A Roanoke chef recently won big on a foodie television game-show. River and Rail Chef Aaron Deal won $20,000 after making pizza with a peanut butter reduction and a gourmet franks-and-beans platter. And he’s hoping his win will draw attention to the region.
Walk around any cemetery and you’ll find tombstones bearing the same last name. . . family members buried next to each other. A new Virginia law will now make it possible for people to be buried beside their pets.
“There’s Peanut and Bootsie and Choppie, Niles, Sassy Mae, Mr. Bojangles, Gypsy, and Princess.”
“People are devoted to their pet, love their pets. As you can see, we’ve got flowers and memorials, and a couple Easter decorations.”
Don Green is the President of Evergreen Memorial Trust and we’re standing in a corner of MountainView Cemetery in Vinton.
Story-telling is an ancient art, but it’s getting a modern makeover in Charlottesville where two refugees from the theater world in New York are offering classes and promoting regular story-telling competitions.
It’s a Thursday night in Charlottesville – a school night – but the Wooly Mammoth bar is packed with people anxious to hear stories, like the one told by actress Broocks Willich. She and a friend had gone to Mexico to buy tile and were stopped by three policemen who searched the friend, found marijuana, demanded and got a $400 bribe.