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4:00 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Virginia Craft Beer Month

August is here—and that has some of us thinking about beer.

This is Craft Beer Month in Virginia, celebrating the more than 60 craft breweries in the state.

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is calling it “Love on Tap”— a nod to the state’s famous Virginia is for Lovers slogan.

The centerpiece of Craft Beer Month is the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County August 24.

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Deb Lives Dangerously!
5:02 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Safety, Italian Style

When I was eighteen, my cousin Umberto visited us from Italy.  I sat in the passenger seat of Umberto’s rental car as he sped through a red light at a busy intersection in Hartford, Connecticut.  I shrieked, “Stop.  Stop.  You’ve got to stop!”

Umberto smiled.  “In Italy, red light is optional.”

Umberto wasn’t kidding.  When my husband and I visited Tuscany last fall, we discovered that some Italians considered all rules of the road optional.  

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A New School of Thought
7:59 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Buckingham School Offers a Unique Style of Learning

You might expect students who must attend summer school to complain, but at Buckingham School, summer is an exciting time, with students cultivating a garden of fresh fruits and vegetables, while gaining new knowledge in math, language and science.  The garden is just one part of a new, 21st century complex based on the physical and psychological needs of kids.

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Government & Politics
2:11 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Disabled Students Talk to Virginia Lawmakers

Students with Disabilities went to the state capitol today to let lawmakers know that they are often under-represented and misunderstood. It’s all part of the Youth Leadership Forum, sponsored by the State Board for People with Disabilities.  It’s program encouraging young people with disabilities to embrace leadership.

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University of Virginia
10:49 am
Wed July 31, 2013

International Conference on Rare Vision Disorder

A normal eye is pictured above. Below is the eye of a child with aniridia, a congenital eye disorder. People born with the disease have no iris and are generally legally blind.
Credit Aniridia Foundation

An international conference is underway at the University of Virginia.  It will draw fewer than 200 people to talk about a very rare disease, but what happens there could prove important to millions of patients.

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