Martha Woodroof

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The Spark
11:30 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Windows at The Yellow Button

Brandy Somers Photography

Miranda Lancaster owns and operates a fashion-forward boutique in Harrisonburg, which is not exactly known as a fashion forward town!

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The Spark
10:27 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Paul Collinge & Heartwood Books

Paul Collinge and his books

Paul Collinge has been in the book business for 40 years and has owned and operated Charlottesville’s Heartwood Books (#5 Elliewood Avenue) for almost that long.

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The Spark
10:23 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Katy Holmes Swims With Dolphins

Katy Homles with a baby dolphin

Recent JMU biology graduate, Katy Holmes, is bound and determined to make the world a better place for marine mammals, and she’s methodically garnering the education and experience necessary to do this.

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The Spark
10:15 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Val Matthews Shares Her Thoughts on Poetry

"Early Morning Poems" (a "Little Book" by Val Matthews)

Charlottesville essayist Val Matthews tells us why she believes in the necessity of poetry.

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The Spark
2:30 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

A Mom "Of A Certain Age"

Martha and daughter and The Boyfriend's car. Photo by The Boyfriend.

WMRA's  Martha Woodroof, host of "The Spark," sometimes wonders where all the years went.  Inspired by a visit to her Colorado-dwelling adult daughter, Martha penned this essay: "Rockin’ On in the Rockies".

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The Spark
1:22 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Mike Holmes Makes History

To honor the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, sound producer Mike Holmes will tell us (among other things) about reformed, un-patriot Francis Scott Key.

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The Spark
12:22 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Brian Kaylor

Brian Kaylor discusses effective preaching and how to walk the talk.

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The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Nature Writer Chris Bolgiano

Chris Bolgiano values old growth forests and other natural treasures... and isn't afraid to live close to nature.

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The Spark
11:55 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Virginia Craftsmen Roy Swartz

Hinton’s Roy Swartz is still making furniture under the Virginia Craftsmen brand... mostly by himself in an old church he’s converted into a workshop.

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The Spark
12:00 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Bicycle Repairman Ben Wyse

Ben Wyse is one of (as far as we know) the only two mobile bike repairmen in the country.  Apparently a "bicycle powered bike shop" is a rarity.  Martha's talk with him includes some audio from glam-rockers Queen ("I want to ride my bicycle!") and Monty Python

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