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Fall 2014/Winter 2015 edition of James City County Destination Recreation available now

imageJames City County Parks and Recreation has your fall and winter covered with a great variety of classes, events and activities for everyone in your family! The Fall 2014/Winter 2015 edition of Destination Recreation features Freedom Park, our many park partners and the wealth of opportunities and programming they bring to our community. Come rediscover Freedom Park – for hiking and biking, history and learning or for fun and adventure! New opportunities this fall include "The Lounge" and Club 55+ programming and the Skate Rink moves to Mid County Park, plus your favorite fall programs and special events return! Please check out this Fall/Winter edition for details on all the offerings and then sign up for the programs most beneficial to you and your family! To download a copy of the brochure click below or pick up copies at the Recreation Centers, all public parks and recreation facilities, County government offices and at the County and City libraries! Enjoy the cooler months ahead with James City County Parks and Recreation!

View it here

Go Ape in Williamsburg to open kids course

Go Ape, the treetop adventure course in Freedom Park is planning to add a separate course designed for younger children, ages 5 and up, in addition to its regular course, designed for adults and children 10 and up..Go Ape, the treetop adventure course in Freedom Park is planning to add a separate course designed for younger children, ages 5 and up, in addition to its regular course, designed for adults and children 10 and up..

Construction on the Jr. Course will start this winter or early spring, with a projected opening date this summer.

What is Go Ape Tree Top Junior?

A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with one awesome zip wire!

Who will enjoy Tree Top Junior?

The Tree Top junior course is aimed at adventurers aged 5-10 years. The safety systems are designed so that participants stay attached the whole time they are in the trees and there is no need for them to move any safety lines. Participants only become unattached when back on the ground. We don’t require adults to accompany over 6′s on the course but you are more than welcome to book yourself on. The course is quite physical and high in the trees, you know your child best so please do accompany them if you think they’ll need the moral or physical support.

Can I go on as an Adult?

If you want to join your mini Tarzans then just book yourself on. Bear in mind the course is designed for children so the safety cable won’t be quite where you would like it.

More info here

Get ready to make summer plans in James City County

imageThe Parks and Recreation Summer 2011 Activity Brochure will be released April 13. The brochure will highlight classes, events and activities through September.

BY popular demand the brochure will once again be printed ( in limited numbers) Look for the brochure online or while supplies last, pick up a copy at the Community Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano or at the libraries. The brochures will also be distributed to youth in grades K-8 through the Williamsburg-James City County Schools.

Parks and Recreation Brochure for 2009/2010

James City County Parks and Rcreation Are you one of the parents who would always look through the James City County Parks Activities brochure to see what sports and activities you were going to sign your kids up for ? ( we were)

Well, in an ongoing effort to cut costs the brochure will no longer be mailed or available for pickup at the Rec center. You can access it online here .There is also a special kiosk  now  available at the James City/ Williamsburg Community Center to look up programs.

Whether you prefer the great outdoors or the warmer inside, there’s something special for you and every member of your family in this Winter/Spring 2010 edition of the Destination Recreation Activity Brochure.

You can download and print the entire brochure here note it is  large file ( 54mb)
You can view it online here without downloading

 

Williamsburg/ James City County Youth Sports Programs

Colonial Capital Basketball Club (boys and
girls ages 9-16)
This year round AAU/YBOA basketball program offers
a fall/winter league and a summer league. For information:
565-0758 or www.eteamz.com/ccbcbball.

HR LAX (boys and girls ages 7-18)
Hampton Roads Lacrosse practices are held locally
with games held throughout the area. For information,
email Brian Erwin at blerwin@msn.com or visit
www.hrlax.com.
Neighborhood Basketball League (NBL)
(boys and girls ages 10-18)
A Williamsburg/JCC Community Action Agency (CAA)
program that provides a structured sports activity with
mentorship in developing self-esteem, self-discipline,
leadership and sportsmanship as well as offering
encouragement to excel academically. Season runs
March-June. For information, call CAA at 229-3316.
StageLights (girls and boys ages 6-13)

StageLights, Williamsburg’s theatre for children, introduces
youth to the techniques of acting, voice, dance and stagecraft
while increasing their appreciation of the Theatre.
For more information: 229-ACTS or stagelightstheatre.org

Team Flash Track and Field
(boys and girls ages 6-18)
Local track and field team offering running, throwing
and jumping events. Practices are held from mid-
March through mid-June. For information, contact
Ellen Womeldorf at 240-3713,
e-mail teamflashtrack@cox.net or visit www.teamflashtrack.com

Affiliated Organizations
Virginia Legacy Soccer Club
The club offers a year round youth development
program (ages 2-10), a premier travel team program
(ages 10-18) and the Premier Development Team
which plays in the professional league structure of
the United Soccer Leagues. For information, contact
admin@valegacysoccer.com or 253-1947 or visit
www.valegacysoccer.com

Williamsburg Aquatic Club (ages 6-18)
WAC is a year round program which gives swimmers
an opportunity to compete statewide and regionally.
For information, contact 229-8662.
Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
WAB has weekly bicycle trips offering four ride levels
(A, B, C and Casual). All ages and skill levels are
welcome to join or participate in any WAB activities.
For information, contact 229-4907, visit
www.wabonline.org or write:
Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
P.O. Box 2222
Williamsburg, VA 23187-2222

Williamsburg Lacrosse Club
(boys ages 12-19)
The club offers an opportunity for boys to compete
at the junior varsity and varsity levels (grades 7-12)
against state and nationally recognized teams while
adhering to Virginia High School League guidelines for
eligibility and participation. For information, contact
Mark Hofmeister at 564-8486 or Monty Hill, 565-2755
or visit www.williamsburgwarriorslax.com

Williamsburg Youth Baseball League, Inc.
(ages 5-17)
Local provider of T-ball, baseball and the Buddy
Ball Division. Buddy Ball is designed for children and
young adults, ages 5-20, with special needs who are
not able to participate in the established Cal Ripken/
Babe Ruth Leagues. Program operates in the spring,
summer and fall. Call 220-1530 for information.
Williamsburg Youth Football and
Cheerleading League (boys and girls ages 6-14)
Provides youth football and cheerleading. For information,
e-mail williamsburghornets@yahoo.com or visit
www.WilliamsburgHornets.com  or www.leaguelineup.com/wyfcl

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Kids/ Toddler Activities Williamsburg Va

Question: We are thinking of moving to Williamsburg VA. We have two toddlers and are looking for Mommy and Me opportunities in the area. Or events, arts , physical/ learning  activities for Toddlers/ young children. Can you recommend any ?

Answer : Here are a few activities for toddlers/ young children in the Williamsburg Virginia area. I will try to post new ones  as they are announced. Here is just a partial list of opportunities and events in Williamsburg.

 

Children’s Day—Williamsburg Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 18 at Merchants Square. Child ID and kids

activities provided by Providence Classical School. Corny Sue provides face-painting. Colonial Williamsburg

Chef Brookfield Fitchett from the Williamsburg Inn presents fun for kids cooking demonstrations at 9:30 and

10:30. Me & Jo play tunes popular with young and old 9-11.

 

Free classes at WISC—1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex will hold free introductory

gymnastics, dance and soccer classes for ages 2-10. Children can try one class or a little of all three.

Register at 253-1947.

 Abrakadoodle art classes—Offered in Williamsburg: Mini Doodlers, ages 3-5; Doodlers, ages 6-12; Twoosy

Doodlers for ages 20-36 months. Fees and session information available at www.abrakadoodle.com or 224-2089

Children’s dance—Ages 3-4 without parent also enrolling on Monday, 9:30- 10:15 a.m. $8 per class.

New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, Virginia 258-1072.

 

Early Childhood Music School— Of Williamsburg United Methodist Church is registering new students for

the fall session. In addition to a new keyboard class for 7- and 8-year-olds, weekly classes in music and movement

are offered for ages birth through 5 years. Limited openings in morning, afternoon and evening classes.

Cindy Freeman, 229-1771, ext. 108, or cfreeman@williamsburgumc.org.

 

Colonial Williamsburg—Offers younger museum goers the following family programs: Wee Folk, ages 3-7,

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 12, Abby Aldrich; Magical Creatures, 8 and up, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and

15 Abby Aldrich; Stitch Detectives 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and 16 Abby Aldrich; Toymaker’s Workshop 4:15

p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 Hennage Auditorium, DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Sailors’ Games 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 18

DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Yikes, Snakes! 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 1 DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Adopt a Toy Dog 2:30-4 p.m.

Nov. 15 DeWitt Wallace at Colonial Williamsburg. 220-7724.

 

Mommy & Me Dance—At Virginia Regional Ballet accepting registrations for classes, which will be held at

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 9, and 9 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 13.

Mommy & Me is designed to promote gross motor skills through simple dances and exercises and also to work together with parents to teach good classroom behavior and discipline.

Adelle Carpenter instructor. www.danceVRB.com or 229-2553.

Mother’s Day Out—At Williamsburg United Methodist Church has space available for the 2008-09 school year for ages 12 months to 4 years by Sept. 1. Register with Lee Munden at 757 229-1771. Includes learning centers, circle time, playground, music and art. Adult-to-child ratio: 1:3.

 

Mother’s Morning Out—New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg 9:30-11:45 a.m. Monday and Thursday. 757 258-1072.

 

Music Together—Music and Movement program for young children and their parents, ages 0-5.  757- 784-0080.

Intro to dance—Ballet/tap combo class for ages 3-5 offered at Virginia Regional Ballet Academy.

Morning and afternoon classes available. 757-229-2553 or visit www.danceVRB.com.

 

Itsy Bitsy yoga classes—Taught at Virginia Regional Ballet beginning Oct. 23. Tots (ages 8 months-24

months) meet 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday. Tykes (ages 21 months-24 months) 10-10:45 a.m. Friday. Babies (aged 3 weeks-8 months)

offered 1:30-2:15 p.m. Fridays at Body Balance Studio. Six-week sessions, $55 per child/caregiver pair. Register at www.happylittleyogi.com or with Amy Rains, 757-345-0522.

 New Town United Methodist Church—Sponsors preschool music and movement classes for children

and their parents, 6-17 months, 18-34 months and 3-5 years. 258-1072.

MusiQuest Jr.—A unique, high-quality music education for ages 3 through

third grade. Register for fall classes or receive information at www.musiquestjr.com or 757-253-1152.

 

Mothers of Preschoolers—9:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays. King of Glory Lutheran

Church. Teaching by mentors and other speakers, discussion and opportunities

to strengthen faith and develop creativity while children are cared for in a parallel

child-care program called MOPPETS. 757-229-7712.

 

Stay-at-Home Mothers— 10 a.m. Fridays. Olive Branch Christian Church. 757-566-3862.

An Occasion For The Arts 2008 Williamsburg VA

The 40th Annual 2008 Occasion for the Arts has successfully closed. Created to spotlight the visual and performing arts in the greater Williamsburg VA area and to provide a venue for artists and art lovers to meet. Additionally, The Williamsburg Occasion for The Arts promotes the expansion of arts in the community, provide grants to area schools, and scholarships to area art students pursuing higher education in the arts.

 

A beautiful day , a huge crowd and an eclectic band of talented artists combined to make this year’s Occasion one of the best yet according to the staff.

Throngs of people clog Duke of Gloucester Street. Art enthusiasts go from tent to tent, making small talk and appreciating the unique works on display.

The exhibitors who’ve traveled here for An Occasion for the Arts are getting lots of company under their portable tents. And it’s not just people trying to escape today’s hot sun.

Artists who come to Williamsburg for An Occasion say they’re showing, and selling art to a knowledgeable, enthusiastic crowd.

Artists travel from all over the East Coast, and as far away as California, for the show. Many of the visiting artists compliment the organizers for running such an organized, artist-focused show.

So many musical acts that it was hard to choose who you would listen to on the multiple stages. Our favorite Poisoned Dwarf  !

Three members of Poisoned Dwarf are alumni of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. One of them, Lance Pedigo, is currently the corps’ drum major. Another member of the band is a classically trained musician while yet another has roots in the Akron, Ohio, punk rock scene. All of them currently work for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Started in 2001 With  Eric Hunter playing  banjo, guitar; Wayne Hill, fiddle, guitar; Lance Pedigo, bohdran, djembe, triangle, slappy things, shakey things and percussion; Stewart Pittman, whistle, smallpipes, low whistle, bones, shaker; Thomas DeRose, flute, whistle, button accordion.

With a style that is mainly traditional music of Ireland, with music of Scotland, Cape Breton and Brittany mixed in. The result is energetically arranged music that is fun to listen to and entertaining to play. Check out their website for future performance  www.poisoneddwarf.com 

Be sure to check out The Occasion For The Arts Website for updates on 2009.

Williamsburg Va., Halloween Haunted Forest Toano

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Saturday, October 25, 2008 6-9:30pm

Upper County Park, Toano VA • Free parking at Toano Middle School

Journey through the Haunted  Forest

 $1/person or half price in costume

 If you dare, venture out after dark to experience a walk through the Haunted Forest  (One of James City Counties signature family events.)  for the fun, for the fright, for the things that go bump in the night – there are lots of horrific sights and sounds in the woods! Children 6 and younger, along with their parents, will especially enjoy Goblinville with its moonwalks, playground equipment and pumpkin patch hayride which travels through a maze of pumpkin faces and Nursery Rhyme Characters! Goblinville is also home to Frankenstein’s Birthday Party which features a variety of hands-on arts and crafts activities and games, as well as our Fall Festive Family Area where the scarecrow stuffing class takes place at 6:30pm ($17/scarecrow).

Also look for the return of the Costume Contest! Pumpkin Bowling, arts and crafts, games and ghouls together create a night of frightful family fun! Teens, put your dancin’ shoes on for Dracula’s Dance Party featuring a DJ, dance floor, variety of hand-on activities, a gross guess, games and more!

After being watched and chased by unknown creatures in the Haunted Forest, you’ll be hungry so visit our concessions and munch on something to eat. Better to munch than be munched! Don’t forget your camera!

Here is a map to Toano Middle School where you can catch a shuttle to the event.

 

 

 

Moving or relocating to Williamsburg VA

I have a few questions about possibly moving/ relocating to  Williamsburg VA 

  1. How friendly are the people?  Williamsburg VA is a melting pot of nationalities. To me it is one of the friendliest places we have lived. If you have children get them involved in sports or school activities and you will meet tons of families who are very outgoing.
  2. Are there plenty of activities for children and active adults?   Yes and Yes. Depends on what your children like to do but ours enjoy Busch Gardens, Water Country, Colonial Williamsburg, Summer Camps, Boating, Jet Skiing, Horse back riding, football ( playing and watching, tailgating at W & M)), soccer, basketball, baseball track and field, bowling, movies, hiking, swimming ( lots of swim teams) Mountain Biking, lacrosse,  The Beach in VA Beach or Outer Banks, The Mountains ( 2.5 hours away, Virginia Living Museum ( animals, reptiles, fish, etc, festivals, Great Wolf Lodge ( in the winter for birthday parties) Kayaking,  Skate Park near the Rec Center, The Rec Center ( indoor pool ) The Christmas Parade, Forth of July, Grand Illumination, Kidsburg ( when they were younger) snowboarding ,Skiing in the mountains ( 3 hours away)
  3. For adults, in addition to the above we enjoy  at running ( my wife) cycling ( me), concerts at Lake MAtoaka, VA Arts Festival, Williamsburg, Syphonia, Museums, Corner Pocket, Kimball Theater, Great Restaurants,  VA Arts Festivals, Farmers Market on DOG St., Shakespeare Festival, Polo Cup, An occasion for the arts, Tennis, Golf the list goes on…
  4. What is the cost to rent a nice house? Definitely. There are numerous homes in great neighborhoods for $2000 and below. Currently there are some in Fords Colony, Stonehouse ( a $600k new home),Windsor Forest, Brandon Woods, Landfall at Jamestown and many more.
  5. Is is sunny most of the year? Besides winter of course.  Very sunny maybe too sunny. It was a very dry summer… kind of humid in the Summer.
  6. How harsh is the winter? Very mild. We hardly ever get an accumulation of snow anymore in Williamsburg. I haven’t had to shovel any snow in over 6 years.
  7. Do you have a hospital near by? Brand new Sentara Williamsburg  ttp://www.sentara.com/Sentara/HospitalsFacilities/Hospitals/Williamsburg/ They are trying to get another hospital approved on the east side of Williamsburg as well.

Walking Trails in Williamsburg Va

I recently discovered a wonderful free resource for walkers and runners in the Williamsburg Va area. ” Great City Walks” is a guide of walking trails in the City of Williamsburg  .The guide a 20 page booklet available for free as a download here and on the city of Williamsburg website was created by the Williamsburg City Manager’s Office, the Parks and Recreation Department, and their GIS staff – It details seven different walking trails that highlight interesting historic sites throughout the city.  www.williamsburgva.gov.  This guide has numerous local sponsors including including the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, and the Williamsburg Regional Library. Their support of this project is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

 

The City of Williamsburg, Virginia offers the urban hiker trails of historic and cultural distinction. Williamsburg is known worldwide for the 18Th century restoration of “Colonial Williamsburg,” and for the USA’s second oldest university, the “College of William and Mary.” These wonderful treasures exist not in isolation, but along side the modern day city with diverse points of interest of its own. So put your walking or running shoes on and explore our wonderful city. 

The seven trails are Cityside Loop,    Landing to Landing Trek,  Quarterpath Spur,   Bassett Hall Trace Loop,  Longhill Loop, Waller Mill Trails and the William  miles to almost and Mary Loop range in length from 1.75 miles to almost 9 miles. Offering a distance and terrain for all walkers. Detailed directions and points of interest can be found for all of the varying routes. There are also a few trails featured from the Waller Mill Park off of Airport Rd near Rochambeau.

You can view and print “Great City Walks of Williamsburg VA here or download it on the City Of Williamsburg’s Website here

Williamsburg VA ” Things to do” Rowing Club

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Williamsburg Virginia Boat Club

 

 

About the WBC

The Williamsburg Boat Club formally started in the spring of 2003.  The idea of a community boat club was formulated a few years earlier by the organization Friends of Williamsburg Rowing.  They are the community branch of the College of William and Mary Rowing Club, with whom we share coaches, equipment and a rowing site.

  Current members include beginners who have just completed the learn to row classes, those who learned to row as adults, former college and high school rowers now living in the Williamsburg area, as well as college students who want to continue to stay in shape over their summer breaks.  WBC rowers entered their first race as a club in the Summer of 2005.  The club consists of competitive members who continue to race, as well as members who prefer to row for recreation and exercise.

Currently WBC offers the following programs and activities for members and residents of the area.

Learn to row classes on the water during Spring and Summer and indoors on rowing machines during the winter months.

Sculling lessons

Participation in regattas in Richmond, Norfolk, Va Beach and Northern Va.

Weekend Practices and evening practices during the week.

Youth rowing programs ( 14 and up)

Location

The rowing site is located at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park, off of Route 5, just west of Williamsburg, VA. We launch from docks on Gordons Creek. Here is a Google Map of the site.

Join Us

If you are a current rower and would like to join , or, if you have never rowed and would like to learn, please email  for more information.   If you are visiting the Historic Triangle area and would like to join us for a row, or, just a chat, feel free to check their Calendar, and/or, contact  via email.

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Williamsburg VA Free Concerts’ Summer Breeze on Merchants Square

Williamsburg Va real estate searchWilliamsburg Va’s 17th annual Summer Breeze Concert Series in Merchants Square

  • These concerts are always a fun way to spend a Wednesday evening with Family and friends. The 17th annual Summer Breeze Concert Series kicks off  on Wednesday June 21. The popular series features free outdoor evening concerts each Wednesday throughout July and August, with an extra  concert scheduled for Friday, July 11. Bring your dancing shoes (and a lawn chair) and enjoy the great lineup of performances each Wednesday night right in the middle of tree-lined Duke of Gloucester Street. The July fun gets started with the July 2 Independence Day Concert, followed by four terrific bands each successive Wednesday.

    There is a children’s activity area that opens at 6:30. Maybe grab some sandwiches from ‘ The Cheese Shop” and enjoy a picnic while you listed ot the band

    Here is the schedule and band line up for this years 2008 Season

  • Monday, July 2, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: USAF Heritage of America Concert Band Annual Independence Day Concert
  • Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Right On, “The Ultimate Party Band”
  • Friday, July 11, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Royal Hospital School Band, UK, The 40-member student concert band from the U.K. will make Williamsburg its final stop on a cultural tour to the United States.
  • Wednesday, July 16: Summer Breeze Concert, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Power Play, with a 6 p.m. pre-show performance by local student theater troupe Stagelights.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Kings of Swing, a versatile 12-piece party band from Richmond, with musical styles from swing to beach music and Motown. Don’t miss the swing dance demonstrations during intermission!
  • Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Skylark Featuring Anna Gunn, a 4-piece band with “swinging, sophisticated music” and the jazzy vocals of Anna Gunn. Don’t miss the swing dance demonstrations during intermission!Summer Breeze concerts are sponsored by Merchants Square, Citi SmithBarney, the City of Williamsburg, and the York County Arts Commission.

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  • Shakespeare Festival Williamsburg Va June 2008

     The Virginia Shakespeare Festival takes center 

    stage this month, opening a series of

    three plays ranging from tragedy to wild,

    physical comedy. It’s the 30th anniversary

    of the annual festival and the plays were

    chosen to celebrate the occasion.

    Traditionally the festival has presented one production

    in the smaller studio theater of Phi Beta

    Kappa. This year all three productions will be presented

    on PBK’s main stage. That will allow for more

    people to take in the fun.

    Shakespeare’s popular, “The Taming of the Shrew,”

    will open the festival June 25 and run through July 6.

    That will be followed by the epic tragedy, “Othello,”

    July 11-20 and “The Complete History of America

    Abridged,” July 24- Aug. 3.

    Festival artistic director, Christopher Owens looks

    forward to the season and will direct “The Complete

    History” in addition to overseeing the productions.

    “I’m going to have fun, personally directing a wild

    contemporary comedy instead of my usual

    Shakespeare,” Owens said recently.

    Owens added that this year, the actors will wear

    hidden microphones to boost sound and clarity.

    “I do think the sound improvement will be quite

    dramatic, particularly for those less familiar with

    Shakespeare,” he said.

    The lineup should result in solid ticket sales. “The

    Taming of the Shrew” is probably one of the most

    known of Shakespeare’s comedies. It pits the fiery

    Kate against Petruchio in a physical and intellectual

    battle of the sexes.

    It will be directed by James Bond, an accomplished

    Shakespearean director. He is setting the play in the

    18th century, in a world of high manners and social

    decorum. Owens said the play lends itself well to that

    interpretation.

    Playing Petruchio will be Equity actor Jens

    Rasmussen, who has more than 20 Shakespearean

    roles to his credit. It will be the first time he takes on

    Petruchio. Matching wits with him as the fiery Kate

    will be Catherine Gowl.

    “Othello,” which tells the story about duplicity and

    jealousy will be directed by W&M faculty director

    Laurie Wolf. The production features Equity actor

    Michael Johnson as Othello and Jason Weiss who will

    take on the quintessential villain, Iago. Barrie Kreinik,

    who appeared in last season’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

    will play the fated Desdemona.

    Wolf’s production will be set in post-apartheid

    South Africa, but Owens promised that the language

    and storyline will remain intact.

    For those unfamiliar with the production, Iago is

    one of Shakespeare’s most cunning and dastardly

    characters. Owens said Weiss had the characteristics

    necessary to play the role effectively.

    “In all the men we read (for the role), he was really

    the one with the most subtext going on,” Owens

    said.“You watch him on stage and you can just see the

    wheels turning inside his head.”

    The final production of the season is the wacky

    “The Complete History of America Abridged.” That

    follows on the heels of the immensely successful “The

    Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged” a couple

    seasons ago.

    Owens has two of the cast members of “Complete

    Works” returning for the production, which should

    boost the comedy to hilarity. Karl Kippola and Matt

    McGloin will lead the romp through America’s history

    with improvisation and audience participation.

    “Even in the scripted parts, it seems like those guys

    are making a lot of it up on the spot,” Owens said. “It

    pokes fun a lot of fun at elements of political correctness

    in what actually became known as our American

    history.”

    Owens added that the production will have particular

    relevance because of the upcoming presidential

    election.

    “I do think that it will have much of the same

    impact ‘Complete Works’ did, where audiences came

    back to see it again, for obvious humor and to see

    where the guys will go with it on that particular

    night.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    50+ reasons to live/ move/ retire/ relocate to Williamsburg Virginia

    Williamsburg York County Virginia Real EstateVoted one of the Top 5 Best places to retire by Money Magazine  Click here for article
    Good neighbor passes to Colonial Williamsburg    Click here of info
    Grand Illumination at Christmas  Click here for info
    Great Wolf Lodge  Info
    Farmers Market on Duke on Gloucester    Info
    The Kimball Theater    Info
    Williamsburg Regional Library Concert series 
     Dewey Decibel Concert Series
    Williamsburg/ James City County School System
    Colonial Parkway from Jamestown to Yorktown
    Williamsburg Winery
    / Wedmore Place
    Dinner at Chownings Tavern   Shields Tavern   Christiana Campbells Tavern  The Fat Canary    Blue Talon
    Desert at the Trellis ” Death by Chocolate

    Capital to Capital Bicycle Trail
    Muscarelle Museum of Art
    Golf at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Williamsburg National, Stonehouse, Kiskiak, etc 17 Local Courses
    First Night Williamsburg
    Historic Jamestown. Jamestown Settlement
    Working out at James City County Recreation Center
    Grocery Shopping at Ukrops, The Fresh Market
    Brewster’s Ice Cream, Sno To Go, Rita’s Italian Ice, Cold Stone Creamery, Maggie Moo’s
    SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES Concerts on Duke of Gloucester Street
    Shopping at Prime Outlets, Market Square, Williamsburg Pottery
    Bush Neck Farm – Pick-your-own strawberries, apples, blueberries, asparagus, sweet corn, peaches, pumpkins.
    Pumpkinville at Halloween
    Busch Gardens Seasons Passes “Hallo-Scream”
    Water Country
    The Plantations along Rt 5 , Shirley, Sherwood, Berkley etc.
    Williamsburg Ale Werks Williamsburg’s only Microbrewery
    William & Mary Football/ Tailgate Parties in the Fall
    Mountain Bike Trails Freedom Park, New Quarter Park York River State Park
    Kayaking/ paddle boats at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Waller Mill Park and Little Creek Reservoir
    Concerts at the newly renovated amphitheater at William & Mary
    Paul’s Deli, Greenleafe Cafe
    The wonderful playground Kidsburg/ Mid County Park
    Skate Park at JCC Rec Center
    New Town and it’s wonderful shops and restaurants
    Phi Beta Kappa Hall – Performing Arts Series
    Ewell Hall, Department of Music – Performing Arts Series
    Christopher Wren Society
    Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Classics at St. Bede Concert Series
    The Virginia Arts Festival presents performances by the world’s top-flight artists in classical music, dance, theatre and jazz.
    The Williamsburg Symphonia, Classical Music Series
    Virginia Shakespeare Festival @ W&M
    Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
    Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
    Aromas Coffeehouse
    An Occasion for the Arts
    Colonial Polo Cup

    Tavern Ghost Walks in Colonial Williamsburg
    “Revolutionary City,”
    Spend the night in a Colonial Home in Williamsburg
    4th of July fireworks at Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg
    The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg
    McCormick-Nagelsen Tennis Center
    Spending the night at the Williamsburg Inn or Lodge
    Youth Sports Teams: Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, Karate, Ballet, etc.
    WISC (Williamsburg Indoor Sports Center)
    Blueberry pancakes at Chickahominy House
    Christmas Parade in Colonial Williamsburg
    Tide Radio and WBACH radio stations
    William & Mary College”The second Oldest College in the U.S.
    Kingsmill, Fords Colony, Governors Land, Stonehouse, Greensprings, Colonial Heritage neighborhoods all with wonderful golf facilities.

    Yankee Candle Factory Outlet

    The Crab Races at Berrets

    Bruton Parish Church  “Where Jefferson, Washington and Adams worshipped ”

    LPGA Michelob ULTRA Open Golf Tournament

    For further information about real estate in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent or York County Virginia  contact:

    John Womeldorf/ REALTOR

    Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136

    www.MrBurg.com website 
    www.MrTidewater.com/   website 

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    Take part in deciding / planning how James City County will use it’s waterfront park areas

     

    Shaping Our Shores

    Shaping Our Shores is a master planning project for 3 sites located along James City County waterways: the former Jamestown Beach Campground (JBC), Jamestown Yacht Basin (JYB) and Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRP). JBC and JYB are located on Jamestown Road along the James River and Powhatan Creek.  CRP is located on Route 5 where Gordon’s Creek meets the Chickahominy River.  The Master Plan will address the long-range physical development, use and stewardship of these three sites over the next 20 years. It will present a vision for the physical environment that promotes and supports the values and goals of James City County citizens.

     

    In late 2007 the County issued a Request for Proposals and selected Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) to produce the Master Plan. VHB is a multi-disciplinary planning, design and engineering consulting firm focused on sustainable development and context sensitive design. The project has an estimated completion date of September 2008.

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    Citizens and community groups can comment on proposed uses and design alternatives at the following session:

    Wednesday, May 28 2008

    6:15PM-9:00PM

    Bldg F Board Room, County Government Complex

    101-F Mounts Bay Rd

    Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Beginning in late May through early June, design alternatives for the 3 sites will be exhibited in the lobbies of Building F at the County Government Complex on Mounts Bay Road and the Williamsburg/James City County Recreation Center at 5301 Longhill Road to solicit feedback. You can also submit your comments and ideas through this website, by direct email to shores@james-city.va.us or by phone to Stephanie Ahrendt, Project Manager, (757) 253-6649.

     

    For each of the three sites, the Master Plan will provide a comprehensive assessment of the existing facilities and infrastructure, future use and development options, an action plan and a funding strategy to support the action plan. Careful consideration will be given to both the legally required and publicly expected conservation efforts for these properties. Preservation and protection of the existing open space, viewsheds, ecological diversity, and cultural resources will be balanced with maximizing the potential for the public’s use and enjoyment of these unique properties. The results of this planning process will be used in the County’s Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvement Program to guide future land use planning, funding, maintenance, management and administrative matters.