| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:55 AM
It seems 2015 will be the year for some unique new roller coasters in Pennsylvania.
Knoebel’s, better known for its old-school wooden coasters, has announced it will build its first steel roller coaster with four inversions, the park’s...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Ordinarily, we would send up a flare to signal that the final weekend of Harambe Nights is upon us. The limited-time event at Disney's Animal Kingdom includes an after-dark street party that's preceded by "The Lion King: Concert in the Wild" stage show....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The public again gets to vote on key elements of an upcoming haunted house for Howl-O-Scream, the Halloween-themed event at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
A series of Facebook polls will determine a trio of creative aspects of the house called...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:41 AM
It is easy for me to remember when the Savvy Shopper column was born, because it was just a few months after the birth of my first child. And, in a sense, this column — and online blog — is also my baby.
Six years ago, I was assigned the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Busch Gardens Williamsburg will, once again, offer the Christmas Town Fun Card this year, a press release announced Thursday.
For non-pass members, the Christmas Town Fun Card will cost $32, the same price as a single-day Christmas Town ticket. The...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:10 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — As each community leader's name was called, they walked into the group of children in the gymnasium at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Many gave high-fives to Mayor McKinley Price, U.S. Rep. Robert C. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, and Terry...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The Peninsula SPCA's Hope Program will hold its Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mariners' Museum and Park on Warwick Boulevard, across from Warwick High School.
The event will include a two-mile pledge dog walk,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Busch Gardens President Carl Lum is slated to speak at the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton.
Networking begins 8 a.m. and the program begins 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $25, including...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's health-care expansion plan announced on Monday vows to improve veterans' access to care.
Step eight of the 10-point plan says the state will "take full advantage" of federal legislation earmarking $10 billion for veterans to seek...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Looking for some fun things to do in Hampton Roads this weekend? Here are a few options.
Busch Gardens kicks off its annual Howl-O-Scream at 6 p.m. Friday night. It's filled with haunted houses, spooky shows and wandering goblins. It's seriously...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Are you ready to howl and scream?
Busch Gardens will kick off this year's edition of Howl-o-Scream on Friday night. The after-dark Halloween makeover has become a very popular event at the Williamsburg-area theme park.
The frights and fun start...