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The Blue & Gray Press | June 24, 2018

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How alone time and holidays go hand in hand

December 8, 2016 |


Maybe it’s just me, but the holiday season is one of obligation. People travel long distances to see their families, make too much food and sit around in the same room for hours.Read More

ResHall Recipes: gingerbread pancakes and banana bread

December 8, 2016 |


Christmas is filled with happiness and jolliness that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside. These are the same emotions and reactions I get when I eat the food this holiday has to offer.Read More

A look at students’ favorite Thanksgiving and holiday traditions

December 1, 2016 |


Whether it is cooking pies together for the Thanksgiving meal, hunting for the perfect Christmas tree or attending Christmas Eve service, holiday traditions are an integral part of everyone’s holiday season. Holiday traditions not only provide a festive atmosphere for people, but also build a community around them.Read More

Bookstore to give ornament proceeds to amphitheater

November 13, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington’s 2013 Christmas ornament featuring the campus amphitheater is now on sale at the university bookstore. A portion of its proceeds going will go toward renovation of the amphitheater. Read More

Staff Editorial: Christmas hype not viable for underprivileged

November 6, 2013 |

Christmastime began in earnest on Nov.1, as department store employees organized miniature reindeer figurines into rows, and others, methodically attached fifty percent off clearance stickers to orange and black monster-themed decorative candles.Read More

Finals Require Distractions

December 1, 2010 |


It’s Dec. 11, you’re finally done with exams and likely to be on your way home, but as slow as the two weeks after Thanksgiving go by, you rarely get a chance to stop and … Read More

Club collects gift boxes for Local children in need

November 17, 2010 |

Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) has 687 shoeboxes to fill for this year’s Head Start Gift Box Drive. The boxes are for at-risk children in the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford areas, according to the Facebook event set up by members … Read More

Circle k gathers toys

December 2, 2009 |

By Sadie Hagberg

Every year around the time of giving, the UMW chapter of Circle K International holds an event or toy drive for families and children in the Fredericksburg area.

In the past, Circle K volunteers have worked with … Read More