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  • Birds' eyes see more, better than ours do

    We know what birds look like to us, but what do we look like to them? Birds’ eyes and human eyes have evolved separately for 300 million years, so it is to be expected they differ. Birds’ eyes are much bigger than those of comparably sized mammals; for example, at five times bigger than a human...

      • Avalon's Wine Tour takes guests' taste buds around the world

        Avalon's Wine Tour takes guests' taste buds around the world

        While you may not be able to visit exotic locations such as Chile and New Zealand, you can sample wine from there. The Avalon Center will hold its fourth annual Wine Tour fundraiser on March 9. Priscilla Caldwell, a spokeswoman with Avalon, said this is the organization’s only fundraising event....

          • William and Mary Theatre presents 'Our Lady of 121st Street'

            William and Mary Theatre presents "Our Lady of 121st Street"

            After the death of Sister Rose, a group of her former students returns to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. However, a problem arises — her body has been stolen. This is the story of “Our Lady of 121st Street,” a play presented by the College of William and Mary’s Department of Theatre,...

              • After Dark

                Thursday Aromas: Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Lokal: Carolina Scruggs, 6-8 p.m. Sweet Tea and Barley: Good Shot Judy, 7 p.m. Triangle: Wyatt Baldwin and Company, 7-11 p.m. Triangle: LGBTQIA+ Dance Night, 11 p.m. Friday Alewerks Brewing Company: The Brewery Comedy Tour, 8-10 p.m. Two Rivers Country Club:...

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                  • Now is the time to invest in the future

                    Hey Virginia Delegates and Senators! How do you assure our future, improve the welfare of our society or even “Make American Great Again” when you do not fully fund the education of our children? Our children and their development are our future, right? So, at a time when fewer people nationally...

                      • There are two lives in every pregnancy

                        Credit Gov. Northam for pulling back the veil of decades-long deceit and revealing for Virginians and all Americans that the “progressive” left worships at the altar of abortion and even infanticide. There are two distinct lives in every pregnancy: the mother’s and the baby’s. Men and women have...

                          • There is rhythm to the life, activities of the state's Poet Laureate

                            Henry Hart, the Mildred and J.B. Hickman professor of English and Humanities at the College of William and Mary, who is an award–winning poet and literary biographer, was appointed last year as Virginia’s 2018-2020 Poet Laureate. “Receiving the appointment was very special,” he said at that time...

                              • Humor proved overwhelming for Richmond Ballet's 'Cinderella'

                                One of the things I most anticipate when it comes to arts coverage is the Richmond Ballet. Only a short drive from here, it’s a chance to see first-class dance of all types performed by a fully professional company — a company that can offer dance delight that’s competitive with that found in many...

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