| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:00 PM
At its turkey giveaway on Wednesday, the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula gave out 1,100 birds but couldn't meet the needs of its more than 200 member agencies. This time last year it had 1,400 turkeys to give away.
"We didn't have even a fraction...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:49 AM
Art and food join forces at the opening reception of “50 Great American Artists” on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. The gala celebrates the center’s 50th anniversary.
The evening includes tours, various...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Anderson Johnson was just a little boy hoeing weeds in a Lunenberg County cornfield the first time he was smitten by angels.
The whole world turned black, he later recalled. Then two winged spirits appeared in the shimmering summer air, peering down...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:57 AM
It’s the Brits vs. the Americans when The Mariners’ Museum hosts a “Battle of the Beers” competition on Friday, Nov. 9.
The event will feature five British brews and five American brews in a contest that marks the 200th...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Stan Sexton called just before 3:30 p.m., the most difficult part of his days these last five weeks.
"I have to be honest," he said. "Every afternoon about this time, depression sets in."
Phoebus High was 47-2 in Sexton's three-plus seasons as head...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Jake Hull, who as a student at Christopher Newport University started the experimental folk band Momentary Prophets, is setting out on his own.
The young musician and Norfolk resident has spent the last six months recording. Now, he's now ready to...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Leaping ahead to 2013, we see that the Newport News Main Street Library will present a six-week movie series focusing on American music.
“America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” is the...
| Mar 24, 2013
Hampton painter Christi Harris is nothing if not an artist who knows how to get the most out of unpromising subject matter.
Driven by her interest in domestic artifacts and her diabetic family's inexplicable appetite for seductively decorated pastry,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:07 PM
The farmers market at Christopher Newport University will present the first of four weekly markets on Thursday, March 28.
Market times are 2 to 6 p.m. and additional dates are April 4, 11 and 18.
The lineup of participating produce vendors includes...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:36 PM
You receive your real estate assessment and wonder if it accurately reflects the value of your home compared to those of your neighbors.
An entrepreneur wants to start a business near your home and you want to know how it will affect traffic on your...
| Mar 11, 2013
We are in the midst of local government budget season in Virginia, with school divisions and localities presenting proposed 2013-14 spending plans and holding public forums and hearings on them.
If you want to explore the proposed budget, and compare it...