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  • Gloucester Ospreys get names: `Coleman' and `Bridgette'

    A pair of breeding ospreys nesting on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science water tower received names Tuesday: `Coleman' and `Bridgette.' The ospreys are having their lives documented in a live feed found here: http://bit.ly/iiLdMy. VIMS offered a...
  • Bay 'smart' buoys scuttled by Obama

    Bay 'smart' buoys scuttled by Obama
    The Chesapeake Bay'slong-suffering "smart" buoys, which have come back after being shot up and hit by boats and ships, now face perhaps their most serious threat yet - the budget knife. President Obama's spending plan for fiscal 2013 proposes cutting the...
  • Arts, crafts and a multicultural parade

    Washington ZooLights 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...
  • Rare map collector explores evolving idea of Virginia

     Rare map collector explores evolving idea of Virginia
    The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany. Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
  • Maryland's treasured islands

    Maryland's treasured islands
    Envision escaping to a secluded island destination where even your iPhone doesn't roam. Paradise. Images of idyllic, uninhabited beaches and authentic local fare instantly flood your brain. Then you start thinking about long flights, passports and pricey...
  • Chesapeake Bay historic trail expanding

    Chesapeake Bay historic trail expanding
    The 3,000-mile water and land trail network created to relive the Chesapeake Bay's 17th century exploration by English colonists is about to grow still larger. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis are slated to...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Jill Lepore's 'Story of America' an engrossing journey

    -------------------- The Story of America Essays on Origins Jill Lepore Princeton University Press: 416 pp, $27.95 -------------------- For Jill Lepore, a Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, the story of America is part myth,...
  • 5 haunts in Virginia's Historic Triangle

    Has the spirit world taken up residence in your home or neighborhood? No? You sure about that? No eerie moans whistling through your hallways? No strange sightings on your local highways and byways? Nothing going bump in the deepest, darkest hours of...
  • The Patuxent River's unsatisfied man

    The Patuxent River's unsatisfied man
    If Maryland is "America in Miniature," then the Patuxent River is the linkage for that miniature America. It is the largest and longest river whose watershed lies completely within the state. It traverses dense woodlands and farm villages of the Piedmont,...
  • 'The Fiddler on Pantico Run' is a genealogy adventure

    -------------------- The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family Joe Mozingo Free Press: 304 pp, $25.99 -------------------- Joe Mozingo's captivating debut, "The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African...