Charlotte Zinsser Booth was inspired by her mom's memories of learning in school about mythic gods of antiquity --and by education reformers who sought less-bureaucratic "whole child" teaching. She worked in public schools and then turned her lifetime passion about education toward founding the North Branch School in Afton.
He's into "soft rock" --but not the musical kind. Pete Farley has been fascinated with the Alberene Soapstone Quarry his entire life and is now searching for its history. He also recalls some of Nelson County's castle-like abandoned quarry buildings and mills
The unstoppable coach Tom Moran turns his own struggle with cerebral palsy into opportunities for disabled children to excel through sports. Filmmaker Mike Grundmann tells the story in his documentary "Why Me? Tom Moran’s Long Walk" screening Fri 23 March at 7pm at downtown Harrisonburg's Court Square Theater (tix for free-will offerings to Overcoming Barriers).
Getting up close and reeeeeeally personal with other people's skin. Electric needles. Nitrile gloves. All in a day's work for Chris Porter of Alley Cat Tattoos. Among the things we find out: what will he do when every last inch of his own body is inked?
Doug Harwood edits the feisty one-person news magazine The Rockbridge Advocate. He came to Lexington 40 years ago to attend Washington & Lee and could never quite tear himself away again from Rockbridge County.