The Spark

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11:34 am
Fri October 5, 2012

The NoBull Veggie Burger Makers

Crissanne Raymond (center), and her daughters Heather and Elizabeth, founders of No Bull Burger. Photo credit: Dave McNair of The Hook

Two sisters and their mother (with some help from little brother) turn Mama Raymond’s veggie burgers into the thriving Charlottesville business, NoBull Burgers. 

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The Spark
11:30 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Donut Pro Julie Westfall

She once produced her Baker’s Dozen Donuts in a pup tent during a hurricane.  Julie Westfall of Broadway, Va, is a professional donut chef. 

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The Spark
11:02 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Painter Todd Kenton Yoder

"Blues Man"

Realist painter Todd Kenton Yoder talks about his approach to painting and his desire to tell a story with his work.

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The Spark
8:06 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Let X = X. Oh! This is fun!

Math Professor Laura Taalman talks about the joy  (really?)  of higher mathematics and Sudoku.

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The Spark
12:49 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Essay by Carey Keefe

Carey Keefe lives and writes in Staunton. 

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The Spark
12:42 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

The Singers Glen Opera

Sam Showalter

The tiny town of Singers Glen proudly proclaims itself The Birthplace of Sacred Music in the South. It celebrates every five years by putting on The Singers Glen Opera.  Songs are sung in the historic "shaped note" style. 

The Spark
12:30 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Our Community Farm

Ken with basket.

Our Community Farm  offers work and safe haven to those in recovery.

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The Spark
12:19 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Web Extra from The Spark: Koinonia Farm history

As mentioned in an episode of The Spark, here is a phone interview related to the historic Koinonia Farm. 

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The Spark
10:09 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Photog Jeff James

Unpeopled unremarkable places exude irony or pathos or deadpan humor when pictured by Harrisonburg photographer Jeff James.  He finds the scenes during weekly long walks. 

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The Spark
9:10 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

"Love's Winning Plays" Author

Inman Majors, who lives in Waynesboro and teaches creative writing at JMU, is a member of the fabled football Majors clan. His latest novel, Love’s Winning Plays is a comic riff on the culture of college football. 

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