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Friday Featured Artist: Michelle Erickson

Written by Richard Nickel.

Michelle Erickson is a graduate of The College of William and Mary with a BFA in Fine and Performing Arts. In addition to her considerable contemporary ceramic work, Ms. Erickson has over twenty years experience in working with 17th- and 18th-century reproduction pottery. Her exquisite recreations and contemporary pieces have won critical acclaim internationally and been featured in many national and international publications.

Virginia Arts Festival Closes Strong

Written by Penny Neef.

I’ve lived here in the Tidewater two years now. During that time, I made the one thousand decisions that are involved in building a house, moved twice, volunteered regularly at my grandkid’s school, worked at my freelance gigs, kept walking, practicing yoga and Pilates and tried to find some friends. That left lots of time to get to know my new home – the waterways, trails, farmers markets, historical sites, museums and of course, the restaurants.

IYRTP: Paul Fraim, Just Helping Out A Friend?

Written by Christopher O'Brien.

Howdy, Hampton Roads! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell, guess we’re all still nursing hangovers from the long weekend. It’s just that we’re so excited about the news this week: Paul Fraim takes on the Gov, DIY Mexican demon summoning, more beer in Ghent, fake cadavers, flag shenanigans, and of course, Tay. Read on!

DEQ: Virginia’s Watchdog or Norfolk Southern’s Lapdog?

Written by Ray Gregory.

On May 18, 2015, I went to the regional office of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to ask some questions about all the coal dust I’ve been seeing (and photographing and videoing) coming from Norfolk Southern’s remarkably efficient, howbeit appallingly polluting, massive 40’ tall twin tandem rotary rail-car dumpers.