Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Showcase. As we celebrate fifteen years of Showcase Magazine with this issue, I thought it might be a good time to think of my own history with this company and this magazine.I started with ...

The Biggest Smile

Most parents will go their entire lives without receiving the devastating news their child has been diagnosed with a life-altering illness. Danville native Melissa Schnell isn’t in that category. Not by a...

When Life Gives You Lemons

2020 was a year of adaptation and change for institutions across the planet. The running community was not immune. As the year began, Miles in Martinsville officials were excited. The running arm of the Mar...

Part-Time Vegan

Plant-based diet. It’s a phrase I never recall hearing growing up, but now seems to be everywhere. I’m assuming it was poll tested by some word gurus at one point and seemed to resonate with people better ...

May the New Year Be Kind to Us All

Let’s all breathe deeply and take a collective sigh of relief. We did it. If you are reading this, then you survived the year 2020. If you survived in 2020, you can “virtually” survive anything. Get what ...

Guys Weekend in MHC

Weekends are for the boys, and Martinsville-Henry County is the perfect place to spend that valuable comradery time. From camping and fishing, to kayaking and golfing, and much more, you can easily fill your we...

Awakenings

One of my favorite bands, Green Day, has a famous song that says, “Wake me up when September Ends.” Over the years, it has become sort of a metaphor for wishing a difficult time period would come to a close...