Entries by vaobserver

Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission Awards Mark Silver Jubilee

By Cathy Kuehner For the past 25 years, the Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission has annually recognized residents, researchers, writers, and business owners who have made significant contributions to preserving the county’s historic heritage. The Historic Preservation Commission will add more names to the list of honorees when it hosts a celebratory luncheon in mid-May […]

Program Honors High School’s First Black Graduate

By Dorothy Davis In the annals of Clarke County history is the name of a young African American female whose name is recognized by only a few individuals — Mary Patricia “Pat” Reynolds. In 1965 Pat was the first Black graduate of Clarke County High School, thus ending the long saga of segregation in local public […]

Why Native Plants?

By Wendy Dorsey You may have noticed that lately there’s a buzz about native plants. Maybe you read an article or a post on Facebook, an advertisement for a native plant sale, or attended a presentation. In all of these instances, the message was the same. Putting native plants in our yards is a beneficial […]

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Acupuncture

By Tara YG Wells Let’s address the elephant in the room first: needles. As an acupuncturist for 12 years and a promoter of it for 25, it always comes up. It’s mainly because our primary experience of needles is via the hypodermic of conventional medicine. They are big and hollow by nature as fluid must […]

Keep Clarke Clean For Earth Day and Every Day

By John Kei The idea for an Earth Day event is simple – as is the mission of the Clarke County Litter Committee: Keep Clarke County Clean. Ashley Harrison, who chairs the committee, has taken the lead for an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20. “We hope to raise awareness of current litter issues and […]