| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Learn about sustainable practices in the seafood industry while sampling great food at this week's Sensible Seafood Fest.
The third annual festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach.
| 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,...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 2:54 PM
When Jim and Dee Meadows returned from their 20th wedding anniversary to Hawaii several years ago, they brought back the beginnings of a perfect poolside garden.
Six bare stalks from plumeria plants boarded the plane with them. Today, cold hardy bananas,...
| 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."...