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Joy of Jumping Boosts Virginia Business

Nov 16, 2015

The modern-day trampoline was introduced in 1936 by a professional – a circus acrobat, and the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against their use at home.  More than a million people went to emergency rooms between 2002 and 2011 with injuries sustained while jumping.  That hasn’t stopped 30-year-old Will Phillips from building a business empire on the state’s only indoor trampoline park.  Sandy Hausman has that story. 

Paralympic Athlete Powers UMW Swim Team

Nov 16, 2015
University of Mary Washington

It’s been a good year for swimmers at the University of Mary Washington, with both men’s and women’s teams ranking in the top ten for this region.  Some credit may go to the school’s assistant swim coach – an aspiring Paralympian who powers through the water with only one leg.  Sandy Hausman has that story

Virginia Women's Conference This Weekend

Nov 16, 2015

Hundreds of women will be networking in downtown Roanoke this weekend at the Virginia Women’s Conference, hosted by Senator Mark Warner.

The annual event takes place in rotating regions of the state, with a day of sessions on careers, health, personal development and business. At this year’s conference, one of the sessions was inspired by a documentary called “The Big Flip—Stories from the Modern Home Front.”  The film explores the challenges of marriage and parenting, when the woman is the primary breadwinner.  

Making Art Public in Richmond

Nov 16, 2015
(Image credit: Dave Parrish/1708 Gallery)

Richmond has grand plans for building up more public art in the city. Just this past weekend a two-day free art exhibit outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts drew more than 20,000 visitors.

Even though it was dark and cold outside Friday night, the entire back lawn of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was filled with people, wandering among large-scale, light-inspired sculptures, projections and performances. The event, called InLight, is put on by 1708 Gallery.