| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:01 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state on a deer farm in Adams County.
The disease is fatal in deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence that CWD can be...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:15 AM
The ground starts shaking – it’s an earthquake! What do you do? Drop, Cover and Hold On! If you’ve never heard this before, the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety encourages you to visit www.shakeout.org/southeast to learn...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Learn what bluebirds need and want -- and all about their pleasing personalities -- during a free program 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23, at New Quarter Park in upper York County.
In my York County yard, bluebirds enjoy special houses, wide-open flying...
| Mar 21, 2013
Even with an adult obesity rate of 28 percent, York County ranked as the fifth healthiest locality in Virginia, as rated by the Robert Wood Johnson and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in its annual "County Health Rankings &...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:41 AM
When Crunch Fitness took over the Bally's Total Fitness gym location in Newport News, Mickey Marcella, of Newport News, wanted a refund on his contract since the new owners removed the swimming pool and sauna facilities.
Joseph David, of Virginia Beach,...
| Mar 11, 2013
We are in the midst of local government budget season in Virginia, with school divisions and localities presenting proposed 2013-14 spending plans and holding public forums and hearings on them.
If you want to explore the proposed budget, and compare it...