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  • Tour groups offer new bike trips for Europe, U.S.

     Tour groups offer new bike trips for Europe, U.S.
    With its wide appeal to solo travelers, couples, families and multigenerational groups, "bicycle tourism" is booming. Traveling on two wheels enables tourists to connect close up with people and places while simultaneously working off excess calories...
  • National parks free to all fourth graders through new initiative

    National parks free to all fourth graders through new initiative
    The National Park Foundation announced a new free admission initiative available to all fourth graders during the 2015-2016 school year.  Through the "Every Kid in a Park" promotion, all fourth grade students in the country will have access to...
  • This weekend, you can "park" it for free

    This weekend, you can "park" it for free
    Ever wanted to visit Historic Jamestowne, Assateague Island or any other local national park or wildlife refuge but balked at the entrance fee? Well, this weekend you can get in for free. Feb. 14-16 is one of those free access weekends for national...
  • Jamestown settlement and Yorktown Victory Center revenues down

    The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums' admission revenue was down 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Admission revenue amounted to $5,026,279 in 2014. "The overall decline in visitation was mitigated by an...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...