| Dec 16, 2012
The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany.
Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn, president of Virginia Health Services, is currently overseeing several facility additions and expansions.
Virginia Health Services, a locally owned operator of convalescent, rehabilitation and retirement centers, has broken ground...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
The Mariners' Museum's blog, Port of Call, called me out a little (and I'm glad they did) in regards to a short (and shorter than I had hoped) writeup of Steven Ujifusa's new book chronicling the life of William Francis Gibbs, designer of the record-...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region.
From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Chef Kenny Sloane and his Fin Restaurant crew take top award at the 2012 Signature Chef Auction presented Nov. 4 by the March of Dimes in Williamsburg...Battle of the Brews coming up Nov. 9 at the Mariners' Museum...For information and daily updates on...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Join me for the Battle of the Ironclad Chefs this Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum.
In the unique contest, two Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook aboard the USS Monitor — square off with meals that they would...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:35 PM
At first glance, Hampton reggae singer EVER-G doesn't look like a man devoted to upholding the musical traditions of Jamaican legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
No dreadlocks dangle down his back. He's not surrounded by a cloud of intoxicating smoke....
| Jan 14, 2013
Few days opened more darkly for the U.S. Navy than March 9, 1862. Mangled by the lethal guns and armored sides of the CSS Virginia on the previous afternoon, the Union fleet in Hampton Roads still reeled from the brutal loss of two warships and 300...
| Jan 22, 2013
The Mariners' Museum in Newport News is hosting New York Times best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin to speak about his new book, "When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail." Dolin's other books include...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Williamsburg singer-songwriter Nicole Belanus will play a free show at Peninsula Fine Arts Center Thursday, March 21. Her performance is part of Pfac's Art After 5 series which presents art-and-music powered after-work parties.
Art After 5 events last...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Newport News personal trainer Brian Cole scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the tallest freestanding peak in Africa, in February. After altitude sickness foiled his climb a couple of years ago, Cole recommitted to the effort to reach the summit, 19,000...