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Friday, November 11th, 2016

Art, Glass and Window Panes

Text by Emily Kathleen Alberts | Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   Just shy of a couple years ago, a Christiansburg couple who did not consider themselves artists started crafting one-of-a-kind glass artwork that defies the limits of traditional stained glass. “It’s strange to hear our pieces and ourselves called art and artists, but it’s

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Friday, November 11th, 2016

YMCA . . . Connecting to Community

By Jennifer Poff Cooper   During the past 143 years, the YMCA at Virginia Tech has served the New River Valley with diverse programs to enhance the area’s quality of life. The YMCA itself has a rich...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Upside Down Gingerbread with Cinnamon Cider Sauce

Yield: 1 cake For cake: 2 1/2 cups peeled apple slices (about 2 apples) 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. lemon juice 2 Tbl. butter, softened 1 14.5 oz. package gingerbread mix 1 1/4 cups water 1...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Christmas in the Empty Nest

Text by Sheila D. Nelson Photos by Always and Forever Photography   Dixon and Julie Williams, having lived in Pulaski County since 1982, built their “empty nester home” near Pulaski Country Club in 2003 after their youngest...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

A GINGER KID – Toys that Teach

As busy working parents, Adam Harman and Nicole Haskins wanted their time with son Hudson, now 7, to be valuable and memorable. Spending time teaching fundamentals like tying his shoes, doing simple math and telling time on...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Fain Tire & Auto

Aw, the foolhardiness of being young. “My dad bought my first car when I turned 16,” says Rob Fain. “It was a Pontiac GTO, and I thought it was big and ugly. I’d just seen “Smokey and...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Welcome Hokie Coach Fuente!

  Text by Krisha Chachra Photos courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics   There is no question that Justin Fuente feels right at home coaching a winning college football team. As a kid growing up in Tulsa, Okla.,...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The Team in Black ‘n White Stripes . . . ACC refs walk, run, jog 5 miles in one game

By Mike Wade | Photo courtesy of David Epperley   They are the Rodney Dangerfields of the sports world, constantly criticized and scorned by coaches, spectators and broadcasters alike – even when they’re right. Yet, it would be...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Life’s Too Short to Play a Bad Guitar

Text by Jennifer Poff Cooper  |  Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   Windy Hill GuitarWorks began in 1992 after Mike Mears took a trip on a whim to the Martin Guitar factory in Nazareth, Penn. It dawned...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Look What George Drew! . . . local color by local artist

Text by Joanne M. Anderson | Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   The average dorm room at Virginia Tech is 168 square feet, which is about the same size as George Wills’ art studio downtown, which doubles...

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