The Spark

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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The Spark
4:12 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Jefferson Park Press founder Hilary Holladay

Charlottesville’s Hilary Holladay undertakes one bodacious literary enterprise by starting her own publishing house.

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The Spark
10:50 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Coffee and Community

On The Spark:
Troy Lucas says coffee is much more than a crop; from growers to importers to roasters and consumers, it is a community. 

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The Spark
11:28 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Historic Blue Ridge Tunnel + iBook

What would cause an author who’s already published 19 print books to release her 20th (about the Blue Ridge Tunnel) as an iBook? And what is the Blue Ridge Tunnel, anyway?  Charlottesville author Mary E. Lyons answers both those questions. 

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The Spark
1:00 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Adventurous Educator Dr. Lee Yoder

Dr. Lee Yoder

He started an American-style school in Egypt and ran it for years. Next stop: Vietnam. He's in his 70's and is  starting another school in Ho Chi Minh City. 

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The Spark
12:25 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Fiddler Laura Light

With fellow Avant Gardeners performer George Paul. Image courtesy LauraLight.com

The singer-songwriter talks about the life-changing use she once put her last $60 toward. Also she talks about her personal rule: that if something comes up in conversation or elsewhere three times, she has to check it out. Thus, she found Charlottesville.  She performs with the Avant Gardeners.

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The Spark
12:07 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Who Is Acoustic Cafe Host Tina Owens?

WMRA's popular longtime acoustic music host (and surprisingly shy person) Tina Owens finally agrees to talk about her own background.

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The Spark
11:08 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Mark Saunders and His First Novel

Mark Saunders
Jen Fariello Photography

Martha Woodroof talks with Mark Saunders about his first novel.

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The Spark
11:00 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Mark Kilby & The Luray Rescue Zoo

Mark Kilby, owner of Luray Rescue Zoo, has lived with captive wild animals his entire life.

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