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  • Alli Awards honor individuals and businesses in the arts

    The 2014 Alli Awards will be handed out Sunday, Nov. 9, in downtown Norfolk. Sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads, the awards honor individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the region's arts and...
  • Fall beer and oyster festivals crowd the calendar

    Fall beer and oyster festivals crowd the calendar
    For the cool weekends ahead, what could be better than a frosty mug of beer and a platter of roasted oysters. Several events in the coming weeks will satisfy your outdoor festival cravings. It's a great opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy...
  • Social Scene: Strides made for breast cancer raises more than $164K

    Social Scene: Strides made for breast cancer raises more than $164K
    This year's Peninsula Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was held on Oct. 11 at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News. Despite the rain before the walk that morning, an estimated 3,000 people turned out to help raise awareness and show support for...
  • Museum exhibit challenges viewers to find the fake in a sea of treasures

    Say the name "James E. Buttersworth" around anyone who knows even a little about the history of maritime art and you're likely to see them stop, smile and look back with a keen expression of interest. For nearly 50 years, this supremely talented English...
  • Norfolk Fleet Forces change of command canceled

    A Norfolk change of command scheduled for Monday was canceled with no explanation from the Navy. The Navy announced last week that Vice Adm. Nora Tyson would temporarily assume responsibility as acting commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, one the...
  • Newport News likely to accept historic home donation, passes road renaming narrowly

    Newport News likely to accept historic home donation, passes road renaming narrowly
    NEWPORT NEWS — The city will likely accept the donation of a historic home on Huntington Avenue, although what will become of the house is yet to be determined. If the city acquires the three-story brick house at the corner of Huntington Avenue...
  • Check out the latest new releases by Hampton Roads authors

     Check out the latest new releases by Hampton Roads authors
    Is one of your New Year resolutions to read more in 2015, or perhaps try a new genre or author? Check out the latest local-author additions to the Daily Press bookshelf. Fiction "The Cruiser: A Dan Lenson Novel" by David Poyer. Fiction/Military/...
  • Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor

     Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor
    More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed ship is approaching another milestone. Found inside the vessel's famous gun turret not...
  • Newport News residents can get free admission to attractions in January

    Newport News residents and current city employees can get free admission to eight Newport News attractions in January with a free Ambassador Pass. The pass allows free one-time admission for two adults and two children at two attractions each week in...
  • How goes the Peninsula's tourism industry?

    How goes the Peninsula's tourism industry?
    Over the past summer, some Peninsula attractions reported spikes in attendance and multiple hotels reported being able to increase room rates despite the lingering effects of sequestration in the region. "I think we're starting to see it come back. I...
  • Hampton Roads sees good-looking art shows in 2014

    Hampton Roads sees good-looking art shows in 2014
    It's easy to look back and say that 2014 was a banner year for the visual arts in Hampton Roads, which has shaken off the doldrums of the Great Recession with an unusually rich and varied slate of shows. Much harder is the job of choosing just 10 of the...