Lexington Mayor Mimi Elrod jumped into local politics as a way to re-ignite her own spark after the death of her husband.
Doug Harwood is the founder and long-time editor of the Rockbridge Advocate. His essay is about "doing" radio.
Charlottesville's Kate Tamarkin is in an unusual profession for a woman; she's a conductor and a music director.
Fourth-year student Matthew Minnicino's play, Troy is Burning, is the first undergraduate play to be presented main stage by the UVa Drama Department in the last twenty-five years.
Helms Theater Box Office
Singers Glen resident and avid bird watcher, Steve White, worked for the CIA for a couple of decades as a Russian specialists.
Steve's bird group of choice: The Rockingham Bird Club
By day, Elliot Majerczyk is a producer for the public radio program, With Good Reason. By night, he creates music out of found sounds.
The 2nd and 3rd sound files above are samples of Elliot's Music:"Sway What""For Martha"
Staunton's Dan Bonner has been a college basketball analyst for over 2 decades. He works (or has worked) for CBS Sports, ESPN, RAYCOM Sports, and Fox Sports.
The 2nd audio clip above is a sample of Dan Bonner and Kevin Harlan announcing the thrilling 2010 NCAA tournament Kansas/ Northern Iowa upset.
Anita Cooper is a late-blooming watercolorist who lives in the Staunton Area.
An essay by Kim Johnson.
Harrisonburg's Elisabeth Gumnior waxes scholarly about Harry potter. Replacing Wands with Quills: A Harry Potter Symposium.