Category: Perspectives

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Extreme Saving with F.I.R.E

We all yearn for some level of financial independence and the peace of mind that comes with it. For some it will take a lifetime of working and saving. For others it never happens. Imagine, however, attaining financial independence early in life, say, before you are even out of your 30’s, or earlier

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Community Perspective: Ibyx, 2010

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Statewide environmental news roundup – August 2020

Editor’s Note: This is another installment of a regular series of contributed news roundups about statewide environmental news. It highlights, with links to further coverage in various media outlets, recent environmental news stories of significance to Virginia, with a focus on energy and the environment.

Harrisonburg: our little oasis

You cannot keep something good quiet forever. I am sure most of you feel as I do in that Harrisonburg and the surrounding counties are great places to work, play, and live. Sure, we have our challenges, but when you line up the pros versus the cons, the scale clearly tilts under the weight of the pros.

What Comes Next?

A contributed perspectives piece by Tom Arthur We’re having the Black Walnut tree in the back yard taken down. It’s the largest tree in the neighborhood. Black Walnut trees can grow between 70 and 100 feet tall and live 200 years but this one is larger and could be older. You can see it in …

Community Perspective: Change the name of Turner Ashby High School

As alumni of Turner Ashby High School, we believe that the name of the school should be changed for the following reasons: Claiming Confederate history as the only true Southern history erases many of its residents What do the White House, the University of Virginia, Fort Sumter, Mount Vernon, and Harvard Law School all have …

A contributed perspectives piece by the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley

This is the second installment of a regular series of contributed news roundups about statewide environmental news. This piece highlights, with links to further coverage in various media outlets, recent environmental news stories of significance to Virginia, with a focus on energy and the environment.

Community Perspective: That Time When Elizabeth Taylor Cut In Line At The Steakhouse

Film icon Elizabeth Taylor and former Naval Secretary John Warner married in late 1976. Two months later, a friend gave me Warner’s Middleburg, Virginia phone number, which I called to ask if Ms. Taylor would speak with JMU Theater students. I recognized Warner’s voice when he answered saying he was his own butler but played along while he took the message.

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