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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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  • 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...

  • Feasting on a dime at Asian Grill | Food Find

    Feasting on a dime at Asian Grill | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Chicken and broccoli and General Tso's tofu. Price: $4.50 for chicken and broccoli, $6.95 for tofu. Destination: Asian Grill, 12442 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. More info:...

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  • Craft Beer Fest returns to Williamsburg

    Craft Beer Fest returns to Williamsburg

    Better build up that stamina ahead of Sunday as the Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival returns to the region for the fourth year in a row. The festival, put on by the Rotary Club of Williamsburg and Young Emerging Professionals, sold out at 750 people in its first year. Every year since, it has reached...

  • Dig into Turkish food at Newport News spot Food Find

    Dig into Turkish food at Newport News spot Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Doner kebab. Price: $9.99. Destination: Kebab House, 980 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. Hours: 10:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. More info: kebabhousegrill.com or 757-223-7311. I became heavily acquainted...

  • Former NASA employee argues the benefits of space exploration in book

    Former NASA employee argues the benefits of space exploration in book

    Stephen Sandford was 9 when he saw Neil Armstrong land on the moon and discovered his love for science, engineering, math and technology (STEM). As a child, he said he always like math and science, which eventually led him to study physics in college. After getting his master's degree in engineering,...

  • HRBooks review: Scarpetta chases another killer in 'Flesh and Blood'

    Hampton Roads is Patricia Cornwell's bind that ties. She debuted her first novel "Postmortem" in 1990 as a medical examiner employee in Richmond, thus becoming the godmother of the CSI craze. Her third title, "All That Remains," incorporated the Colonial Parkway murders. "Flesh and Blood" is her...

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  • Newport News considering changes to student handbook

    Newport News considering changes to student handbook

    The Newport News School Board is considering fewer suspension days for high school students who get into fights. The current policy calls for an automatic 10-day suspension for the first offense and a recommendation for a long-term suspension on the second offense. The proposed revision to the...

  • Official: 2 Newport News schools opening on 2-hour delay Monday

    Official: 2 Newport News schools opening on 2-hour delay Monday

    Two Newport News schools are opening on a two-hour delay Monday due to a water main break, an official said. Students who attend Carver Elementary School and Crittenden Middle School are affected by the delay, according to schools spokeswoman Michelle Price. The water main break is on Jefferson...

  • TNCC, ODU sign agreement for cybersecurity students

    TNCC, ODU sign agreement for cybersecurity students

    Students in Hampton Roads who want to get into the booming cybersecurity industry have a new opportunity at Thomas Nelson Community College and Old Dominion University after officials signed an agreement Friday morning. Starting in the fall, students can begin coursework at Thomas Nelson to complete...

  • Hampton City Schools takes next step in high school transformation

    Hampton City Schools takes next step in high school transformation

    Hampton City Schools was officially given the stamp of approval Thursday night on its ongoing transformation of its high schools. The school division was designated a "Ford Next Generation Learning Community" during an event at the Hampton Roads Convention Center that celebrated work being done...

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