Virginia Beach urban farmer maximizes ‘Nottalotta’ space to provide fresh veggies

Nottalotta Acres Urban Farm

VIRGINIA BEACH — Tucked away behind trees and houses, just far enough from the noise on Independence Boulevard, is one of Virginia Beach’s only urban farms. Nottalotta Acres Urban Farm is approximately three acres of land dedicated to growing produce, cultivating flowers, and raising chickens. The hidden gem hasn’t been around for long. Owner Amanda Gerber celebrated the farm’s one-year […]


Wooden coaster InvadR roars into Busch Gardens

Four men working on the trestle of the Invadr rollercoaster. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

Every time a roller coaster is constructed there’s at least one unique moment, said Susy Cheely, director of design and engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. During the excavation process for the park’s newest coaster, work crews discovered a long forgotten children’s play area called the “Eagle’s Nest” buried since its heyday in the 1980’s. “We […]


After performing around the world, Virginia Beach conductor sets sights on Southside symphony

Silas Huff (Courtesy of Red Chalk Studios Inc.)

VIRGINIA BEACH – In a search for a new music director, Virginia Beach’s Symphonicity orchestra is almost halfway through a five-concert series in a “Quest for the Best.” On Sunday, U.S. Army Music Officer Silas Huff will take the podium and conduct a three-song symphony, called “Love, Strife and Fate,” in hopes of earning the esteemed […]


More than a thousand people take to the streets at Women’s March in Norfolk

Norfolk Women's march

President Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday and people across the nation took to the streets Saturday in protest. More than a thousand men, women and children marched from the Chrysler Museum plaza to a plot in the Neon District in downtown Norfolk in response to Trump’s inauguration. Together, they walked and howled phrases like […]


10-year-old Virginia Beach girl beats the odds, becomes ambassador for childhood cancer

Abby Furco, 10, enjoys a Norfolk Admirals Hockey game. Abby was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 4 years old. She survived, and will spend 2017 as an ambassador for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. (Courtesy of  Patty Furco)

Ten-year-old Abby Furco loves Harry Potter. She’s read all seven books, as well as the prequel and the sequel. Abby’s often wondered what schoolhouse she’d be sorted into if she were a student at Hogwarts. Maybe she’d be placed into Ravenclaw for her smarts, or Hufflepuff because she’s a hard worker. Perhaps she’d find her […]


Virginia Beach sled hockey team raising funds for upcoming season

VBHC sled team wing Tara Chandler goes for the puck. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Hockey Club)

Hockey and sled hockey are similar. There is still thunderous communication between players, games are full-contact and fast-paced. The big difference between them is how players move on the ice. Sled hockey players sit in sledges with two blades at the bottom and thrust themselves in all directions with ice picks attached to two hockey […]


Photo Gallery: Jingle Bell Run at the Oceanfront

Jingle Bell Run

On Saturday morning people ran, walked and jogged in a 5K to raise money for arthritis. But participants weren’t dressed in typical athletic wear. Instead, they sported holiday garb inspired by holiday jolliness. About 600 participants sporting polar bears, snowflakes and tiny bells that jingle while they trotted on their sweater invaded Virginia Beach for the […]


Virginia Beach motorcycle lovers spearhead holiday donations

Boneshakers Social Club has donated more than $220,000 to charity since they were established n 2005. This month, they will hold their annual Bikes for Tykes event.

Decked out in leather and chrome, the Boneshakers Social Club may look like a motorcycle gang, but they’re hardly your average biker group. Since the club was established in 2005, they’ve donated more than $220,000 to charity as part of a commitment to helping those in need. This commitment was made more than a decade ago, when the […]


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