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Monday, May 23, 2022

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OUT+ABOUT: The  Galapagos Islands—Nature’s Laboratory

OUT+ABOUT: The Galapagos Islands—Nature’s Laboratory

It’s a gorgeous, sunny day in April as our plane approaches the Galapagos Islands. We left continental Ecuador early in the morning and traveled 563 miles before I made my first sighting of this archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Gripped…
BOOK CLUB: All The Light We Cannot See

BOOK CLUB: All The Light We Cannot See

Marie-Laure LeBlanc has been blind since the age of six. Her papa is the principal locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France. He patiently teaches Marie-Laure how to identify the streets they traverse and has made…
LOCAL TALENT: Dianne Venetta — Blooming in her own time

LOCAL TALENT: Dianne Venetta — Blooming in her own time

Local writer, Dianne Venetta, is author of more than a dozen books. When she’s not at her computer, she’s a busy mom and homemaker. Dianne’s writing began while she was working shortly after getting married. “I was a salesperson, and…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The City Lights of Christmas

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The City Lights of Christmas

Get ready for the holiday season with this quick guide of lighting events and parades across our shining cities. Leesburg Begins the holiday season with Light up Leesburg, a long-standing tradition. Each year Venetian Gardens turns into a wonderland of…
OUT+ABOUT: Swimming With Manatees (or Not)

OUT+ABOUT: Swimming With Manatees (or Not)

Manatees will crowd into Florida’s warmer spring waters later this month, to ride out the winter weather. Seeing these gentle giants is a unique experience, and the only place in the world where you can legally swim with the endangered…
BOOK CLUB: The Rosie Project

BOOK CLUB: The Rosie Project

A Heart-Warming and Funny Love Story! Brilliant genetics professor Don Tillman is 39 years old, tall, fit, and intelligent with an above-average income. He wants to get married but freely admits his brain is just wired differently. He lives his…
LOCAL TALENT: Jeff Letourneau — Songs About Real Life

LOCAL TALENT: Jeff Letourneau — Songs About Real Life

It wasn’t until five years ago that local singer and songwriter, Jeff Letourneau, picked up a guitar for the first time. “One night, I woke out of a deep sleep with some things weighing heavy on my mind, so walked…
BOOK CLUB: The Goldfinch

BOOK CLUB: The Goldfinch

Thirteen-year-old Theo Decker and his mother are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan when a terrorist’s bomb explodes killing and injuring scores of people, including Theo’s mother. A dying man entrusts Theo with a priceless painting by Carel…
LOCAL TALENT: The new phase of AJ in Evolution

LOCAL TALENT: The new phase of AJ in Evolution

AJ in Evolution (AKA AJ Fritscher) wasn’t always the rock star he is now. As a child, he was picked on by the bigger kids while growing up. He spent his adolescent years in a small town in Louisiana. “The…
Papua New Guinea: Cruising for cannibals

Papua New Guinea: Cruising for cannibals

It was an early spring day in 2011 when my traveling companion, Cliff, contacted me about making plans for our next trip abroad. After poring over multiple magazine articles and travel publications, I came across a video published by “National…
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