| 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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
A western lowland gorilla has been born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The healthy male was born Dec. 16 to mother Pele, who is caring for the newborn under the watch of the park's animal care team.
The birth is the second successful birth of the species at...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Here is a list of holiday events around the Hampton Roads area. It will be updated regularly.
Thursday, Nov. 27-Jan. 1: Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, opens on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year'...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Busch Gardens will close its Gwazi roller coaster early next year, a spokesman for the Tampa theme park said Tuesday.
An official last day for the wooden coaster, which opened in 1999, has not been announced.
"We will send out an announcement and make...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m.
They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:38 AM
As the home to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and nearby Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando has long been known as a top travel destination.
According to a new survey from Travel + Leisure Magazine, the City Beautiful is the top U.S. travel destination for...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
SeaWorld visitors can use a monthly payment plan to buy annual passes, but the credit-card charges don't end after a year —they keep recurring until the customer opts out.
That part of its EZpay system has prompted a federal lawsuit against...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Young shooting phenom Sarah Osborn of Hampton has earned a ticket to the World Cup season opener in Changwon, South Korea, in early April.
Osborn, 15, will be representing USA Shooting in the women's 10-meter air rifle competition. It will be her...