Entries by Jennifer

Law Matters

Is It Possible For Divorced Parents To Just Be “Parents”? By Brenda Waugh Yes, divorced parents can be “parents” without a qualifier. Not “divorced.” Not “single.” Just “parents.” When I first started practicing law in 1987, things were different. When parents wanted to divorce, one retained a lawyer who filed a complaint or petition with the court. […]

Historic Garden Week In Clarke County

The annual Historic Garden Week Tour will take place April 24, from 10am till 5pm. Only 500 tickets will be sold, and staggered for morning and afternoon to avoid crowds at any one location. Tickets, which are $40 each for four properties, are available online only at vagardenweek.org; no tickets will be sold onsite. GPS is unreliable in […]

The Cicadas Are Coming!

Plus, how to cook them By Claire Stuart Exodus 10:13–15: … the Lord brought an east wind upon the land … and the east wind brought the locust … they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit […]

This is Our Boyce Volunteer Fire Company

By Cathy Kuehner, Clarke County Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series highlighting Clarke County’s volunteer fire companies: Boyce Volunteer Fire Company, Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, and John H. Enders Fire Company & Rescue Squad. All need volunteers — firefighters and EMTs to run calls and individuals to help […]

Awareness 2 Action Podcast Promotes Wellness

By Rebecca Maynard Substance misuse and mental illness rates have risen as people deal with the additional challenges of the pandemic. But there is hope for those who are seeking help: The Northwestern Community Services Board (NWCSB) Prevention Department, helps people through life’s challenges with quality behavioral health services guided by principles of respect, recovery, […]

As the Crow Flies

Keep Your Seed Dry And Your Bird Feeders CleanStory and illustration by Doug Pifer Feeding the birds has helped people young and old to get through this pandemic winter. For many home-bound Americans, this backyard hobby has helped lighten the loneliness and depression brought about by the isolation of the pandemic quarantine. Some nursing home […]

From the Editor

Along the Appalachian Trail this weekend, hikers greeted spring. Flowering redbud reached for sunlight; dogwoods unaware of the blight afflicting their brethren bloomed their crucifix flowers. The understory seemed to leaf out as we watched. Underfoot, Dutchmen’s breeches and all manner of wildflowers strutted their stuff. Everything seemed as it should in April; the only […]

Dusty Wissmath: Fly Fishing is for Everyone

By Rebecca Maynard With spring nearly upon us, many people are eager to spend more time outdoors, and what better way to commune with nature than fly fishing? If you’ve always wanted to try but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than Dusty Wissmath Fly Fishing, which offers both instruction andguided trips. Wissmath, […]

Jordan Springs Market is All About the Community

By Rebecca Maynard Whether you’re planning a party or just have a hankering for some good barbecue, you’re in for a treat if you have not yet visited Jordan Springs Market. Located near the western Clarke County border in Stephenson, it has been voted “Best Barbecue in the Valley” for many years, and was labeled […]