Education

House Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on GI Bill Payments

Today at 4 EST, the House Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on GI Bill Payments will happen. For two hours the schmucks in charge of this whole mess will be tap-dancing and trying to excuse away a stupid database glitch. https://cs.pn/2QKQmAy Oh, plot twist, retired Maj Gen Worley that oversaw the entire f-up was transferred away to… Continue reading House Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on GI Bill Payments

Podcast

Ray Sorenson – Freedom Rock Tour / Ken Falke – Boulder Crest Retreat Center

There are memorials everywhere across our country that focus on veterans, the military, and wars long past. But when do you get a chance to talk to the artist who creates the memorial? We speak with Ray “Bubba” Sorenson II, painter of the “Freedom Rock”, about his work, his memorials, and his upcoming national tour… Continue reading Ray Sorenson – Freedom Rock Tour / Ken Falke – Boulder Crest Retreat Center

Family

A Conversation with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

When military members transition back to civilian life they quickly discover that something is missing. Camaraderie. Despite the best efforts of our Lone Ranger culture that dominates the United States today, certain groups of individuals still are able to create tight-nit relationships among their co-workers. The military is a shining example of that camaraderie, and… Continue reading A Conversation with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

Education

Scottsville Becomes Virginia’s First Bee City

The small town of Scottsville, Virginia, is known as the former seat of Albemarle County, but now has a new title: Virginia’s First Bee City. On June 24, 2017, the town of Scottsville held its 1st Annual Pollinator Festival.  The day was a celebration of Scottsville having attained Bee City status with the non-profit organization… Continue reading Scottsville Becomes Virginia’s First Bee City

Healthcare

Veteran Opiate Addiction Skyrockets As VA Keeps Prescribing

It has become a well-known fact that there is an opioid epidemic in the United States.  According to the Center for Disease Control, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999.  Every day, over 1000 Americans are in Emergency Rooms for prescription opioid misuse.  And drug overdose, almost half involving opiate prescription medications, is… Continue reading Veteran Opiate Addiction Skyrockets As VA Keeps Prescribing

Education · Jobs

Local Art Gallery Expands Space and Offerings

Art Gallery 527, located in Scottsville, Virginia, has recently relocated to 325 Valley Street.  The new location will offer more artists, as well as classes for aspiring artists. Started just last year by owners Mark Mitchell and Catherine Hamilton, business has flourished in this small town.  That, accompanied by requests from the residents, set them… Continue reading Local Art Gallery Expands Space and Offerings

Education

Jack Jouett’s Famous Ride is Re-Enacted During Monticello’s British Invasion

Monticello, the home of President Thomas Jefferson, commemorated the 236th anniversary of Jack Jouett’s famous ride during the Revolutionary War by holding a “British Invasion” event full of history, re-enactments, and fun. On June 4th, 1781, local farmer Jack Jouett overheard British soldiers as they rested their horses overnight during a long ride.  Jouett discovered… Continue reading Jack Jouett’s Famous Ride is Re-Enacted During Monticello’s British Invasion