| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline.
While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:14 AM
NEW YORK — For a day or a weekend sparkling with the season's spirit, there's no topping the Big Apple, with a twinkling Norway spruce towering over the ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center, story-telling department store windows and the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:16 PM
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, particularly here in South Florida. It’s when zealots use their religion as a bludgeon to assert their primacy over others, and when the voluntarily offended derive a sense of dignity from taking...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 7:26 PM
We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season, and it's probably fair to say we still don't quite know what to make of this Ravens team.
They've pounded two of their rivals (the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets), they've laid an egg against a...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 5:03 PM
Vonta Leach has played 37 games since he last got an opportunity to run the football in the NFL.
He has endured countless collisions with linebackers, paved the way for Pro Bowl running backs and even played on special teams. But in 102 NFL games...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:16 PM
From classic toys by the Toymaker of Williamsburg to Fifes and Drums ornaments at the Christmas Shop, Merchants Square is a one-stop shopping destination for all things Colonial and all things Christmas during the holiday season. Situated right next to...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:26 PM
Virginia Symphony Orchestra — Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien." 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News. Tickets start at $20.
Coliseum Central Holiday Parade Presented by Peninsula Town...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:44 PM
COSTA MESA — Even for the most seasoned trucker, hauling a 14,000-pound Christmas tree down the 5 Freeway is a pretty unusual experience.
South Coast Plaza's 96-foot white fir — the same size and species as the one used last year —...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 5:07 PM
It's a big week for crooner Michael Buble. He's releasing both a memoir ("Onstage Offstage: The Official Illustrated Memoir") and a Christmas album this week, though he was hesitant to release a memoir at the young age of 36.
"I guess I didn't understand...
| Nov 6, 2011
At 16, Peter Baynham joined Britain's Merchant Navy. Within a year, the bookish young man with a droll sense of humor had not only electrocuted himself but also nearly steered a supertanker straight into a ferry.
In 2005, Baynham — by then more...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 11:57 AM
NEWPORT BEACH — Standing in the rain with his arms crossed against his chest and face hidden under his jacket's hood, Bernard Hamilton stared with rapt attention as contractors at Fashion Island lowered this year's Christmas tree into place.