| May 29, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Menchville this year was the first team from Newport News or Hampton -- or from the currently configured Peninsula District -- to capture the Eastern Region boys tennis championship in three decades.
But the Daily Press thanks longtime Lafayette coach...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:51 PM
HAMPTON — Crystal Sellman spends her days floating in and out of classrooms at Hunter B. Andrews PK-8 School in Hampton.
A mental health counselor, Sellman has six students on her caseload. She spends one to three hours a day assessing and...
| Feb 3, 2013
Like many other small towns across the rural South, Williamsburg spent most of the late 1800s struggling to recover from the catastrophic effects of the Civil War.
Abandoned by many of its residents after Federal troops occupied the area in May 1862,...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Three food and wine benefits take place in the coming weeks.
Sister Cities benefit
Sister Cities Yorktown is hosting a winter wine dinner to benefit its activities with its sister city, Port-Vendres in France. The event will take place at 7 p.m....
| Jan 6, 2013
Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper?
There's good reason to seriously consider this backyard pastime.
Bees pollinate our food crops, make honey for us and generally benefit the balance of nature, according to Pete Ostrowski, president...
| Dec 27, 2012
The jolly sounds of jingle bells are now replaced by another seasonal tradition — Christmas tree needles dropping on your floor.
Before you tote the tree outdoors, be sure to remove all its lights, ornaments and tinsel. Beware of capturing too...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Learn and Grow Series with Art in the Garden
Linda Miller, Artist and Virginia Master Naturalist, will help children 7 and older create a botanical portrait in colored pencil or watercolor from plant materials they select in the Williamsburg Botanical...
| May 4, 2013
As a family physician in Newport News, Peter Anderson developed a team care approach in order to handle more patients while providing better, more focused care. His success led him into the consulting business.
His Team Care Medicine company has now...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Virginia Living Museum has announced the winners of the first Birding Cup Challenge, according to a news release.
The team Eagle Eyes was the Birding Cup Champion counting 97 species during the 24-hour competition April 12-13. Team members were:...
| Apr 6, 2013
Mental health professionals are increasingly pointing to early intervention and increased services for children as one of the keys to successful treatment for mental illnesses.
Colonial Behavioral Health, the community services board responsible for...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Worlds apart in their treatment of mental illness, the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth and Eastern State Hospital in James City County have overlapping populations. Some even go back and forth between the two institutions.
Both house men and...
| Nov 27, 2012
We all face troubles in life, and how we deal with and confront those problems can be as unique as our DNA makeup. For those with a writer's heart, it might mean jotting down those feelings, those deep and painful secrets, in some form or another: maybe...