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  • Three to be inducted into Virginia Peninsula bowling hall of fame | Community notebook

    Bill Glazier, Rich Brewer and Judy Golightly will be inducted into the Virginia Peninsula USBC Hall of Fame at Saturday night's awards banquet at the Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center in Newport News. Glazier and Brewer will be honored for their...
  • Patriotism on display for Yorktown Day marking the victory of Americans during the Revolutionary War

    Patriotism on display for Yorktown Day marking the victory of Americans during the Revolutionary War
    A REVOLUTIONARY VICTORY AT YORKTOWN. The town where American and French soldiers won the Revolution will celebrate the 233rd anniversary of their triumph over the British this weekend with a two-day slate of historical programs and patriotic observances,...
  • Yorktown Day and kick-off events

    Yorktown Day on Sunday marks the 233rd anniversary of the American-French victory over the British in 1781. The victory was the last major military action of the American Revolution and basically secured independence for the American colonies after a six-...
  • 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...
  • Notes and notables

    Get the picture? When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects. So we...
  • July 23 Letters: Fort Monroe, Vladimir Putin

    Fort Monroe's value Your July 20 editorial "Search for stability," concludes that in this time of military downsizing, Hampton Roads must "diversify its economy, broaden its employment base and bolster its financial stability." A means to this end is...
  • Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm

    Some Independence Day fireworks affected by storm
    Officials across Hampton Roads are waiting to see if fireworks shows will have to be canceled or postponed as a hurricane, previously a tropical storm on Wednesday, tracks up the East Coast. As of Thursday, at least one Peninsula fireworks show had been...
  • National parks will waive entrance fees on 98th birthday

    National parks will waive entrance fees on 98th birthday
    National parks will waive their entrance fees on Monday, Aug. 25 in honor of the park service's 98th birthday.  Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will...
  • Park Service to donate top of broken 1895 monument, destroy remainder

    Park Service to donate top of broken 1895 monument, destroy remainder
    It appears that only the top quarter of a 119-year-old statue will be loaned to the York County Historical Museum if a proposal from the National Park Service is accepted by the York Board of Supervisors Tuesday night.  The rest of the Shaw monument,...
  • Learn why birds need plants, not just feeders, in your yard

    Learn why birds need plants, not just feeders, in your yard
    Where, oh, where are all my birds this winter? Bluebirds seldom nibble on the freeze-dried meal worms, while woodpeckers and bluejays practically ignore the chopped nuts. I faithfully check the feeders, but they seldom need replenishing. During past...
  • National parks offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    National parks offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    National parks will waive admission costs on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will waive fees on the...