| May 14, 2013
| 6:07 AM
May 31 is the deadline to register for Peninsula-based master gardener training that begins in September and typically ends with graduation in November.
"We are volunteers for Virginia Cooperative Extension, helping the public and the environment with...
| Dec 26, 2012
Tasty discovery: Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich
Destination: County Grill & Smokehouse. 26 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton. 757-723-0600. Countygrill.net.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. tro 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday....
| Dec 27, 2012
The jolly sounds of jingle bells are now replaced by another seasonal tradition — Christmas tree needles dropping on your floor.
Before you tote the tree outdoors, be sure to remove all its lights, ornaments and tinsel. Beware of capturing too...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:09 AM
Yorktown holds its 7th Annual Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The market will feature arts and crafts vendors with local shopping opportunities, living history exhibits, strolling musical entertainment, classic...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Natasha House women's shelter in York County is increasing its outreach services and has experienced a recent burst of additional volunteers.
The organization received a grant from the Daily Press Holiday Fund, and Natasha House Executive Director...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:42 AM
The Virginia Arts Festival got welcoming news from a recent economic impact study it commissioned.
The festival hired a Philadelphia firm, Tourism Economics, to look at 2012 attendance figures and the economic impact locals and out-of-town visitors...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:26 AM
James Malone, the leader of the metal band Arsis, is once again living and rocking on the Peninsula. That doesn't mean he's staying put. His band is getting ready to launch yet another national tour.
Malone, who grew up in the area and now resides in...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Few plants rival the breathtaking beauty of purple muhly, or Muhlenbergia capillaris, in the fall -- clouds of purple wisps waving in the autumn sun, according to Helen Hamilton, past president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society --...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Last year, garden centers in Virginia collected 4 tons of plastic garden containers, according to a report from Virginia Tech, which helped sponsor the first statewide plastic pot recycling program -- called Va Gardeners Recycle.
Virginia Tech continues...
| Nov 15, 2012
Years ago, I learned to appreciate the beauty and value of ornamental grasses in a yard. I tried several and have finally settled on my all-time favorite — Morning Light miscanthus sinensis for its tolerance to wind, saltwater and soil. It's a...
| Oct 7, 2012
When he was still a child, Adam Cook decided he did not want to be a pastor like his father. He saw the stress of the late-night calls, the messiness of church politics and the pressure to come up with sermons.
"It wasn't my calling," Cook said. Instead,...