In a booming economy, every city wants to recruit promising businesses to make sure its citizens get their share of good jobs and local government gets its share of tax revenues.
Since at least the dawn of cheap candy, snacks and sodas, a big problem for parents and schools alike has been how to get kids to choose healthy food over junk food. Kids, of course, want to eat what tastes good.
Change your life? Really? If you think that food is food is food, that might sound like hype. Does it really matter whether your eggs came from California via a grocery store or from the Shenandoah Valley via a local farmer?
WHAT: “Beyond Pain at the Pump: What is Peak Oil and What Does It Mean to You?” a community conversation on jobs, energy and our local economy. WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. WHERE: Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Ave. WHO: Speakers will include Jeff Sties, sustainable architect and owner of Sunbiosis PC [...]
A book on a power struggle among competing Buddhist factions in Tibet by a Staunton author will be the subject of a symbolic burning on Saturday in India. The book, Buddha’s Not Smiling: Uncovering Corruption at the Heart of Tibetan Buddhism Today, by author Erik Curren, tells the story of Ogyen Trinley, the second most [...]
Transition Voice launched today as the first magazine devoted to the subject of oil and fossil fuel depletion and what it means to the economy. The online publication will run news, analysis, and features to help families, communities, business leaders, and government officials better understand the challenge of finding affordable energy and the need for [...]
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com It’s not a Democratic solution that’s going to save us, or a Republican solution. Lindsay Curren learned that on the campaign trail last fall when people who wouldn’t even shake her hand when she told them she was campaigning for her husband, Erik, the Democratic nominee in the 20th [...]
Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org It’s not the yellow brick road, but Staunton’s new Red Brick District could put the Queen City on a path toward a kind of economic Oz. “Tourism is a lifesaver in this economy in a city like Staunton right now. A lot of other industries are hurting, but tourism [...]
Not much to say about the four contested House of Delegates races in the AFP reader area. The Democrats got pantsed. Jeff Price’s 28.8 percent showing in his 24th District challenge to Republican Ben Cline was actually the best showing of the four, if you can believe that. And Price wasn’t even able to get [...]