| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Busch Gardens is asking the public for input on the naming of its baby gorilla through a poll on its Facebook page.
Officials at the Tampa theme park have selected three names inspired from global dialects. Their suggestions include Birungi (meaning...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:48 PM
Busch Gardens is, once again, offering its discount two-park pass, offering unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for the price of a single-day admission ticket.
For $75, the 2015 price tag on a single-day...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:40 AM
WHAT: It's last call for Gwazi, the wicked wooden roller coaster at Busch Gardens. The Tampa theme park is putting the thrill ride, built in 1999, out to pasture. The final day for guests to ride is Sunday. Park officials have not announced plans for that...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:17 AM
A gorilla is in the family way again at Busch Gardens.
Mary, a 27-year-old western lowland gorilla, is expected to give birth in March, officials at the Tampa theme park announced on Thursday. It will be her fifth offspring.
Mary came to Busch Gardens...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:00 PM
In his latest book, retired educator Joseph Freitus provides a thorough briefing to those not aware of how vital Tidewater Virginia was to World War II efforts.
His "Virginia in the War Years: Military Bases, the U-Boat War and Daily Life" begins with...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Wary craft beer brewers are hoping efforts in the Legislature to allow them to operate more freely will go down smoothly the second time around.
"I know the beer side of things,'' said Ron Raike, brewmaster of Titusville-based...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:01 AM
Itching for some fun in the sun?
Dreaming of beaches, palm trees or just warmer weather? Grab your flip-flops and Ray-Bans, then, and let’s go where the weather suits our clothes Ruth Nagy, managing director of AAA travel operations, says one of...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:54 AM
In the coming days, guests at Busch Gardens Tampa will be able to see the theme park's newest addition on the Myombe Reserve habitat.
The endangered western lowland gorilla was born Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. to its 27-year-old mother, Mary.
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The season of good cheer, warm apple cider, family gatherings and, of course, shopping is here.
Deal-hunting has changed a bit from scouring Black Friday ads over turkey bones — although some of us can't let that tradition go. Now, big box...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:39 PM
SeaWorld has laid off the three mimes who for years were a popular part of the Clyde & Seamore sea-lion and otter show, according to friends and fans.
The trio apparently was part of a mass layoff announced by Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment on...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:45 PM
’Tis the season of good cheer, warm apple cider, family gatherings and, of course, shopping.
Kimberly Smith, of Williamsburg, says she uses budget guru Dave Ramsey’s online Christmas calculator to help her keep track of her holiday spending....