Sprout Film Festival at MLK, Jr. Performing Arts Center

Still from Hands Away.

In celebration of Developmental Disabilites Month, 10 films from the touring Sprout Film Festival, which showcases films and videos about individiuals dealing with disabilities, will screen at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center. The mornng show at 10:30am is free and appropriate for 5th graders and up. There is a $10 suggested donation for the evening show at 7pm, which will benefit a collaborative film making project between Light House Studio and our local Very Special Arts of Virginia. 1400 Melbourne Road. 975-9400, ext. 2342.


This event is taking place March 13th not February 13th - it'll be great - come!

If it is true that Gary O’Connell recommended keeping information from the public until Council approved the utility budget, I think he should resign. If he refuses to do so, I hope that Council will convince him that it is time to go. It is bad enough to support a flawed water plan that will cost tax payers $143 million, and to refuse to consider cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternatives. But to try to keep information from the public in order to push that plan through? That is highly unethical and we deserve better in our City Manager.

We've deserved better in our City Manager for years - this kind of behaviour from O'Connell is nothing new. He somehow has managed to position himself so that the Council thinks they work for him. Watch the meetings - they defer to him (and "staff") constantly.

I have to agree with you, MusicLover. Cole Hendrix was the last decent city manager we have had in recent history.