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  • Irene depletes foodbank's supplies

    Irene depletes foodbank's supplies
    Hurricane Irene put a serious dent in the foodbank's supplies. Now, after stocking its member agencies with 17,500 pounds of food in anticipation of last month's storm, the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula is look for donations. "Anything will...
  • Chris Davidson retires from Peninsula Catholic after growing athletics program

    The story is in the shirts. Chris Davidson, former Peninsula Catholic cross country coach and amateur calligrapher, has an array of T-shirts arranged on the floor of the bedroom in the Newport News house he's moving into. Davidson created them all &#...
  • Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors

    Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors
    Long before the start of the expedition that recovered the USS Monitor gun turret from the bottom of the Atlantic in 2002, Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists working to save the historic Civil War ship knew they might run into the remains of lost...
  • Civil War Exhibits

    Civil War Exhibits
    Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War. Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war: Casemate Museum. The...
  • Mariners' Museum free concert series now under way

    Mariners' Museum free concert series now under way
    Thursday's by the Lake, the free concert series at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, began June 2 and will continue through July 14. The after-work parties start at 6 p.m. and take place outdoors beside Lake Maury. Expect hits and dance music from...
  • 'Perfect Storm' swordfish boat captain Linda Greenlaw to give lecture July 12 at Mariners' Museum

    'Perfect Storm' swordfish boat captain Linda Greenlaw to give lecture July 12 at Mariners' Museum
    Boat captain Linda Greenlaw, who was featured in Sebastian Junger’s novel, “The Perfect Storm,” will lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News. Greenlaw is America’s only female swordfish boat...
  • Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city

    Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city
    While downed trees, limbs and power lines were evident throughout Newport News, there weren't issues with flooding Sunday morning, according to city spokeswoman Karen Gill. Newport News Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday, but there will...
  • Mariners' Museum marks the sinking of Titanic with April 14 dinner

    Mariners' Museum marks the sinking of Titanic with April 14 dinner
    The Mariners’ Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a evening of two “Last Dinners” on Saturday, April 14. The event will feature First-Class and Third-Class dinners with different price...
  • Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series

    Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series
    To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music. Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
  • Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum

    Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum
    The Battle of the Ironclad Chefs returns March 10 to The Mariners’ Museum. The unique event offers a competition between two markedly different Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook on the deck of the USS Monitor —...
  • "Jaws" screenwriter Carl Gottlieb to speak at Mariners' Museum

    Carl Gottlieb, a writer for the iconic movie "Jaws," will speak with visitors at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News Tuesday, Oct. 11. The lecture, titled "The Shark Had No Dialogue: Notes on Hollywood and the Filming of JAWS," will begin at 7 p.m....