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6:49 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Roll's Essay

Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons user Matěj Baťha

Youngperson Alex Roll penned the essay "Presents" for her high school English class. 

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The Spark
6:36 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Dance China

Dancers from Chengdu Sports University

JMU Dance Professor Shane O’Hara just got back from China, where he and a bunch of his students taught –and learned– some new steps. 

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The Spark
1:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

I.T. "Nerdette" Renee Parilak

Some people are born "techies" --as a kid Renee and her dad electrified her dollhouse --like with wee tiny plug-in sockets. Courtesy photo.

Some people are born "techies" --as a kid Renee and her dad electrified her dollhouse (see photo). Today she makes websites. 

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The Spark
5:24 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

That. Feels. Soooo Good.

Think of Betty Mooney as Charlottesville’s "Queen Mum" of massage therapy.

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The Spark
5:05 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Make compost?  A sort of mid-life crisis turned Eric Walter into a professional composter. 

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The Spark
2:41 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Creepy Junk Shop Story

The "FBI photo" mentioned in the essay.

Terry Ward tells about his favorite thrift store --a creepy place that gets one thinking about mortality.

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The Spark
1:15 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Lifetime Motorcyclist Wayne Hensley

Wayne on his yellow beast.

What do you do when the Hells Angels* and the Chicago Outlaws break into a bar fight all around you?  Um... leave.

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The Spark
11:50 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Arts Booster Paul Somers

Meet art-film festival organizer/ poet/ skate-head/ barkeep Paul Somers.

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The Spark
10:25 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Battling Blooms

Glenna Graves talks about growing flowers –gulp– competitively. 

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The Spark
6:29 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Music Feeds Us

Violist Fitz Gary is in Charlottesville to co-host the Second Annual Music Feeds Us concerts to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. 

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