| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:24 AM
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 —...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:01 AM
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...
| 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,...
| 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....
| Aug 28, 2011
| 2:52 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 5:20 PM
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.
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:03 AM
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....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:09 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 7:04 AM
If you've ever taken a good look at the battleship USS Wisconsin outside Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, it probably didn't take long to recognize that you were in the presence of something special.
With its long, raking hull,...
| 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-...