| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The city of Newport News is, once again, offering an "Ambassador Pass" allowing free admission to local attractions in January.
Newport News residents and city employees are eligible to sign up for the pass, which offers free admission to two...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Maritime historian Lincoln Paine will speak at the Mariner's Museum on Thursday to discuss "the sweeping history of mankind's relationship with the sea and his assertion that maritime history has been the real driver of world history," according to a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:56 PM
The autumn color bonanza in the western part of Virginia may have passed, but it's not too late to enjoy the chromatic display here in the east. Here are tips to help you get the most from a foliage field trip.
* Don't delay. Typically, the peak leaf...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 8:50 PM
A husband and wife with Navy connections won the overall titles at the Smart Smiles 5K Saturday at Mariners' Museum Park in Newport News.
Stephen Slaby of Virginia Beach won the men's crown in 15 minutes, 42 seconds. Micah Ellington (16:04)...
| Aug 25, 2013
Just how long curator Michael Preble has been thinking about water can be seen in the impressive scale and diversity of the works collected for his latest series of exhibits at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
Sparked by Hampton Roads' defining links...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:10 AM
In 1885, American Naval officer Lt. Emory Taunt was ordered to explore Africa's Congo River, looking for opportunities for Americans. His journey formed the basis of author Andrew Jampoler's "Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:53 PM
You may have heard the whispers in taverns, jails, shipyards and on wharfs across the region. A major pirate rendezvous is set for Sept. 21 at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News.
Intended as a publicity stunt on a grand scale, Pirates Pack the Park is...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Food fit for a band of gourmet pirates and other unusual items are in store at this fundraising event that begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Mariners’ Museum.
The museum reports it will be “chucking out the maggots, saving the rum, and upgrading...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Sarah Osborn, 14, of Hampton put on another shooting exhibition at the 4H VA State Match on Saturday, breaking two national records.
The records she bettered came in the three-position air rifle division at Holiday Lake in Appomattox. She came close...