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Local author recognized at New York Book Festival
Published on Jun 5th, 2009
2 comments Author Heather Hummel. PHOTO BY DOUG ELLIS Local author Heather Hummel just won first honorable mention at the New York Book Festival in the Romance Category for her book Though Hazel Eyes, a story...
Farewell, Carol Whitehead
Published on Jun 4th, 2009
0 comments Carol Whitehead, wife of Rutherford Institute founder and constitutional scholar John Whitehead, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 3 at age 60. The cause of her death is not yet known. The couple,...
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Published on Jun 4th, 2009
2 comments Virginia Business magazine's June issue includes its annual listing of the 100 richest Virginians, with usual local suspects Betty Knight Scripps, James B. Murray Jr., and Patricia Kluge. Usually...
Recycle this! Van der Linde steps up tone
Published on May 29th, 2009
13 comments Capturing the market: Peter Van der Linde's recycling facility, which opened last December, is already handling over 250 tons of trash a day. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Recycling entrepreneur Peter...
New Presidential Library chief in Staunton
Published on May 26th, 2009
0 comments Say hello to Dr. Don Wilson, new director of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton. In the Presidential library biz, Wilson (no relation to Woodrow) appears to be a whiz,...
Condon reads at New Dominion
Published on May 26th, 2009
0 comments Naturalist and author Marlene A. Condon will discuss and sign copies of her book The Nature-friendly Garden at the New Dominion Bookshop on Saturday, June 27 at 11am. Condon, a field editor for Birds...
Stories from local veterans on Memorial Day
Published on May 25th, 2009
3 comments Over the years, the Hook has profiled several local veterans whose stories are worth remembering on this Memorial Day. Last year, the Hook looked back at the life of Marine Cpl. Brad Arms, the...
Joel Salatin hits silver screen
Published on May 23rd, 2009
1 comments Joel Salatin, founder of Polyface Farms in Swoope Virginia, may be the Commonwealth's most celebrated farmer– he's already a household name from his leading role in sustainable food tome The...
Professor Dog: What Up Dog hits the Mall
Published on May 20th, 2009
5 comments Tom Jakubowski of What Up Dog, the Mall's newest hot dog cart. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Tom Jakubowski isn't the only person with a hot dog cart on the Downtown Mall, but he's probably the only one with...
Worrell's world: ex-DP boss re-envisions newsbiz
Published on May 14th, 2009
3 comments "Small, local papers have a chance," says former Daily Progress owner Tom Worrell, "but you have to be credible, you have to develop a reputation with the community over time, and constantly...
Dale delights: This way to the Yum Yum Shop
Published on May 14th, 2009
0 comments Gina Wood recently opened the Yum Yum Shop on Dale Avenue. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR We have The Nook to thank for the Yum Yum Shop, a new commercial bakery operating out of a house on Dale Avenue. Baker...
The Balkans comes to Water
Published on May 4th, 2009
0 comments Bosnian-born Nemanja Cetic and his family opened the Balkan Bakery Caf© on Water Street. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Refugees from the Balkans appear to love caf© culture, as evidenced by the gatherings...
Stefan Bechtel reads from Tornado Hunter
Published on May 1st, 2009
0 comments Author Stefan Bechtel reads from his book Tornado Hunter: Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth at the New Dominion Book Shop on May 20 at 12:15pm.  Bechtel, also the author of Roar of the...
Wait's over: Wood's Northtown site work begins
Published on Apr 30th, 2009
42 comments Developer Wendell Wood. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO What's going on across from Kegler's on Route 29, you ask? Well, developer Wendell Wood is at it again, breaking ground on yet another development...
Gibson to leave Live Arts
Published on Apr 28th, 2009
1 comments Longtime Live Arts artistic director John Gibson will leave the building at the end of 2009 after 18 years at the community theater. Besides overseeing 200 shows and 50 special events, Gibson also...
Home free: Paperwork error nearly exiled local family
Published on Apr 27th, 2009
3 comments Paulien and Gerard van Dijk returned home earlier this month after an omission on an immigration form filed nearly a year ago left them and their three children stranded on the Dutch island of Cura§...
Snap o' the day: Python on the Mall
Published on Apr 24th, 2009
19 comments Scott Shifflett creates a little chaos on the Mall with a 14-foot, 14-year old  Albino Burmese Python named, appropriately enough, Chaos. "He'd be even longer if I had a bigger cage for him," said...
Local author Pulitzer finalist
Published on Apr 22nd, 2009
0 comments Speaking of Pulitzers...local author Arthur Herman (seen here at a Play On! toga party at the Frank Ix building) was a finalist in general non-fiction for his book, Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic...
Hemings book wins Pulitzer
Published on Apr 22nd, 2009
1 comments Last November, author Annette Gordon-Reed won the National Book Award for non-fiction for her groundbreaking study of Sally Hemings and three generations of her extended family The Hemingses of...
LeRoi Moore plays his last on newest DMB album
Published on Mar 31st, 2009
25 comments Late saxophonist LeRoi Moore will get to say goodbye to fans through some of the final recordings he made with his Dave Matthews Band bretheren on the band's forthcoming album Big Whiskey and the...
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