| Sep 1, 2013
Outdoor festivals return to Hampton Roads with a vengeance when autumn leaves start to fall.
You'll find a celebration for most every inclination. Seafood, peanuts, sophisticated sculpture, homey crafts, Egyptian culture, indie music, gospel — all...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In 1976, D. Carleton Gadjusek was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for proving the link between a slow-acting prion disease that caused madness and death in the Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea and the tribe’s funerary ritual of eating deceased...
| Aug 18, 2013
EUSTIS — Amber Higbie, 5, was anxious about starting kindergarten, but she quickly settled in after meeting kindergarten teacher Tammy Keen and the classroom mascot — a black and white guinea pig named "Ted."
Amber's mom, Gabrielle Smith,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Whether you dig sculpture or horticulture, don't miss the botanical eye candy presented by Qatar Airways at the Montreal Botanical Garden until Sept. 29.
Twenty countries, including the U.S., Canada, England, France and Uganda, have created 50 botanical...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:30 AM
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:11 AM
So when I was working Friday, helping out with our George Zimmerman trial coverage, I received a freaked-out phone call from my husband.
He said a 'parakeet' had landed in our front yard, and he and our son had captured it.
Like I have time for...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture is broadening its horizons when it hosts a pair of events, one old and one new, at its Shawan Road site Aug 10.
Considering the array of interests — beef cattle, goats, worms, vegetable gardens,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:09 AM
The Guinea Jubilee art exhibit entries will be available for public viewing Friday evening -- that's tonight! -- from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bena Country Store.
An artists reception will be held at the Bena Country Store on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The adoption Saturday of 21 hamsters and guinea pigs reflects a troubling trend of animal abandonment at Alaska transfer sites, sometimes in frigid winter temperatures.
The animals that have been dropped off before include cats, dogs, birds, lizards and...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Spring planting time is here, but my son and I got an early start. When I want to do something it's usually now, so he and I went to the store to buy seeds a few weekends ago. He picked corn and cucumbers, and I picked spinach and basil seeds. It was a...
| Mar 20, 2013
Impatience for spring is growing, but impatiens are not.
The nation's top-selling annual flower — favored for its last-frost-to-first-frost profusion of colorful blooms — has been struck by a killer mildew that can be carried by the wind and...