Generation Wags Is a Happy Tale

Hartten Gen Wags

The story of Generation Wags began in 2011 when the organization’s founder, Debby Hartten, adopted the mission to educate herself about the factors that lead to homelessness for dogs and cats. Her love of animals, with a particular focus on…

Keeping the Faith

Watercolor | Pamela Holberton

Pamela Holberton has traveled widely since receiving the proper medication for her bipolar disorder, and she paints scenes from her journeys. This watercolor of an ancient Greek door was captured while she was on a trip to the Greek Islands in 2012.

Kentlands resident Pamela Holberton is a soft-spoken woman in her fifties, a poet and an artist who works as a house assistant at the Strathmore. She does not look like someone who has waged a war. But she did for…

Around Town

Kingfish Assistant Head Coach Needed Applications are being accepted through Sunday, Feb. 8 for the position of assistant head coach of the Kentlands Kingfish Swim Team for summer 2015.  The assistant head coach (AHC) helps with the overall management of the…

The Open Page

Photo | Summer Hardinge

Summer Hardinge, who will be offering Amherst Writers & Artists workshops starting Feb. 10, finds inspiration for her writing in the expansive countryside and rich storytelling tradition of Southwest Virginia where she grew up.

Summer Hardinge loved every minute of her 21-year secondary school teaching career, one that introduced her to intrepid and creative souls first at Seneca Valley and then, for most of those years, at Quince Orchard High School. “It was wonderful,…

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Market Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion, 301 Main St. Enjoy winter vegetables as well as produce grown in local greenhouses. Other items may include flavored crepes, empanadas, coffees and hot chocolate. The market will not open if…

Wormald Is Building Homes for Life

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

After more than 50 years in business, The Wormald Companies have award-winning communities across four states. Today, brothers (left to right) Robert Wormald, Ken Wormald and Ed Wormald continue building the business that their father, Bob Wormald, started with Crown development’s neo-Tudor style Estate Homes and City Homes (rendered behind them).

Lakelands resident Ken Wormald and his brothers, Robert and Ed, have a firm foundation as partners in the building business. A little more than half a century ago, in 1964, their father, Bob, established Wormald Builders and began building homes…

David London and the Magic Within

Photo | Chrisher Meyers

David London makes his Arts Barn debut as resident magician through May with a Weekend of Magic, Jan. 30 and 31.

On Jan. 30 and 31, David London brings his Weekend of Magic—an adult Magic Outside the Box Cabaret Show, Adventure to the Imagi Nation for families, and David London’s Magic Workshop —to the Arts Barn. London will perform many tricks…

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Photo | Submitted

The Duffy School of Irish Dance eight-hand team, comprised of Caitlin Crews, Fiona Gallagher, Lucy Garretson, Grace Hanson, Lauren Hurt, Cassidy Kennington, Emily McFadden and Katherine Sohn, won 1st place in the Girls Under 12 competition at the 2014 Southern Region Oireachtas in Orlando, Fla.

Last month, 35 dancers from Scoil Rince Ni Dubhthaigh (SRND, also known as the Duffy School of Irish Dance) competed in the 2014 Southern Region Oireachtas in Orlando, Fla. The competition featured dancers from 14 states, the District of Columbia…