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  • Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series

    Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series
    To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music. Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
  • Ironclad chefs clash Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum

    Ironclad chefs clash Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum
    Join me for the Battle of the Ironclad Chefs this Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum. In the unique contest, two Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook aboard the USS Monitor — square off with meals that they would...
  • Hampton's EVER-G spreads word of love and unity through pure reggae music

    Hampton's EVER-G spreads word of love and unity through pure reggae music
    At first glance, Hampton reggae singer EVER-G doesn't look like a man devoted to upholding the musical traditions of Jamaican legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. No dreadlocks dangle down his back. He's not surrounded by a cloud of intoxicating smoke....
  • Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city

    Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city
    While downed trees, limbs and power lines were evident throughout Newport News, there weren't issues with flooding Sunday morning, according to city spokeswoman Karen Gill. Newport News Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday, but there will...
  • Irene depletes foodbank's supplies

    Irene depletes foodbank's supplies
    Hurricane Irene put a serious dent in the foodbank's supplies. Now, after stocking its member agencies with 17,500 pounds of food in anticipation of last month's storm, the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula is look for donations. "Anything will...
  • "Jaws" screenwriter Carl Gottlieb to speak at Mariners' Museum

    Carl Gottlieb, a writer for the iconic movie "Jaws," will speak with visitors at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News Tuesday, Oct. 11. The lecture, titled "The Shark Had No Dialogue: Notes on Hollywood and the Filming of JAWS," will begin at 7 p.m....
  • Mariners' Museum marks the sinking of Titanic with April 14 dinner

    Mariners' Museum marks the sinking of Titanic with April 14 dinner
    The Mariners’ Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a evening of two “Last Dinners” on Saturday, April 14. The event will feature First-Class and Third-Class dinners with different price...
  • Newport News shipyard photos reach back 125 years

    Newport News shipyard photos reach back 125 years
    If you've ever taken a good look at the battleship USS Wisconsin outside Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, it probably didn't take long to recognize that you were in the presence of something special.     With its long, raking hull,...
  • A man and his ship ... and a museum

    The Mariners' Museum's blog, Port of Call, called me out a little (and I'm glad they did) in regards to a short (and shorter than I had hoped) writeup of Steven Ujifusa's new book chronicling the life of William Francis Gibbs, designer of the record-...
  • Mariners' Museum free concerts begin June 7 with The Deloreans

    Your free live music calendar is filling in quite nicely. Today, we learned details of The Mariners' Museum's series Thursdays by the Lake. It kicks off June 7 with The Deloreans and continues with Slapwater, Butter and other popular cover bands. The...
  • Family suspects defective drywall caused death

    Family suspects defective drywall caused death
    JAMES CITY — They moved to James City County from Connecticut one day four years ago in a vehicle caravan, Jeff and Susann Tierney followed by the couple's elderly parents. The Tierneys had just retired. They wanted to move to the Williamsburg...
  • 2005 Citizen of the Year: McKinley Price

    To see what "putting down roots" looks like, look no further than McKinley L. Price, the Daily Press 2005 Citizen of the Year. What you will see is a network of roots that reaches wide, delivering nourishment and support to many corners of the local...