardson 259, 235; Allen Atkinson 250,214; Andy Hiegl 247, 226; Robin Johnson 244, 218; Axel Nixon 243, 236; Scott Walker 235, 225; Jerry Hilton 235, 209; Cookie Crespo 235, 206; Laurie Sheetz 231, 224; Rachel Fout 226, 211; George Jackson 221, 218; Chris Parker 218, 214; Terry Savage 214, 205; Renee Vadala 213, 212; Kathy Cavicchi 212, 205; John Michalec 209, 203; Angie Moore 206, 204; Drew Wiggins 265, Gary Richardson 246, Billy Grant 238, Billie Gregory 235, Jeff Moore 234, Buddy Campbell 230, Judy Windham 228, John Sparks 227, Frank Mikowski 225, Laura Baker 225, Kevin Anderson 218, Eilene Kondysar 216, Amanda Lowther 215, John Graham 214, Ron Shurtz 214, John Milby 212, Steve Hiegl 212, Melinda Loeblich 212, Jennifer Walker 209, Bill Perkins 208, Chris Greene 204, Liz Pierce 203, Shade Palmer 203, Peter Sczuroski 203, Barbara Caine 201, Mark Otto 201, Joe Gramling 201, Donnie Parker 200, Bobby Bryant 200, John Spratley 200. Tom Phillips 200. 700 Series: Michelle Terrell 706, B.J. Monte 705, Chuck Gregory 700. 600 Series: Craig Richardson 691, Andy Hiegl 668, Danny Whisenant 657, Robin Johnson 656, Laurie Sheetz 645, Cookie Crespo 638, Allen Atkinson 636, Chris Parker 621, Axel Nixon 620, Steve Windham 619, Scott Walker 618, Rachel Fout 617, Jerry Hilton 614. Buddy Campbell 605, John Sparks 605, Kathy Cavicchi 603, Renee Vadala 602, Gary Richardson 600. 500 Series: John Michalec 592, George Jackson 589, Terry Savage 589, Ron Shurtz588, Billy Grant 587, Frank Mikowski 586, Kevin Anderson 585, Billie Gregory 579, Angie Moore 579, Jeff Moore 577, Laura Baker 577, Chris Greene 572, Melina Loeblich 563, Drew Wiggins 563, John Spratley 557, Amanda Lowther 554, Bryan Moffitt 552, Liz Pierce 550, Debbie Richardson 549, Bobby Bryant 546, John Loeblich

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ON DECK 546, Steve Hiegl 541, Ray Wright 541, Judy Windham 539, John Milby 535, Bud Smith 535, John Graham 533, Mark Otto 533, Tracey Brown 533, Joe Gramling 531, Dan Bryant 530, Jennifer Walker 526, Dale Willetts 526, Mark White 525, Peter Sczuorski 524, Donnie Parker 521, Edith Perrin 521, Eilene Kondysar 521, Don Shaw 520, Barbara Caine 519, Tom Phillips 519, John Meyer 518, Shade Palmer 518, Marty Holland 518, Bill Perkins 517, Howard Fox 516, Jake Druitt 515, Joe Moore 513, Ginger Savage 512, Megan Gregory 500. Standings Team W L 3 Bowlers & Jeff 97 36 Martha’s Stewards 89 44 HOW U DOIN 89 44 Balls & Dolls 81 52 Come 2 Play 78 55 Tomahawks 78 55 Right Handies 78 55 Kings and Queens 77 56 Just Ain’t Workin 75 58 Bows & Arrows 73 60 Spare Us 73 60 Squaws & Braves 72.5 60.5 BOUHICA 72 61 Indian Outlaws 71 62 Jello Shooters 70 63 Ten Pin Bugs 70 63 Pure Luck 69 64 Wounded Indians 69 64 Life Jackets 68 65 Fox/Nixon 68 65 Pin Busters 68 65 Joker’s Wild 64 69 Useless 63.5 69.5 AMF’RS 63 70 Andy’s Gang 62 71 You Never Know 61 72 Wannamark 60 73 9 N’A Wiggle 60 73 Misfits 60 73 Who’s Next? 58 75 Kona Krew 58 75 Where’s the River? 54 79 The New Keids 54 79 R V There Yet? 54 79 Strike Force 53 80 Split Happins 52 81 Hits and Misses 52 81 Bloopers 50 83 Headhunters 50 83 YUALNIT 46 87

Early Chicks 200 Games: Shiela Nixon 211, Ginger Savage 202. 500 Series: Bibby Salyer 552, Marty Holland 535, Ginger Savage 530, Carol Collins 528, Bonnie Enderle 524, Pam McGuffee 524, Marie Moody 502, Jo-Ann Cole 501. Standings Team W L The Pink Ducks 54.5 25.5 Should ‘A Been 49 31 In Limbo 46.5 33.5 Spare Change 46 34 Mission Possible 43.5 36.5 Rise and Shine 41 39 Just 4 Fun 41 39 Chip’s Chicks 40 40 Striker Girls 39 41 Diving Intervention 38.5 41.5 Split Happens 33 47

Morning Glories 200 Games: Bonnie Enderle 220, 202; Pam McGuffee 202, Loma McSpadden 200. 600 Series: Bonnie Enderle 610. 500 Series: Bibby Salyer 550, Carol Mitchell 538, Michele Mahaffey 517, Loma McSpadden 515. Standings Team W L Think Pink! 48 28 Lady Luck 47.5 28.5 Unpredictables 47 29 Alley Cats 40.5 35.5 Spare Parts 39.5 36.5 Strikers 39 37 The Divas 37.5 38.5 Live Wires 37 39 Triple Trouble 37 39 Shake, Rattle & Bowl 36.5 39.5 Good to Go 36.5 39.5 Oh Well 34.5 41.5 Let’s Roll 33 43 The Sleepers 32.5 43.5 Greenspringers 32 44 Late Bloomers 30 46

Guildford releases David Schneider

Team cites financial circumstances pounds, or roughly nearly $110,000 in U.S. currency. WILLIAMSBURG — For those “It was an adventure from who watched him play at the start to finish,” Schneider William & Mary, David said. “I would not say that my Schneider’s value as a baskettime in the United Kingdom ball player is unquestioned. has been all negative, because I The former Tribe standout gained a lot of experience, both found out that profeson and off the court. I sional basketball is a have developed a new different beast after he level of maturity.” was released by the Schneider’s basketball Guildford Heat of the career is not over. He said British Basketball he’s working with his League. agent to try to catch on The release was not with another team — based on lack of perprobably overseas. formance. The 6-foot-2 “This shortcoming will shooting guard played Schneider not be the end of my basin 11 games and averketball career because of aged 12.4 points, 3.3 rebounds my passion for the game and my and two steals a game for the trust in the Lord.” he said. “One Heat, despite missing time with story that I am constantly an injured ankle and swollen reminded of was the story of hamstring. Kurt Warner.” “I was really released due to An Arizona native, Schneifinancial circumstances,” said der got a chance to see Warner Schneider this week in an e-mail. play for the Cardinals and was The club was mired in finan- fascinated by his long road to cial problems, forcing officials stardom. to get rid of high-priced talent. “I admire his journey, passion Schneider admitted in an interand trust in Jesus to guide his view that players from the path,” Schneider said. “He startUnited States are among the ed out boxing groceries, then highest paid in the BBL. Arena football champion, then The Heat Basketball Club has NFL Hall of Fame quarterback. recently been sold for $25,000 ‘If Kurt can do it, I can do it.’”

By John Harvey

Warhill High offers athletic physicals for spring sports Warhill High’s Athletic Department will offer athletic physicals on Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 3-5 p.m. for anyone trying out for spring sports. Tryouts for spring sports begin Feb. 21, and athletes must have a completed physical form to participate.

Recreation department holds signups for youth softball Williamsburg Recreation Department is holding signups for its girls youth softball teams from Feb. 1-28. Registration fee for girls 12 & Under slow pitch, girls 7 & Under and 9 & Under coach pitch is $45 for the first child and $25 for each additional child in same family. Girls fast pitch ages 10 & Under, 12 & Under and 15 & Under, registration fee is $50 for first child $40 for second child and $30 for each additional child. You can register at Quarterpath Recreation Center or visit or call 259-3760.

W&M’s baseball program hosts prep camp Feb. 13 The William & Mary baseball programwill host a prep camp on Sunday, Feb. 13 at Plumeri Park. The camp is open to any and all participants in Grades 9-12 and will run from 3-6 p.m. Cost is $75. Call George Fisher at 221-3492 or e-mail You may also visit

Spring youth volleyballl league hold signups in Feb. Williamsburg Recreation Department hosts signups for its spring co-rec youth volleyball league. The league is open to playes in grades 3-6 and grades 7-12 and space is limited to 72 participants in each league. Registration begins Feb. 1 and you can register through March 9 at Quarterpath Recreation Center. Online registration is available Feb. 1-14 at Call 2593760 for more information.

W&M’s Leoni hosts free baseball coaching clinic William & Mary baseball coach Frank Leoni will host a baseball coaching clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Williamsburg Community Building. The Williamsburg Youth Baseball League is sponsoring the clinic for anyone wanting to coach youth ages 7-16.

Boat Club offers free ergometer machine class Williamsburg Boat Club is offering a free ergometer machine instruction classes Feb. 7, 8 & 10th the the William & Mary Recreation Center. Call Catherine Bochain at 645-6597 or visit

High school players needed for Starz fastpitch squads Williamsburg Starz fastpitch girls softball team needs high school players for its upcoming spring and summer travel season. Tryouts are held during winter workout sessions at Berkeley Middle School on Saturday’s Feb. 12 & 19 from 4-6 p.m. Contact Coach Gabeler (U16) (812-0653) or Coach Stetler (U18) (804-843-4128) or visit

Signups for Youth Baseball League slated for February Williamsburg Youth Baseball League will hold registration for its upcoming spring season Feb. 4-5 at the James City-Williamsburg Community Center. In person registrations will be held Friday Feb. 4 (5-8 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 5 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Mail-in registrations can be sent to WYBL, P.O. Box 5655, Williamsburg, 23188 or you can register online at

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Laycock had plenty to smile about last fall after leading William & Mary to its fourth conference crown. But following a second-round loss to Georgia Southern in the NCAA playoffs, Laycock went to work on the recruiting trail to bring in players to help the Tribe compete for a National championship. The veteran coach announced Wednesday the signing of 15 players to National Letters of Intent. After focusing on linemen last season, Coach Laycock’s recruiting class featured a strong core group of skill position players. “This is a very versatile class,” said Laycock in a prepared statement. “We addressed a broad range of need areas for the programs. I’m very pleased with the outstanding work the staff did to put this class together, and I expect it has the potential to make significant impact in the years to come.” Headlining this year’s class is halfback Keith McBride, a transfer from the Naval Academy. The 6-foot, 210-pound running back redshirted last year and will have four years of eligibility at W&M. In high school, McBride won two state football championships, was a three-star recruit by and he was the Tennessee state champion in the 200 meters in 2009. Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the recruiting class: Mikal Abdul-Saboor — A dual-threat quarterback from Georgia, Abdul-Saboor was an allregion selection as a senior. The 5-foot-10 signal caller rushed for 1,052 yards and 16 touchdowns and passed for 2,100 yards and 19 scores as a senior. Christian Brumbaugh — A pure pocketpasser who finished his career as the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League’s alltime leading passer with 7,164 yards and 72 touchdowns. As a senior, he threw for 3,726 yards and 52 touchdowns at South Fayette High. Jasper Coleman — An all-district defensive lineman at James River High in Richmond. The 6foot-3, 271-pound lineman was a two-star prospect by Nick Easter — Three-year starter at offensive lineman at Colonial Forge High in Stafford. The 6foot-3, 286-pound lineman earned all-district and all-region honors as a senior. Zack Fetters — A remarkable two-way standout at Gaithersburg High in Maryland. He combined for more than 2,600 yards of total offense and accounted for 41 touchdowns as a senior. He also registered 10 interceptions as a safety. Braxton Hicks — A two-time, all-conference performer at defensive end at defensive end in Charlotte. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Hicks recorded 19 tackles for a loss and had 10 sacks as a senior. DeAndre Houston-Carson — A ball-hawking cornerback from Massaponax High in Fredericksburg. The 6-foot-1 corner was an all-district and all-region selection in the secondary. Anthony Johnson — A gifted playmaker at wideout from Mountain View High in Fredericksburg. The 6-foot-1 Johnson registered more than 600 receiving yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a senior to earn all-conference honors. Andrew Jones — Jones was a two-time alldistrict offensive lineman at Naples High School in Florida. Tre McBride — McBride is a big-play receiver from Georgia. The 6-foot wideout registered more

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Tribe offense is efficient against Madison By John Harvey HARRISONBURG — The great equalizer in college basketball is the three-point shot. Julian Boatner and Quinn McDowell displayed that fact Wednesday night, leading William & Mary’s basketball team to a thrilling 73-67 victory over James Madison at the Convocation Center. Boatner was a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point land for the Tribe and finished with 15 points. McDowell turned in another sterling effort for W&M (7-16 overall, 3-9 conference), with 223 points, eight rebounds and two assists to lead Coach Tony Shaver’s team to its first conference road victory of the season. “I thought it was a great display of mental toughness,” said Shaver during Monday’s postgame press conference. “Every time they made a run at us, we’d answer. We held our ground tonight. Quinn was terrific and the team was terrific.” McDowell scored on W&M’s first possession and they never looked back. The 6-foot-5 junior scored 10 points and Boatner buried a trio of shots from behind the arc to give the Tribe a 30-16 with 5:21 left in the first half. McDowell added another trey and Brandon Britt scored on a layup as W&M built a 35-21 halftime lead.

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Tomlin becomes player’s coach Continued from page 1B “Mike was a leader among leaders of that group,” Brandon said in an interview this week. “He actually fit right in with other existing and potential [fraternity] members. There was no real thought about it. We all expected achievement of one another. Mike was a leader, for sure, and he excelled at being a brother who could be trusted and relied upon to get business taken care of.” Brandon recalled how Tomlin and another fraternity brother and W&M teammate, Terry Hammons, pushed one another on and off the field. “Hearing the stories about practice competition always – always – gave way to admiration and support off the field,” Brandon said. “Both have succeeded wildly professionally.” Hammons, who battled Tomlin for the job as No.1 receiver at


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Lafayette edges Packers By John Harvey JAMES CITY — Lafayette’s boys basketball team forged a four-way tie for second place in the Bay Rivers District standings Wednesday night with a 57-50 road victory over Smithfield in overtime. The Rams led by 13 at halftime, before the Packers rallied in the second half to force an extra session. In overtime, Lafayette (9-8 overall, 9-6 district) outscored Smithfield (4-12, 411) to earn the win. John Fitchett led three players in double figures with 16 points. Dwayne Johnson tallied 12 points and point guard Mike Brown added 11 more in the victory. Bruton — Marcus Carter emerged as a rising superstar Wednesday night following a 55-44 home victory over Poquoson. Playing their second time in three games, Carter scored a team-high 13 points and played exceptional man-to-man defense as the Panthers moved into a second-place tie in the district standings. Chauncey Burgazli and Rodney Swanson added seven points apiece, while Kai Brown came off the bench to net six for Bruton (11-6, 9-6). Walsingham — The Trojans picked up their third conference win of the season Tuesday night with a 71-24 shellacking at Nansemond-Suffolk

Academy. Corey Brown tallied 14 points and Brandon LaRose added 11 more to lead Walsingham (16-6, 3-2). Billy Barnes added 10 points, while Jayce Beck contributed nine more. WCA — Deron Powers scored 15 points to lead Williamsburg Christan Academy’s basketball team to a convincing 50-40 victory at Isle of Wight Academy Tuesday night. Kyle Pfeifer and Will Mausteller tallied 12 points apiece for the Eagles (14-6, 9-2). Jamestown — The Eagles dropped their third game in a row Wednesday night following a 66-42 loss at Bay Rivers District front-runner Tabb (15-4, 13-2). Patrick Corbett led three players in double figures with 14 points. Allen James tallied 12 points and Quinlan McCormick added 11 more for the Tigers. Demetric Radcliffe scored a career-high 11 points to lead Jamestown (8-9, 7-8). Rodney Smith and Braden Sutton finished with seven points apiece. Warhill — Ronald Whitby and Brandon Tew scored 10 points apiece to lead York to a 71-49 victory over Warhill Wednesday in Williamsburg. Charles Blaha led Warhill (0-16, 0-14) with 11 points. Sam Buscher finished with eight points in the loss.

Hall posts milestone victory Continued from page 1B his many goals that he had to achieve.” As a freshman, Hall won his first ever tournament, capturing gold at the Ram Cup at Lafayette High. “It was the first step in my wrestling career,” Hall said. Last year, he really stormed onto the Bay Rivers District as a member of the self-proclaimed “Pain Train.”. Hall teamed with Dillon, Fransciso Messina and Charris Chillers to form the nucleus of a Jamestown team that recorded its first winning season. The Eagles had five wrestlers qualify for states last season, with two grapplers placing at states. Hall said that experience at the state level has served as motivation this year. “ Over the past two years, I have learned a lot about wrestling and how to manage and control a match,” he said. “I don't just go out on the mat and do moves anymore. Now, I have realized what moves work and what don't, how to wrestle a close match, and when to use my energy and when to

conserve it. I have really matured as a wrestler and hopefully I will continue to mature and get better.” Hall’s quest for a state berth begins this weekend at the Bay Rivers District championships held at Tabb High. With the milestone behind him, now he can focus on the task at hand. “Getting the 100 wins before the district tournament was a great confidence boost,” Hall said. “It reminded me that hard work does pay off in the end.” Cowles believes Hall has barely scratched the surface on his potential. “Now that we have had district champs and a regional champ now we must move on to the state level and have our first state champ,” Cowles said. “It will be a long hard road but as talented as Sid is, and driven as he is, I think he is up and ready for the challenge. My goal is to do what i have to do to make it come true for him or anyone on the Jamestown roster.”

Baker nets 15 in win Continued from page 1B Bruton a 22-14 halftime lead. The Lions continued to battle in the third quarter, making it a one-possession game. Malinka Walters sparked the rally with three points off the bench. Speed also buried a pair of treys to trim the lead to 26-25 with 1:11 left in the quarter. Baker spent most of the quarter on the bench in foul trouble, which caused the Panthers to go nearly four minutes without scoring. Kayla Jones ended that drought with a step out jumper late to give Bruton a 28-26 advantage with eight minutes left. Bruton regained momentum in the fourth, thanks to a 12-4 spurt to build 40-29 lead with 3:05 left. Chasity Henderson led the charge with four points and added two assists and two

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York edges Lafayette Rams continue to roll By John Harvey JAMES CITY — Lafayette High’s girls basketball team’s quest for a first round home game in the upcoming Bay Rivers District tournament took a major hit Thursday following a 42-39 loss at home to York. Ebony Weddington, the front-runner for District Player of the Year, scored a game-high 12 points and Brianna Bennett added 10 more as the Falcons remained in the district title hunt. Lafayette (8-9 overall, 7-9 district) fell to seventh in the district standings and are unlikely to get in the Top 4. Alexxis Jones paced Lafayette with 10 points. Freshman Elizabeth Bland added nine points, while Krista Ferrell finished with eight. On Tuesday, Lafayette used a 1912 spurt in the fourth quarter to knock off visiting Smithfield. Krista Ferrell poured in 18 points to lead the Rams. Alexxis Jones tallied 11 points, while Lizzie Wilcox finished with seven. WCA — The Eagles remained unbeaten in Metro Conference play last Tuesday with an impressive 6035 victory at Isle of Wight Academy.

Keyana Brown paced Williamsburg Christian Academy (15-6, 10-0) with 16 points. Angie Keyser finished with 12 points, while Tonika Pierce and Becca Perkins chipped in nine points apiece. Bruton — Amber Warner scored a game-high 17 points to lead Bruton High’s girls basketball team to a 60-37 victory at Poquoson last Tuesday. Sharmaine Baker finished with 11 points and Alexis Calloway added eight more as 10 different players scored for the Panthers (11-4, 11-4). Warhill — Ebony Weddington registered 21 points as York edged Warhill 38-34 last Tuesday night. Melanie Heath turned in another stellar game for the Lions, posting 13 points. Alexis Petrin tallied 12 points and Brittany Speed finished with five. Walsingham — NansemondSuffolk Academy’s Morgan Macy registered 16 points to lead the Saints to a 44-15 victory at Walsingham Academy last Tuesday. Macy Mears and Kaylor Nash added eight points apiece in the win. Perry Smith led Walsingham with eight points. Jackie Chisam finished with four.

By John Harvey HAMPTON — Coaches caution their squads to never overlook an opponent. Lafayette High’s boys and girls swim teams have a big showdown with Jamestown next Thursday to decide the Bay Rivers District champion. The two squads prepared for that meet this week with strong efforts against Warhill and Bruton at Hampton University’s Holland Hall. Carter Stulen, Nick Mercer and Ben Colley won two events apiece as Lafayette’s boys beat Warhill (60-34) and Bruton (74-19). Stulen earned top honors in the 200 freestyle (1:55.80) and the 100 butterfly (55.59) to lead the Rams. Mercer dominated the freestyle events, posting wins in the 50 freestyle (24.05) and the 100 freestyle (52.64). Colley was just as dominant, posting wins in the 200-individual medley (2:04.21) and the 100 backstroke (55.25). Freshman Walker Kale also won gold in the 500 freestyle (5:54.85) for the Rams. Lafayette also took home top honors in two relays. Colley, Joel Owen, Carter Stulen and Mercer won the 200-medley relay (1:43.85). Ben Westbrock, Neil Huckstep, Jake Westbrock and Colley touched the wall first in the 200-freestyle relay (1:36.37). Chris Balch captured individual gold in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.90) to lead Warhill. He also teamed with Sean Diven, Taylor Fisher and Geoff Marston to win the 400-freestyle relay (3:28.86). On the girls side, Catherine O’Donnell and Kindyl Boyer won individual gold in multiple events to lead Lafayette to wins over Bruton (73-21) and Warhill (83-11). O’Donnell established the standard in the 200 freestyle (2:00.02) and the

500 freestyle (5:23.97) for the Rams. Boyer garnered top honors in the 50 freestyle (25.96) and the 100 freestyle (56.16). Brooke Shawcross won gold in the 200-individual medley(2:20.29), while Anisha Rakhra earned top honors in the 100 backstroke (1:03.90). The Rams also swept all three relay events. Rakhra, Boyer, Colby Jensen and Lauren Malecki collaborated to win the 200-medley relay (2:00.04). O’Donnell joined Emily Lenceski, Jensen and Boyer to win the 200-freestyle relay (1:47.08). Shawcross teamed with Rakhra, Kathryn Whitehead and O’Donnell to finish first in the 400-freestyle relay (3:55.84). Allie Christy paced Bruton with victories in the 100 butterfly (1:02.24) and the 100 breaststroke (1:12.82). Warhill — Chris Balch and Geoff Marston earned double-winner status for Warhill boys swim team during Tuesday’s 70-14 victory over Poquoson. Balch won gold in the 200-individual medley (2:06.69) and the 100 butterfly (55.69). Marston touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (24.13) and the 100 freestyle (52.60). Sean Diven placed first in the 200 freestyle (1:59.09), while Anthony Kormos set the standard in the 100 backstroke (1:10.69). Stephen Eubanks was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.72) and Daniel Parker won gold in the 500 freestyle (5:59.28). Warhill also swept all three relays. Parker, Eubanks, Kormos and Michael Rudloff won the 200-medley relay (2:00.18). Marston, Balch, Fisher and Diven placed first in the 200-freestyle and the 400-freestyle (3:32.31). On the girls side, Morgan Dowling won gold in the 100 freestyle (58.22) for Warhill.

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Gina Kavanaugh (left) and Jennifer Potts at the Center for Excellence in Aging & Geriatric Health. The center is conducting a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a vaccine to combat Clostridium difficile.

A difficult bacteria Vaccine to combat C. diff being tested locally By Ann Efimetz WILLIAMSBURG

Most people are familiar with

staph or MRSA infections that are sometimes contracted by patients in hospitals and other facilities. They may not, however, know about the rising incidence of Clostridium difficile, or “C. diff,” a bacteria that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. The illness from C. difficile most commonly affects older adults in hospitals or in long-term care facilities and can occur after use of antibiotic medications. It can be devastating for those who contract it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an increase in C. diff mortality rates, which may be attributable to a more severe strain of the bacteria.

One local 73-year-old woman, who asked to remain anonymous, contracted the bacteria last spring while being treated for an infection in her toe. She was given intravenous antibiotics and contracted what she termed “virulent diarrhea,” resulting in hospitalization. It took 4-5 months for her to recover. “It was a terrible experience,” she said. “I was in the hospital four or five times with it. Every time I got better, it came back.” The ordeal has left the woman with great anxiety about ever having to take antibiotics again. When she recently read about a clinical trial being conducted by the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health to test the effectiveness of vaccine against C. diff., she was interested in learning more. “If they come out with a vaccine, and it is found that I am appropriate for it, I will have them give it to me,” she said. The Center for Excellence is looking for people who may be interested in participating in a clinical trial. “People may not know about C. diff,” said center executive director

The trials can help the vaccine gain approval by the FDA.

Rick Jackson. “People in the community need to know about it, and decide whether they want to participate in the trial.” Those who may qualify for the vaccine are those who are 40-75 years old, have an upcoming planned hospitalization or longterm care stay within the next 60 days and never had a C. diff infection.

Registered nurse Gina Kavanaugh said the goal of the trial is to get FDA approval for the vaccine. So far six people have signed up for the vaccine. Across the country, there have been close to 300. “We are hoping to show that it will provide immunity against C. diff for 180 days,” Kavanaugh explained. Those who take part in the study get the vaccine for free, care by the center’s physician and staff, and compensation for time and travel. The results of the trial has the potential to help countless people from contracting the illness. Jeff, is another local who had a

bout with C. diff. He contracted the bacteria following emergency surgery. “It was a nasty bug, and it laid me low at a very low time already,” he said. “Anything that they can do to fight this would be a great idea.”

Jackson said he was recently attending a meeting at a local retirement community when the topic of C. diff came up. “A woman raised her hand and said she had lost her husband to C. diff,” Jackson said. “He went into the hospital for what was a routine surgery and he contracted C. diff, but he didn’t survive it.” The gravity of the illness and its effects in the lives of older people have made combating it a priority at the center. “We want to be constantly involved in treating issues that affect older adults, ” Jackson said. “This study goes to the heart of our mission. We want to educate the public.” More –– Call the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health at 220-4751 or visit

Art is more appealing with an explanation W Perhaps they know too little about it.

hy do so many people find contemporary art unappealing?

Many people do not like art that appears to be meaningless. That is, we typically don’t respond very enthusiastically when we think that a picture is comprised of nothing but random squiggles and blotches. The often-heard phrase “I don’t get it, but I do like it” is probably a whole lot rarer than “I don’t get it and boy is it ugly.” Happily for the artists of this world, however, not all is lost. Phil A. Russell, a psychologist at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, recently demonstrated that one’s appreciation of abstract art increases significantly when even a small amount of interpretive information is provided. Russell chose 12 abstract paintings. Many had apparently random-like shapes and colors, although a few had features that were vaguely recognizable. Think Picasso. Students were shown the paintings twice. On the first occasion, the students rated each painting according to its meaningfulness (to what extent did they understand the painting) and its pleasingness (to what extent was it pleasant to look at). Judging from these ratings, the average student could hardly have been called an art lover. The students were then shown the paintings a second time. Here, however, the paintings were categorized in terms of whether a brief 50-word paragraph of information was attached. Some paintings had the information, others not. Again, students rated both the perceived meaningfulness of each picture and its pleasingness. Russell found that reading even a short description of the painting, or a brief account of the artist’s purpose or theme, dramatically increased the pleasingness ratings and the extent to which the viewer claimed to see meaning in the painting. Apparently, the more we are told about something we don't fully understand on our own, the better we tend to like it. There is, of course, a serious lesson here. Perhaps some kind of deliberate attempt to provide information about art works, either in the museums themselves or in schools, would help an otherwise indifferent public to become more appreciative of art. What a small price to pay for such a potentially significant gain.


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Sweet ticket to Rides Program allows a donation given in Valentine’s name By Ann Efimetz For more than five years the Rides program has been providing transportation for non-emergency medical appointments to the disabled and seniors 55 and older. Rides is a program of the Historic Triangle Senior Center and has provided more than 27,500 rides since its inception in 2005. During the economic downturn the program has experienced some cutbacks. A large portion of the funding is provided by the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation, but more money is needed to keep the program going. The program is vital to those who need it, so fundraising efforts to help defray costs have been implemented. The second annual “Send a Valentine, Buy a Ride” initiative is underway throughout February to try to raise money and awareness about the program. Last year the fundraiser netted about $2,000. Those involved in getting the word out would like to best that amount. “Instead of giving someone a gift, you can give a donation to the Rides program in the person’s name,” explained center executive director Magdalene Staples. The money would be used to provide rides to those who can’t otherwise get to an appointment.

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Hampton Roads, a support network modeled after the national organization. Women affected by heart disease meet once a month. She hopes that more women will consider attending the meetings to learn more. Women also need to be aware of heart attack symptoms. In Steger’s case, she passed off symptoms that presented for two days. Women may feel pressure or pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, upper back, jaw, or arms, dizziness, nausea, clammy sweats, heart flutters, paleness, unexplained feelings of anxiety, fatigue or weakness, especially with exercise, stomach or abdominal pain, shortness or breath. The initiative, “Make the Call, Don’t Miss a Beat” is the first national campaign targeted toward women regarding symptoms of heart attack and the importance of calling 911. A recent survey found that 78% of women would call 911 to save someone else, but less than 50% said they would call 911 if they were having symptoms. Here are a few tips from The Mayo Clinic about heart disease to keep in mind. Don’t smoke — Or use tobacco. Both present significant risk factors for heart disease. Exercise — For 30 minutes most days of the week. Regular daily exercise can reduce risk of fatal heart disease.

Healthy weight — As you put on weight in adulthood, your weight gain is mostly fat rather than muscle. This excess weight can lead to conditions that increase your chances of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Screenings — High blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage the heart and blood vessels. But without testing for them, you probably won’t know whether you have these conditions. Regular screening can tell you what your numbers are and whether you need to take action. In order to provide key screenings for people, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center is holding a “Pocket EKG” sreening 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the hospital’s Williamsburg Room. Other screenings are scheduled for May 17 and June 16. The program provides participants with a 12-lead EKG reading, printed on a card that will fit in a wallet so that the baseline EKG is with them at all times. The screening also includes a blood pressure reading and cholesterol check. The EKGs are read by local cardiologists and are useful in identifying abnormal readings for people who may not be aware. More – To attend WomanHeart of Hampton Roads, call 258-9128.



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Benefit concert—Betsy Q presents children’s music at 11 a.m Feb. 26 at the Kimball Theatre. $7, $5. Benefits VCE Family focus. Adult Art classes—Offered by This Century Benefit concert—Christine Niehaus and her Art Gallery-Williamsburg Art Center at the husband Harris Simon combine their talents Art Education Center. Advance registration at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Kimball Theatre. required. Mother’s Day Jewelry Retreat work$15. 800 HISTORY. shop, Intro to Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Bowl For Kids’ Sake—Big Brothers Big Papier Mache, Photography 101. 229Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula 4949. sponsors Feb. 26 at AMF Williamsburg Adult Education Program—In WJC: free Lanes. classes for GED, ABE, ESOL. 565-9143. Bridles & Bow Ties 2011—Dream Catchers Adult keyboard lessons—Parker Piano at the cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center Outlet. $59.95. 810-6573. hosts at 5:30 p.m. May 21. 565-1775 or American Red Cross classes— Poquoson chapter offers Lifeguard Training Chocolate Chariot Race—11 a.m. Feb. 26 Feb. 25, 26, 27 and March 4, 5, 6. 898-at Sullivan Square in New Town. $200/ 3090. $155; Adult CPR/AED Feb. 8, $50; team: SponFirst Aid Feb. 11, $40; CPR/AED for the sorships 592-4289 or steve@williamsProfessional Rescuer Feb. 19, $65; Register at 564-5901 sitter Training Feb. 26, $60; Lay Responder or by First Aid & CPR/AED instructor course for Feb. 11. Benefits Inclusion nonprofit. ages 16 and up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9, 16 Community for a Cure—Relay for Life team and 23. $220. Preregister at 898-3090. sponsors a Yard Sale/Fish Fry April 16 at Andrews Gallery—At William & Mary presthe Teamsters Local 95 Office. Rain April 30. ents ``East Meets Midwest,’’ featuring paintCommunity of Stars fundraising banings by John Goodrich, Ruth Miller, quet—Williamsburg-James City Community Thaddeus Radell, Stanley Lewis, Don Beal, Action Agency holds April 28 at Crowne Henry Finkelstein, Ying Li, Al Kresch, Megan Plaza Williamsburg Fort Magruder. $50, Williamson, Michael Neary, Ron Weaver, $90. Raffle tickets $10, or $15/two. 229Bob Brock, Jeremy Long, Philip Hale, Glen 9332. Semi-formal, silent auction, cash bar. Cebulash, Don Southard, Lynette Lombard, Cut-a-Thon for Avalon—Posh Salon hosts 4Simon Carr, and Timothy King. Reception 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Wear wacky Valentine PJs, 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Andrews Gallery. with prizes for wackiest. Ladies haircut $20, Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 221-1452. men’s $10. Proceeds support Avalon. Art-cade Gallery—Features works of national Dancing With the Williamsburg Stars— artists, including Disney, Dr. Seuss and March 5 at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, Greenwich Workshop artists. 1321 William & Mary. Sponsorships: 253-0676 Jamestown Rd., Suite 204 . 565-7424. or Tickets: 221Art classes—Polly Nunn small-group classes: 2674 or Through Feb. Adult Painting in Acrylics or Oils, Basic 19, $100, $25, $50. After, $115, $35, Drawing/Texture/Clay Sculpture/ Pottery. $60. 220-4945. From the Heart... For the Kids—3:15Art Gallery—Of the Greater Williamsburg 7:15 p.m. Feb. 12 at King of Glory PreChamber & Tourism Alliance features the school & Kindergarten. Spaghetti Dinner and work of Gulay Berryman. 421 N. Boundary Auction, silent auction at 3:30 p.m., tables St. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. close at 5:15. Live auction 5:20-6:30 p.m. Art History Lecture Series—Feb. 21 Dinner tickets are $8 and $3. Under 3 free. ``Beauty and Sophistication’’ Karen Getty at Maximum cost for immediate family $25. the Williamsburg Library theater. Free. 258-1070. Caring for Our Children— Child care Gala Benefit—Virginia Symphony Society of provider training March 26 at King of Glory Greater Williamsburg hosts April 10 Lutheran Church. 564-2170. ``Celebrating 20 Years of Falletta Magic’’ at Creating a Personal Spending Plan— Two Rivers Country Club. Ticket information: Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative or 345-6634. Extension 11 a.m.-1 p.m. second Fridays, Girl Scout Cookie 5K Run/Walk—Feb. February-May, at the York Social Services. 19 at Camp Skimino. Fees are $25 for the Registration required. 890-3787/890-3953. 5K and $10 for the 1M. 258-3127. Firearm Safety class—10 a.m.-noon Feb. Grove Christian Outreach Center 26 at the Law fundraisers—To Enforcement benefit its building Center. Offered fund: Green Leafe by the James Cafe will donate City Police 10% every Sunday Department at in February. Present no charge. a Grove Christian Preregister at Outreach Center 253-1800. flier; in February stuGallery on the dents, youth groups York—``Aperand Grove residents ture Show – participate in the Focus on Photo``You Can Make a graphy’’ through Change in Your Feb. 13. 10 Community’’ thru a a.m.-5 p.m. and can bank drive; 1-4 p.m. SunFeb. 21 at Inflation day. 7907 Nation, Galaxy Tag George and AMF bowling; Washington Feb. 24 Pizza Hut, Memorial Chili’s, Zpizza and Highway. 898Moe’s Southwest This Century Art Gallery-Williamsburg 3076. Grill will donate a Art Center will offer a Papier Mache Here, Now and portion of profits; Down the class, 6-8:30 p.m. starting Monday, Feb. Swing in the Road—Tips for 7. Preregistration is required. 229-4949. Afternoon noon-4 Loving Parents, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.-noon Williamsburg Outlet Friday, Feb. 11-April 1, York River Baptist Mall. Concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church. $10. Family Focus. 566-9777. Episcopal Church. Grove Sunday fliers will James City Parks & Rec— Coed Soccer be in the Feb. 12 and 19 Gazette. Sunday, Feb. 27-May 15, Warhill Sports Hampton Roads Telecommunicator’s Complex. $425/team; Learn to Swim proBanquet—The James City and Yorkgrams registration Feb. 14-27. Free swim Poquoson-Williamsburg Emergency 911 cenevaluation 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 15; Games, ters host April 16. 566-0112 or 890-5883. Games and more Games! Tuesdays through Liz Montgomery & Trio in concert— March 8, $30, $25; Automatic External Community for a Cure Relay for Life team Defibrillation & BP Check-up (:30 a.m. Feb. sponsors, 7 p.m. March 4 at Williamsburg 12 at JCWCC. Free; Proper Erg Technique Library theater. Donations $20. 259-1176. 2-5 p.m. Feb. 13. Free; Adult Group Fitness Oriental Afternoon Fashion Show—The classes ages 13 and up. 259-4200. Woman’s Club of Williamsburg GFWC Pruning clinic—Hosted by the Williamsburg hosts show and luncheon at 11 a.m. April 9 Botanical Garden on Feb. 19 at the Ellipse at Crowne Plaza at Fort Magruder. Door Garden in Freedom Park. Free. williamsburgprizes, raffle, silent auction and 50/50. or 880-1893. $40. 220-0036 or Quarterpath Rec Center—Tai Chi 24 Form Play it Forward Charity Golf tourna12:15-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9-April 13. ment—the Giving Garden Foundation hosts 259-3760 to register and for fees. the inaugural event with a shotgun start at 9 Swem Library—At William & Mary hosts a.m. April 9 at Williamsburg National Golf. ``Unlocking the Diary’’ in the Third-Floor Register by March 16. Prizes. www.thegivRotunda Gallery thru March 31. 221-3070. This Century Art Gallery—On exhibit Feb. Reverse Raffle—The Junior Woman’s Club of 8-March 25 are pastels by Linda Carey and Williamsburg presents the event with a lampwork jewelry by Charmaine Jackson. chance at a $5,000 grand prize. 6:30 p.m. Upstairs Gallery: ``Fantasy and Whimsy.’’ March 19 at Trinkle Hall on the campus of 219 N. Boundary St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. William & Mary. Proceeds benefit area charTuesday-Sunday. 229-4949. ities. Tickets are $125 and include one entry Turf Love Program—Accepting applicainto the grand prize drawing, but two-people tions, open to residents of James City and event entry. Williamsburg. $30. Download an applicaRides fundraiser—The Historic Triangle tion at Center sponsors the second annual city/programs. 564-2170. ``Send a Valentine, Buy a RIDE!’’ fundraiser. The center is asking for donations of $25, with a goal of $2,000 by the end of February. 259-4181. Shamrock the Block—A new fundraising 4th annual Night at the Museum—6-9 venture for the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg March 5, hosted by New Town United is set for 6-9 p.m. March 12 at Legacy Hall Methodist Church Preschool. Bid during the in New Town. Centers around local Irish silent and live auctions. Children’s artwork band the Havers. Tickets are $15. rlodand ``Taste of New Town.’’ $10 and $5. or 258-1072. Proceeds benefit the preschool. Sweetheart Banquet—The Early Childhood Auction & Mardi Gras Party—WilliamsMusic School board of Williamsburg United burg Choral Guild presents 4-8 p.m. Feb. Methodist Church presents 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11 20 at the Great Wolf Lodge Grand Oak in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Includes free Ballroom. Live Dixieland Band and a dinner child care and entertainment by the music buffet offering New Orleans cuisine. Live school’s faculty. Tickets are $25. 229-1771, and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 in ext. 108 or advance, $45 at the door. 220-1808. 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Meetings James City Democratic Committee— Hosts a banquet Feb. 12 at the Williamsburg Hellenic Center. Speaker is Tim Kaine. Tickets are $60. Senior Advocate Network Group—Will discuss ``Today’s Non-Profit Hospital Environment’’ by Jim Holmes. 8:30-10:15 a.m. Feb. 9 at Rappahannock General Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation. $10 includes breakfast. RSVP to 897-3075.

Miscellaneous 10th annual Antique Show & Flea Market—Sponsored by The Virginia Gazette 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7 at the Shops at High Street. 253-8126 to be a vendor. 20th annual Aeromodelers Show— Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers show March 12-13 at Williamsburg Outlet Mall. 23rd annual Craft Show—8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Chambrel at Williamsburg. Crafters with unique and quality crafts can participate in the all-indoor show. 220-1839. 2011 Colonial Heritage Community Foundation Educational Series— Opens Feb. 14 at Colonial Heritage Clubhouse, with ``Put ART in Your HeART’’ 13 p.m. Luci Talbot Cochran and Marjorie Hilkert are speakers. Art display. 345-6974. 2011 Yorktown Black History Celebration—Sponsored by Yorktown African American Cultural Society, 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at Yorkstar-Zedekiah Lodge #167. Speakers are Larry Hales and Russell Hopson. Music, displays, refreshments. Free. 775-9751. An Evening with the Presidents—Early Presidential Politics and the Role of Parties in the American System of Government, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kimball Theatre. $12, $5. 800 HISTORY. Bird Walk—Migrating with Mr. McCary 8:30 a.m. March 12 at Shirley Plantation. Tom McCary accompanied by Randy Carter. $15. Reservations required: 800 232-1613. Cabin Fever—York Parks & Rec and Appomattox River Co. host the festival 1-3 p.m. March 27. Outdoor recreation and nature organizations set up booths and give demos at New Quarter Park. 890-3513 to exhibit. CIAO Italian Film Festival—At the Williamsburg Library theater continues Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. with ``The Tiger and the Snow.’’ Cultural Heritage Program Series—In recognition of Black History Month, 3 p.m. Sundays in February at the Williamsburg Library theater. Feb. 13 StringG Trio on viola, cello and violin. Sponsored by First Baptist. Free. Refreshments after. Meet & greet artists. Authors sign their books. The fashion…fedoras & the fabulous— ’40s annual dinner & dance, sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, Feb. 19 at the Williamsburg Lodge. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner, entertainment and dancing. Music by Slapwater. $85, black tie optional. Advance tickets required: 229-6511. Election—In Centerville Feb. 24 for a representative to serve on the Williamsburg-James City Community Action Agency Board of Directors. 7 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church. 229-9332 by 5 p.m. Feb. 21 to be placed on the ballot. Film Screening & Panel Discussion—`The Response’’ 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Sadler Center, Tidewater A, William & Mary. Free. From Africa to Virginia lecture—Presented by Linda Heywood, at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at Jamestown Settlement, ``Queen Njjinga: Legacy, Memory and Nation in Contemporary Angola.’’ 253-4838. GED Exam—Administered 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 at the Workforce Development Center. Register by Feb. 7. 565-9179. Indoor flea market—8 a.m.-1 p.m. first Saturdays at Historic Triangle Community Services Center. Tables $15, $20. 746-4514. Lecture—Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists present ``A Teenager Named South Africa,’’ 1 p.m. Feb. 13, with Robert Vinson discussing the future of post-apartheid South Africa. $18. 220-6830. Literary Luncheon—The Chesapeake Bay Writers host on Feb. 16 at Bavarian Gardens. Keynote by Sarah McCollum. $19. Register at Miss York County Sweetheart—Information session open to those interested in pageants 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Williamsburg Library theater. Download a pageant application at 570-4905. NAACP Life Membership Banquet— 32nd annual York-James City-Williamsburg NAACP event April 23, Williamsburg Lodge to honor those who have invested in the organization’s work. 229-3113 for tickets. NAMI Family to Family program—Free series to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. 6:30-8:45 p.m. March 7-May 30 at Southgate Community Center. 703 9152641 or New Quarter Park events—8-10 a.m. Feb. 12 Williamsburg Bird Club Bird Walk; 7-9 a.m. Feb. 26 Williamsburg Bird Club Bird Walk, led by Bill Williams. Poverty Simulation—1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Rd. Register with Doris Heath, 564-2170. Standard Flower Show—The Tidewater District of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs sponsors ``Special Interest Gardens from Tropical to Desert’’ March 4-6 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival—At the Kimball Theatre: Feb. 26 and 27 ``Saviors in the Night.’’ 565-8588. William & Mary Global Film & Music Festival—Feb. 17-20 Kimball Theatre. ``The Robot’’ on Thursday, ``Home’’ Friday, ``House’’ Saturday. ``Superhero Me’’ premieres Thursday night and ``Wasteland’’ Sunday afternoon. Williamsburg Farmers Market—Merchants Square, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and March 12. 259-3768.

Music Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg—Concert series at Williamsburg Library Feb. 15: Nobilis Piano Trio. Tickets $15, $6. Concert—Christine Niehaus and Harris Simon in concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Kimball Theatre. All seats $15. 800 HISTORY. Ewell Concert Series—Presents the contemporary ensemble Relache at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Williamsburg Library theater. Doors open at 7:30. In addition, readings of student composers noon-2 p.m. Feb. 18. Free. Music in Your Life—Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg presents at the Williamsburg Library theater. Hosted and moderated by Miles Schwartz: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10: young singers from the Virginia Opera sing selections from operas & shows. W&M Symphony Orchestra—Winter concert 8-10 p.m. March 1 at Phi Beta Kappa Hall. Liszt piano concerto No. 2 in A major, G.125 Maria yefimova piano, Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, op. 70. Williamsburg Choral Guild—``Experience the Joy’’ concert 4 p.m. March 6 at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Preconcert discussion by James Armstrong at 3. 220-1808 or Williamsburg Symphonia—Masterworks concerts March 21 and 22, G. Bizet: Jeux d’enfants; W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 35, K. 385 (``Haffner’’), M. Ravel: Parvane pour une Infante defunte, P. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (``Little Russian’’). 229-9857. Williamsburg Symphonia League—Presents violinist Akemi Takayama and pianist David Stewart Wiley in a Violin-Piano Duo Recital, 7:30 p.m. March 31 at Williamsburg Library theater. $20, $30. 259-2313. Williamsburg Youth Orchestras—Winter concert 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Kimball Theatre. $8, $2. 800 HISTORY.

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Seminars Business Education workshops—By Williamsburg SCORE: Customer Service on the Web Feb. 17; Business Law Boot Camp for the Small-Business Owner March 17; Do’s & Don’ts of Internet Marketing April 14; Starting and Managing a Small Business May 14. Learn more at 229-6511. Love & Respect video conference—At Crash in Yorktown, 6:45-10:15 p.m. Feb. 11 and 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 12. $15 through Feb. 7, $20 after. 890-0783 for info. Register at Nonprofit Board Training Series—Sponsored by NetworkWilliamsburg 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8-March 15. $150. Storm on the Horizon:—Slavery, Disunion and the Roots of the Civil War, Feb. 18 and 19 in the Historic Area. $150. Register at, 800 603-0948.

Tours/Trips Historic Garden Week—9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 16-24 at Shirley Plantation. Included with admission. 800 232-1613. Historic Triangle Senior Center—11:30 a.m. Feb. 12, lunch at Capitol Landing Restaurant, then see ``42nd Street.’’ $17, $22; trip to Harrington Casino in Delaware Feb. 15. Casino is giving a $15 play card with a free buffet; Philadelphia Flower Show, visit the Liberty Bell and Longwood Gardens March 5-7. 259-4187 or 564-6342. Women of Shirley Month—In honor of Women’s History Month March 1-31 Shirley Plantation. $11, $7.50. 800 232-1613.

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Volunteers ACT-SO—Volunteers needed to help with recruiting students, coaches, mentors and qualified judges: 253-0841. American Red Cross—Colonial Virginia chapter: 253-0228. York-Poquoson chapter: 898-3090. The Arc of Greater Williamsburg— 2293535 to volunteer or for more information. Avalon—Mini training can be offered on request. 258-5022. Big Brothers Big Sisters—Of Greater Williamsburg: 253-0676 to volunteer. Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater— Visit with patients at Virginia Oncology Associates: or 461-8488. Colonial CASA—Advocate for children: 2293306. Dream Catchers—At the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center: 566-1775. HOPE Tutorial Program—WilliamsburgJames City Community Action Agency: 2299332. Literacy for Life—Adults interested in tutoring other adults: 221-3325. Preservation Virginia at Historic Jamestowne—Archaeology interpreters and museum monitors. 229-0412. Watermen’s Museum—Docents needed at the museum 10 a.m.-1 p.m. TuesdaySaturday or 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 887-2641. Williamsburg AIDS Network—Nonprofit offers a variety of opportunities: 220-4606. Williamsburg Faith in Action—Assist elderly and physically disabled adults. 258-5890. Williamsburg Walks the Talk—Assist exoffenders: 876-8161. WJC Community Action Agency— Volunteer for the Neighborhood Basketball League: 229-3316.




Williamsburg Players—``42nd Street’’ runs thru Feb. 19, 8 p.m. James-York Playhouse. 2 p.m. Saturday matinees. 229-0431.


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Saturday/5 4th annual Bunko Tournament—For Breast Health Awareness, 7 p.m. at Walsingham McAuley Auditorium. Benefits Beyond Boobs! and Susan G. Komen/Tidewater. Hosted by Kingsmill Bunko Ladies & Friends. 415 Grill— At the Hospitality House karaoke with a DJ, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 229-4020. Airbrush workshop—This Century Art Gallery Williamsburg Art Center offers 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Art Education Center. Preregistration required at 229-4949. Alain & Friends:—In celebration of Jehan Alain, concert sponsored by Tidewater chapter American Guild of Organists, 8 p.m. Bruton Parish Church. Guest speaker-organist James Kibble, with Stephen Cook, Rebecca Davy, Norman Elton, Thomas Marshall. The Art of Beauty—1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5-26, at the Wythe House Kitchen. Admission: 220-7645. Art Stop—10:30 a.m. DeWitt Wallace museum. 220-7724. Benefit concert—For Olde Towne Medical Center presented by James City, New Town and Williamsburg Host Lions clubs. Entertainment by Bill Gurley & Friends and the Runaway String Band. 7 p.m. Williamsburg Library. $15. Buddy Art—Program provides art activities for children 6 and up with special needs and/or physical disabilities. 3-4 p.m. James City-Williamsburg Community Center. 565-2795. Decorative Arts Highlights—11 a.m. and 1 p.m. SaturdayTuesday, DeWitt Wallace museum. 220-7724. Free Admission Weekend—At Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours and games 2-4 p.m. 596-8175. Gala Concert—W&M’s Botetourt Chamber Singers concert ``Sing! Sing! Sing’’ 8 p.m. at Kimball Theatre. $15. Supports the W&M Choral International Tour fund. 800 HISTORY. Historic Organ Recital—By Rebecca Davy, 10 a.m. Wren Chapel at William & Mary. Indoor flea market—8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Historic Triangle Community Services Center, Waller Mill Road. Free admission Introduction to Folk Art—Noon and 2 p.m. SaturdayTuesday, DeWitt Wallace museum. 220-7724. J.M. Randalls—Bob Marley’s Birthday Party with the reggae sound of Iron Lion. Reservations: 259-0406. 4854 Longhill Rd. Mac 101, OS Overview—Free, 2:30-4 p.m. Computer Concepts, 5118 Center St. Register at 564-3996. Meet a Nation Builder—12:45 p.m. Mary Stith House. 2207645. Meet the Musician—10:30 a.m. Mary Stith House. 2207645. Mobile Library Services—Colonial Pines 10; New Hope 11:30; Lafayette Square 12:30. Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg meets—8-9:30 a.m. Quarterpath Recreation Center, 202 Quarterpath Rd. Peter Gore talks about Heritage Humane Society shelter and its programs. Peter Walentisch talks about programs addressing homelessness in the city. Open to the public. New Volunteer Orientation—For Dream Catchers. 2-4 p.m. RSVP at 566-1775. Organ Recital—By Rebecca Davy, 8 p.m. at Bruton Parish Church. Order in the Court—10:30 a.m. Courthouse. 220-7645. Orientation Walk—10, 11 a.m, noon, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Greenhow Lumber House. 220-7645. Piano Lessons begin—For ages 7-12 Feb. 5-26 at Piano & Organ Outlet. 564-9592. 259-4200. The Player & the Pulpit—3 p.m. Raleigh Tavern Apollo Room. 220-7645. Pleasures of the Playhouse—2 p.m. Raleigh Tavern Apollo Room. 220-7645. Pruning Clinics—York Extension Office offers 10 a.m.-noon at Ken Matthews Garden Center in Yorktown. 890-4940. Regency Dining Room—Dining and dancing to Charlie Costa Trio, Williamsburg Inn. Romance Writers Reveal All—Presented by a panel of local authors, including Laurin Wittig and Marliss Melton. 11 a.m. Williamsburg Library theater. Book-signing, reception follow. Door prizes. Free. SAT/ACT Practice Test/Parent Seminar— 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jamestown High School. $10 fee. Saturday Poetry Series—11 a.m. James City Library: Clay Harrison, Serena Fusek, Bill Glose, Guy Terrell, Shann Palmer and Bob Kelly. Short Stop— At New Town. No cover. Spanish folk music—Private concert, complete with Spanish tapas and wine, by Tomas Lozano 6-8 at La Tienda, Jamestown Road. Reservations $58/couple. 253-1925. Spirit Days at the Movies—W&M Global Film Festival partners with local school PTAs to offer free movies, with donations for PTA of choice. 11 a.m. Kimball Theatre: ``Little Nemo-Adventures in Slumberland.’’ Slumber party theme. Tales and Tunes of Groundhogs and Other Critters— Family-style concert by Bob Zentz, 1:30 p.m. at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 220-7724. Tasting—1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Harry & David. Super Game Salsa, Chips & Dips Tasting. Premium Outlets. Terra Restaurant & Bar—Karla Crum Jazz Band appears on Saturday nights, beginning at 9. High Street. Toano Farmers Market—8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily on Route 60 in Toano. Local produce, sausage, country ham, smoked fish, hand-crafted soaps, baked goods, honey. Walk & Talk—10 a.m.-noon at New Quarter Park. Talk addresses oysters and the Chesapeake Bay. William & Mary Charter Day concert— Featuring the Roots, 8 p.m. at William & Mary Hall. $8 for W&M students with ID, $25 for public. 221-2674. Williamsburg Players—Presents ``42nd Street’’ at 2 and 8 p.m. at James-York Playhouse. Reservations, tickets: 229-0431 Williamsburg Walkabout— 9:15 a.m. James City-Williamsburg Community Center. Williamsburg Women’s Chorus— Rehearsals begin, 10 a.m.-noon. 564-7875 or Windows Skills Essentials—Free, 10:30 a.m.-noon Computer Concepts, 5118 Center St. Register at 564-3996. Words of War—11:45 a.m. Raleigh Tavern. 220-7645.

Sunday/6 Beginning Ballroom Dance—Rick Hockman teaches beginner rumba at 4:30 p.m. at Jazzercise, 455 Merrimac Trail. Classical concert—Williamsburg Chamber Players present ``Strings and Things.’’ 4 p.m. at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd.

Opening the Cultural Heritage Series at the Williamsburg Library this Sunday in celebration of Black History Month will be Rejoicing. The vocal group formed in 1994 and has performed at churches and other locations along the East Coast. The program starts at 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at the library theater. Programs continue each Sunday in February at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Ceramics Up-Close—2 p.m. DeWitt Wallace museum. 2207724. Free Admission Weekend—At Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 15 p.m. Tour exhibits, ``Hands on for Kids’’ gallery. 596-8175. J.M. Randalls—Service Industry Night. Olde Towne Square, Longhill Road. 259-0406. Jazz brunch at Opus 9 Steakhouse— Chris Brydge Duo plays 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kimball Theatre—``Tiny Furniture’’ at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Lecture—2 p.m. at Jamestown Settlement. John Coombs explores the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia. Residents of the City of Williamsburg and James City and York receive complimentary admission. 253-4838. Short Stop—In New Town hosts Service Industry Night. Valentine Day clay class—At Paint on Pottery Too, 2 p.m. 4854 Longhill Rd., Suite 8. 565-3500. Walk-in Computer Assistance—3-5 Williamsburg Library. Who, What & Ware—1:30 p.m. DeWitt Wallace museum. 220-7645.

Monday/7 A Gift From Ben— Distributes food 3:30-5 p.m. Living Proof Baptist on Waltz Farm Drive. African American Folk Art—3 p.m. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 220-7724. Art classes—This Century Art Gallery - Williamsburg Art Center offers a Papier Mache class 6-8:30 p.m. $139, $115; Clay Pottery workshop 2-4:30 p.m. $105, $95. 229-4949. Computer Maintenance Essentials—Free, 2-3:30 p.m. Computer Concepts, 5118 Center St. Register at 564-3996. Decorative Arts Highlights—11 a.m. and 1 p.m. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 220-7724. Exhibit closes—Swem Library at W&M hosts ``Winter Holidays: A Celebration for Everyone.’’ Includes items from the Nancy Marchall: A Visit from Saint Nicholas Collection and the Woodbridge-Weston Collection of Christmas Books. J.M. Randalls—Texas Hold’Em Poker at 6 p.m., Monday Night football. Olde Towne Square, 259-0406 James City Parks & Rec—Offers Stress Release Meditate & Create Monday, Feb. 7-March 14, for ages 18 and up. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. $60+, $55+, James City-Williamsburg Community Center. 259-4200. Lecture—The Truth about Wind and Solar Power presented by Robin Church during Williamsburg Climate Action Network meeting 7-9 p.m. Morton Hall, W&M. 253-8029. Meet a Nation Builder—12:45 p.m Mary Stith House. 2207645. Meet the Musician—1:45 p.m. Mary Stith House. 220-7645. Mobile Library Services—Toano Trace 4-4:45; Burnt Ordinary 5-6. Orientation Walk—9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Greenhow Lumber House. 220-7645. Paul’s Deli—Open Jam Session with Brandon Wilson, 9 p.m.-midnight. 761 Scotland St. 229-8976. Short Stop Market—In New Town offers NFL games. Toastmasters—Voices of Williamsburg, 7 a.m. at the James City-Williamsburg Community Center. 476-5307. Williamsburg Christian Businessmen’s Fellowship— Adult chapter noon-1:30 p.m. at Sammy & Nicks.

Tuesday/8 American Red Cross classes—York-Poquoson chapter offers Adult CPR/AED. $50. Preregistration is required. 898-3090. Center Street Grill—Live music starts at 7 p.m. 5101 Center St. Exhibit opens—At This Century Art Gallery, with pastels by Linda Carey and lampwork jewelry by Charmaine Jackson. In the Upstairs Gallery is ``Fantasy and Whimsy.’’ 219 N. Boundary St. 229-4949. Focus on Furniture—2:15 and 3:30 p.m. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 220-7724. Free Tax Assistance—AARP Tax-Aide: Williamsburg Library 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, James City Library 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. Thursday; 1st Advantage FCU in Yorktown 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 877-4971; 2-6 p.m. Mondays during February only at James River Community Center, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Colonial Williamsburg Bruton Heights Education Center, 2-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 and 14, and Wednesdays at James City-Williamsburg Community Center, 2-6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Quarterpath Rec Center. Available through April 18. Great Decisions—Series of lectures on foreign affairs at the Williamsburg Library. Feb. 8: Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni presents ``U.S. National Security: 10 Years After 9/11.’’ Refreshments 9:45-10:20, lecture 10:30-noon. Series is sold out, but standby tickets may be available for $10. Gridiron Grille—Karaoke at 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, with Texas Hold ‘Em at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 113 Palace Lane. Herb Society of America—Colonial Triangle Unit of Virginia meets at 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall of Our Savior’s Lutheran church in Norge. Chrissy Moore, curator with the National Herb Garden, presents ``Herbal Trees.‘’ 259-2259. Historic Triangle Senior Center—10 a.m. Dominoes, 11:15 a.m. AFEP 1. Line dancing 10 a.m.-noon Quarterpath Rec. J.M. Randalls—Buzztime Trivia. Olde Towne Square, 259-0406. Kickboxing—6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Feb 8-March 3, Toano Middle School. $38, $33. 259-4200. Mobile Library Services—Windy Hill 3:30-4:30, Country Village 4:45-5:45. Music Then and Now—10:30 a.m. Mary Stith House. 2207645. NARFE Luncheon—Williamsburg chapter 685 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 11:15 a.m. at the Gazebo, 409 Bypass Rd. $13. Speaker is Ken Spirito. Reservations required at 253-2426. Nonprofit Board Training Series—Sponsored by NetworkWilliamsburg. 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8-March 15. $150. Passion on the Plantation—9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 1-14 at Shirley Plantation. $11, $7.50. 800 232-1613. Playin for Fun—3-5 p.m. Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Group plays guitars, banjos, harmonicas, and more. Quarterpath Rec Center—Tai Chi 40 Form 12:15-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8-April 12. 259-3760 to register and for fees. Short Stop Market—In New Town offers Timeshare Tuesdays.

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Diana Bucci

Ron Campana

Sandra Clay

Judie Croft

Sondra Deibler

Stephen Do

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Donna Magoon

Andrew Nelson

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Rivers Bend

$1,012,500 Richmond Hill

Waterfront home with a 1st floor master, gourmet kitchen, media room and library. Proposed by Ron Curtis. John Otey 220-9500 876-4460

$770,000 Salt Ponds

Gracious federal style home in small town neighborhood with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Tessa Louer 220-9500 345-3804

$699,950 Gloucester

Reduced! Park your boat in your backyard. Trex decking, all appliances, floating dock and pier. Small 2nd glass porch. Sondra Deibler 826-1930 879-0001

$675,000 Skimino Landing Estates $675,000 Monticello Woods

Own history! Circa 1712 home is restored with original materials has a 3-car garage, guest house, greenhouse, pool. Steve Burch 220-9500 880-0081

Custom brick Transitional with a gourmet kitchen and walk-out basement is sited on 2.29 private acres. Julia & Jack McNulty 220-9500 291-6464


4160 Ambassador Circle. Southern Living plan. 5 bedrooms, 2 masters, 4.5 baths, wrap front porch, study/library and more. Wade Saunders 220-9500 876-6166


Cypress Point

$650,000 Kingsmill

Waterfront! 3-story home with 150 feet deep waterfront on Diascund Creek, flows into Chickahominy. Janet Thrall 220-9500 345-3830

The Colonies

$599,000 Monticello Woods

Classic 5 bedrooms 2.5 baths on Halfway Creek. Renovated kitchen, custom trim, sunroom and bonus room. Linda Berryman 220-9500 532-7749

$529,000 Lakeview Estates

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2 masters and baths; 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs. Refinished hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless. Frank Hughes & Bill Clarke 220-9500 345-3809

$439,000 Fords Colony

1 of 4 riverfront lots available with a view of the sunrise across the James River to Jamestown island. Lou Cale & Shearl Adkins 220-9500 291-1717

$359,000 Powhatan Crossing $349,900 Kingspoint

4 bedroom custom built home in excellent condition with open foyer, living and dining rooms. Stainless steel, 3 level deck. Petra Tucker 826-1930 513-4482

New custom construction, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,422 sqft with granite and executive trim sited on a secluded lot. Linda Berryman 220-9500 532-7749

4192 Haymarket Lane,Williamsburg. Water views from deck,4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on cul-de-sac. Many great features. Chris Saunders 220-9500 344-0297

$499,900 Williamsburg

Brick home has first floor master, great room with vaulted ceilings, formal rooms, built-ins and fireplace. Janet Thrall 220-9500 345-3830

$414,000 Stonehouse Glen

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath; 9’ ceilings-living room, dining room, foyer, large kitchen; deck and level, open yard. Energy efficient Sam Hazelwood 565-4696 880-8889

$575,000 Greensprings West $569,950 Kingspoint

3 bedroom 2.5 bath home, sited on 13.3+ acres with pasture views, 4 stall Barnmaster barn and training ring. Julia & Jack McNulty 220-9500 291-6464

$500,000 Greensprings Plantation $499,900 Fords Colony

4 bedroom 3.5 bath, 3,000 sqft new con- 6.57 acres of great pasture for horses on struction with a first floor master and a Little Creek Reservoir. kitchen with granite and stainless. Sam Hazelwood 565-4696 880-8889 Janet Thrall 220-9500 345-3830

New construction, beautiful river views, 2 master suites, unfinished apartment, community beach. Carol Thompson 220-9500 784-1466

$579,500 Horse Property

New 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Southern Living plan by Harbin Builder with 1st floor master and family room with beamed ceiling. Frank Hughes 220-9500 345-3809

$495,000 Running Man


Pure delight in the center of Williamsburg. 4 bedroom plus bonus room, 3.5 bath.. Walk to Duke of Gloucester Street or First floor bedroom. 2 car attached garage. College of William and Mary. Larry Townsend 873-6900 873-3485 Andrew Nelson 220-9500 561-3725

$409,900 Horse Property

Way below assessment, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, stainless steel and granite kitchen, you must see all 3,280 square feet. John Roberts 220-9500 345-3889


Beautiful brick, 5 bedroom, 3 full and 2 half bath home with style, privacy, large screened and tiled porch and deck. Ron Campana 220-9500 897-6824

$404,500 Tuckahoe

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 3.6 acres includes large master suite, fireplace, screened porch, 1,000 sqft barn and paddocks. Janet & Robin Thrall 220-9500 879-8585


4 bedroom, 4 full bath Cape Cod, eat-in kitchen, Florida room and deck overlooking small creek. Ken Cuffy & Cathy Richardson 220-9500 593-4712

$325,000 Creekside Landing $314,900 Gloucester Town Commons $308,400 Halls Country Estates $299,900

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Classic Colonial home with formal living and dining rooms, first floor hardwood, sited on .76 acres. Donna Magoon 220-9500 345-3885

4 bedroom 2.5 bath, 3100 sqft home with a third level bonus room, hardwood floors and first floor office. Marshall Toney 220-9500 328-0095

Beautiful Cape Cod in a wonderful location. Short walk to all amenities of the courthouse. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Pam Hall 804-695-1414 804-514-1614

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, 2 car garage, gas fireplace. Mary Lyons 873-6900 236-2962


Forest Ridge

$289,000 York County

$273,600 Cobble Creek

4 bedroom, 2.5 baths with 2795 sqft, formal Wooded parcel in York County on quiet. living and dining room, family room. private lane. Wide, level frontage is divisible Larry Townsend 873-6900 873-3485 and waiting for your builder. Cathy Richardson 220-9500 814-9084


$200,000 Centerville Road

Rare opportunity to build in City of Williamsburg with low tax rate and great service. Beautiful lot on cul-de-sac. Linda Berryman 220-9500 532-7749


$150,000 The Mews

5 acres of privacy to build your dream home. Creek at back of property flows to Diascund Reservoir. Builders available. Janet Thrall 220-9500 345-3830

$200,000 West Point

3 bay garage/workshop (1176 sqft) with living area above workshop. 2 bedrooms and screened porch. Bill Clarke & Frank Hughes 220-9500 876-8346

$265,000 Governors Land

3 bedroom plus loft home, walk-in master closet with built-in shelving and drawers, stainless steel appliances and more. Frank Hughes & Bill Clarke 220-9500 345-3809

$200,000 Grafton Woods

Horse potential; 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a gorgeous porch, deck and shed and is sited on 5.26 acres. Lisa Remington-Smith 220-9500 800-617-1743

Fantastic first floor updated unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 masters, new ceramic floors, carpet, paint and a fireplace. Janet Thrall 220-9500 345-3830


Exceptional end unit has 20" Italian tile floors, neutral colors, stainless appliances, abundant windows, backs to woods. Julia & Jack McNulty 220-9500 291-6464

$115,000 Lake Powell Point

Remodeled with new systems, kitchen and appliances, carpet, lighting, walls, doors, insulation, bath and well. Janet Thrall 220-9500 345-3830


3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with an eat-in kitchen and dining room, carpet, 1-car garage and front porch. Sam Hazelwood & Debbie Drudge 565-4696 880-8889

$169,000 Fairway Villas

Well kept and full of upgrades. 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with Corian counters, hardwood and tile floors. Bill Clarke & Frank Hughes 220-9500 876-8346

$119,900 Plum Point

Flat, wide lot in a beautiful section of Fords Colony that will accommodate an array of home plans. Larry Walk 220-9500 345-3822

$239,990 Strawberry Plains

3309 Hickory Neck, Toano. New 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, third floor and bonus room options. Closing costs incentives. Shelly Taylor 565-4696 871-5768

$195,500 Barclay Square

York County. Well maintained 2 bedroom 2.5 bath, 2-story Townhouse. Seller offering $4,500 closing cost with acceptable offer. Chris Saunders 220-9500 344-0297

$149,000 Williamsburg Commons $130,000 Fords Colony

Affordable with and open floor plan, fireplace, new carpet, new paint, back deck and convenient to 199. Janet Thrall 220-9500 345-3830

$249,900 White Hall From

Impressive .90 acre homesite offering privacy and conservation area. Builders incentives available. Marshall Toney & Jolene Burke 220-9500 328-0095


Beautiful building lot in James City County at end of cul de sac. Bring your own builder, or we can provide one. Sam Hazelwood 565-4696 880-8889

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Plans are under way for the 32nd annual York-James City-Williamsburg NAACP Life Membership Banquet, scheduled for April 23 at the Williamsburg Lodge. Jocelyn Whitehead, director of the WJC Head Start Program, will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the banquet, which honors those who have invested in the work of the organization. Pictured are members of the banquet planning committee (from left): Sara L. Howard, John Dunn, Judy Alexander, Sharon Wood-Dunn, Ty Alexander, Sue Wilson, James White, John Williams, Clarence Wilson, Nathan Hill and Beth Haw. Bobbye Alexander, Barbara Alston, Oliver Tabb and Marie White are also committee members. For ticket information call the NAACP branch office at 229-3113.

Art show opening Artcafe26 in NewTown recently opened the art show “Modern Impressions,” which will run through April 23. It features the work of FrenchCanadian artist Richard Riverin (left). Also pictured is Sibilla Dengs.

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ABC NOTICE Zeus, Inc., trading as Qdoba Mexican Grill, 1220 D Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL for a Wine Beer On and Off license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Demetrios Florakis, President 2-05; 2-12

110 Legal Notices VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG AND COUNTY OF JAMES CITY IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE W. COSTELLO Probate No. 7267 SHOW CAUSE ORDER It appearing that a report of the accounts of Ann Gaudreaux and John L. Costello, Jr., CoExecutors (the “Co-

Executors) of the Estate of Marie W. Costello (the Estate), deceased, and of the debts and demands against the Estate has been filed in the Clerk’s Office, and that six (6) months have elapsed since the qualification, on motion of Alexander W. Powell, Jr., Esq., IT IS ORDERED that the creditors of, and all others interested in, the Estate do show cause, if any they can, on the 28th day of February, 2011, at 8:59 AM, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, before this Court at its courtroom, against the payment and delivery of the Estate to the residuary beneficiaries without requiring refunding bonds. I ask for this: Alexander W. Powell, Jr., Esq. (#44451) Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. 4801 Courthouse Street, Suite 300 Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757) 259-3877 1-5; 1-12 It’s so simple. It’s classified. The Virginia Gazette Classified. 253-8126.

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SEALED proposals for grounds maintenance of various lift stations and wells will be accepted by the James City County Purchasing Director or her designated representative on March 8, 2011 at 2pm local time, in the Purchasing Office, 101-F Mounts Bay Road, Suite 300, Williamsburg, VA 23188. A MANDATORY Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at the James City Service Authority Operations Training Room, 107 Tewning Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 on February 17, 2011 at 10:00am and 11:00am. Solicitation documents are available from the Purchasing Office between 8am and 5pm M-F, (757)2536646. See purchasing/bids.html for more information. 2-05

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155 Auctions

JCC RFP 11-4372

Yard Sales

Leon Washington Jr. Unit 328I; Shardey Green Unit 326G; George Hall Unit 301; Tiketa Cooper Unit 118D; Betty Gaspar Unit 237. These units to be sold at Sentry Self-Storage on 02/12/11 at 2:00 pm. 5393 Mooretown Rd. 757-565-0980

How to write a good classified ad 1. Start your ad with the merchandise you are sellingstarting with the merchandise makes it easier for the reader to locate your item(s) for sale. 2. Always include the price of the item you are selling-52% of classified readers do not respond to ads that do not include a price. 3. Keep abbreviations to a minimum-make it easy for readers to understand. 4. Place yourself in the reader’s position-ask what you would like to know about the merchandise for sale-include information such as brand names, colors and other specific descriptions.

201 Items Under $200

157 Adoptions

201 Items Under $200

Able to help you and your baby. Loving couple wishes to adopt. Will consider open adoption. Legal/medical. Call Patty and Phil in VA at 1-888580-0708 or see us at

11 small antique bottles, Baseball Cards 1990various colors and sizes, 1992 Don Russs series. 88-91 Topps. All for $25. $25. 757-565-1940. 757-566-4595 6 Bolt 15” 4WD, alloy rims w/tires for CANON DIGITAL- 4 memoMitsubishi. VGC. $50 ea. ry cards, case,and all or $200 obo all. 206- cables w/CD. UIB $55 757-566-4595 4859

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Anitque clear glass pickle Exercise bike. Brand new jar 8”x16”. $10. 757- and assembled. Asking Tradesman 9” band Saw 565-1940. $200. 757-220-1203 $35. 566-0028

dough bowl Never Fail Novena to the Antique Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit you w/clear glass cover for who make me see every- $25. 757-565-1940. thing and show me the way to reach my ideals, You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all that is done to me. You who are in all the instincts of my life, I, in And 1922 and 1897 and this short dialogue, want other years gone by. to thank you for every- Antiques from clocks to thing and affirm once crockery move out of the more that I never want to past and into your hands be separated from you when you read the classi(name what ever your fieds. request is). Say this prayer for three days. Some of the best news in After the third day, the the paper is old news. request will be granted, Open up the classifieds no matter how difficult. and read all about it. Promising to publish the The Virginia Gazette entire dialogue is a condiClassified tion for granting your 253-8126 request. J.C.

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201 Items Under $200

Raleigh bicycle & helmet, woman’s style, 7 gears. Few miles. Good cond. $100. 757-253-1477 Sony Video 8 Handycam & video album maker w/accessories. $175 OBO. 561-8149.

GEORGE FOREMAN and Dryer. TABLETOP GRILL. $10, Washer Kenmore, stackable, 6 258-0050 years old, runs well. Heavy-duty rain suit. 3 $199. 757-897-3226 piece.Retails for $37. Sell for $15. 757-634- White WICKER ROCKER Circa 1925. Upholstered 4473 back and seat. $80. 258JBL Stereo Speakers. 0050 J2080 series, 3-way floor speakers. Excellent cond. $75/pair. 561- 205 8149.

Bargain Busters 2 weeks $23 4 weeks $39 (6 lines or less. General merchandise only.)

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Fully equipped food concession trailer: Call 757876-7486. Virginia Opera Tickets: The Valkryie. Feb. 13, 2:30pm show. 10 tickets. $30/ea. 757-2290882.

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These homes feature one level and two story living, patios, first floor master suites, lofts, media rooms and expansive views of the golf course. We are located directly on WILLIAMSBURG NATIONAL GOLF COURSE. Located just minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, I-64, and the most desirable shopping and fine dining destinations. Beautifully appointed swimming pool enhances a fabulous club house... a great setting for parties and community events. The exercise center is outfitted with state of the art equipment and is accessible 24 hours a day.

Ask about the Linkside Collection, starting from $229,900. Luxury two, three and four bedroom condominiums with garages. ∙ (757) 258-2717 Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 242A to Route 199 to Monticello exit, bear to the left lane to light onto Monticello, proceed 2.5 miles to community on left.

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Indoor Flea Market

Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Rd., Sat., Feb. 5, 8-1. 757-746-4514 240 Computers, Video Games

215 Antiques

1825 Infant Dress & Bonnet

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P4 COMUTERS FOR SALE.. INTERNET READY.. $125-$175.. 570-6288

245 Firewood SEASONED FIREWOOD: Delivery available. Call 757-566-8853

250 Furniture

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Two additions make this one of the larger TH’s in Littletown Quarter at 2,281 sq ft. Enjoy the backyard park-like setting with a view of Wareham’s Pond in the background. Ceiling heights of 10 ft make these ‘salt-boxes’ feel roomy & comfortable $365,000

Million dollar view of pond & #15 Tee on River Course! Popular Moody’s Run townhome w/1st floor master suite, light & bright kitchen w/breakfast eating area, each BR w/own BA, screened porch overlooking pond $479,000

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STUPID CUPID ARRIVED EARLY Stop by the shop from the 3rd thru the 14th of February for our sale on selected items. It will make your heart sing.

Antique & Estate Items of Williamsburg 7405 Richmond Rd. at the Norge Shops. Located 1.2 mi. west of Wmsb. Pottery, on the left. 757-565-3553. Thurs.-Mon. 11-4pm

WAR RELICS Guns, daggers, swords, helmets, metals, uniforms, etc. wanted by collector historian. Will beat any offer. 757-880-5221

Framed. Measures 26 x 30. Call 771-2452.

Mahogany Breakfront; 1910 Kiel Library Table; 1925 Queen Anne Secretary, mahogany tall clock; all antiques in excel cond. 897-4802 Moving in March. Top quality dining room table 6 chairs, glass table & chairs, sofas, king sized bed, etc. Very reasonable. 757-206-1087



3 BR, 3.5 BA, over 3,000 sq. ft., Park-like setting. Large eat-in Kitchen, Sunroom, Fireplace, Hardwood on 1st floor, Attached Garage. $500,000

Open floor plan, 2 BR, 2.5 BA patio home w/screened porch on Plantation Golf Course. Vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, new carpet & paint! $475,000

New dble bed/w linens, $150; Exec computer desk, 72x24, $150; Dine table, 60 (78W/leaf) X42, Natural oak/oil finish, $150; 757-9032 2 7 1 . Sofa for sale, country pattern, excellent condition. $350. 757-258-5621

260 Jewelry

235 Collectibles

Watch, men’s s/s and 18k gold Rolex datejust w/original box. $3850.00 757-5660111

BASEBALL CARDS Wanted old (1900— 1960’s) baseball cards by collector. Call 757567-4179.

267 Livestock

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Fescue Hay for sale. $7/bale. Call for delivery quote. 757-603-0994.

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Spacious brick Transitional located on secluded cul-de-sac lot. Great for entertaining! Large formal rms, family rm features frpl, wet bar & sunrm, MBR has private office. 4BR, 2.5 BA. $575,000

A Joel Sheppard built home has an incredible large view of Halfway Creek & a wooded ravine w/extravagant, mature landscaping in front yard. This 4 BR, 3.5 BA brick transitional has over 4,300 sq ft of living space. Mstr Suite on 1st flr with this & many other rooms overlooking the creek. $775,000



First & second floor masters, hardwood floors, fabulous updated kitchen open to family room! Screened porch, bonus room with bath, wooded lot on cul-de-sac. $625,000

Southern Living plan by Wayne Harbin Builder features a spacious mstr suite, large eat-in kitchen, separate guest suites, 3 car garage & much more! Durable HardiePlank siding w/options for brick.. $799,500

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Stately all brick residence overlooks 16th green of Plantation Course. Two MBR suites, gourmet kitchen, inviting family room w/vaulted ceiling, library/office, large bonus rm, beautiful brick terrace & garden. $975,000

The ultimate in privacy and luxury! 4 BR, 4.5 BA River’s Edge villa overlooking Wareham’s Pond, granite, wood floors, many outstanding upgrades. $1,129,000

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Registered Black Tennessee Walker, 9 yrs. old. Exc. ride. $1500. Call 757-566-4549 after 6PM.

GARAGE/ESTATE SALE: 3 Marclay Rd., near Airport. Sat., Feb. 5, 8am-1pm. Dishes, clothing, jewelry, baking & cake decorating items and several other HH items.

317 Cleaning


295 Yard Sales

Ruth Garcia Cell 757-812-3407 Free Estimates

340 Lawn & Garden Grandaddy’s Stump Grinding On-time, friendly service. 757-565-5870; 3448729.

Interior & Exterior Painting Window & Door Moisture Damage, Bonus rooms. Powerwashing

Indoor Flea Market, Historic Triangle 757-566-0331 Community Services Ctr., 312 Waller Mill Rd., Sat., Feb. 5, 8-1. 757-746- Kitchen Tune-Up: Repair, 4514 Remodel, Reface, Add or Replace. 757-221-0999

French Bulldog Pups: Cleaning Service Co. Beautiful AKC, Champion line. 7 weeks. $750$950. Email uva- See ad in Home Improvement or 804- Directory. 757-229-8639 310-5952. Cleaning Services


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AKC reg. Male White with fawn spots, Chihuahua born 28/10/2010 Cute cuddly, lead broke etc. shots and wormed, health cert by local vet. Ch. lines $500. 757-564-9659 for pictures. Williamsburg


332 Home Improvements

267 Livestock

279 Pets


ABR, Associate Broker cell 757.869.2364

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Mr. Handyman: On Time. Done Right! Locally owned and operated. 283-5044.

Greenleaf Landscaping

757-566-2322/342-8190 Moorefield Landscaping & Construction 566-9074

T&S Landscaping Inc. Stone & Brick Patios, Erosion Control, more. 804-366-2479

357 Plumbing

Phillips Contracting Co. Wood Rot Repair, Siding & Roof Repair. 725- Master Plumber: All types of repairs. Call Joe 8186. Palentino, 757-503Sowinski Tile & Marble: 1701. Kitchens & Baths. 804785-2029; 804-814- 360 4665.

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104 George Sandys $1,395,000

1580 Harbor Road $885,000

Colonial Cleaning Company The Drywall Man- Your 757-566-1972. Local, one stop drywall, paint licensed, bonded & co. Call 757-570-1315. insured. W i l l i a m s b u r g Professional Exterior Cleaning Molly Maids Maintenance: One Call Does It All. Call 757-888Professional House 2255. York Pressure Cleaning: Cleaning Service, Serving the Peninsula 757-220-2555 340 Since 1992. 890-0662.

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320 Electrical

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4415 Landfall Drive $1,900,000

1581 Founder’s Hill $849,900




120 Andrew Lindsey $2,495,000

1548 Harbor Road $1,999,000

A Rent-A-Hubby: Landscaping and Home Improvements. 2538401.

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Johnny Timbers 757-784-3026

Up to 3,000 sq.ft.: $20 3001-5000 sq.ft.: $25 5001-7000 sq.ft.: $30 7001-9000 sq.ft.: $35 9001 sq.ft. and up call for pricing. Easy set-up of 12-month contract. Prices depending on size of lawn and frequency of cut. 12 monthly payments.

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332 Home Improvements

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378 Tree Services

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OPEN HOUSES 403 Open Houses

OPEN HOUSE Brandon Woods 3304 Sommersby Ct. Sat. & Sun. 1-4PM NO MORE YARDWORK! 3BR, 3 full BA, LIKE NEW! Best Price! $345,000 Brandon Woods Pkwy to Woodbury to Sommersby Ct. Pauline O’Connell William E Wood & Assoc. 757.897.2005 or 757.229.0550

Open House Feb 5th from 10-4 5844 Montpelier Dr. 4BR, 2.5BA plus extra large bonus room. 3000 sq ft. Must see!! In Scott’s Pond backed up to EPA. 757-645-2946

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Toano Norge 3009 Knott Place - $245,000 Beautiful new construction home w/3BR, 2.5BA & deck. Joanne Kowalczyk (757)784-2038 CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty

OPEN HOUSE Holly Hills Carriage Homes Sat., 2-4

COLONIAL HERITAGE “House of the Week” Adult Resort-Like Community SAT FEB 5 1-4PM 4701 Winterberry Detached 4BR, 3BA. Immaculate. $345,000 Paula Tenenbaum, Realtor “Queen of Resales” in Colonial Heritage 757-592-7770 Long & Foster RE

144 Exmoor Ct. Exquisite home, 1st floor master, 2-car gar. $399,000. Route 199 to Brookwood to Exmoor William E. Wood Missy Edwards 757-229-0550

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401 Real Estate for Sale All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275.

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Holly Hills Carriage Homes

3981 Longhill Station Rd Great neighborhood. 3BR (4th/bonus rm.) 2.5BA, 2200 sq.ft. New carpet, vinyl & paint. Sun room. Eat-in kitchen, All. appls convey. Ceiling fans. Fenced back yard backs to green space. HOME WARRANTY Greg Hatcher 757-218-6300

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5844 Montpelier Dr. 4BR, 2.5BA plus extra large bonus room. 3000 sq ft. Must see!! In Scott’s Pond backed up to EPA. 757-645-2946


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425 Lots & Acreage for Sale

BUILDING LOTS! Ford’s Colony Stonehouse Brickshire Governor’s Land

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Waterfront 144 Exmoor Ct. Exquisite home, 1st floor master, 2-car gar. $399,000. Route 199 to Brookwood to Exmoor William E. Wood Missy Edwards 757-229-0550


2700 sq.ft. home, garage. 2.25 ac. with pier. Queens Lake. Plus many other lots & acreages. We have access to over 2,000 properties. Let us show you. Ware Creek Realty 804-966-2018

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501 Real Estate for Rent

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410 Condos Townhouses for Sale

403 Open Houses 3009 Knott Place - $245,000 Beautiful new construction home w/3BR, 2.5BA & deck. Joanne Kowalczyk (757)784-2038 CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty

OPEN HOUSE Brandon Woods 3304 Sommersby Ct. Sat. & Sun. 1-4PM NO MORE YARDWORK! 3BR, 3 full BA, LIKE NEW! Best Price! $345,000 Brandon Woods Pkwy to Woodbury to Sommersby Ct. Pauline O’Connell William E Wood & Assoc. 757.897.2005 or 757.229.0550

“House of the Week” Adult Resort-Like Community SAT FEB 5 1-4PM 4701 Winterberry Detached 4BR, 3BA. Immaculate. $345,000 Paula Tenenbaum, Realtor “Queen of Resales” in Colonial Heritage 757-592-7770 Long & Foster RE

Formal living areas, fireplace, 2BR/2BA plus den. $225,000.


415 Mobile Homes for Sale

405 Houses for Sale

Private, corner lot w/Single-wide mobile home. 3BR, 2BA, appls. incl. Good to Exc. cond. JCC. 757-566-4135


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3BR ranch in waterfront community, 2BA, bonus room/4th BR, nice kitchen, sun room, front porch & large screened rear porch, 2-car gar., gas log fpl, 16x16 twostory workshop/storage shed. Many extras. $259,000. 7215 Canal Street. 757566-1577. Pics at www.bloomkey. com/8368

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Ford’s Colony MLS#30026565 A wonderful slightly elevated lot w/good drainage backing to walking trails in quaint St. Andrews Village.

Newport News MLS#30026596 Solid built brick home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living, dining and den. Spacious, open floor plan.

MLS#30026649 Willow Oaks Lovingly remodeled home on nearly ½ an acre! Fully fenced, huge shed w/power, firepit, deck. 3BR/1BA.

James City County MLS#30026595 Cozy cottage on 1 acre. New roof, detached garage, wood floors, eat-in kitchen. Fresh paint, immaculate.

Grafton Woods MLS#30026704 One level living, beautiful end unit, freshly painted, upgraded flooring, private deck, generous room sizes.

$80,000 NEW

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Poquoson MLS#30026656 Looks like new! Updated kitchen to include some new appliances. Lge dining area, spacious FR.

Windsor Great Park MLS#30026556 Great brick rancher that is turnkey and ready for you! Great location, quiet street and great price!

New Town MLS#30026528 Convenient location, easy access to everything! Home in near perfect condition, hdwds, corian countertops.

The Meadows MLS#30026647 Walk to the park. Minutes to Rt 199 & shopping. Wood floors, 1st floor master, large yard plus bonus room.

Colonial Heritage MLS#30026710 Gated community w/restaurant, health club, golf & more. Vaulted ceilings, unfinished basement & style.

$215,000 NEW

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Lake Powell Forest MLS#30026712 Very light, bright open floor plan w/vaulted family room, first floor master plus 2 BRs & loft upstairs.

Scotts Pond MLS#30026468 Attention to detail & a great floorplan make this 3BR/2.5BA plus loft a stellar find in popular neighborhood.

Quinton MLS#30026578 Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA on 2.21 acres. Corner lot. Wrap-around porch & deck w/hot tub. Country setting.

Greensprings West MLS#30026625 Perfect for family & friends. FR opens to kitchen, formal LR & DR all with hardwoods, expanded MBR.

MLS#30026583 Fernbrook 4BR, DR w/butler’s pantry, study on 1st floor, bdrm upstairs w/access to balcony. Cul-de-sac lot!

$265,000 NEW

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Greensprings Plantation MLS#30026604 5BR/3.5BA, granite, 1st floor BR w/bath, master suite w/adjoining sitting room in a golf community.

Brickshire MLS# 30026607 Craftsman style home w/exquisite details. 4539 sq ft, .55 acres, 5BR, huge rec rm, 3 car garage.

MLS#30026522 Poquoson Mother in law apartment, waterfront w/dock & boat lift, master suite w/private balcony, 5BR/4.5BA.

Waterview Estates MLS#30026570 Recently replaced roof, siding, windows, hot water heater, updated kit & appls, master BA remodeled in 2010.

$499,900 NEW

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109 Chanticleer Ct. 3 bedroom. $1625 month 5515 Rolling Woods Dr. 4 bedroom. $1700 month 49 Yeardley Grant 2 bedroom. $1175 month 129 Bastille Ct. 3 bedroom. $1500 month Call Greg Garrett Property Management for additional information (757)223-7799 or visit


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Beautiful new construction with 3Bd $245,000 • MLS 30025581

Former model home with 4Bd/2.5Ba $309,900 • MLS 30024835

5Bd/3.5Ba & large lot in great location $298,900 • MLS 30024839


149 Albemarle 2 bed 1 bath $795

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302 E Patriot Ln 2 bed 2 bath $800/mo

$1,195 Quaint & Charming 2BR, 1BA detached cottage at Kingsmill on the James. Detached 1-car garage. Attached small greenhouse

The Midlands 2 bed/1.5 bath $850/mo 3605 London Co Way 3 bed 1.5 bath $895/mo **1 mo free rent**




Well maintained 2Bd in great location $169,900 • MLS 30020739

New construction ready - 4Bed/3Bath $399,900 • MLS 30020760

Upgraded 1-level 2Bd/2Ba condo $184,900 • MLS 30023312


2391 River Club Way Gloucester, VA

62 James Square 2 bed 2 bath $950

$1,395 Come home and vacation in your backyard. 1-story attached villa-style carriage home w/community beach and marina. 2BR, 2BA.

5432 Skalak 2 bed 1.5 bath $950/mo 5408 Mary lnae 2 bed 1.5 bath $1000

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Beautiful 4Bd/3.5Ba end unit + garage $375,000 • MLS 30025208

Nice 4Bd/2Ba home on 1.18 acres $166,900 • MLS 30025550

Beautiful & modern 3 Bed & 2 Bath $119,000 • MLS 30023734

$1550 Beautiful all brick townhome in coveted location in City of Wmsbg. 1st flr master, 3BR, loft area and 2.5BA.

7727 Richmond Rd 3 bed 1 bath $1100 5103 Melanie’s Way 2 bed 1.5 bath $1195 **1/2 mo free rent**




Adorable brick home with shed on 1 acre $165,500 • MLS 30024210

3 Bed ranch with fenced yard & deck $159,900 • MLS 30025718

2Bd/2Ba corner unit with amenities $189,500 • MLS 30024922


201 Dogleg Dr 2 bed 2 bath $1400

834 Vail Ridge 4 bed 2.5 bath $1500 2809 Skewer Ct 3 bed 2.5 bath $1590



Unique 3 Bedroom & 2 Bath Cape Cod $185,000 • MLS 30025817

Well maintained 3Bd on 5+ acres $599,000 • MLS 30020770

Adorable & affordable 3 Bed/2 Bath $199,000• MLS 30026078

114 The Maine 4 bed 2.5 bath $1600




~LIBERTY CROSSING~ TH w/3BR, 4BA, LR, DR, Eat’n Kit., FR, Ofc., garage $1695

3 Bed/2 Bath with large fenced yard $184,500 • MLS 30025623

3 Bed/3 Bath on 5+ acres $485,000 • MLS 30022999

3Bd - great floor plan & spacious lot $199,500 • MLS 30023392

303 Par Dr 3 bed 3 bath $2300



COUNTRY CLUB ACRES Charming 3 Bed & 2 Bath rancher $229,000 • MLS 30023423

Surry County 1.94 acres, well & septic . .$47,000 JCC/Centerville .48 acres . . . . . . . . . .$49,500 Gloucester 78.92 acres . . . . . . .$225,000 Gloucester Waterfront (2) 5+ acre lots . . . .$275,000

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Lovely & spacious 2BR Garden Apts in Wmsbg. Avail. immed. Quiet area w/wooded view in exc. location. New kit., washer & dryer avail. 24 Hr. main. Pool. Close to every conv. Move in by Feb. 28 & receive $200 off your 1st month’s rent. No application fee. Colonial Towne at 757-229-5518.

In Town. 4/5BR, 3BA, 2100 sq.ft. fully equipped. No pets. $1500 mo. 757-2532833.

515 Condos Townhouses for Rent Chisel Run: End Unit. 2BR, 1.5BA, all appl. Spacious with deck. $1100/mo.; incl. Assoc. Fee. 757-253-1387. Lovely quiet secluded condo w/ new carpeting, 2 lg. BRs, 2 full sz. BAs w/lg. great rm. which inc. fpl. Fully loaded kit. w/washer & dryer. Avail now. Dep. $895 & $895/mo. w/1 yrs. lease. No pets. Call Vickie, 757-229-8896.

Small 3BR, 1BA. No pets. Upper James City. 757-566-1631. Toano Trace: 3BR, 2BA, all appl., 2 story, lg. yard, barn. Lots of storage. $1100/mo. 897-6743. Williamsburg, 1 blck frm Restored Area. 3BR, 3BA. Full yard, screened back porch, new washer/dryer. No smokers, no pets. $1,600/mo. 757775-0138

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OFFICE SUITE. 2 mins. to I99 & 3 mins. to I-64. End unit with 1/2 bath. Sewage, water & garbage collection incl. $750/mo. Call Don Leftwich, owner/agent, 757-229-2300.

Furnished and unfurnished office space in Busch Corporate Center. Call M-F, 253-1408.

Spacious 4BR, 2.5BA with a lake view in desirable Greensprings West. Luxurious Master Suite and Custom Kitchen, and many other features. Call (757) 592-6173

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1940 sq. feet. Huge Deck, open floor plan, 2 car garage and gas fireplace. $1400.00 per month 757.608.8146 Chickahominy Haven: 2BR w/2-car gar. No pets. $875/mo. (757) 566-2376 It’s so simple. It’s classified. The Virginia Gazette Classified. 253-8126.

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Midlands: 3BR, new appls. lg., fenced yard, w&d, pets ok. $1050 mo. 2BR. Fenced yd. Pets okay. $875 mo. Call Tom 757-880-1607 Raleigh St.: 3BR, 2.5BA, DR, eat-in kitchen, patio, very private. $1210/mo. incl. water, sewer & trash. 757-565-4446.

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Advertising Account Executive (Gloucester) Senior Buyer #123 $46,034 or higher, DOQ Closes 2/11/2011 Visit to apply. EOE.

Christopher Newport University is seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals with a students-first commitment. Classified/Full-Time Groundskeeper (Grounds Dept). Position #00353 Deadline: 2/15/11 Applications accepted through our On-Line Application System at CNU, an EOE, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity

Activities Coordinator Assist in the creation and facilitation of all resort activities and team building events. A high energy upbeat personality with a recreation background preferred. Ability to participate in activities such as volleyball and Frisbee golf. Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Apply at the Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington VA 22480 or submit resume to or fax it to 804-438-4445

The Daily Press is looking for a self-motivated, aggressive and organized advertising account executive to join our sales team in Gloucester. The right candidate will be able to cultivate and develop new business, assume sales and service responsibility for assigned accounts, develop and implement marketing/advertising campaigns, and provide exceptional customer service. We offer a competitive compensation plan, as well as excellent benefits. If you have a successful sales background with in-depth knowledge of advertising and direct marketing concepts and the ability to plan and execute sales programs, we’d like to hear from you. Please send a cover letter and resume to Creative Critters Learning Center seeks FT & PT Teacher Assistants. Immediate openings. Apply in person 3701 Rochambeau Dr. 757.250.3486 Fact: The Classified pages of The Virginia Gazette offer you a marketplace listing thousands of dollars worth of goods and services every week. Best of all, the Classifieds get results. To place an ad, call 253-8126.


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For growing 18,500 twice-weekly in competitive market. Salary commensurate with experience. Do you fit this profile? Graceful writer, skilled in storytelling through anecdotes and quotations. Speedy, able to capture the essence of athletes and contests on a tight deadline. Wellgrounded in grammar, syntax, AP Style Book, spelling, math. Also responsible for quick, continuous updates to our website, requiring good organization to leverage time management in a busy newsroom. Good with people, able to deal with the public diplomatically on a daily basis. Skilled researcher at library, Internet, document searching, bureaucracy. Competent photographer, imaginative at accompanying stories and graphics. Focused, able to concentrate at length without distraction. Able to work cheerfully under pressure of time and conflicting personalities.

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McDonald’s Restaurant 1620 Richmond Road

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Westpark Motel 1600 Richmond Road

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Olde Towne Laundromat 4854 Longhill Road

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Food Lion #703 5601 Richmond Road

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Exxon Richmond Road/ Olde Towne Road

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FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED Provide Hope & a Future The Bair Foundation, a Christian Foster Care Ministry is looking for committed families willing to take foster children between the ages of 10-18. Training, reimbursement, & support provided. Call 757-424-2861

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LEGAL COUNSEL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT COMMISSION OF HAMPTON ROADS (TDCHR) The Board of Commissioners of the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (TDCHR), doing business as Hampton Roads Transit (“HRT”), is seeking an experienced attorney to serve fulltime as Legal Counsel to the HRT staff and the Commission. HRT is created under the Transportation District Act of 1964 and its duties and authority are set forth in Chapter 45 of Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia. HRT is governed by a Commission consisting of 17 members including: 2 members appointed by the governing bodies of the 7 member jurisdictions; 2 members appointed by the Virginia General Assembly; and the Chair of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (or designee). This position will report directly to the President and CEO, but will have direct access to the Commission as may be appropriate. The duties and responsibilities of the successful applicant will include, but not be limited to: providing legal advice and guidance to the President and CEO, HRT staff, and members of the Commission as may be appropriate; providing guidance to assure HRT is in compliance with all applicable agreements, laws, orders, rules, ordinances, and regulations; representing HRT and/or the Commission in litigation; drafting legal documents; executing appropriate certifications or other attestations as may be required for legal counsel; coordinating and/or advising on labor negotiations or arbitrations; and advising HRT staff on legal issues involving contemplated actions, personnel matters, labor contract issues, Virginia and federal procurement laws and regulations, governmental contracting, risk management, transit or public law, real property law, and HRT policies and procedures. Successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The ideal candidate will have significant legal experience, preferably as counsel to a public entity. Litigation experience in state and/ or federal court is preferred. The estimated salary range is $130K/yr - $175K, or commensurate with experience. An excellent benefit package is offered. Please send application, resume, letter of interest and salary history to: Organizational Development Department, Hampton Roads Transit, 3400 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23661. For more information or to download an application log on to our website or email us at organizationaldevelopment HAMPTON ROADS TRANSIT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Several more items were omitted for lack of space. See the entirety in “Saturday’s Last Word on Friday” at

Cox issues “Did I understand from an earlier edition of the Last Word that James City receives a rebate on the contract with Cox? If so, how much and how is that legal?” The rebate is a payment from Cox to the county for access to rights-of-way. The county has received about $38,000 a year.

Graffiti “To the person who is making a statement by defacing public property with graffiti: Your latest work ‘No amout of paint can stop my voice’ proved what I already knew. Maybe you should spend your time getting an education instead of misspelling useless words. Your future might be a little brighter. Then again, I doubt you will read this.”

Home-schooling “What is the criteria for homebound schooling? How is it that someone can get homebound schooling if she is not pregnant, has no disability to prevent them from getting to school other than being lazy and don’t want to go to school? It amazes me how this could happen and then parents say the school and the teachers don’t care. My daughter received a great education in WJC Schools and is now attending a good college, thanks to her teachers. If parents or students cared about education, they would get out of school what they put into it and get the education needed to be a productive citizen.”

January Listing Leaders

Mike Grogan

Growth “Cheers to companies using existing building locations for their new businesses, such as Chipotle and CVS. Jeers to companies cutting down trees when so many other locations are already available. It’s sad and unnecessary in what used to be a beautiful green town.”

Ford’s Colony “As a resident and member of the Ford’s Colony community, I have to put in a good word. The Country Club is going through tough times with the current financial situation, but the community as a whole maintains itself very well. We have well-manicured grounds, three fantastic golf courses and a real sense of pride in our neighborhoods. The sense has been that somehow, Ford’s Colony residents are stuck up or superior in a way. That is silly. In general, we are happy with our community. The place looks fantastic and I love everything about this area. I am a transplant, but you just can’t ask for nicer people than in greater Williamsburg.”

Postal issues “I live in Toano, and the mail on Wednesday included a Trader Joe’s Holiday 2010 flier that was marked as ‘To be delivered between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.’” ● “If you are having postal problems and are not getting any satisfaction from the local post office, contact the postmaster general: John Potter, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington DC 20260-3100 or” ● “I’m going to contact the postmaster general every time I have a problem. I’m tired of

What we need

dren, grandchildren and young people in general.”

“The Christian churches in greater Williamsburg should unite what and rent one of the empty motels as a place for the homeless. This is need needed to show that Christians love one another and that our community cares for the poor and needy. It would be a place of love and compassion. It would be a place that Jesus would be proud of and would bless.” ● “I love the ‘Does anyone know...’ section. It’s almost like the village bulletin board of old, where anyone could post a notice requesting information and/or offering help. It won’t be too long before that service becomes an Internet-based feature, perhaps even on the Gazette website. How about adding a corresponding column like ‘Since you asked...’ that would collect and provide answers to questions raised? This might provide a nice balance and make it easier to search for the answers. Together, the two columns could perhaps be made a new, standalone section of the newspaper, offering a valuable and growing connection service to readers.” Good idea. The full Last Word is posted at the day before it appears in print. Readers react and offer answers to questions posed.

Customer service

Medical marijuana

“Walmart has wonderful customer service employees. Thank you to Monteala for always being pleasant and courteous whenever customers are returning items, whether the line is short or long.” ● “I am a server at a local restaurant and I love my job, especially when it comes to serving customers and making sure they are happy with the food and service. The one negative thing about being a server is dealing with customers who let their kids run wild and misbehave in the restaurant. Not only is it annoying to other customers, it is dangerous when the wait staff has to avoid small children and risk dropping hot food or beverages on them.” ● “A certain tanning salon continues to bill my bank account, yet it’s out of business. A payment was deducted from my account last month and then another one was taken this month. I continue to call the owner, and he does not answer the phone or return my calls.” ● “Last Sunday at noon I went to Pierce’s Bar-B-Que for takeout. The restaurant was overflowing, however I was in and out of there in 10 minutes. What great service!” ● “Cheers to Don Brown at Bed, Bath & Beyond in WindsorMeade Marketplace for excellent customer service. I have been shopping in all of its locations for years and have never experienced such wonderful customer service. I had an issue with a comforter, and the staff was wonderful and Brown was impeccable.” ● “Anyone looking for a good handyman should call Chuck Hanna at 727-3232. He’s done work for me for years. He’s licensed and insured.” ●

“In my opinion, the person’s friend has more problems than medical marijuana. There are worse drugs. Don’t get too worked up, but the medical community is testing LSD for cancer patients. Celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon for medical marijuana. The time is here for it, we just need politicians to realize the benefits.”

Jay Colley

Tammy Smith

Deana Renn

Mark DellaPosta

January Winners’ Circle

School issues “While subbing at Blayton Elementary, I experienced a simple but far-reaching gesture by Principal Wes Carroll. He went around the school with a big bucket of yellow carnations and extended a ‘thank you for your hard work’ to all employees. What a great, yet simple thing to do to let them know they are appreciated.” ● “WJC bus drivers need to follow traffic laws. At various traffic lights and stop signs, I’ve seen drivers run yellow lights and not completely stop at stop signs. This is especially apparent at the entrance to Jamestown High School. It seems to have become routine for bus drivers to cut in front of other vehicles. I understand driving a school bus has unique challenges, but that does not excuse drivers from ignoring the law.”

Mish Vaiden-Clay

Mike Roberson

“I recommend calling 291-7193 for the best caregiver anyone can have.” ● “I’m proud to know and use Jeff Nice of Future Renovations. Not only is this a veteran-owned company, Jeff and John volunteered their services for ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ on the Southside. Even though there’s no real exposure for all of the small contractors who work on the project, they are still willing to participate just to give back to the community. 236-3006.” ● “I recently went to Williamsburg Gold & Silver to sell a friend’s broken jewelry. I was given $94 more than a Newport News place or another man offered. In addition, it was explained to me what they were doing.” ● “We recently had our closet done by Closet America and were amazed at the process. The designer showed us a 3-D picture of every closet prior to arriving. We had a large walk-in closet installed in just over five hours. It was beautifully crafted and reasonably priced. Closet America is at 8768854. It also has a showroom inside Tidewater Interiors on Monticello Avenue.”

Carm Moody

Jay Colley

Tammy Smith

Dina Thomas

Mary McNulty

800-524-0992 • 757-229-0550 not getting my mail in a timely matter, and I’m tired of mailing things that do not get to their destination.” ● “I have problems not receiving magazines until very late, not receiving bills on time, and I have not received my federal tax forms. Of course, this must all be due to storms in Detroit. On Feb. 1, I received a special offer from Verizon. Problem is, it expired Jan. 31. No wonder residents are upset with the service. Mine comes from the Monticello branch. While I agree there are some concerns with the system, I thank our deliverer, Lisa. While she was delivering mail in our neighborhood, I was walking my dogs when they became excited, causing me to trip over them and fall. Lisa took time out of her schedule to call my neighbor to check on me.”

Tucson aftermath “I read that Rep. Gabby Giffords is taking cognitive rehabilitative therapy. We have tens of thousands of wounded American servicemen and women who have had brain injuries in the line of duty who cannot get the same treatment because Tri Care does not permit it.” ● “If the national news media played up stabbings or knife injuries the way it does shootings, intentional or accidental, we would not be allowed to have a knife in our pocket, in kitchens or on the dinner table. The Jan. 26 item was right: It’s convict the weapon, not the user.”

Old biddies “Thanks for the gender and age bias when referring to us ‘old biddies’ as being the only ones gossiping about others. Most of us have had to work our whole life, raise families and many have had to do it all on our own. We do not have time to sit around and gossip about you. We are techno savvy and have Twitter and Facebook accounts. When we do have a few minutes, we make posts about how proud we are of our chil-


Lost & Found “I lost a clip earring a few weeks ago at Walmart or the Outlet Mall. It has a triangular-shaped dangly piece made out of opaque stained-glass, attached with a curvy copper wire to a silver clip. Call 220-0641.” ● “I lost a pair of bifocal glasses with a gold frame on Feb. 2. Call 810-7601.

Constructive criticism “People need to learn how to accept criticism. To control your negative response, tell the person who criticizes you that you appreciate them telling you when you do something wrong because it helps you do better. Try to learn from each experience in your life, and avoid taking the criticism out on someone else. You will be a success when you learn from your failures.”

Does anyone know... “I have bad credit from old medical bills and want to fix it, but I can’t even get approved for a department store card. What am I to do?” ● “Is there a clothing store here that offers clothes made in America?” ● “Does anyone know where I can purchase a thick slab of bacon, the old-fashioned kind with the skin on it?”


The Virginia Gazette

Feb. 5, 2011

Mental abuse

Coach Wheeler

“I have been with my husband for 17 years, and always thought we had a happy marriage. There have been ups and downs, but some things have happened during the past 11⁄2 years. When we first married, I weighed 160 pounds. I have since gained 80 pounds. I know this is not healthy, but I thought he was supposed to love me no matter what. One night I was awakened at 3 a.m. because I was snoring. He took me into the kitchen to throw out all the junk food. Another day I was eating some chips and he asked me in front of other people if I was going to make a meal out of them. Does anyone consider this mental abuse?”

“The refusal of the WJC administration to allow Coach Paul Wheeler to rescind his resignation is an example of the type of management that has become the hallmark of Central Office. It’s demoralizing for teachers, administrators and other school staff. I hope it changes with the new superintendent.” ● “We keep reading about the plight of the Lafayette football coach, but no one has ever mentioned what it’s really all about.” Here’s a synopsis: A Lafayette player complained that Coach Wheeler grabbed him by the jersey and cursed during a practice. The teen’s father took the matter to Central Office. Wheeler offered to resign as coach following the season but later changed his mind. His request was rejected by assistant Superintendent Dianna Lindsay. Whether he keeps his coaching job is now in the hands of the School Board.

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county, what’s the point?”

Carter’s Grove “The former architect of Colonial Williamsburg, circa 1930s, once stated, ‘The ruination of Colonial Williamsburg started when it became a foundation. A foundation does not have a head to think or an ass to kick.’” ● “What a comedy (tragedy?) of errors has occurred with Carter’s Grove. If he had a problem with the seller, Halsey Minor should still have made regular mortgage payments into an escrow fund to avoid fore-




“If James City does away with business taxes (Feb. 2 Gazette), how much will my real estate taxes increase to offset it? During the boom years we were one of the fastestgrowing localities in the state, so clearly the tax did not deter businesses from starting or relocating here. Sure we want to attract businesses, but if they are not contributing to the

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closure. Colonial Williamsburg had a fiduciary duty to impose architectural and landuse covenants for this historic property, but it had no business trying to prevent Minor from opening the house to the public, even for the Virginia Garden Clubs tour in April. Let’s hope that condition is dropped during this flap.” ● “The Gazette is always one-sided against Colonial Williamsburg. Halsey Minor has had major issues with his finances for quite some time. Colonial Williamsburg is not the only institution that’s had issues with him. Our office has been appalled by the things that happened at Carter’s Grove against Minor, yet one would never know that by reading the newspaper. Last time I checked, Virginia is a ‘fire-beware’ state. You have a right to a thorough home inspection when buying a $15 million house. Maybe Minor should talk to his home inspector. As far as the deed, no one held a gun to Minor’s head to tell him to sign it.” Efforts to get explanations from Colonial Williamsburg have been rebuffed because it’s in the hands of lawyers. More — Essay 31A.

Colonial Williamsburg “Regarding the article (Feb. 2 Gazette) about redecorating the Governor’s Palace and how Colonial Williamsburg is removing the beautiful gilded leather wall hangings: I am appalled by this information, and I think it should not happen. If it’s been up there since 1937, there certainly should be nothing historically wrong with it. How can historians all of a sudden come up with something that has been there for so many years and explained so well by the interpreters? It’s a beautiful piece of history and should remain.” The wall hangings have been removed.

Library policy “Why would you target employees who do not live in the local jurisdiction to be the first to lose their jobs (Feb. 2 Last Word)? They did not have a say in changing the policy. I agree that it is wrong to limit card holders to local jurisdiction. If you are not happy, direct your anger at the right people.” ● “I would like Susan Bauer to explain why I do not have full checkout privileges at Swem Library at the College of William & Mary.” ● “I continue to be amazed that residents from other localities think they should be entitled to use the resources bought and paid for by Williamsburg, James City and York residents. The fact that the library committee even allocated them time at the meeting to express their viewpoint is just wrong. If those who don’t live here want access to a better library system, they should be protesting to their localities for appropriating the money needed. There is no reason Charles City or New Kent can’t pay to use the James City resources, just like York does.”

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