Newsletter — August 2023

Caleb T. Rogers
2 min readSep 4, 2023

A very happy September to you all! This time of year is one of the most energetic in Williamsburg. We got to welcome our students back, Labor Day Weekend is bringing in crowds to CW, the weather should break soon, and on the personal front, I’m prepping for a triathlon (sign up here!) and just got back from a 25 mile morning cycle!

  • Welcome back, William & Mary — We capped off August in the best way, welcoming W&M’s Class of 2027 into Williamsburg. The new students have now officially completed orientation and begun classes. As I remember this time of year when I was a student, they will be perfecting their schedule during the current “Add/Drop” period of sampling classes. We are thrilled to have the University’s liveliness back in town.
  • Art Riche Ribbon Cutting — Mid-month, Vice Mayor Pat Dent and I celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Art Riche team (pictured above). Art Riche is a graphic design and branding consultancy expanding their presence with a brick and mortar location in Williamsburg. Check out the link to learn more about their services!
  • City Council Meeting — In our August Business Meeting, the City Council voted to improve the storefronts at our Triangle Building (agenda item 9A), so you may see quick construction in the area soon. The nearby businesses have experienced recent leaking in the building, so the City is contracting out repairs to Henderson, Inc. for repairs.
  • Olde Towne Medical 30th Anniversary Gala — One of the local boards I serve on is the Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center (OTMDC). This is a fantastic full-service wellness center for our area’s uninsured workforce. This year, we are celebrating OTMDC’s 30th Anniversary with a “Pearl” Gala. If you’d like to attend, the big night is September 30th and tickets can be found above.

Occasionally, I will meet or catch up with a local friend who says they appreciate my newsletter. That means the world to me. Thank you very much for reading along and, as always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments.

Yours in service,


*This newsletter is mine alone and does not represent the full input of Council