| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Legislators are accepting fewer freebies, the Virginia Public Access Project reports, and Shad Plank’s look at what Peninsula legislators receive shows the value reported is also way down.
The biggest drop reported is from Senate Majority Leader...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:20 AM
Children age 5 and younger can get into SeaWorld Orlando for free with the theme park's Preschool Pass, which will be available through 2015.
Guests must register online at SeaWorldOrlando.com. The Preschool Pass has no blackout dates, but it does not...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:27 AM
WHAT: The Real Music Series returns to Busch Gardens on Monday. The lineup of performers has a retro feel but spans several genres. First up are Cornell Gunter's Coasters, which will be on the Stanleyville Theater stage Monday through Friday. Other...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:20 PM
The bear blamed for severely wounding a Seminole County woman is living at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, which hopes to display her to the public this year.
The 271-pound animal would be featured in a black-bear exhibit now in the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
With its stock price suffering and attendance dropping, SeaWorld announced Thursday that CEO and President Jim Atchison is stepping down and it is laying off employees.
A company spokesman would not say whether the board asked for Atchison's...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Gifts have taken Virginia legislators far afield in recent years — to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, to Paris and even to Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan.
The last two were courtesy of Virginia Uranium, which has been working...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Its attendance beaten down by competition and negative publicity, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday reported more disappointing financial performance that sent its stock falling again.
Orlando-based SeaWorld reported a 28 percent drop in profit...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Holidays feeling a bit ho-hum? Take a quick day trip to one of these events to get into the spirit.
Winterfest of Lights. Gaze at over a million lights and hundreds of animated light displays sparkling all over Ocean City through Jan 4....
| Dec 14, 2014
•The Luck of the Irish, Ace in the Hole Dinner Theatre, March 17, $80. Abie's Irish Rose, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, April 15. $78. Mike Albert & the Big E Band: Ultimate Tribute to Elvis, Penn's Peak, May 13. $75. Allentown AARP...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.
Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...