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Pets are pampered at Peninsula pet resorts

The lucky dogs that stay in a "Grand Luxury" suite at the Pet Resort at Greensprings in Williamsburg get sofa time, background music, a television turned to cartoons and regular walks – often, just like at home. At the Pet Lodge at Yorktown, customers can request extra belly rubs and supervised...

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  • PFAC to offer $1 admission this summer

    PFAC to offer $1 admission this summer

    Newport News' Peninsula Fine Arts Center will offer $1 admission this summer. The deal, running Memorial Day to Labor Day, also includes half-price individual ($20) and family memberships ($30) for new members.  PFAC will kick off the deal with its summer launch party "Swing into Summer" from 5...

  • Get free coffee at Wawa Thursday

    Get free coffee at Wawa Thursday

    In honor of the 53rd anniversary of Wawa the convenience store, and the Wawa Foundation, the chain's hosting an in-store celebration in each state it has a store Thursday.  Virginia's will be in Hampton at 301 E. Mercury Boulevard, starting at 9 a.m.  Expect speeches by charity partners, Wawa Foundation...

  • Newport News Firehouse Subs offers Military Appreciation Day deal on March 10

    Newport News Firehouse Subs offers Military Appreciation Day deal on March 10

    As veterans themselves, the owners of Firehouse Subs in Newport News have designated March 10 as Military Appreciation Day to celebrate local military members and veterans with a special deal.  On Friday, any active military or veterans can visit Firehouse Subs at 2 Hiden Boulevard in Newport News...

  • BOGO! 2-park Fun Card to Busch Gardens, Water Country $80

    BOGO! 2-park Fun Card to Busch Gardens, Water Country $80

    As opening day for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA draw near, the parks are offering a two-for-one deal on season passes. In a news release, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment announced that anyone who buys a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fun Card before March 31 will receive admission...

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  • Gus's Hot Dog King's name is no mistake

    Gus's Hot Dog King's name is no mistake

    Tasty discovery: Chili dogs Price: $1.75 for hot dog, $1.70 for fries Destination: Gus's Hot Dog King, 10725 Jefferson Ave, Newport News Hours: 10:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. everyday More info: gushotdogking.com or 757-595-1630. Walking into a place like Gus's Hot Dog King always gets me a bit nostalgic. ...

  • Taste of Tidewater across the JRB | Food Find

    Taste of Tidewater across the JRB | Food Find

    Tasty discoveries: Commonwealth Bramble ($8), cheese plate ($15) and pork belly sliders ($12). Destination: The Virginia Company, 13162 Carrollton Blvd. in Carrollton. Hours: 4-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 p.m.-midnight Friday; brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; dinner 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday...

  • A mighty fine Smashburger | Food Find

    A mighty fine Smashburger | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Spinach and goat cheese burger. Price: $11.18 for burger, fries and a drink. Destination: SmashBurger, 2027 Von Schilling Drive, Hampton. Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. More info: smashburger.com. For months I've been waiting to eat this burger. I got my first taste of SmashBurger...

  • Food Find: Black bean quesadilla stands out on Hampton Taphouse menu

    Food Find: Black bean quesadilla stands out on Hampton Taphouse menu

    Tasty discovery: Black bean quesadilla. Price: $9. Destination: Hampton Taphouse, 17 E Queens Way, Hampton Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. More Info: facebook.com/hamptontaphouse or 757-224-5829. Although I had never been to Hampton Taphouse, I already knew I was...

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  • HRBooks review: Revolutionary concepts revealed in 'Thomas Jefferson — Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America'

    HRBooks review: Revolutionary concepts revealed in 'Thomas Jefferson — Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America'

    The obelisk over Thomas Jefferson's grave reads: "... Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It fails to mention he was president of the United States, but frankly what is recorded are basic...

  • 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia close to home

    2017 Poetry Society of Virginia close to home

    Poetry Society of Virginia lifetime member Terry Cox-Joseph has never attended the organization's annual festival. She said it's always been too far. Every year the festival rotates cities. Last year, it was in Richmond, but this year, it is at the James City County Library, a reasonable drive...

  • Living in Hampton Roads: Amusements and attractions

    If you think you'll be bored in Hampton Roads, try a few of these: American Rover. Sightseeing and party cruises on a tall ship. Narrated sailing and dinner cruises daily, rain or shine. Cruising mid-April through late October. Reservations encouraged. Waterside, downtown Norfolk. 757-627-7245....

  • 12 hours in Newport News

    12 hours in Newport News

    It’s a 23-mile long stretch of land on the Virginian Peninsula that’s only three miles wide at most. What Newport News lacks in width it most certainly makes up for in depth. With the distinctive architecture and design of the Ferguson Center for the Arts and the new Tech Center shopping complex,...

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  • Isle of Wight schools to train special ed staff, assist struggling students

    Isle of Wight schools to train special ed staff, assist struggling students

    A preliminary nine-month evaluation of Isle of Wight County Public Schools' special education department, which was harshly criticized by parents to the point of some kids being pulled out of the schools, found that some teachers weren't aware of the options available to students. The division...

  • Newport News updating website to comply with accessibility standards

    Newport News updating website to comply with accessibility standards

    Over the next 18 months, nearly 8,000 Newport News Public Schools webpages will change. Videos will have closed captioning for hearing-impaired browsers. Those with low vision will have a high-color contrast option to better see content, and inserted text to describe images will display for blind...

  • Summit grads remember their growth, bonding over the years

    Summit grads remember their growth, bonding over the years

    Summit Christian Academy Valedictorian Jocelyn Gunter reminded her 22 fellow graduates of a time when they didn't all get along so well. She remembered when the boys and girls didn't want to sit together at lunch and times that they formed groups and weren't always inclusive. But over the years,...

  • Summit Christian Academy graduation 2017

    Summit Christian Academy graduation 2017

    Graduates of Summit Christian Academy in York County were reminded to be slow to judge and quick to love and serve at their graduation Saturday. Matthew Nalls, who will attend the University of Virginia, reflects on how being part of a small class affected his experience.

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