Archive for 'Going Green'
Issue: May 2013 by Kip Rudge.
For many, the daily commute to work is the time—ephemeral or eternal—it takes to gird their psyche for another day on the job. Say goodbye to the family, the dog or philodendrons, climb in the car and by the time they step out in the company parking lot, these already road weary warriors are ready [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Hilary Sutton.
Bedford County continues in their efforts to support the local food movement with its newly adopted regulations that allow for domestic chickens to be raised in residential areas. The new ruling provides added support to the Forest Farmers’ Market. The market, established in 2011, only allows goods to be sold that have been produced in [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Clifford Stumme.
Downtown Lynchburg is hungry. While restaurants and specialty food stores abound, there are few places to go for residents in search of a gallon of milk, fresh fruit and a can of salmon—all at the same time. To buy all of their day-to-day groceries together, downtown residents currently have to drive at least 10 minutes [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Marcelo Quarantotto, Jr..
“We want to be a good neighbor, the best neighbor [we] can be,” Clarke Gibson, director of the Region 2000 Services Authority, said. From where he sits in his Livestock Road office, just off the Rustburg section of Wards Road, Gibson is a stone’s throw from dozens of private residences. The challenge for Gibson, however, [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Megan L. House.
Owning her own health food store has been Shelley Fendlay’s dream since she was a child. Fendlay grew up helping in her mother’s store, and always hoped she would one day continue the family business. Even after her mother’s store of 23 years closed down, Fendlay did not give up on her dream. “When she [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Suzanne Ramsey.
On the back side of Candler’s Mountain—or “Liberty Mountain,” depending on who’s talking—is a 130-acre expanse of emerald green. Save for a smattering of paulownias, a funny-looking tree with dinner-plate-sized leaves, most of what one sees there are loblolly pines. The loblollies, sometimes called “southern yellow pines,” were planted by Liberty University (LU) as part [...]
Taking Another Spin: With new owners, Speakertree Records, like vinyl, is back and better than before
Issue: November 2012 by Drew Menard.
Under new ownership, Speakertree Records has become bolder, more defined in its mission. Sure, at the end of the day, any business owner will tell you they prefer to see their margins in the black, but for Nathan McGlothlin and Joe Morgan (the third saga of ownership for the record shop), this new venture is [...]
Issue: October 2012 by Hilary Sutton.
The scene is a familiar one. After the passing of a parent or grandparent, a female relative is left with worn trinkets, faded baubles and dull gems. Glitz that faintly murmurs the tune of cherished memories now sits quietly in a drawer. Their beauty has faded; its style is no longer appreciated. At some point, [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Kate Schoener.
Donald Johns will never forget the day he started down his future career path—the day after one very memorable natural disaster. “I started to work for Vernon Conner the day after Hurricane Camille in 1969, when I was old enough to work. I worked every night after school,” Johns said. Now, 43 years later, Donald [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Hilary Sutton.
Imagine living in a city where bananas are a rare commodity or lettuce is virtually impossible to access. Surprisingly, 24,000 Lynchburg residents live in such a place. Portions of Region 2000 have been classified as “food deserts.” “Food deserts” are areas that the USDA has identified as being places where healthy food is difficult or [...]