| May 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place.
Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:01 PM
From inventing to scouting to volunteering, there are plenty of local activities to keep your student busy during the summer months.
And now is the time to look for a summer camp as many are beginning to fill up. Most of the day camp options are full...
| May 4, 2013
As a family physician in Newport News, Peter Anderson developed a team care approach in order to handle more patients while providing better, more focused care. His success led him into the consulting business.
His Team Care Medicine company has now...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:58 AM
The 7th Annual Yorktown Market Days season kicks off Saturday, May 11, along the Yorktown waterfront at Riverwalk Landing between Buckner and Ballard streets, according to a news release.
The market will operate weekly 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The Virginia Living Museum has announced the winners of its “For the Birds” birdhouse competition.
Augie Liebler of Williamsburg won first place adult for Earth, Sea & Sky. Second place went to Donna Cottrell of New Point for English...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:02 AM
In case you didn't know it, National Library Week started on Sunday and continues through Saturday (April 20).
Our local libraries are celebrating in a variety of ways. If you missed our story from last week, check it out here.
In addition to these...
| 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 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...