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  • Yorktown to celebrate Veterans Day

    York County's historical committee will mark Veterans Day with a memorial service at noon Tuesday at York Hall, 301 Main St., Yorktown. The service will include tolling of the bells, a presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, the...
  • Halloween in Hampton Roads, from the mildly spooky to the truly terrifying

    Halloween in Hampton Roads, from the mildly spooky to the truly terrifying
    Halloween falls on a Friday this year, and there’s no Halloween like a Friday Halloween.  But for some folks, Halloween isn’t one night – it’s a full season.  Here’s a look at some of the places you can visit in Hampton...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall

    Taking the Kids -- to Williamsburg in fall
    Do you believe in "The World Unseen"? In ghosts? Maybe this time of year; maybe because we're in a small room lit by candlelight and the question is being posed by a seemingly possessed young woman named Sarah Pelham, who lived in 18th-century...
  • 'Wealth of Jamestown' draws back curtain of time

     'Wealth of Jamestown' draws back curtain of time
    Author Barbara N. McLennan draws the curtain of time back in this historical novel, letting us look through the window of the past and see some of Jamestown's most affluent and notable citizens. McLennan focuses on a small circle of friends and family...
  • From fallen logs iconic boats built from felled trees now a part of Jamestown exhibit

    When the English settlers at Jamestown encountered their first Chesapeake Bay log canoe in the early 1600s, they knew a good thing when they saw it. Though they soon discovered that the narrow, somewhat unstable craft took some practice to get into...
  • Check out the log canoes at Jamestown

    Check out the log canoes at Jamestown
    LOG CANOES AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT. A new exhibit curated by The Mariners' Museum opens at Jamestown Settlement today, showcasing the iconic log canoes that plied the Chesapeake Bay for centuries before being pushed aside in the early 1900s. Made up of...
  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Gate 1 Travel's Classic Guatemala tour is priced from $779 per person double occupancy, including round-trip air from Miami. The...
  • Taking the Kids -- new ways to light up your holidays this season

    Love 'em, or hate 'em? No, not the relatives, though the holidays can bring out the worst in everyone. In fact, I had to laugh at a new holiday travel survey from Embassy Suites that found that more than half of Americans confess to misbehaving as a...
  • Your guide to Christmas cheer | Updated

    Your guide to Christmas cheer | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> Updated</b></span>
    We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer. May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...
  • $7 million: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. History isn't cheap: state taxpayers kicked in $7 million this year to help run historic...
  • Spring break with a twist

    Spring break with a twist
    With the dreadful weather that's spread across much of the country this winter, even into the usually balmy South, thoughts of spring might seem like a fantasy. But spring break really is on the horizon. It's a nebulous term, though, with getaways...