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The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) shows that growth is up from 0.3% in the first two quarters of 2017.

The marginally improved growth from July to September was driven by an expansion in production and services output, but construction continued to act as a drag, the ONS said.

The largest contributor to growth in services was the business services and finance sector, which grew by 0.6%, while the positive contribution from production (up 1% in the quarter) was attributed to strength in the car manufacturing output in July,
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which increased by 3.8%.

Head of national accounts at the ONS, Darren Morgan, said: “Growth in the third quarter of 2017 continued at a similar rate as seen in the first half of the year.

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continued to drive GDP growth. Manufacturing also boosted the economy with an improved performance after a weak second quarter.

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The city Planning Commission unanimously passed the site plan, but tabled architectural aspects of the project, long proposed at 9600 Diamond Centre Drive.

little has changed since the last approval, said Menards Real Estate Associate Tom O the commencement of construction didn occur as soon as we originally anticipated, our approvals have lapsed. The site plan is largely consistent with what we previously approved. About a year later, developers got a six month extension.

The most notable change since then is in exterior building materials. Precast concrete panels have been replaced with tan split face block in two shades, to provide more visual interest on the 185,000 square foot building.

However, some commission members thought the material samples provided at the Jan. 18 meeting didn match the color rendering that was submitted.

Geoffrey Varga and John Perkovich indicated that there wasn enough contrast in the colors and asked to see an example of an existing Menards with the same materials.

these are the kind of materials they use all the time, they should be able to get some kind of image they can find that shows what it actually looks like in place, Varga said.

Commission legal counsel Joseph Szeman said the panel could pass the site plan and reserve the color scheme vote for the next meeting.

assume that will allow them to keep the project on schedule, he said.

The project includes roadwork to improve traffic capacity along Diamond Centre. Menards will extend the right turn lane about 500 feet to Emerald Court. That work is expected to move forward this year. Another turn lane on Diamond Centre at Heisley Road is in the city capital plan for next year.

Details about the timeline for the store construction were unavailable,
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Menards Spokesman Jeff Abbott said.

Land was cleared for the business in 2012, but project representatives postponed it, citing economic conditions and federal government restrictions. In December 2014, the Commission approved the preliminary site plan. In February 2015, City Council approved a development agreement with Menards, including the provision that the city install a traffic signal at Diamond Centre once the level of service at the intersection is warranted. The economy and political climate led to their request for an extension in spring 2016.

Along with home improvement items, most Menards carry appliances, pet products, lawn and garden supplies, and some groceries, the website says. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin based chain has more than 300 home improvement stores across the country. The nearest location is in Warren.
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represents does not mean the Arctic’s ice is not melting, that alpine glaciers are not receding and that coral reefs are not dying.

During the recent snowstorm, I didn’t always receive mail, but my newspaper was there every morning. Sue Reid, I cannot imagine your cold, dark and dangerous journey each night, but I am so very grateful for your extraordinary service.

A recent commenter asked for an explanation of why our arctic like weather is not a contradiction to “global warming.” Day to day weather is so variable that we should expect deviations from any climate trend. were experiencing above average temperatures, as was the Earth as a whole. Furthermore, we can expect changes in our weather patterns (including cold spells) as the warming in the Arctic causes changes to the polar jet stream. Most atmospheric scientists now use terms such as “climate change” or “climate destabilization” instead of “global warming” to reflect the full range of measured impacts of greenhouse gases on our climate, including changes in precipitation amounts, storm intensity and weather patterns.

During the cold and snow, the USPS trucks are seen delivering Amazon packages, but not the mail.

Global warming is real. Sixteen of the last 17 years have been the warmest on record. Ironically, we are getting this frigid weather because of warming in the Arctic, ice melting in the Barents Kara seas. This causes the Polar Vortex, a pocket of frigid air surrounding the Arctic, to split and stretch and dip south. That brings us our recent weather. Postal Service justify the fact that it has not delivered any mail to our part, if not to all, of Ford’s Colony for three days, Thursday Saturday? Our roads were cleared, our newspapers delivered and our trash collected, the latter somewhat late, but what were the taxpayer supported USPS workers doing while private industry workers went about their jobs plowing roads, shoveling driveways, delivering newspapers and collecting trash? We are a community of 6,000 tax paying citizens within the Williamsburg Metropolitan Area who do not have reliable mail service. A worker in a USPS truck delivered a package to a neighbor on Sunday afternoon and had no problem with snow, so now we have to wait and see if postal employees will come out in the cold on Monday to deliver the backlog of overdue mail and hopefully something I ordered from Amazon that was to have been delivered by USPS last Thursday.

Only good newsAT was quick to announce a bonus for employees, but more quietly announced layoffs for thousands of employees.

Missing dogsSomething just doesn’t feel right. Two small dogs have gone missing in the past few weeks from the Lightfoot area. Both had collars, tags and were microchipped. The owners have sent out info everywhere and have contacted everyone. They have searched high and low. So have friends and neighbors. What doesn’t feel right is that there is absolutely no sign of these dogs anywhere. If you have found an older Shit Zu or a young female Beagle, please do the right thing and turn them over to the Heritage Humane Society. Please do not keep them as your own, or use them to hunt with, or worse. They are not your dogs; they belong to other people who are heartsick and want their companions back. How would you feel if someone kept your pet that wasn’t really theirs?

Too many taxesHas anyone experienced this? I leased a vehicle from a local dealer and when I finished the lease and decided to buy the vehicle, I was advised I would have to pay the sales tax on the residual purchase price even though I had paid sales tax on 100 percent of the value of the vehicle when I originated the lease. This along with the property taxes in Virginia and James City County just seems to be wrong.

Looking for Found in New Town on Jan 5: Small ring with gold band with flower design. Please call 757 258 1132 to claim.

Is there any group recycling holiday cards?

I’m looking for a tax accountant who understands (really understands) what is required to process income taxes for a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust.

Looking for ladies’ and men’s razor cuts? Call Wanda at Jacqueline’s, 229 4499, at Five Forks Shopping Center.

In response to the person looking for the best place to sell gold bracelets, diamonds and fine jewelery; Goodman’s Interiors Antiques at 5251 John Tyler Highway, next to Food Lion in Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center, is a great choice. Goodman’s is Virginia state certified to purchase precious metals and fine jewelery, and they provide a safe and secure place to sell your valuables. Please call 804 854 1400 to schedule an appointment.

No to rezoningWe, too, object to the Holly Hills Villas request to build 53 apartment units across the pond from Holly Hills Carriage Homes. It is currently not acceptable in the city’s Comprehensive Plan for good reason. To shoehorn a large apartment complex into a residential neighborhood can only result in a mishmash that will be detrimental to all. This will also affect the viewshed for Yorkshire and upper Holly Hills with light and noise pollution. Jan.17 in the Stryker Building.

Big new jobCongratulations to Dr. Constantino on his state position, although I am amused that he is “considered a national expert in the field of family engagement.” As a former W JCC employee, I waited for those initiatives to be implemented in W JCC. Promises of initiatives were made, but they all turned out to be nonexistent. So, maybe on paper he is an expert, but no so much in actions.

Equal protectionIn order for the population of Southeastern Virginia to achieve parity with the least populated state in the union (Wyoming) this region of Virginia needs to have eight and a half votes in the Electoral College. law the idea of “one man, one vote” is encoded, the idea that the vote of of a Virginian living in Southeastern Virginia is worth only 11 percent of that of a resident of Wyoming is repugnant.

Get your ticketsWonderful news! Tickets for the 2018 production by the Sinfonicron Light Opera Company are finally on sale. I can’t wait because it is always fun, well done and money well spent. For a delightful interlude from the recent frigid weather, you should make a point of going to Phi Beta Kappa Hall for the performances Jan. 18 21. Since it is a completely student run production, it is also important to support this endeavor and shouldn’t be missed.

Health careTo the people who want to turn the poor away from emergency rooms: Sorry, you live in a predominately Christian country. I will drive you to the airport if you want to leave.

Still testing youIf your wife asks you to go to Walmart on Christmas Eve, you need two things: one, a psychiatrist and two, a lawyer.

Road worries

At Longhill eastbound, after crossing over Route 199, the right lane ends after a short distance. It has become the norm for drivers in a hurry to speed in the right lane and then cut in front of the drivers in the left lane when the right lane ends. I was almost struck last night by a car that was beside me in the right lane as it ended. Instead of slowing down and dropping in behind me, they put on their left turn signal an tried to force me out of their way. You have the same situation westbound where the right lane is a turn only lane and drivers also try to force into the left lane at the last minute. Rumble strips eastbound in the right lane way before the lane ends would really help.

Christmas showI am excited to visit the Christmas event at King’s Dominion next year in 2018. I read that it will be very similar to Winterfest at King’s Island, and looked at that website. Wow! The Eiffel Tower is turned into a more than 300 foot tall Christmas tree with a spectacular patterns and colors in lights. There is a big ice rink where visitors can skate and the Snoopy show will be cute. There are 10 shows/singing events. Busch Gardens needs to add some new things next year, for sure. People from north of KD will probably go there.

Debt limitCongress has raised the debt limit 78 separate times. A debt limit that is never followed is worthless. It creates unnecessary drama and demonstrates the hypocrisy in Washington. Why do we send incumbents back for another cliff hanger performance, versus responsibly cutting spending on more waste, fraud and abuse?

Best cardI recently spent Christmas weekend in the hospital. I was missing family and friends and wanted to be home. One of my nurses gave me a handmade Christmas card, made at Chick fil A on Mooretown Road by Sophia. It made me feel so much better. I think that is my favorite card and I want to thank Chick fil A for such a good idea, and I thank Sophia for her expression of love.

Fate of JerusalemHere is some background on the disagreement over the fate of East Jerusalem. In the late 1800s, Jews comprised between 2 5 percent of the population of Palestine, Christians made up about 10 percent, Muslims made up 85 percent. Zionism was/is a movement to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Through immigration and wars, Zionism has reshaped Palestine. By 1948, about 32 percent of the population was Jewish. The State of Israel was established within Palestine. Today, 50 percent of the population is Jewish, 50 percent Palestinian Muslim and 2 percent Palestinian Christian. Palestinians, Christians and Muslims face restrictions on where they can live, work and travel in Israel and the occupied territories, including Jerusalem.

Helping othersI have observed that people who use their money to help others in need instead of on earthly things are making the world a better place to live. These people are an inspiration to all who know them. They lead us to understand that when we obey God, we gain wisdom.

Up in WashingtonThe president’s tweet about the nuclear buttons from the evening of Jan. 2 can be boiled down to the typical juvenile schoolyard taunt “mine’s bigger then yours.” It is a shame the two children involved are playing with the future of the world and not just with their pride. Would someone please take the role of the adult and send both of them into a timeout?

To the reader who found him or herself “tired.” All the things mentioned in this message were true and it is long overdue to hear someone call for Mr. Trump to resign. I would like to add one more area of tiredness: I am tired of being embarrassed by Mr. Trump’s antics as he travels around the world. Everything from his rhetoric to refusing to shake hands with Angela Merkel and his pushing himself through a line of world leaders so that he would be up front when pictures were taken. His childishness as he threatens our allies and praises white supremacists. And the beat goes on for as long as he is in office, because he can’t learn.
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An earlier version of this article included a comment that incorrectly stated that The Williamsburg Inn has been awarded the Forbes’ 5th Star. The Inn was awarded the AAA Five Diamond designation in November 2017, one of just 120 hotels in North America to hold this distinction. However, Forbes Travel Guide has not yet announced its ratings but will do so in February.On Comey teaching ethical leadership at W I wonder if case studies of leaking sensitive memos to the press and issuing judgments before investigations are completed will be part of his ethical leadership course.Comey? W must be kidding. Ethics certainly were not in play during the last election. Not a good decision to allow this man to speak on this topic. Better W give three credits for underwater basket weaving.Whose idea was this to have Comey teach ethics at W Perhaps W could hire Dr. Nasser as a team physician and he could teach child development, too. You’ve lost your minds W and most likely future fundingOn the front page of The Virginia Gazette was “Comey to co teach W class on ethical leadership.” Is this some kind of a bad joke? How disgraceful of W to hire Comey. Shame on Virginia Gazette to put the article on front page. We’ve dropped to a new low.Shoveling snowTo the person who said that he or she had not seen a woman shoveling out their driveway apparently hadn’t driven down our neighborhood. I was shoveling my driveway and I had it about a quarter finished and a young man came over and finished it. Then I shoveled out the mail box for the mail lady to get to it. And then after the snowplow went past I went out and shoveled the pile they left at the end of my driveway. It was nice of the young man to help me and there was another young man up the street that came and helped finish my driveway.Just wanted to weigh in on the snow shoveling convo. It is a great feeling to get out and help older neighbors shovel drives and walkways. As an added bonus, it’s a better workout than a trip to the gym. I am a middle aged, female shoveler and not the only one I know. Female citizen snow shovelers unite!To the previous commenter: Gender equality has no bearing on your observation that you only saw men shoveling snow. I have many friends whose husbands never cooked a meal, washed a dish, did a load of laundry or got up at night with a crying child. Each household decides how to divide chores and it is not anyone else’s place to criticize how they do that.I take exception to the individual who commented in the Last Word that he or she didn’t see any women shoveling snow during our recent storm. 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Her address is 121 Boulifants Blvd., Suite A. Thank you. Jan. 29 at King of Glory Lutheran Church. This group will include both men and women.Does anyone know how I can find impartial information on choosing long term care insurance and Medicare supplement plans? Thank you.I’ve had my knives and scissors sharped at Ace Hardware for decades. They do a good job and the rates are fair. 17 issue: Anyone interested in writing in the Williamsburg area may call 784 6167 and ask for Ed.Someone asked for an in home foot care person, and I called their phone number but there was no answer and no answering machine, so I will leave it here on the Last Word. Bonnie’s Mobile Nail Care, 757 771 2867.Looking for anyone who wants to sell or get rid of their baseball cards. Call Tony at 784 0636.I have lots of moving boxes and packing materials for anyone who would like to pick them up. Please call 757 603 0467 to make arrangements. Thank you.Mail deliveredKudos to our mailman Rodney. We live on a cul de sac that was not plowed for three days and Rodney, who has a drive route, walked down the hill and delivered to five houses.State electionsChoosing a person to represent citizens in local government by picking the name out of a bowl our Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves. However, under certain circumstances, it is the law in Virginia and laws are supposed to make us civilized. I believe it was Cicero who said,
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“We are prisoners of the laws that keep us free.” After four recounts, Ms. Simond’s and Mr. Yancey’s vote totals were the same, hence, the name out of the bowl. I would ask Mr. Yancey to change his party affiliation to that of an independent if he truly wants to represent his district. He did not win the vote, he won the raffle.Seems we now need an Electoral College here in Virginia for the same reason as in federal elections. Densely populated areas such as Northern Virginia, Richmond and Southside are dictating all the politics for the rest of the state. Not good.Real talentThank you to our lovely Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center for sponsoring and hosting an exhibition for our local high schoolers. It is so impressive to see what our young people can create, how imaginative and creative they are. It is important young people have opportunities to learn and participate in work they enjoy. So far, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin are planning to impose work related conditions on . This is a national movement to dignify work, not to have dependents on the rest of us. Now, if you earn too little to afford insurance, of course you need help. But, please, do not sit home and do nothing.Who’s paying?When we pay a person’s salary, we tell them what to do. In an old folks’ home, the residents pay the employees’ salaries, but the employees tell the employers what to do. In 1970, Archie Bunker defined an old folks’ home as a place “where dingbats take care of dingbats.” Today, an old folks’ home is where scatterbrains take care of scatterbrains.Snow daysIt’s hard to believe that it takes so long for the roads to be cleared and be safe for driving. Maybe the county could enlist the services of the local gardening companies to use their trucks for plowing and sanding. Since they are seasonal workers, they could use the winter work and the county would benefit from their assistance. Also, maybe the neighboring counties could share the cost of services to clear the roads. If you look at DOG street, you will see that CW has its own ability to clear the street. Maybe they would be willing to share their “fleet” with the neighborhood. The weather in the last few years requires some initiative to improve the situation.I realize snow days are inconvenient for many parents, but folks need to realize this is not an entirely urban area. There are plenty of country roads that are dangerous to traverse in the snow,
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and school buses do not typically feature four wheel drive. We must also consider the hundreds of inexperienced high school drivers traveling to school on icy roads early in the morning. Missing an additional day of school is preferable to compromising the safety of any child. I applaud W JCC for caring more about safety than the all important SOLs.

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Met my angelI had a very important doctor’s appointment the other day and stopped at a store for water on my way. I got back to my car and it wouldn’t start. I cried because I could not get to the appointment. Then my angel called, “Ma’am, Ma’am.” I looked and she offered me a ride. I had to take it. I didn’t care how I was going to get home, but said she would stay and give me a ride home. She dropped me off at the front door at Riverside. “Connie” was her name, and she drives a PT Cruiser. I want her to know that it doesn’t matter how long one knows someone for them to touch your life.

Does anyone know?I would like to know if anyone knows why VDOT spent the money to clean out the ditches on Route 5 by Hickory Signpost Road, yet did not clean the culvert pipes to the driveways extending to Route 5? The last storm shows that what they did actually did no good at all in alleviating the flooding problem with rain on Route 5 without cleaning the culvert pipes. Just would like to know. Thank you.

Professor ComeyI think it’s very good that the College of William and Mary hired Comey to teach a course. Here’s somebody who is ethical has done things the right way and would not be swayed by a crazy person. Thank you.

William and Mary, surely you jest. I did not find it amusing. This is what we send our children to such a pricey college to learn this kind of ethics.

You know, I applaud the Gazette for putting Comey on the front page because now at least we know what William and Mary is doing. And, you know, they can’t hide about this stupid decision. As my husband said, “Him giving any class teaching any class on ethics would be like Hitler being in charge of protecting the Jews’ rights and this is how we should treat them.” Give me a break.

FBI Director Comey is certainly qualified to teach a class in ethics. What the right doesn’t like is that when he was introduced to the president, he didn’t fall flat on his face, lick the president’s shoes and kiss his ring. We need more people like Comey in government and fewer like Jeff Sessions.

I was taken aback by the many negative comments in the Last Word regarding James Comey; mostly focused on his releasing information to journalists. My feeling is that this action exhibited a very high ethical approach by a federal official, as it showed that his loyalty was to the Constitution and country, and not to the current holder of the office of the president. He did this even knowing that he would lose his job, most likely. Again, an ethical decision of the highest order.

The person questioning Comey lecturing at William and Mary is obviously ignoring the fact that our current president has a very loose relationship with the truth, ethics and morals. The truth need not be Republican or Democrat.

After he had a long, spotless career with the FBI and the federal government, why would anyone think Comey is a bad choice to teach a class on ethics? W is extremely fortunate to have Comey, who has a long reputation for his honesty and ethics. I do not think Comey has suddenly changed, regardless of what he has been through with the current administration. Comey has a background of ethical service and has now personally experienced unethical treatment and injustice for nothing more than being an honest man. Wow! There could not be a better candidate to teach ethics to William and Mary students.

Comey teaching ethics is akin to Donald Duck teaching elocution.

Too late for pieWell, I read in the Last Word where a couple of readers had sent in comments about how good Shoo Fly Pie is. I drove over to the Shoo Fly Dairy to try it out and see how good it was, but the Shoo Fly Dairy was out of Shoo Fly Pie on a Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. I guess you better call and check before you go over there to try it.

Looking for I’m a volunteer at Heritage Humane Society, and I noticed that there is not much canned cat and dog food on the shelves. I’m sure that the staff would appreciate donations from our community. Thanks!

Does anyone know of an Aveda trained hair stylist in the Williamsburg area?

Keeping it straightWhen we pay a person’s salary, we tell them what to do. In an old folks’ home, the residents pay the employees’ salaries but the employees tell the residents what to do. In 1970, Archie Bunker defined an old folks’ home as a place “where dingbats take care of dingbats.” Today, an old folks’ home is where scatterbrains take care of scatterbrains. Editor’s note: We ran this comment recently, but one critical word was incorrect.

Road worriesVDOT needs to put signs at stoplights all over this community, instructing Virginia drivers to pull up to the white line so that the magnet in the road will trip the stoplight.

GunsAnother day, another school shooting. This time, two dead in Kentucky. And another win for the NRA supporters who oppose any kind of gun control in this country.

Why do they need to have guns go to church? This is crazy, after what happened in Texas. I don’t know what’s wrong with our Congressmen.

Recently, my neighbors asked me if I was in favor of the law allowing me to legally carry my gun concealed into church. My answer was a definite yes. I went on to say the following: Do you remember the recent mass killing in churches in South Carolina and Texas;
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Where you liveIt’s too bad that the areas of Richmond and Northern Virginia dictate what the rest of the state of Virginia wants to be, state or federally elected, and that’s really not fair because they’re over populated. That’s not what everyone wants.

ImmigrationWhy the rush to take care of illegals? The government estimates “dreamers” will cost taxpayers $25.9 billion over the next 10 years. Social welfare costs outweigh potential contributions. An illegal immigrant receives an average of $5,692 in federal welfare benefits compared to “native” American households, which receive $4,431.

In regards to the “Dreamers,” I think that any of them that are employed, holding down a job, paying taxes and have no criminal record, or in college with means of support should be allowed to get citizenship. If they are on welfare or they have criminal records, etc., then send them back to wherever they came from. Thank you.

Tax plan

I can’t believe that the liberal states of California, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Illinois they want part of the tax cut corporations are getting for tax relief. So that they’ll come back to America? And you know what I would tell these states if I was a company? Well, so long. You don’t want me to employ more people? So instead of giving it to you, I’ll go to another state that wants to be friendly to me. And I’m sure they would love to go to Tennessee or Georgia or Mississippi, Louisiana some place like that. All they’re going to do is hurt themselves.

Cat behaviorI wanted to put this out there for all the cat lovers and owners: If you have a cat, especially a male cat, and they uncharacteristically start trying to urinate outside of their litter box, this is very likely due to a urinary tract infection. The cat is not being bad. In males, especially, urinary tract infections can be deadly and need to be treated as soon as possible.

New club rulesThe most exclusive old man’s club in the history of the United States is about to have a cultural shock, because they’re going to have to figure out what maternity leave standards are when senator and retired disabled veteran Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth gives birth this spring. Just how liberal is their policy on maternity leave going to be?

Stock marketSomeone mentioned in the Last Word yesterday that poor people don’t have stocks. Well, even if you’re poor, if you have a retirement through your job, you are in the stock market. If you have a 401K, if you have an IRA, if you have mutual funds. That is connected to stocks. So, the stock market doing as well as it’s doing, you also are doing well. And if you weren’t aware of this it really is important for people to educate themselves and learn what it is that they have and what it means. Good luck to us who continue to have some retirement bonds or for us who work for companies that have some retirement for us.

Getting chillyJust got a new puppy; cost me a lot of money. So far doesn’t listen to me and just lies around doing nothing. Named him “Congress.”

Offshore drillingA recent commenter was in error: President Trump did not request an exemption for Florida from off shore drilling, the governor of Florida did, just as the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and, yep, even Virginia have requested exemptions.

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For those looking for a podiatrist for seniors: I use Dr. Sara Bouraee, 757 220 331, in McLaws Circle.

What’s the most economical way to get from Williamsburg to the Richmond airport? Is there an airport transfer service in the area? Or a flat fee cab service? If anybody has a phone number, that would be appreciated. I don’t have a computer to look online, and I’m computer illiterate. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I would like to know where I can dispose of an old television a console television in James City County. My phone number is 757 812 2052. Thank you.

Colonial WilliamsburgI applaud Robert Brauchle’s effort to shed some much needed light on CW. As but one example, on the one hand, Reiss argues for “civility, of getting together and having opposing views aired and even trying to strike compromises,” (VG, Nov. 1) while at the same time seeking “closed meetings” with city officials and remaining unwilling to share and openly discuss the foundation’s “strategic plan.” I am beginning to wonder if CW actually has a strategic plan? Continuing secrecy and subterfuge are not helping CW’s case when it comes to seeking a bail out from the city and its tax paying citizens.

Colonial Williamsburg should send a committee consisting of most of its vice presidents to California to look at the samples of the border wall that are being proposed out there, and they can decide which one of them has the most colonial flavor of all and sign a contract to have that wall brought to Williamsburg and built around the restored area. Remember, now that they say it’s to be used to keep tourists out, it has to be strong, tall and impenetrable.

How is closing the streets even possible? Public streets, paid for with tax money, and Rockefeller’s deed specified they were always to be open to everyone.

On Oct. 30, I had the pleasure of being brusquely escorted out of the Historic Area by police for violating a paid event that appeared nowhere on the printed daily calendar. It didn’t matter that I had an annual pass, was on a public street and was in a location where a free event was scheduled to begin soon. Such deployment of police by Colonial Williamsburg should serve as a warning to the city about what sort of atmosphere is likely to prevail if CW is allowed to build its border wall around the Historic Area.

If Mr. Reiss is really interested in resolving the issues he faces with Colonial Williamsburg, he might give some serious consideration to selling some of the real estate property owned by the foundation. He could quickly solve his monetary crisis by selling off some of the land CW has accumulated over the years, which has become nothing more than an ongoing property tax burden. Following this, he could focus on a long term solution for the ills that befall the foundation. Hiring two more high paid chiefs and firing dozens of low paid Indians is not the answer.

In addition to all the other objections voiced against a fence, there is the matter of Bruton Parish Church in the center of the historic area on Duke of Gloucester Street. With an admission fee, how would parishioners attend daily services? And what about access for weddings, funerals, concerts and other important events in the life of this community?

Art show canceledWe are sorry to inform Williamsburg that the Trinkle Hall Art Show has been canceled for Grand Illumination Weekend. This show will be very much missed. Thank you Tricia and Norm for many years of wonderful art shows.

Kudos!Congratulations to the Hornsby Hawks Football Team for winning the Bay Rivers District Championship. The team worked so well together, and the cheerleaders’ halftime show was just as exciting to watch as the game. Well done, coaches, players and cheerleaders!

Too near airportNow Williamsburg Landing wants to build a new section of apartments and homes on a parcel adjacent to the airport, much closer than any of its other buildings. The FAA says the height should not be a problem. Well, I recall several small plane crashes over the past 18 years where planes landed off the runway in surrounding land. One landed near the driveway of a home in The Landing, and there were fatalities in the plane. As for JCC planning commission officials saying this would provide housing for the aging population only the rich population. What we really need is safe, affordable apartment homes for those older than 55.

Opioid addictionIf a Boeing 737 fell out of the sky each day of the year killing about 150 people, all such aircraft would be grounded pretty quickly. and Canada die from opioid addiction, and yet we don’t take the same kind of emergency action. Why not? Part of it is, of course, that there is no “silver bullet” that can cure addiction. For example, no one has yet invented the opioid equivalent of Antabuse, a drug available to make alcoholics feel very sick whenever they drink alcohol. For now, opioid addiction can only be tackled by long, hard work undertaken by trained professionals, with close support by family and friends, and even then it is not a sure thing. One local Williamsburg organization that is doing this is called SpiritWorks, and they can sure use a lot of help, both financial and otherwise.

One small step in this opioids crisis could be a monthly safe drop off place for excess meds, especially those leftover from pain management after orthopedic surgery. Do other members of our community have additional ideas to offer up?

Funding schoolsI remember when state lotteries were being pushed across the nation. Maryland (where I lived for most of my life) promised that, if passed,
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the lottery money would go to public education. Instead, the funds ended up in the general fund. I believe the same happened in Virginia.

PanhandlingThere’s been a male panhandler who stands at Route 60 and Olde Towne Road and at Route 60 and Airport Road that had a sign that read “Found a job. First check not until October 16.” So many people felt sorry for him and gave him money. He was still there on Nov. 1. I wonder if those who gave him anything will stop and ask him how his new job is going?Dining at the Williamsburg Inn is a wonderful experience. The food is outstanding, the wait staff knowledgeable and very welcoming. The downside is the extremely uncomfortable seating in the Rockefeller Room. I have asked to speak with the dining management several times, but obviously the information is not passed on. When the Terrace Room furniture and the Rockefeller Room furniture are of similar quality and comfort, I will go back for finer dining.

Bus routesReplacing the Red Line stop at the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center with the Jamestown Line has made it extremely difficult to get to New Town, Colonial Williamsburg and the Transportation Center for us seniors who seldom drive. Why was this change made? The Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center is having a rebound with The Promenade at John Tyler, which will have 190 people. The Marywood development is also bringing additional people; however, most importantly, more people will be coming to the Crossings Shopping Center as it continues to grow. WATA removed a bus route from the area, which has many people upset. Either expand the trolley run to include the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center or bring back the Red Line.

‘Little’ filmsI recently received the new flier from the Naro Cinema in Norfolk announcing all the wonderful “little” films foreign films and classics on their roster for the next several months. It made me wistful and somewhat saddened that the Kimball is now out of the cinema business. Neither foreign films nor small independent films ever come to the local theaters. In a way, it is hardly surprising. In the 30 plus years we have lived in Williamsburg, the cultural mavens who arrange for the various art endeavors here (the Occasion for the Arts being the paradigm example) have excluded cinema as one of the arts. One wonders if there will ever be an awakening in Williamsburg to the need for quality cinema. I am sure there exists a ready audience here.

W footballIt is unfortunate that W football will have its second losing season. Somehow Jimmie Laycock, after 38 years as head coach, needs to consider retiring and give another coach a chance. It will be a tough decision, but it will be the right thing. The new athletic director needs to step in now and make the decision for the right reason.

Health insuranceFor the reader who claims the CBO estimate for the ACA subsidies is $23 billion for 2018 and that 94 percent of Americans have health insurance through sources “other than the ACA.” What he or she conveniently forgets to mention is that of that 94 percent, the overwhelming majority, receive health care through their employer and have been getting for decades a tax free subsidy and benefit that costs the government more than $250 billion, dwarfing the ACA subsidy. Perhaps the reader could also pontificate on the tax unfairness to the self employed individuals who have to purchase health insurance on their own.

If you need to buy your own health insurance and you live in Williamsburg, James City or York counties, your only choice this year is Optima, which charges almost three times as much as Anthem’s plans did last year. Call Terry McAuliffe’s office, 804 786 2211, and ask our governor to pressure Anthem and other companies to offer insurance as an emergency measure and demand Medicare for all, now!

RecommendedWhole house pressure washing. The Window Gang, with an office in Virginia Beach, is responsive, professional and very reasonable. They’re at 757 425 1211.

Kudos to Ernie Smith of Roto Rooter, 1 800 438 7686. When our toilet wouldn’t flush, he came out the same day and fixed the problem, as well as giving us needed advice to remove a crepe myrtle whose roots were impacting our drainage system. Well done, Ernie! Thank you so much.

A while back, the ladies on my street ate lunch at The Huntsman’s Grill next to the Great Wolf Lodge. The food was delicious, plentiful and reasonably priced. There were about 30 of us and the service was excellent. My husband and I have been back several times and have received the same service and quality. They start you out with the most tasty homemade bread (banana, cranberry, pumpkin, etc.). If you haven’t tried it, do so, and you will not regret it.

Let me recommend “Stitches By Kathy” for your machine embroidery needs. She is a real delight and so talented and affordable. I could not be happier. Give her a call 757 218 4761. Thank you!

History lessonsTo remove Confederate statutes is to pretend our history never happened and is an easy way to foolishly move forward, believing that another armed rebellion or attempt by a state, such as California, to secede could never again happen in America, or that a large group of Americans could ever feel so disenfranchised by their government that they would attempt, by force of arms, to revolt no matter how slim their chances. Without such statutes, younger Americans will tend to forget our history, and as Jorge Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
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$179.99Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Need big sound from a small package? The MINI JAMBOX by Jawbone brings wireless sound to any experience. Goes anywhere and connects to any Bluetooth capable device $179.99AT Moto X: $99.99 $149.99 with contract The only cellphone assembled in the United States. Customers can choose the color and design the front and back of this Motorola phone themselves. Responds to voice, no touching necessary. Galaxy Note 3: $299 with contract. 5.7 inch full HD Super AMOLED display. Features an S pen for easy jotting down of notes or sending a quick email. The My Scrapbook feature allows for easy storage of videos, photos and clips and the Wake Up Command allows you to send messages and make calls just by saying, Hi Galaxy . This phone pairs with the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch. Galaxy Gear: Enjoy hands free calling and texting with the Galaxy Gear. You also get real time updates on calls, events and messages without having to get your phone out of your pocket or handbag. The Galaxy Gear comes in six colors and is available for $299.99. It pairs with the Galaxy Note 3 phone.Pebble Smartwatch: Stay connected at a moment’s notice with the Pebble Smartwatch. With just a glance at your wrist, you can check your phone’s texts, emails and calls.Martian Smartwatches: Martian offers an assortment of smartwatches all allowing hands free voice integration with your phone. The Martian Victory and Martian Passport are both $299.99; the Martian G2G is $249. The Cloud Rover is a Wi Fi controlled car with camera that can be driven by turning your compatible smartphone or tablet into a remote control. $99.99.Swingbyte 2. A perfect gift for golfers, the Swingbyte 2 attaches to any golf club and uploads the players swing information for analysis and coaching. $149.Belkin Chef Stand. In addition to kissing the cook this holiday, consider surprising him or her with the Belkin Chef Stand. The stand works with any tablet for use in the kitchen, allowing you to scroll through recipes without getting the screen dirty. $39.99 on. Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (White or Black): An easily affordable tablet for just $49.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and a two year service agreement. Whether you’re a first time tablet owner or a seasoned pro, the Galaxy Tab 3 offers the features, performance and reliability to fit any situation. Use the built in universal remote app to control your TV, DVD/Blu Ray player and more. Or get instant access to your apps and media with Easy Mode.Google Nexus 5 for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two year service agreement, after $50 mail in rebate. Tech savvy users looking for the ultimate Google phone experience.
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Fitbit accessories are aimed at fitness buffs or people just trying to get in shape. It tracks your steps, distance traveled, steps climbed, and calories burned. It will also track the quality of your sleep and wake you up in the morning. All the data is wirelessly uploaded to your computer or wireless device to help track your progress

Nokia Fatboy Charging Pillow and TYLT VU Wireless Charging Pad:

Simply placing your compatible phone on a wireless charging pad like the Nokia Charging Pillow gives your phone a power nap . The TYLT VU charges your phone while also propping it upon an angle so you can continue to use it and watch videos while it charges.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation DUO 6000 mAh (in black or white):

This gift is for anyone who spends a significant amount of time on the road and needs to stay connected. In addition to the ability to power up anything with a USB port, including tablets, smartphones, basic phones and accessories, it can charge two items at once smartphone and tablet. $99

Belkin Netcam HD WiFi Camera: The Belkin Netcam works just like a video camera and connects via WiFi to the user s iOS or Android device. It offers wide angle video to capture large spaces and its digital audio captures sound clearly. Plug it in anywhere that has wireless Internet to view live video right on your phone, tablet or PC of what s happening. Android or iOS, $129.99

Beats Wireless Headphones By Dr. Dre: Music aficionados will enjoy immersing themselves with these on ear wireless headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre. And there s no contending with wires getting in the way. $279.99

Casio GShock Watch A tough watch that is Bluetooth enabled, 200M water resistant, and shock resistant. Receive alerts for incoming calls, email, calendar, and Facebook and Twitter updates. Some Android and iOS, $179.99

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Need big sound from a small package? The MINI JAMBOX by Jawbone brings wireless sound to any experience. Goes anywhere and connects to any Bluetooth capable device $179.99

Moto X: $99.99 $149.99 with contract The only cellphone assembled in the United States. Customers can choose the color and design the front and back of this Motorola phone themselves. Responds to voice, no touching necessary.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: $299 with contract. 5.7 inch full HD Super AMOLED display. Features an S pen for easy jotting down of notes or sending a quick email. The My Scrapbook feature allows for easy storage of videos, photos and clips and the Wake Up Command allows you to send messages and make calls just by saying, Hi Galaxy . This phone pairs with the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Gear: Enjoy hands free calling and texting with the Samsung Galaxy Gear. You also get real time updates on calls, events and messages without having to get your phone out of your pocket or handbag. The Samsung Galaxy Gear comes in six colors and is available for $299.99. It pairs with the Galaxy Note 3 phone.

Pebble Smartwatch: Stay connected at a moment s notice with the Pebble Smartwatch. With just a glance at your wrist, you can check your phone s texts, emails and calls.

Martian Smartwatches: Martian offers an assortment of smartwatches all allowing hands free voice integration with your phone. The Martian Victory and Martian Passport are both $299.99; the Martian G2G is $249.

Tablets: AT customers can receive a free 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with the purchase of either a Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, or a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Cloud Rover. The Cloud Rover is a Wi Fi controlled car with camera that can be driven by turning your compatible smartphone or tablet into a remote control. $99.99.

Swingbyte 2. A perfect gift for golfers, the Swingbyte 2 attaches to any golf club and uploads the players swing information for analysis and coaching. $149.

Belkin Chef Stand. In addition to kissing the cook this holiday, consider surprising him or her with the Belkin Chef Stand. The stand works with any tablet for use in the kitchen,
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ZAGGfolio. The Zaggfolio is a Bluetooth enabled removable keyboard and case compatible with iPad. $49.99.

HTC One (Silver, Black or Red) for the music lover: $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and a two year service agreement. HTC One has BoomSound, with dual front speakers and built in amp.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (White or Black): An easily affordable tablet for just $49.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and a two year service agreement. Whether you re a first time tablet owner or a seasoned pro, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 offers the features, performance and reliability to fit any situation. Use the built in universal remote app to control your TV, DVD/Blu Ray player and more. Or get instant access to your apps and media with Easy Mode.

Google Nexus 5 for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two year service agreement, after $50 mail in rebate. Tech savvy users looking for the ultimate Google phone experience.

LG G2: For the Entertainment Enthusiast: The LG G2 is one of T Mobile s latest premium 4G LTE smartphones. With the LG G2, users can enjoy hours of web browsing, video, and music streaming on its 5.2 inch full HD edge to edge display. The smartphone s ergonomic and intuitive rear key design let users conveniently power the device on and off, adjust the volume and easily access QuickMemo for on the go note taking. With LG s unique Slide Aside and QSlide features, users can conveniently switch between applications to perform several tasks, such as checking email or scheduling appointments, simultaneously. 13 megapixel camera designed to optimize low light conditions and reduce blur.

The LG Optimus F3 is T Mobile s most affordable LTE Android powered smartphone and features a vivid, 4 inch IPS display that brings the screen to life with accurate colors, sharper text and crisper images. Its 5 megapixel camera delivers speed, intelligence and exclusive camera features, such as Time Catch Shot, Voice Shutter and Smart Shutter, among others.

T Mobile offers Google s next flagship LTE tablet Google Nexus 7 with 200 MB of free 4G LTE data every month, for life. The Nexus 7 will be the first tablet to come pre loaded with Android 4.3, offering the latest software and services for business professionals to take advantage of. With a 7 inch full HD display, and quad core processor, Nexus 7 is built to deliver the best of Google in a thin, light and extremely portable device perfect for users on the go.

If the answer is yes, and you want something that is small and won t take up a ton of space, a great option this holiday season is the iHome iPL10 docking station. Compatible with iPhones with the newer Lightning connector (iPhone 5 and 5C/5S), it s very small but still has a big sound. The iPL10 will cost you $79.99.
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A few things on The Sun’s ‘exclusive’ back page:

1) It’s only a because you employed a photographer with a long lens to take a picture of a pad of paper after training. The Daily Telegraph follow up with gaffe that will come as an embarrassment to Hodgson Oh come on.

2) Is the assumption that this is England’s starting XI against Russia not a bit hasty, given that thesemight just be notes on a training exercise? Barkley to start on the right?

3) On Monday, Neil Ashton wrote in The Sun about how Roy Hodgson had ordered a ‘seven foot tarpaulin screening around the entire perimeter’ of the training ground’ because he was ‘concerned about opposition scouts snooping on their pre game sessions in Chantilly’. Turns out The Sun would do the scouts’ work for them. Top work guys.

4) What did Adam Lallana do wrong?

5) When will people learn to spell Jack Wilshere’s name correctly?

Mediawatch generally feels sad about the restriction of access to clubs, players and managers. This sort of thing really doesn’t help.

‘Each morning, when Liverpool principal owner John W Henry and director Michael Gordon wake up in Boston, their inboxes ping with emails from the club head of technical performance, Michael Edwards. After each Liverpool game Edwards emails analysis and data to the club owners in America, detailing where the match was won and lost. It has made for grim reading this season.

‘Edwards can tap away at a laptop and within seconds tell you how many assists the 24 year old Turkish left back Eren Albayrak has made The increasing influence of analysts, young men who have no experience of scouting or recruiting players, has meant the end of the road for good football men. Instead a new breed sits in air conditioned offices, cutting up videos from matches all over the world and burying their heads in the stats’ Neil Ashton, Daily Mail, October 6, 2015.

‘Each morning the players update an England app, designed and written by senior video technician Andy Scoulding, on their mobile phones. This is a growing business which the Football Association, initiated through their head of performance Dave Reddin. He is dragging the national team into the 21st century It is a training aid, a welcome addition in an era when everybody is talking about marginal gains’ Neil Ashton, The Sun, June 8, 2016.

Ashton and the laptop gurus: A truly modern romance. Presumably Reddin is a Proper Fresh Air Man rather than one of those air conditioning wnkers.

To those not familiar with Charlie Sale’s ‘Sports agenda’ column in the Daily Mail, it occasionally verges towards the general formula of taking a trending story and unrelated topic and smashing them together to create faux controversy. Today brings a wonderful example of the genre:

‘With all the tension in the England camp over Jamie Vardy’s move to Arsenal being unresolved, perhaps it wasn’t the best PR move for the FA’s new director of communications Amanda Docherty, formerly of Arsenal, to be photographed at England’s match against Portugal at Wembley sitting with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, running the rule over Vardy, and former Arsenal vice chairman David Dein,’ Sale writes.

2) Docherty worked at Arsenal for 12 years. ‘Person talks to former work colleagues’ probably doesn’t sell quite as well, mind.

3) The ‘Vardy to Arsenal’ rumours came out on Friday night, 24 hours after England’s game with Portugal. If Docherty has a time machine, surely there are more pressing priorities.

something is to happen, it’ll happen. I’m ambitious. My aim is to play in the best clubs, play the Champions League, win trophies. There haven’t been any offers, so I’ll be at Newcastle until the end of the season. After that, we’ll see” Moussa Sissoko, December 2014.

“The transfer market is open, so things can happen any day, but I am focused on Newcastle. England is my priority. If Arsene Wenger calls, I’ll have a man to man discussion with him and then we’ll see. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart” Sissoko, January 2015.

am not saying that I absolutely want to go or not. If it happens, it happens. I am at Newcastle and I will continue to work until one day I have the chance to play at a very big club. Nobody has called me” Moussa Sissoko, February 2015.

“Look at those who play in my position: Blaise Matudi who did extraordinary things for PSG, Paul Pogba who is wonderful for Juventus, Yohan Cabaye who has just signed for Crystal PalaceCompared to me, they all play in big clubs. It could have been a good time to leave. There were discussions with Newcastle, but they were against me leaving” Sissoko, September 2015.

is very flattering. Arsenal is one of the best European teams. To be watched by that sort of club, that proves that you are a quality player. knows, I often said it when I was young, Arsenal is the club of my heart. The beautiful Arsenal. We will see. I cannot tell you if I am going to go to Arsenal” Sissoko, June 2016.

Only nine days after the final squads were announced (and everybody else did this story). Fine work.

The Sun have said some bad things, but this is the worst

‘Czech winger Karel Poborsky looked more like the fifth member of Led Zeppelin than a Manchester United star. Best mullet since Chris Waddle’s.

Martin Samuel paragraphs of the day

‘Remember Gordon Brown’s Great Britain Day? That is what happens when a man tries to be something that he’s not. Brown proposed it, back in 2006, at a time when he was desperately seeking public approval, having deposed the only Labour leader to win three elections, Tony Blair.

‘About to get what he wanted, Brown was suddenly aware of the gulf between his instincts and those of the ordinary man. He wasn’t Blair, who naturally chimed with the public on a number of the biggest issues. Blair was genuinely Right wing on foreign policy, Right wing on law and order, too. Brown was much more the old Labour type. So he tried to give the British people what he thought they wanted. A crass, overweening day of nationalism.

‘Blair would never have come up with an idea as ill conceived as Great Britain Day, because his populism was natural. Brown tried too hard. Whenever he made a clumsy grab for public affection, he came over like Alf Garnett’ Martin Samuel, Daily Mail.
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