Open Mic en Tax Quandary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re like me you put off doing your taxes. You know that in the spring it’s not always easy to find a weekend that both you and your spouse can clear the table, sit down with the calculator and all the receipts, and do the tabulations to get the Form 1040 and accompanying Schedules A, B…filled in. To be quite honest I dislike having to get it done. How about you?</span></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:14:45 +0000 Jack Payden_Travers 19653 at Tax Quandary Smokin' Science Projects <p></p><p>There’s an image that’s gone viral on the internet—spreading through social media and in-boxes around the world. This hand-made poster looks like it’s done as a real project, by a real child.&nbsp; It poses the question, “How much turmoil does the science fair cause families?”&nbsp; And then there’s the answer, weighing materials, results and findings.&nbsp; Charlottesville-essayist Deborah Prum explains her family’s approach to Science Fair Day.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:36:01 +0000 Deborah Prum 19449 at Smokin' Science Projects Black Snake Romance <p>Spring has not yet sprung, but that hasn't stopped us from starting our Spring Fund Drive.</p><p>And as we look ahead to the season of rebirth and renewal, Staunton farmer, writer and chef Tom Sarvay is thinking about the coming season of…… snake mating.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:18:14 +0000 Tom Sarvay 17776 at Black Snake Romance The $65 Question <p>Valentine's Day is a celebration of romance, but even after the holiday has passed, Charlottesville writer Deborah Prum likes to muse about the people she loves, and how they got together.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:12:11 +0000 Deborah Prum 17177 at The $65 Question Make A Wish <p>A month into the new year, and Charlottesville author Deborah Prum is thinking about how people can make their wishes come true.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p align="center">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Deborah Prum 16039 at Make A Wish