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8:25 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Jane Barnes, Fascinated by Mormons

Charlottesville writer Jane Barnes worked on the PBS miniseries THE MORMONS. Jane, who describes herself as a quester, became enamored of the young and bumptious Joseph Smith.  She talks about her near-conversion to the Mormon Church and the writing of her latest book, Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet.  

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The Spark
8:24 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Book Sample: Jane Barnes

Image: WMRA News (tw)

A bit of Jane's book:
(Reprinted from FALLING IN LOVE WITH JOSEPH SMITH: My Search for the Real Prophet by Jane Barnes with the permission of Tarcher/Penguin. Copyright Jane Barnes 2012.)

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Joseph Smith Couldn’t Have Written the Book of Mormon

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The Spark
11:49 am
Fri September 7, 2012

A Blooming Musician

Katie Overfield-Zook of The Bloom Trio (photo credit: Carl Socolow).

Professional musicians Kathleen Overfield-Zook, Lisa Wright, and Maria Lorcas are all mothers who had gotten tired of “driving for dollars” –driving long distances in order to play quality gigs. So Kathleen had the bright idea that the three of them should form their own trio. And so (ta-da!) the Bloom Trio was born.  

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The Spark
8:46 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Furniture-Maker Todd Leback

With designs good enough to get invited to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's craft show as an emerging artist, Todd Leback makes furniture.  He enjoys making veneers of exotic woods.

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The Spark
8:29 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Monticello Curator of Plants Peggy Cornett

Historic gardener (and Monticello’s curator of plants) Peggy Cornett gardens for many reasons, but perhaps the main one, is that gardens are where she feels at home. 

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The Spark
11:28 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Huss and Dalton Guitars

Staunton's Jeff Huss takes on a tour of Huss and Dalton Guitars.

The Spark
11:24 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Matt Chan and Cat's Cradle

Matt Chan and friend

Matt Chan has made a career out of animal rescue.

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The Spark
11:12 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Lucy Ivanoff and Her Llamas

Big, bold Trixie, and little cute Ethan, both close to the same age but much different in size and personality

Attorney Lucy Ivanoff left a career as corporate in-house counsel for a big city company to move to a farm in Raphine, VA and raise llamas... Oh yes, and she still practices law.

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The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Sarah Cohen of Route 11 Potato Chips

Sarah Cohen of Route 11 Potato Chips holds her award as Jacques Pépin stands by.

Who's this with celebrity chef Jacques Pépin? It is Sarah Cohen of Route 11 Potato Chips.

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The Spark
4:15 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Dyed By Her Own Hand

We meet Claudia McClean, who is the Claudia behind  Claudia’s Handpainted Yarn in Harrisonburg. She says that four words repeat like a mantra in her mind as she knits:  peace, love, comfort, joy.

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