Making a Difference in Someone’s Life

The desire to help people was instilled in Robbie Woodall at an early age. Woodall grew up in the Westover Hills area of Danville where several of his neighbors were members of the Danville Life Saving Crew (DL...

The Sky Isn’t the Limit

In 2012, during a Jones Beach air show in Wantagh, New York, a member of the Blue Angels said, “Nothing is difficult to those who have the will to achieve.” Through amazed expressions, the 260 million spect...

The Dog Days of Summer

Protecting Your Pets in the Heat If you’re a pet owner, usually the first residents to greet you after a long day are of the furry variety. For most, adopting a pet is welcoming a new member to the fa...

It’s Not Just Lightning Bolts

The first Father’s Day was recognized on July 19, 1910 in the state of Washington. The day didn’t become a nationwide holiday until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson signed to make Mother’s Da...

Art and History Collide

The Fire Hydrant Walking Tour of South Boston Author Chuck Klosterman said, “Art and love are the same thing; it’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” Inspiration was simple for f...

Celebrating Mothers

Throughout history the physical strength of men is well-documented. There’s the story of Atlas and his strong shoulders. Hercules and his Twelve Labours. But more impressive than the feats of physical vigor a...

JR Rider. Who?

In an interview with famed author Stephen King, he was once asked, “How do you write?” King’s reply was, “One word at a time.” At face value, King’s answer may seem a bit snarky. But take a minut...

The Nutrition Paradigm

A Well-Oiled Machine “I want to get in shape.” That’s one of the most common things people say when evaluating their lifestyle. Maybe you’ve put on a few extra pounds. Maybe you’ve developed new pain...

The 2014 Wedding Planner

You said,” Yes.” Now, the fun begins. Planning a wedding can run the spectrum between two words that begin with the letter E —exhilarating and exhausting. Along the way there could be other adjectives ...

There’s a Month For That

The month of February is best known for Valentine’s Day and the celebration of African-American History. But while I was doing a little research, I discovered a lengthy list of things recognized in February. ...

The Follow-Through

Well, 2014 is here. A new year presents a clean slate for us to change, or build on things, from the previous year. Each year I make a few resolutions that I’m confident I’ll keep and usually by March, I’...

Stand United Against Cancer

Cancer affects all of us in some way or another. The American Cancer Society projects 1,660,290 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed this year alone. Strength in Numbers In conjunction with the care and supp...