| Apr 28, 2013
Dust off those party clothes and dig out that crazy hat. It's the time of year when folks in our part of Virginia get together to celebrate in the fresh air and sunshine.
If you're looking to socialize and depressurize, you're in luck. Festivals devoted...
| Apr 19, 2013
Southside author Tracey L. Moore describes herself on her website as “The Purposeful Poet” whose goal is to “encourage, uplift and inspire people to be the best they can be for Christ.” Moore’s first book, “Oasis for my...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Sarah Osborn wanted to take another shot at competing in small-bore .22 rifle shooting. Why not? The 14-year-old Hampton shooting phenom already had won national honors in air rifle.
This included winning individual silver and bronze medals in her age...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton will host a food tasting and book launch for his latest cookbook, “Dishing Up Virginia,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News.
Evans-Hylton will be on hand to sign...
| 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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:01 PM
One hundred fifty years ago this month, two strange-looking ships met near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and changed the course of naval, if not American, history.
The duel in Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia ended in a draw,...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2011
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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:29 AM
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...