This issue’s theme is Teamwork.
In Williamsburg it is teamwork between a number of
different people and organizations that make the
community so vibrant and interesting.
is the best example community teamwork.
Sponsored and initiated by the Williamsburg
Hotel/Motel Association, embraced and adopted by
the business and political communities, it has rallied
the community around a common cause with a
common purpose...make Williamsburg YOUR
preferred destination. The Cedars is proud to be a
small part of the larger community team effort.
Friday, September 16th sees the return of Busch
Gardens Howl-O-Scream. This is the sixth season of
the park’s halloween themed fright festival complete
with haunted houses, ghostly train rides and mazes
guaranteed to spook you. The frightening fun
happens every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through
October 30th. Be careful where you walk – you never
know what’s lurking in the
If you have not yet visited the new Riverwalk
Landing in historic Yorktown, the first annual
Rhythms on the Riverwalk would be a great
opportunity to do so. Held on Fridays from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m., this concert series begins on
September 9th with the Charles Darden Quartet and
ends on October 7th with the Williamsburg Jazz
Ensemble. The concerts are free. Enjoy river breezes
and good music to welcome in the Fall. See the York
County website for concert schedules.
The month of October is also full of celebrations at
Yorktown to celebrate the 224th anniversary of the
American and French victory over the British. The
Yorktown victory weekend featuring special tours
and programs will be held on October 15th and 16th
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The celebration
comes to a head on October 19th for Yorktown Day.
This is a free event featuring a parade and
performances by the Fife & Drum.
The sixth annual “2007 Heritage Series” gets
underway at the Jamestown Settlement in
September. This years series includes talks which
explore historical topics on Virginia Indian, English
and African cultures. These public lectures are free
and will be held at 3 p.m. on Sundays, September
11th, 18th and 25th at the Jamestown Settlement.
See their website for a more comprehensive
of the lecture contents.
The College of William & Mary's sports schedule is
packed with many great venues this fall and is
available at their
website. The Tribe's
home games are:
There are several Williamsburg community-based
events in the next few weeks. For example, on
September 24, the Scottish/Italian Festival will be
held at Jamesto
- 9/24/05 against Liberty
- 10/8/05 against New Hampshire
- 10/22/05 against Towson - Homecoming
- 11/5/05 against James Madison
- 11/12/05 against Delaware
charity fundraising event hosted by the Williamsbu
rg Kiwanis Club is the Colonial Polo match scheduled
for Sunday, October 9th at the Shirley
about 20 miles north of Williamsburg.
Teamwork builds a community and teamwork is also
an essential element of the success of the Cedars.
Our staff are committed to working together to
ensure that our guests have an enjoyable and
memorable stay. After visiting the many attractions
offered in the Williamsburg area, we know our guests
appreciate the welcoming environment of the Cedars
and the attentiveness of our staff.
We hope you enjoy meeting a couple of our staff
that are profiled in this issue of the Newsletter. Even
more, we hope you’ll give us a chance to meet you
personally by staying at the Cedars.
sure you visit some of our business partners and
friends via the sponsors links at the bottom of the
Grace & Bob Tubbs and Staff
||2005 - Cedars Capital Improvements
Responding to our guests comments and surveys, we
continue to re-invest into improving the Cedars. This
summer we installed a wireless network throughout
the property. We also created a herb garden in the
back and use many of these spices for our gourmet
We've posted a new photo album of Grace's
Garden and Gazebo.
||A Summer of Wonderful Events
Weddings, family reunions, corporate outings...it has
been a busy and bustling summer at the
During the past few months, the Cedars has been
host to a number of exciting events. In the month of
July, Grace’s Gazebo was transformed twice by
flowers and decorations for two very special
Firstly, the Bordeaux/Partridge wedding
took place on July 12 and then the Kolb/Palacio wedding a few days
later on July 16. See their complete wedding
In late June/early July, the Cedars was the location
of the Joyave week-long family reunion. The family
enjoyed two barbecues at the Cedars, one complete
with a homemade flag cake for July 4. View their family album.
||Hello Angela...Goodbye Heather
Many of you who have visited with us got an
opportunity to meet or speak with Heather. She was
our Resident Manager at the Cedars for nearly one
and a half years. She graduated from William &
Mary's Psychology program on May 15th and
position in Charlotte, North Carolina's school system
as one of its school psychologists.
does psychological evaluations on students who are
suspected to have disabilities; participates in
determining students' eligibility for special education
services and subsequent placement; works with
parents; consults with teachers about students
experiencing challenges; serves as a resource to
student assistance teams; and participates in
programs such as suicide prevention.
Everyone who knew Heather thought the world of
her...staff, guests and many of her friends and
family. We enjoyed many of Heather's little habits,
like forgetting two or three items everytime she
walked out the door. If you'd like to share your
rememberances of Heather, please send an email to
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Angela,
the Cedars newest Resident Manager. Like Heather,
Angela is a new graduate student at William & Mary.
Angela was born and raised in Long Beach, California.
She graduated from the University of California,
Berkeley in 1996 with a BA in
Anthropology/archaeology and a minor in Classical
She was a teacher in the Long
Beach Unified School District for 2 ½ years, and
taught marine biology for a year as an Ocean
Outreach Instructor for the Cabrillo Marine
in San Pedro, CA. She is a certified Scientific Diver
and has her NAUI Advanced Open Water SCUBA
certification. She has participated in underwater
shipwreck monitoring & mapping projects for the
National Park Service in California and Florida since
For the last five years, Angela was the Curator and
Collections Manager of the Santa Barbara Maritime
Museum in Santa Barbara, CA, where she managed
the museum’s permanent/temporary exhibits and
artifact collections. She left Santa Barbara in June
2005 to attend graduate school at The College of
William & Mary. She is currently working on a MA
degree in American Studies, focusing on the maritime
history and material culture of 18th century colonial
In her spare time, Angela enjoys cooking, gardening,
||The Cedars Online Store...Coming Soon!!
Our guests often ask if we have Cedars apparel
available as gifts or mementos. We are pleased to
announce an arrangement with a small Williamsburg-
based company that will customize a wide line of
men's and women's apparel. Everything from shirts
and blouses to hats and handbags are available to
help commemorate your fond memories of your
Cedars' stay. They also make a fine gift for that
We are building an online apparel database that will
reflect myriad of choices available. Until then, we
have a simple version for your consideration.
If you'd like to order a shirt, you can initiate an email
via the page link below. Please specify size,
quantity, color and quantity. Prices range from $25-
$50 We will provide a price quote based on quantity
and style before your order is processed. You can
also order your apparel over the phone at