The Spark

The Spark
12:18 pm
Fri April 13, 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
11:50 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Tax Day? Yeeaaay!

In honor of Tax Day, we meet merry CPA Lawrence Yoder, who seemingly couldn't be any happier.   Each finished return satisfies like fitting-in the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle. 

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The Spark
2:49 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

The Wayne-Saver

Bill Hausrath waxes poetic about tourist dollars, play-writing, the Wayne Theatre building, and Confederate General Jubal Early.

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The Spark
2:23 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Cheetah Chrome Roars Again

Cheetah Chrome (Mercy Harris) from an image by QuickDrawPhoto.com

Housewife and mommy Mercy Harris is also roller derby queen "Cheetah Chrome."  She recently got a rollerworld promotion:  now she's a "jammer."

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The Spark
2:09 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Monticello Road Project's Peter Krebs

 New York City Marathon photographer Peter Krebs moved to Charlottesville's Belmont neighborhood and got entranced by the story and the people of the historic Monticello Road.   He's been photographing the people --including Mysterious Kroger Man.

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The Spark
12:49 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Writer Mary Burruss

Writer Mary Burruss doing a "tree" pose --among trees.

They say "write what you know" so in pursuit of a story, Charlottesville freelance writer Mary Burruss did a little work as a pole dancer. 

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The Spark
11:36 am
Fri March 30, 2012

North Branch School Founder

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. 

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The Spark
11:13 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Quarry-Lover Pete Farley

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

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The Spark
11:55 am
Fri March 23, 2012

DivorceCamp.com's Victoria Godfrey

During divorce proceedings, Victoria Godfrey and two close friends found support in each other’s company.

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The Spark
11:35 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Filmmaker Mike Grundmann

Mike Grundmann and his wife, Tara.

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).

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