How to meet your public: Networking for writers

How to meet your public: Networking for writers

newspaperJoin James River Writers and Literary Agent Paige Wheeler for the September Writing Show— How to Meet Your Public: Networking for Writers.

Networking, online and in person, is more important than ever in the publishing industry. What makes a good pitch, and can you launch it if you run into an agent in the bathroom? What if you are an introvert who really only feels comfortable with cats? Or an…

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Charlottesville artist Isabelle Abbot to exhibit work at Bridgewater College

Charlottesville artist Isabelle Abbot to exhibit work at Bridgewater College

bridgewaterCharlottesville, Va., artist Isabelle Abbot will exhibit paintings from the central Virginia Piedmont in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Sept. 22 – Oct. 15.

Abbot will present an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, in the Boitnott Room. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Miller Gallery. The talk, reception and exhibition are open to the…

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Affirm the freedom to read during Banned Books Week

Affirm the freedom to read during Banned Books Week

newspaperIt may surprise some to find out there are hundreds of reported attempts to ban books every year in the United States. It may be even more astounding for them to hear that since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has received reports of more than 18,000 attempts to remove materials in schoolsand libraries for content deemed by some as…

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VMI women’s soccer drops 1-0 decision to USC Upstate

VMI women’s soccer drops 1-0 decision to USC Upstate

vmi_logo2Kenzie Major scored her fifth goal of the season in the 25th minute and it was all the usc Upstate Spartans needed, as they held on for a 1-0 victory over the VMI Keydets in non-conference women’s soccer action Sunday at Patchin Field in Lexington, Va.

After a scoreless first 24 minutes, Upstate’s (2-7) Samantha Seelinger made a sliding pass around two VMIdefenders at the edge of the box. The…

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Game Notes: Philadelphia defeats Washington in NFC East clash

Game notes from Philadelphia’s 37-34 win over Washington on Sunday. The Washington Redskins fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 37-34, in front of an announced crowd of 69,596 people at…

Game Notes: Philadelphia defeats Washington in NFC East clash

Game notes from Philadelphia’s 37-34 win over Washington on Sunday. The Washington Redskins fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 37-34, in front of an announced crowd of 69,596 people at…

JMU women’s soccer falls to UNC-Greensboro, 1-0

JMU women’s soccer falls to UNC-Greensboro, 1-0

jmu logoThe James Madison women’s soccer team dropped a hard-fought 1-0 match Sunday afternoon on the road against UNCG at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

“It’s a bit of a disappointing result for us,” JMU head coach Dave Lombardo said. “We dominated many aspects of the game but our finishing wasn’t as sharp as it could have been. We missed a few chances, UNCGdefended us well and that made those misses costly,…

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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 22-26

Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 22-26

road-work-headerThe following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones. Items in italics contain new or updated information.

Culpeper District traffic information is also available on Twitter at @VaDOTCULP and on VDOT’s website at:www.virginiadot.org/travel/travel_alerts/culpep…

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WWE Night of Champions Review: What were they thinking?

WWE Night of Champions Review: What were they thinking?

wweCluster at the end of Night of Champions: That’s all you can conjure here with reference to the screwjob ending to the Brock Lesnar-John Cena main event.

WWE had really put itself in an awkward position when it had Lesnar dominate Cena so thoroughly to win at the world title at SummerSlam, then put the two back in the main-eventslot for Night of Champions without even a decent reason for Cena to…

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Expanding Community Vision at the Science Museum of Virginia

Expanding Community Vision at the Science Museum of Virginia

science museumThe Living Ethics lecture series returns to the Science Museum of Virginia this fall. Reflecting on what it means to live in an ethically complex world, Living Ethics: Expanding Community Vision investigates unique and thought-provoking topics.

“The Museum’s job is to provide opportunities for people to be inspired to look at their world differently.  The Living Ethicsseries’ speakers are thought…

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State Fair of Virginia to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition powered by USA Football

State Fair of Virginia to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition powered by USA Football

state-fairYoung football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their skills when Joey’s Hot Dogs hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Oct. 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the State Fair of Virginia. The fair will be held at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

The competition is free and open to youth ages 6-15. It will take place in Ring 2 of the fair’s Equine & Livestock Complex on the south side…

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