| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Shine your muskets and break out the hard tack.
The History Channel has announced that it plans to make a miniseries about the Jamestown Settlement. Tentatively titled "Jamestown," the miniseries will be based on Benjamin Woolley’s book “...
| Dec 1, 2013
Nov. 29-Dec. 6: Phuket King's Cup Regatta, Phuket, Thailand, kingscup.com. Asia's biggest sailing event-cum-beach party.
Nov. 30-Dec. 8: Salon du Cheval de Paris, Paris, en.salon-cheval.com. A wild ride topped by the World Arabian Horse Championship....
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Programs at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center this week explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia. The three-day event begins Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30.
At Jamestown Settlement,...
| Nov 24, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS — A class of Menchville High School seniors huddled eagerly around lab tables one recent Tuesday morning. Science tools, blue dye and gel for DNA testing were set out on trays in front of them. Their teachers had planned a special...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Nearly 232 years after Washington's momentous victory over the British at Yorktown, it can be hard for modern-day Americans to gauge the immensity of the changes unleashed by the Revolution.
The war itself was just one of many ways is which daily life...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds.
But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:24 AM
From the beginning, the first Africans who began arriving in Virginia in 1619 faced a harder life than the white indentured servants whose labors they shared.
Singled out by religion and the color of their skin, they were seen very early on as...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place.
Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...