| Mar 14, 2012
You know spring has sprung when you see flower buds on early-season trees like eastern redbud, saucer magnolia and dogwood.
With the Easter season around the corner, April 8 this year, spring is waking up earlier than usual. It's like Mother Nature...
| Mar 21, 2012
From Poquoson to Portsmouth and Newport News to Norfolk, more than 40 regional cleanup projects are planned throughout Hampton Roads next month as part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup National Action Days, April 27-28. Project...
| Mar 29, 2012
WBG Programs/Activities Updated March 22
PLANTING HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES
March 31, 2012
10:00-11:30 am. Barb Dunbar, York County Master Gardener and certified Master Naturalist, will help children and adults learn about heirloom vegetables....
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their 3rd annual County Health Rankings on Tuesday morning.
In Virginia, out of 131 localities ranked, three in the region landed in the top 10:...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Energy-efficient living knows no age or lifestyle, according to the Hampton Roads Green Building Council.
If you use a refrigerator, flush a toilet or wash clothes, you can learn how to use less and save more when you take the council's free, self-guided...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 10:00 PM
The Compton Oak on Nicholson Street in Colonial Williamsburg spreads its branches far and wide, inviting you to take a break on benches parked beneath its umbrella-like canopy.
In summer, it's probably the coolest spot in town, while its October views...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Five projects in eastern Virginia received more than $1 million to reduce pollution in lower Chesapeake Bay, officials announced Wednesday.
The grants are among 55 to receive a combined $10.9 million throughout the bay’s watershed, which...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall in Hampton Roads.
City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive in Newport News. 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Development began...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:44 AM
Williamsburg's extended musical family is rallying to help local people hurt by the violent storms that ripped through the area last month.
"Groovin for Grove" is an event set for Sunday, May 22, noon to 11 p.m. at J.M. Randalls in Williamsburg. A $3...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:11 PM
After a multi-year struggle to have the Virginia General Assembly pass legislation mandating physical education in schools as an antidote to the growing problem of chilhood obesity, advocacy groups reported a small victory Tuesday.
Despite the governor's...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 7:01 AM
The spat between Virginia and federal regulators over Chesapeake Bay restoration is again flaring up, this time with leaders in Richmond complaining about inconsistencies found in a new computer model.
That Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration would...