Entries by vaobserver

Banner Year For Smooch-a-Moo Fundraiser

For the third year, Friday evening at the Clarke County Fair included the Smooch-a-Moo fundraiser prior to the livestock auction. Throughout the week, people made donations to “vote” for one of four contestants. And, by agreeing to kiss a cow in front of a standing-room-only auction crowd, the participants this year raised $1,113 for the […]

Keto Pizza Dough For Anti-Diabetes Warriors

By David Lillard Remember when dietary fat was our mortal enemy? So food companies started loading up foods with sugar and carbohydrates so that they would taste like, well, food? That’s the way I was eating back in June 2013 when I found myself in the ER having a stent implanted into my right coronary […]

Clarke County Producer Has A TV Comedy

By David Lillard Some of the most memorable television comedies are rooted in workplace antics. In shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, the mundane becomes surreal; the quirky becomes absurd. Enter TEETH, a new WebTV sit-com created by Berryville’s Ben Hartland. It features a zany cast of characters played by local actors that […]

Why are ratepayers footing the bill for Virginia’s data center buildout?

By Ivy Main Virginia’s embrace of the data center industry produced new fallout this spring when Dominion Energy Virginia released its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). With data center growth the “key driver,” Dominion projects a massive increase in the demand for electricity. As a result, the utility claims the state-mandated transition to clean energy […]

Conservation Groups Meet At Lake Frederick

Partners of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance gathered August 17 at Lake Frederick’s Shenandoah Lodge to learn about the lake’s ecology and volunteer efforts to improve and sustain it. The event was hosted by the Friends of Lake Frederick. FOLF, a 501 (c) (3) organization, augments the efforts of Virginia state agencies responsible for managing […]

Updates for Hunting at Virginia State Parks

Each year Virginia’s State Parks, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, offer a wide variety of hunting opportunities. Managed deer hunts are key to handling the park’s overall deer management program. Participating hunters are asked to support this effort by following harvest guidelines associated with each hunt.   Safety is an important factor […]