| Jul 14, 2012
Looking for a bright burst of summer fun without having to travel too far? askHRgreen.org will give away a four-pack of passes to some of the region’s top attractions during its “Summer Staycation Sweepstakes,” July 9 through Aug. 6,...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Update: Researchers from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center initially misidentified the whale the washed ashore in Norfolk on Sunday. It is a fin whale, not a sei whale, Joan Barns, an aquarium spokeswoman, said Tuesday.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:08 AM
NORFOLK — Cigar smoke is seldom welcomed in public places.
It was, however, on Tuesday as crowds gathered in Norfolk’s Ocean View neighborhood to watch researchers cut open and bury parts of a 42-foot fin whale. For the few standing on a...
| May 12, 2011
| 5:31 PM
When it's raining and pouring, a beach vacation doesn't have to turn boring. After all, a rainy day at the beach is still better than being at home. While shopping at the outlets and catching a movie are always an option, here are a few others.
| May 20, 2010
SCIENCE MUSEUMS. Animals, plants and planets are all covered at area museums. Many of the museums, notably the Air and Space Museum and the Virginia Living Museum, have exhibits that kids love.
1. Bluebird Gap Farm. 60-acre nature center with 250...
| May 19, 2010
1. Stroll through history. Follow the Virginia Legends Walk at 13th Street Park and learn about such commonwealth greats as Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Ashe and Patsy Cline.
2. Go for a spin. Ride the Ferris Wheel at the Virginia Beach Amusment Park along...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 10:59 AM
With school ending, summer outings are ramping up. Here are some tips from local author Mark Di Vincenzo on the best times to visit local attractions. You can find more advice in his New York Times bestselling book "Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon."...
| May 12, 2011
| 11:27 AM
If your idea of a breezy beach vacation involves a plane or passport, then hold off on the tropics and head instead to Virginia Beach.
This resort city of nearly 438,000 people is a laid-back East Coast destination about a five-hour drive from Baltimore....
| Jul 2, 2011
As flags wave and the red, white and blue is celebrated, it's a good time to highlight the bargain perks that are included as a part of military service. Local businesses, national chains and leisure attractions in our multi-branch town know the value...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The Wilson College Veterinary Medical Technology Club held its spring dog washes Saturday and Sunday in the college’s veterinary building in Chambersburg. Proceeds raised during the dog washes will help pay for the club’s spring trip to the...
| Feb 19, 2008
| 11:43 AM
If staying on the Peninsula doesn't quite feel like you've been able to get away, try a trek out to Virginia Beach.
Barclay Cottage Bed & Breakfast ( www.barclaycottage.com) has a whale watching package that includes dinner. Two nights at the inn...