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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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  • Reader feedback Aug. 20: Closed street, whale watching

    Street closed after accident A residential street near Riverside Elementary School in Newport News was blocked off Tuesday morning after a city truck hit a power pole, causing it to catch on fire. Police and firefighters responded to Parkway Drive...
  • 'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead

    'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead
    The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
  • Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs

    Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs
    Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 from the Dominion Foundation in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, according to a release from the charitable foundation of Dominion Virginia Power. The groups will receive funding for...
  • Take a free walking tour of Smithfield

    Take a free walking tour of Smithfield
    Historic homes are among the sights to see on a free walking tour of downtown Smithfield on Saturday, Aug. 9. The hour-long tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Isle of Wight County Museum, said Jennifer England, a spokeswoman for the city. "We'll...
  • Red Cross Blood Drives offer a way to help and a free treat

    Red Cross Blood Drives offer a way to help and a free treat
    Red Cross summer blood drives are underway, and not only can donors get the satisfaction of helping someone else, they can also go home with a little treat for themselves. Here are some of the Red Cross Blood Drives that offer donors something free...
  • Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend

    Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend
    Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a larger mystery along the Mid-Atlantic coast, where alarmed scientists are working to find the cause of more than 120 dolphin deaths since June. The seven dolphin...
  • Dolphin die-off linked to virus as casualties rise

    Dolphin die-off linked to virus as casualties rise
    Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Since July 1, 333 dead dolphins have washed ashore from North Carolina to New York, 10 times normal...
  • Get out and get festive: Spring and summer festivals in Hampton Roads

    Get out and get festive: Spring and summer festivals in Hampton Roads
    Dust off those party clothes and dig out that crazy hat. It's the time of year when folks in our part of Virginia get together to celebrate in the fresh air and sunshine. If you're looking to socialize and depressurize, you're in luck. Festivals devoted...
  • Virginia Aquarium offers free admission to federal workers

    Virginia Aquarium offers free admission to federal workers
    The Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach is joining a long list of venues and retailers that are offering freebies to federal workers during the government shutdown. The aquarium and Virginia Beach city-operated historic houses (Adam Thoroughgood,...
  • Ted Constant Center offers deal to federal workers

    Ted Constant Center offers deal to federal workers
    And, the deals for federal workers keep coming as the government shutdown persists for more than a week. On Wednesday, the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk announced that it would offer half-priced tickets to its Sesame Street Live performance...
  • Virginia Beach approves aquarium 'Adventure Park'

    Virginia Beach approves aquarium 'Adventure Park'
    The city of Virginia Beach approved a measure Monday that will allow the Virginia Aquarium to build an "Adventure Park" complete with zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses. The project is a joint venture between the Virginia Aquarium & Marine...