| Feb 17, 2013
Two chamber music events — one this month, the other in April — are worth marking on your calendar.
Music of Beethoven
A brass quintet of Virginia Symphony players will give a free performance of the music of Beethoven.
The concert is...
| Feb 20, 2013
It's another busy weekend here in Hampton Roads for lovers of reading and writing. Take a look!
32nd Annual Writers Conference at CNU
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23
- Book talk by David Robbins ("The Devil's Waters")
| Dec 16, 2012
The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany.
Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 1:25 PM
An annual summer vocal institute for high school and college students will begin at Christopher Newport University in July 2013.
The university announced the creation of the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at its holiday music concert on Saturday night....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:06 AM
David Elliott, a 22-year-old English major at Christopher Newport University, said his rock band Holly Would ... is wrapping up an exciting year. The band is celebrating with a charity all-ages show Friday at The NorVa in Norfolk.
The show, lasting 6 p....
| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Here's now to insert star anise and cloves into lemons, thus creating "star-studded lemons," courtesy Kathy Rose, a floral designer and member of the Green Spring Garden Club. The club hosts its annual Christmas Homes Tour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1,...
| 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 14, 2012
| 4:00 PM
At its turkey giveaway on Wednesday, the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula gave out 1,100 birds but couldn't meet the needs of its more than 200 member agencies. This time last year it had 1,400 turkeys to give away.
"We didn't have even a fraction...
| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Three Chick-Fil-As are holding a Spirit Night on Wednesday Feb. 6 to raise money for Nazea, a 13-year-old boy battling cancer.
From 5 to 8 p.m., the Peninsula restaurants will donate 10 percent of their sales to Nazea and his family. Funds will help pay...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 10:28 AM
WILLIAMSBURG — Andy Linn has coached football at Lafayette High for 14 years, and been the equivalent of an assistant head coach much of that time, so it's not surprising to hear him say the transition to head coach the past two weeks has been...