| Jan 10, 2014
Irish dancing and rock music are the key components in a new musical revue onstage this weekend at the Ferguson Center.
"Rockin' Road to Dublin" is the creation of drummer Chris Smith and Irish dancer Scott Doherty, young artists who met while...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:21 PM
You probably heard or read Friday that Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for our too-Golden State.
And he sounded like he means it, pointing to charts and graphs and the like and saying, “We ought to be ready for a long, continued,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:24 AM
We're edging ever closer to the opening of Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa. It's sounds horrifying: a free-fall drop from 335-feet in the air. Face down. Riders, beginning sometime this spring, will start the descent from a level that's...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:36 AM
We're down to the last few shopping days before Christmas and I have a sleigh full of coupon savings, dining deals and freebies as well as fun things to do. Kohl's and Toys R Us are open around the clock until Tuesday and most other stores have extended...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Two acts have pulled out of Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ fest, officials at the Tampa theme park have confirmed.
Pat Benatar and Beach Boys will not perform at the event, which is scheduled to run on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 8 and March 9....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:54 AM
When Halloween falls midweek, it gets us a chance to celebrate during the weekend before and the weekend after, not to mention on actual Oct. 31. Here's a look at how the theme parks are marking the occasion for the next 10 days.
+ Magic Kingdom...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The pieces are coming together for Falcon's Fury, the 335-foot-drop attraction under construction at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
Nine sections for the ride's vertical tower arrived after a monthlong trans-Atlantic trip from Tarragona, Spain, to...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:52 AM
It's Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! I've put together a coupon-friendly edition of pre-Black Friday deals so you can get a head start on holiday shopping without the hassle of standing in line on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I've...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2013
On Saturday, visit Alexandria's historic harbor to watch dozens of extravagantly decorated boats parade along the Potomac River. Boats will be judged in a variety of categories, including "Best in Show,...
| Nov 28, 2013
Many a long-time local will point to the Christmastime extravaganza at Coleman's Nursery in Portsmouth or the Santa Claus at Coliseum Central as fond memories of the holiday season from years past.
But there are still a multitude of new and long-...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Chicago Bears return man Devin Hester tests his speed and agility against the world's fastest land mammal in Nat Geo WILD's "Man v. Cheetah."
The Big Cat Week special, airing at 8 p.m. Nov. 29, pits two cheetahs from Busch Gardens Florida against...