| Jan 22, 2013
As I write this, we’ve just been through a week of lousy, rainy weather, the kind that makes me want to snuggle in the corner of my couch with a cup of tea at my side and a book in my hands. With the right book, I could be instantly transported from...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Listen to Cathy Lewis Hear Say gardening program with retired York County extension agent Jim Orband noon-1 p.m. Wednesdsay, Jan. 23 on WHRV-FM 89..5,, and win tickets to several gardening events, including:
- Virginia Flower & Garden Expo, Jan. 25-27...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
I don’t remember the first book I read, but I do have clear memories of sitting with a book in my lap, turning the cardboard-like pages and sounding out the words. (Yes, they taught phonics in my day.) The earliest books I remember reading are the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:51 AM
The winning entries in the 2013 Beautiful York County Calendar Art Contest are on display at the Tabb Library through January and the Yorktown Library during February, according to a county news release.
You can admire the calendars and pick up a copy,...
| Jan 6, 2013
Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper?
There's good reason to seriously consider this backyard pastime.
Bees pollinate our food crops, make honey for us and generally benefit the balance of nature, according to Pete Ostrowski, president...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Learn and Grow Series with Art in the Garden
Linda Miller, Artist and Virginia Master Naturalist, will help children 7 and older create a botanical portrait in colored pencil or watercolor from plant materials they select in the Williamsburg Botanical...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Visit New Quarter Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, and learn how a unique rain garden is built to capture runoff in a shady area. The program will be presented by Jeanne Millin, Virginia Master Gardener, Tree Steward, Water Steward and Virginia Master...