| May 23, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Thursday's Poetry Night at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center takes a turn to the longer form of fiction this month. To celebrate the start of summer, several local novelists will share their favorite beach reads on Thursday, June 12:
| May 5, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Mother's Day is only a few days away. If your mom (or the special mom figure in your life) is a reader, why not consider a book as a gift? And don't forget to arrange for her to have some reading time to go with it. Here are a few new titles that might...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Anne Baker lived to garden.
It's what she knew, having grown up on an 1840's family farm in northwest Washington, D.C., and she did it well, according to her husband, Dave.
"She was always growing stuff," Baker, 73, said of his wife who died at age 69...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Are you feeling healthy Gloucestonians? The 5th annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps survey was released on Wednesday and Gloucester finished in the middle of the pack.
Out of 133 Virginia localities, Gloucester was ranked 52nd, according to the...
| Mar 27, 2014
The 5 percent drop in the U.S. smoking rate among both men and women from 1996 to 2012 has been unevenly distributed geographically, according to the latest report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
"Declining rates have been driven...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
April is Poetry Month, thanks to the designation by the Academy of American Poets. In honor of the first day of this annual homage to the spoken word, we're spotlighting collections by several local poets.
Award-winning poet and artist Carolyn Kreiter-...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The 2014 Virginia Poetry Festival, scheduled for May 16 and 17 in Williamsburg, is now open for registration.
The event will feature workshops by Jim Peterson, Henry Hart, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and Bill Glose, as well as readings by J. Ron Smith,...
| Apr 9, 2014
Birds and herbs in April
Two programs this month at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden offer birding information for kids and herb garden maintenance for adults. The programs are free, but a $5 donation is suggested by the garden. For more information,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Bluebirds have been at it for weeks, and hummingbirds will be at it soon – nesting and feeding baby birds.
It's part of the magic of the spring season, an annual ritual that never grows old or boring.
Why do birds nest where they do – in...