| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's official—only seven more shopping days until Christmas, eight if you count today. If you're scrambling to find last-minute gifts, consider books by local authors. We've focused in recent months on popular genres, but this week I'd like to share...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:34 AM
National Poetry Month continues with events and celebrations across the region. For a more complete and up-to-date listing, go todailypress.com/books and scroll down to the community calendar. Here are a few highlights for the week of April 7:
| Mar 29, 2014
The American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to become the subject of the camera.
But it was the first to generate large numbers of pictures, then shape both history and the public's awareness of what happened on the battlefield through the...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Thursday, November 21
Author reading - Man-Booker prize winner Lydia Davis
Thursday - two presentations
12:30 p.m., Tucker Theatre - craft talk
7 p.m., Andrews Auditorium - author talk
Award-winning author Lydia Davis will be at William & Mary on...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:44 AM
The Mariners' Museum in Newport News is offering a discount on its traveling exhibit, "Savage Ancient Seas" during its Thursday night summer concert series.
The summer concert series is held on the front lawn of the museum on Thursday evenings....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:59 AM
The Bronze Door Society’s Wine Classic returns Saturday, June 21, to The Mariners’ Museum.
This annual fundraising event is sponsored by the museum’s support group called the Bronze Door Society. The group takes its name from the large...