August 26, 2001
The pizza oven broke down just before the pizza party. The guy with the wine forgot to show up for the wine tasting. And the tour bus got hit by an errant motorcycle. Is this any way to run a Lucy Birthday Celebration? What do you think? If you've ever seen an I Love Lucy episode (and who hasn't?), you know Lucy thrived on disaster. She was at her best in a bad situation. When the candy conveyor belt went a little too fast, the walk-in freezer door closed and locked her in, or she'd had just a little too much Vitameatavegamin, Lucy made us love her. Because Lucy -- be it Lucille Ball or Lucy Ricardo -- had heart.
May 4, 2007
CLARIFICATION An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun about Queen Elizabeth II's visit should have described Jamestown, founded in1607, as the first permanent English colony in America. The "Lost Colony" of Roanoke was founded two decades earlier but did not last. RICHMOND, Va. -- The rain cleared for just a moment, it seemed, and there she was, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, looking every bit the part.
February 27, 2003
JAMES CITY, Va. -- When Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold died at Jamestown in August 1607, the faltering English settlement lost one of its most able and respected commanders. Council President Edward Maria Wingfield picked out the death for special mention, describing the 36-year-old adventurer as "the worthy and religious gentleman upon whose life stood a great part of the good success and fortune of our colony." Another settler recorded how the dispirited colonists, despite being racked by hunger and disease, gathered their strength to bury Gosnold with a military salute in which they fired all of the fort's guns "with many volleys of small shot."
June 12, 1994
American Indians from Virginia and other states will be at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va., for the fifth annual Virginia Indian Heritage Festival June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include traditional Indian dance, music, crafts, children's activities, storytelling and food. A noon ceremony features a grand entry of tribal leaders, flag bearers and Virginia Indian dance groups. Admission is $7.50 for adults; $3.75 for children. Jamestown Settlement is on state Route 3 southwest of Williamsburg.
November 23, 1995
As most of us enjoy a sumptuous feast at our own Thanksgiving tables, interpreters at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va., re-create a 17th-century feast."
March 14, 1996
War in JamestownMore than 300 re-enactors representing soldiers from ancient times to the present will gather at Jamestown Settlement Saturday and Sunday for "Military Through the Ages," kicking off the 1996 season of special events and exhibits at the Jamestown Settlement and its sister museum, the Yorktown Victory Center in Virginia.Together, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center relate the story of America's beginnings -- from the four-month trans-Atlantic voyage that brought 104 men to Jamestown in 1607, through the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781, to the adoption of the Constitution and ratification of the Bill of Rights.
August 1, 2005
Yesterday Triple-A International League Ottawa 4 Louisville 3 Double-A Eastern League Harrisburg 10, Bowie 0 Single-A Carolina League Salem 4, Frederick 2 Single-A South Atlantic League Delmarva 3, Lake County 2 Hagerstown at Kannapolis, cancelled, wet grounds Single-A New York-Penn League Aberdeen 12, Jamestown 10 Rookie Appalachian League Kingsport 3, Bluefield 2 Today Triple-A International League Louisville at Ottawa, 1:05 p.m. ...
May 7, 1998
Eariest AmericaExplore 17th century English and Powhatan Indian cultures at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 391st Anniversary Celebration of the founding of America's first permanent English colony during Jamestown Landing Day. "The Legacy of Jamestown" theme will address the historical impact of English settlement in America. Activities include portrayals of English settlers, speeches, town meetings and birthday cake.Jamestown Settlement is on State Route 31 South at the Colonial Parkway.
May 5, 2007
An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun about Queen Elizabeth II's visit should have described Jamestown, founded in1607, as the first permanent English colony in America. The "Lost Colony" of Roanoke was founded two decades earlier but did not last. The April 24 obituary of Boris Yeltsin carried a Moscow dateline and identified the writer as a Sun foreign reporter. The writer, Will Englund, was a Sun Moscow correspondent who reported on Yeltsin, and who is now on the newspaper's editorial board.
December 18, 1994
Twelve regional garden clubs decorated Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Va., for the Christmas season. A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the house museum is open free of charge during the holidays through Dec. 22 and Dec. 26-30.Eight of the garden clubs are competing in a tree-decorating contest and each room of the mansion and the hallway will have its own decorated tree. Before Christmas, there will be live musical entertainment. Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.