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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The long and winding road to marking the spot where the British surrendered

    The long and winding road to marking the spot where the British surrendered
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O’Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
  • 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...
  • Get outdoors and enjoy autumn colors before it's too late

    Get outdoors and enjoy autumn colors before it's too late
    The autumn color bonanza in the western part of Virginia may have passed, but it's not too late to enjoy the chromatic display here in the east. Here are tips to help you get the most from a foliage field trip. * Don't delay. Typically, the peak leaf...
  • Ticket Extras!

    Ticket Extras!
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts

    GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts
    Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day. Here is a look at some of them. Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...
  • 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...