Giancarlo is a true "European" pastry chef (born in Lombardy) whose career included upscale venues like The Homestead and Keswick Hall. He and wife, Jane, ran Cafe Giancarlo on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall --and now they run Giancarlo Fine European Pastries in Staunton. He shares some thoughts about life and about luscious treats.
Occasional Spark essayist Carey Keefe tries to text her mom (LOL). Meanwhile, certain oldpersons who don't want to bother with gadgets (like the hearing-aid battery) can't hear the smoke detector's low-power warning beeps.
Amps, speakers, hundreds of rocked-out sweaty students, an annual invasion of the former Turkey Capital of the World. A chat with two organizers of MACRoCk --the alternative music festival that thrashes through Harrisonburg each year.