Things have been a little slow at the extension office.
Each grading period Brosville Elementary School honors students who have perfect attendance and no tardy or early checkouts with a party with the principal. In the recent celebration, students feasted on pizza. As the students enjoyed their treat, principal Felita Atkins played music and let…
Lamps have been on my mind this week.
QUESTION: We have 10 grandchildren, spread between three of our kids. They all live within an hour’s drive, so we see them often. We want to be involved in their lives and to be good influences. Our problem is with the parents. None of them are receptive to any advice or information we try t…
The two things Zyliah Saunders loves the most are Disney and shopping.
Nancy Langhorne Astor, a sassy trailblazer born in a modest house on Danville’s Main Street, was probably envied by a lot of women in her hometown.
During the holiday season, Brosville Elementary School’s choir participated in the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Brosville fire station. The students sang at the beginning of the solemn event where many members of the community — past and present — were honored.
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The Danville Register & Bee’s weekly feature is a throwback to yesteryear. Flashback Friday spotlights a picture from our decades-old archives to show some often forgotten images of the region’s past.
This is a good time of year to look around the storage shed or wherever one keeps their gardening supplies and take an inventory of what is there.
My husband, David, and I were sitting in our quiet living room a couple of days ago. The house was relatively neat, laundry done, dinner cleaned up and we basically could choose to do whatever we wanted to, even eat ice cream. The nearest child or grandchild was an hour and 20 minutes away.
“So, anyway, after they take showers I lay out their school clothes for the next day. And then….”
There are thousands of plants we can choose from to decorate our lawns and gardens.
When you think of holidays, you may think of days with special food, decorations or religious meaning. Most of those days are noted on printed or digital calendars. We at KidsPost like to celebrate, so each January we put together a calendar of holidays you may not know about. (These days ar…
Feelings are a wild card.
Southside Bird Club will host Mike Roberts for its first program of the new year.
The holidays are officially over.
As I write this I have just finished wrapping my last present for Christmas. Thank goodness.
Rosemond’s Pithy Philosophical Snippet of the Week: Crazy is believing that feelings — yours and other’s — define and should therefore govern external reality.
(This is a reprint from a column I wrote in 2012 but I had a lot of fun with it so I thought I would be worth running again. With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, author of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”)
It was a sunny day Sunday before Christmas Eve, and decorations adorned parts of downtown, several homes and a church in Danville.
The purpose of this column is to reassure everyone who is not having a “perfect” Christmas season that it’s OK.
A Wisconsin pediatrician wants his newspaper to eject my column, giving as one of his complaints that I hew “to the idea that the world of the 1950s was the be-all and end-all of parenting/childrearing, and that if we were to return to that era with the good-old practices of our grandparents…
Steven Emerson, a young man from Danville with Down syndrome, died at the age of 53 on Sept. 3, but his mother, Nancy Emerson, decided that her son’s legacy would live on.
We are all familiar with the tradition of mistletoe at Christmas.
AFTON — For nearly two decades, travelers near and far — even some from Brazil and Mexico — have been visiting the “Bethlehem Village” at Hebron Baptist Church in Afton and making it a part of their annual Christmas tradition.
It is true. As I stood in the middle of Target looking at my shopping list, the last item on the list was “unicorn.”
I have been seeing a lot of small Norfolk Island pines for sale in local stores.
It has taken several decades, but I at last am old enough for an insurance company to pay me to exercise. My Medicare supplement will now pay for my gym membership. It’s called “Silver Sneakers.”
QUESTION: Our 15-year-old daughter is very demanding and, to be honest, self-centered. One of the things she does is ask one of us for something and demand an instant decision, as in, “Can I go to the mall with my friends?”
Many people will either give or receive a plant as a gift during the holiday season.
The organizers of Danville Historical Society’s Holiday Tour have themed the 46th annual event on Dec. 16 “The Spirit of Heard.”
Although J. Bryant Heard died 62 years ago this December in his Danville home on Howeland Circle, his spirit remains in many of the city’s historic buildings.
QUESTION: Our 9-year-old daughter recently announced to us that she doesn’t like school, doesn’t want to go, and doesn’t want to do the work. We’ve been unable to get a coherent reason out of her and her third-grade teacher tells us that she seems well-adjusted, has friends, and is doing abo…
Fall came late this year, but now we are near the end of November those leaves are finally coming off the trees and covering our lawns.
This is a follow up to last week’s column in which I discussed my son, Mark, deciding to buy a lot of Thanksgiving dinner because he was tired of me complaining about having to cook it.
Reginald Purvis, a retired band director for George Washington High School (center), was inducted into the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association Hall of Fame on Nov. 16 during the Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference at The Homestead in Hot Springs.
The prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics has just released (November 2018) a policy statement claiming that "Aversive disciplinary strategies, including all forms of corporal punishment and yelling at or shaming children, are minimally effective in the short-term and not effective in t…
Every year, our tables are filled with a bounty of food.
Thanksgiving dinner is looming different and scary this week.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville invites businesses and organizations to register a decorated tree for the holidays during its ninth annual Decorating the Trees for a Cause event, which raises funds for local charities.
The Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation partnered with Union Church and the Westmoreland Neighborhood Organization for its first Danville Home Repair Blitz on Nov. 10. The Danville nonprofit community development established the blitz program to help the city’s “most vulnerable hom…
For the record, I believe in the concept of public (aka, taxpayer-funded, government, “free”) schools.
Since we just celebrated Veterans Day, I wonder how many people know why the vets are handing out red poppies that day.
As Sierra Johns pressed the virtual thrusters, the plastic propellers of the Lego drone buzzed to life, startling three sisters back a few steps. The Ridge’s — Bella, Cheyenne and Brianna — then began to build their own drone design, following the iPad's instructions, on Monday evening at th…
This column is not about biscuits, although it seems to be and although I have written about biscuits on occasion before.
A regional musical group formed last year aiming to foster unity in the Danville area compromised of 30 members from 22 different churches will hold a praise and worship event Sunday.
The leaves have started falling off now, seemingly all at once, and the grass has slowed down and may just need the occasional cutting.
At the age of 65 I’ve decided what I want to be when I grow up.