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Lamplighter Autumn 2010

Lamplighter Autumn 2010

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Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg Lamplighter Newsletter
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The Lamplighter
Your Colonial Crossings Newsletter
Upcoming Events forThe Historic Triangle
Williamand MaryFootballOctober 2, 9, 23 and November 20
ZableStadium,WilliamsburgComecheerontheTribeastheybattleforbraggingrightsintheColonialAthleticAssociation!Nothingbeatswatchingagoodgameinthecool,crispautumnair....andiWilliamsburgisAmericasHometown”,doesn’tthatmakeW&MAmerica’sTeam?
ColonialWilliamsburg HolidaySymposiumNovember 10-11
DeWittWallaceMuseumDemonstrationsandillustratedlecturesbyColonialWilliamsburg'sholidayprofessionalsandspecialguestswillexploretraditionalandnewwaystodecorateandentertainfortheholidays.Learnhowtocreatefestivecenterpieces,wreaths,andgingerbreadhouses,andenjoyasessiononthesimplepleasuresowineandcheese.Toreserveyourseatattheconference,pleasecall1-800-603-0948.
Foods and Feasts of Colonial VirginiaNovember 25-27
JamestownSettlementColonialVirginiafoodsarefeaturedduringthisthree-dayeventbeginningonThanksgivingDay.At
JamestownSettlement
,learnhowfoodwasgathered,preservedandpreparedonlandandatseabyVirginia’sEnglishcolonistsandPowhatanIndians.
A Kid's Holiday WeekendNovember 27, 2010
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art MuseumTakingplaceoverfourweekends,ColonialWilliamsburgwillallowchildrentoexperiencetheholidayseasonasitwasforVirginiansinthe1700s.Childrenwillworkhandinhandwithcostumedre-enactorstoprepareholidayfood,singperiodholidaytunes,writeandenjoyavarietyoffestiveactivities.ColonialWilliamsburghostsawidevarietyof programsfeaturinghistoricre-enactors,plays,filmsandconcerts.Call1-800-HISTORYandchecktheDailyScheduleuponarrival.Alleventsnotedaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.
Autumn 2010
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“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as itis the home of the brave.~Elmer DavisAsweapproachtheexcitementoftheholidaysandthebusynessofitall,weshouldalltakeastepbackonNovember11thandrememberthesacrificesmadebysomanyforourliberty.ThesecondThursdayinNovembermarkstheendof WorldWarIin1918buthascometobeadaytocommemoratethecourageousmenandwomenofourarmedforces.Noonebutaveterancantrulyunderstandwhatgoesonintheirworld,butwhattheygothroughonadailybasiswouldbeanightmaretomostofus.Danger,lonelinessandfatiguearejustsomeofthehardshipsexperiencedbyourmilitaryandtheirfamilies.Theytakethischallengewillingly,asdidtheirpredecessors.......fromfreezingstarvingsoldiersinGeorgeWashingtonsContinentalArmytoMarinesbravingthecarnageofIwoJimatoNavySealsoperatingintodayswartimeenvironment(thelistofbravedeedsgoesonandon).Itseasytobeimpatientwitholderpeoplewhoseemtobeinourwayaswepassthemonthestreet,butyouneverknowwhattheirstorymaybe.MyfriendBillSmithiswellintohislateeightiesandcanbarelyhear.Age?No,hishearinglossoccurredwhentheNavyPTboatBillwasassignedtowasblownupintheBattleofLeyteGulfinWorldWarII.TheconcussioncostBillmostofhishearingandpermanentotherinjuries,buthemanagedtorescueseveralmembersofhiscrewandthoseofanothership,earninghimmultiplemedalsforbravery.LookatBilltodayandyoumayseejustanotheroldguy,butIseeahero.Andhisstoryiscommon!ThisVeteransDay,makeitapointtocallanyoneyouknowwhohasservedtomakeourcountrywhatitistodayandthankhimorherfortheirservice.Andpleaseponderwhatyoumeanasyoutellthem.AsJohnF.Kennedystated,Asweexpressourgratitude,wemustneverforgetthatthehighestappreciationisnottoutterwords,buttolivebythem.”TheTidewaterareawillhostanumberofparadesandceremoniestohonorthosewhomadetheultimatesacrificetokeepournationfree.ColonialWilliamsburghonorsAmerica'sveteranswithaparadedowntheDukeofGloucesterStreet.TheparadewillprocesstothegreenbehindtheCourthouseof 1770andapublicceremonytohonorAmerica'sveteranswilltakeplacewithmilitiaandcannoncrewfiringvolleysinhonorofthosewhohaveservedinAmerica'smilitaryforces.ColonialWilliamsburg'sFifesandDrumswillperformtunesasasalutetotheveterans.Also,VirginiaBeachwillholditsannualparadeandTheVirginiaWarMuseuminNewportNewswillholdaspecialceremony.Toallourmemberswhoareveteranswegratefullysay:SemperFidelis,SemperParatis,SemperFortis,UnAbAltoandGoArmy!-JohnRuch
 
Colonial Crossings Activities
Upcoming Tidewater Events
Sept 25-26 Military Vehicle Show at VA. War Museum Newport NewsOct 2 22nd Annual Children’s Festival Norfolk Oct 2-3 36th Annual Fall Festival of Folklife Newport NewsOct 8-9 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival Norfolk Oct 9-10 Prelude to Victory Re-enactment Colonial WilliamsburgOct 9 Discovery Day at Shirley Plantation Charles City CountyOct 9-10 CIAO Italian Festival WilliamsburgOct 19 Yorktown Day (Victory in Revolutionary War) YorktownNov 7 Berkeley Plantation 1st Thanksgiving Festival Charles City CountyNov 11 Veteran’s Day March Colonial WilliamsburgNov 11 Veteran’s Day Celebration at VA War Museum Newport NewsNov 11 Veteran’s Day Parade Virginia BeachNov 13 Chili Cook-off @Waterman’s Museum YorktownNov 25-Dec 31 Star of Wonder planetarium show Newport NewsNov 25-27 Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia Jamestown SettlementNov 26-Dec 31 Christmas Town at Busch Gardens (weekends) WilliamsburgNov 26-Dec 31 Celebration of Lights Newport NewsNov 27 Holiday Market Norfolk Dec 4 Waterman’s Museum Oyster Roast YorktownDec 4 Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade YorktownDec 5 Grand Illumination Colonial WilliamsburgDec 11 Toyland Parade YorktownDec 16 George Whitfield Re-enactment Day Colonial WilliamsburgDec 27 Masonic Procession Colonial Williamsburg
One (1) purchasing referral per year1/2 year of maintenance credit (2 cons. qtrs.)Two (2) purchasing referrals per year1 year of maintenance credit (4 cons. qtrs.)Three (3) purchasing referrals per year2 years of maintenance credit (8 cons. qtrs.)
 
TheFriendsandFamilyReferralProgramisanIncidentalBenefittoyourtime-shareestatepurchase.Occasionally,werevieweveryaspectoftheprogramBenefitstoensurethatyoureceivetheverybestinvacationownership.Aftermuchconsideration,wehavedecidedthateveryownerwillreceiveamaintenancefeecreditforeachpurchasingreferral.Thedetailsofthisprogramareasfollows:One (1) purchasing referral per year ½ year of maintenance credit (2 cons. qtrs.)Two (2) purchasing referrals per year 1 year of maintenance credit (4 cons. qtrs.)Three (3) purchasing referrals per year 2 years of maintenance credit (8 cons. qtrs.)YouwillreceivecreditupontheconfirmationofyourreferralhavingpurchasedandsubsequentlybecominganowneringoodstandingwithColonialCrossings.Creditformaintenancedueswillbegivenforthenextquarterlybillingcycleasapplicable;andabillingyearisdeterminedbytheanniversaryofyourpurchasedate.Wewanttosay"ThankYou"foryourcontinuedsupportofourResortandtheopportunitytosharethemanybenefitsofvacationownershipwithyourreferrals.WelookforwardtoprovidinganoutstandingResortexperienceformanyyearstocomeandhopetoseeyou,yourfriendsandyourfamilysooninWilliamsburg!Foranyadditionalinformationconcerningthisprogramandtosendyourreferrals,pleasevisitwww.colonialcrossings.com/referfriends.html
 
Breaking News From The Historic Triangle
Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s
annualscare-a-thon
Howl-O-Scream
isnowinitstwelfthseasonandrunseachFriday,SaturdayandSundayfromSeptember24ththroughOctober31st.Startedasathreeweekendconceptin1999,theeventhasgrowntoanine-weekendextravaganzaoffamily-friendlyfright.ThisHalloween-themedfestivalhasbecomesopopularthatHowl-O-Screamaccountsfornearly15percentof theparksannualattendance.Usinguniversallyscaryenvironmentslikecaves,hauntedhouses,mazesandcemeteries(aswellassmells,soundsandtemperaturechanges),parkdesignersandengineersareabletoplacevisitorsinsituationsthatwillmakeeventhebravestguestfeeluneasyaboutwhatmaybearoundthenextcorner.ThecreepyFallfestivalattheworldsmostbeautifulthemeparkisasurehitwithColonialCrossingsvisitors…don’tmissit!October16-17is
Victory Weekend
inYorktown,Virginia.TheYorktownVictoryCenter,amuseumoftheAmericanRevolution,willsponsorseveralmilitarydemonstrationssuchasartillerydrillsandaContinentalArmyencampment,aswellasaworking1780’sfarmduringitsYorktownVictoryCelebration(9a.m.to5p.m.).VisitorsmayexperiencetheRevolutionaryWarsoldier’slifebyenrollinginASchoolfortheSoldier”(offeredmanytimesduringtheweekend)attheencampment.Re-creatorswillworkwiththemtolearnmethodsofdrill,1700scombattechniques,espionageandhowday-to-daylifeinthecampsworked.Theymayevenparticipateinfiringcannons!OtherprogramsincludethePriceofLiberty”,arole-playingexercisethatexploresthesacrificesandhardshipsenduredbysoldiers,citizensandslaves.AfascinatingobjectinthemuseumscollectionofartifactsisabroadsideprintingoftheDeclarationofIndependence.ThispiecewasactuallyprintedBEFOREthepapercopywassignedbytheFoundingFathers.OthereventswilltakeplaceattheYorktownBattlefield.ParticipationineventactivitiesisincludedwithYorktownVictoryCenter.Formoreinformation,call(888)593-4682toll-freeor(757)253-4838.
Thanksgiving
isaspecialtimeandwhatbetterwaytocreatefamilymemoriesthanbygettingaglimpseof howColonialAmericacelebratedtheirblessingsintheNewWorld?BeforethePilgrimsfamouslylandedatPlymouthRockandfeastedwiththelocalNativeAmericans,
Berkeley Plantation
inVirginiahadalreadydonesoayearearlierin1619.Yes,Virginiasawthefirstofficial
Thanksgiving celebration at Berkeley
andnowyouandyourfamilyhavetheopportunitytoseehowtheydidit.OnNovember7,Berkeleywillopenitsdoorsforadaydedicatedtofood,funandhistory;toursofthegroundsandthe1726manorhousewillcomplementalivinghistoryprogram.Theplantationwillalsobehostinga
Colonial Christmas
onDecember18-19.Moreinformationisavailableatwww.berkeleyplantation.com.Otherareasitesaregettingintheholidayspiritaswell.Neighboring
Shirley Plantation
(Virginiasfirstplantation)celebratestheholidayseasonwithitsannualHomefortheHolidaysopenhousefromDecember1stthroughJanuary6th,withholidaydecorations,uniqueChristmassouvenirsandhousetours.
Lee Hall
inNewportNewswillhostitsannual
Antebellum Days
fromDecember8ththroughthe31st.Comewitnessthemagicandspecialgentilityofamid-nineteenthcenturyChristmasasthemansionisdecoratedinholidayfinery.Thepre-CivilWarhomeofDr.RichardLeeisthefinestexampleofantebellumlivingintheTidewaterareaandguestsareenthusiasticaboutthehomeanditsmuseumthatdetailthe1862PeninsularCampaignfromtheAmericanCivilWar.Detailsmaybefoundatwww.leehall.org.Theholidayseasonisanexcitingtimein
Norfolk
withitssix-week-long
Holidays in the City
celebration!ThewaterfrontcomesaliveonSaturday,November20at7p.m.withtheilluminationofthecityskylines,followedbythespectacularGrandIlluminationParade.Thisfavoritecityeventfeaturesfloats,marchingbands,giantballoonsandofcourseSanta!WeeklyeventstofollowincludecelebrationsofHanukkah,Christmas,KwanzaaandNewYear’sEve.NorfolkisjustashortdrivefromColonialCrossingsandtheseeventsaresuretohelpputyouintheholidayspirit.Moreinformationisavailableatwww.downtownnorfolk.org.

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