| 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...
| 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 3, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In recent years Grangers from the adjoining counties of Cambria and Somerset have been joining forces annually in hosting a special event to strengthen neighborly relations.
When Somerset and several neighboring counties worked closely with Cambria...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 11:02 PM
Norfolk at Charlotte, 7:15
Binghamton at Richmond, 7:05
Coastal Plain League:
Edenton vs. Peninsula Pilots (at War Memorial Stadium), 7:05
District 7 tournament:
Age 10-11 baseball (at Hampton-...
| May 3, 2012
A small native tree called red buckeye and a perennial known as Mexican petunia are two plants you surely want to check out during the Hampton master gardeners plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
I grow both in my garden, and they are must-have plants for...