Entries by vaobserver

A Small Piece Of Lead

Story and image by Doug Pifer A young bald eagle, grounded and unable to stand up, was brought to Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce for treatment. Lab tests revealed high levels of lead in the bird’s blood, and unfortunately, this eagle did not survive.  Blue Ridge Wildlife Center treats many eagles each year. Most […]

The Eyes And Voice of the Shenandoah River

Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf works for a cleaner river for everyone to enjoy By David Lillard A lot of people know their special spot along the Shenandoah River, whether they paddle it, farm it, or own it. Few people — maybe no one — knows the entire river and both its forks as well Mark Frondorf. […]

Is Mediation Better For Your Heart? Evidence Says Yes

Law Matters By Brenda Waugh February marks American Heart Month, a dedicated time to prioritize cardiovascular health. Amidst the advice on diet changes and exercise, the role of how legal conflicts impact our heart health might be overlooked. As a lawyer/mediator, I’ve observed that legal proceedings may be harmful to our health!  They increase our […]

Awareness, Prevention and Resource Fair Shows Community Help Is Available

By Rebecca Maynard If you or someone you know is struggling with drug addiction or mental illness, help is available. On January 10, Clarke County Public Schools, in conjunction with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwestern Community Services Board, held an awareness, prevention, and resource fair at the school to let the community […]