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2010-03-29 12:00:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed actor Mamie Gummer will debut as The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's first artist-in-residence, starring as Lady Dunmore in a new Revolutionary Story® scene, "Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball." On May 1, Gummer will portray Charlotte, The Lady Dunmore. Costumed in 18th-century attire, Gummer will appear in an open-air theater on the grounds of the Governor's Palace. She is the first of several actors who will...

2010-03-04 09:05:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WILLIAMSBURG will debut seven collections of live plants on QVC Wednesday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) during the Gardens of WILLIAMSBURG show. The launch marks the first time WILLIAMSBURG plants will be available for order and shipment. Colonial Williamsburg's horticulturist Laura Viancour will appear during the broadcast to introduce the collections. Sales of WILLIAMSBURG plants support the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and its educational...

2010-02-02 09:01:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sound of diverse musical notes and the aroma of tempting culinary delights fill the Williamsburg Lodge during a Winter Concert Weekend presented by Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival Feb. 26 - 28. Grammy-winning crossover singer and guitarist Kathy Mattea performs live Saturday, Feb. 27 for two performances at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Tickets for this cabaret-style event are...

2010-01-06 12:08:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In addition to checking out a book, you can also check out what life is like in space and meet an astronaut during the "Exploring Space With NASA" event at the James City County Library, Jan. 23. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library and NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., the daylong "Exploring Space With NASA" event kicks off the traveling exhibit,...

2009-11-20 05:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Falcon's Treehouse, LLC announced today that Dragon's Treasure(TM), a 360 degree multi-sensory media experience at the City of Dreams Casino in Macau was honored with the 2009 THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement. The Thea awards, now in their 16th year, recognize outstanding achievements in the creation of compelling attractions and experiences. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/falconstreehouse/41333/...

2009-11-09 13:49:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It began late one July night in 2006 as Mike Lewis, Farmers Insurance Agent in Williamsburg, Virginia was leaving his office. He saw on his internet a request for a quote on homeowners insurance. Mike decided to review it before he left. The review of the email message began a chain of events that led to an incredible meeting with a large Chinese family working and living in the Williamsburg area. (Logo:...

2009-11-02 10:40:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to rising suicide and divorce rates within the U.S. military, FamilyLife, a non-profit ministry dedicated to supporting marriages and families, will present its Weekend to Remember(®) marriage conference at a significant discount to military couples in Richmond from Nov. 6 - 8 at the Omni Richmond Hotel (100 South 12th Street) and in Williamsburg from Nov. 20 - 22 at the Kingsmill Resort (1010 Kingsmill Road). Weekend to...

2009-10-02 16:37:00

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was the tempest after the tea party and one of the lesser-known events that shaped the beginning of the American Revolution. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, Oct. 6, NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., hosts historian and author, Tony Williams, who will discuss his book, "Hurricane of Independence: The Untold Story of the Deadly Storm at the Deciding Moment of the American...

2009-09-24 10:00:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native American presence in pre-Revolutionary War Williamsburg is reflected in a new Revolutionary City story that begins a three-week run Oct. 3. "So Far From Scioto" chronicles the story of three young Shawnee emissaries brought to Williamsburg in 1774 as security to ensure compliance with a peace agreement that ended Lord Dunmore's War in the Ohio Country. As diplomatic hostages, the Shawnee delegation witnesses the turmoil and...

2009-09-14 07:40:00

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is conducting informational sessions at Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) offices and other locations to help low-income customers and those in financial distress become aware of ways to reduce their energy usage and pay their energy bills. "More than half of the people with whom we talked during our initial sessions did not know about the assistance that can help eligible customers pay their energy bills" said Gianna...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.