The Spark

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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The Spark
12:08 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Bill Wellington - Uncle Tom's Cabin

Bill Wellington is a storyteller, folk musician, songwriter, and dance caller who has entertained audiences throughout America for over twenty-five years.

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The Spark
11:31 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Plan B for Lisa Neall

Plan B Broadway

Plan A for Lisa Neall and her husband George was to retire.

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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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