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The Big Read with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. JMRL has received a grant from the NEA to provide a BIG READ throughout central Virginia during March 2015.

The Big Read provides citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community. JMRL invites all book lovers in Central Virginia to participate in this exciting program that will be held throughout March 2015. Read and discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and participate in programs.…learn more and see the schedule of events and locations!

WAHS presents Beauty and the Beast

WAHS presents Beauty and the Beast. Friday& Sat at 7:30 and Sun at 2.

Purchase tickets online at https://www.ticketriver.com/event/14338 or in the school office.

 

 

Sheridan’s Raid Civil War Commemoration

The Civil War is coming to Scottsville – March 6-8, 2015. And you’re invited.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Union troops under General Philip Sheridan descended on Scottsville to wreck Confederate supply lines, burning buildings and canal boats, looting food and animals, and destroying the James River and Kanawha Canal.

On the weekend of March 6-8, the Scottsville Museum invites you to walk our streets to see stories of the Civil War in rural Albemarle County. All Sheridan’s Raid events are free. For more information, see the Scottsville Museum’s event website — sheridansraid.org.

Highlights include:

Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7 – 9am to 5pm – HistoryMobile: A traveling museum of the Civil War in Virginia.

Saturday, March 7 – 11:00am – Union Cavalry Reenactors Parade, featuring the 2nd U.S. Cavalry.

Sunday, March 8 – 3 – 5pm – Talks by historians on the African-American Experience during the Civil War and the role of the James River and Kanawha Canal.

OLLI Special Lecture: The United Nations at Seventy

Please begin airing upon receipt and continue through March 6, 2015. Blue Ridge Chapter VA of UNA-USA is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization. Thank you.

Special OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVa) presentation: Dr. John M. Owen IV will address the Blue Ridge Chapter VA of the United Nations Association of the USA on March 15, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Meadows Presbyterian Church, 2200 Angus Road, Charlottesville, 22901. His topic is The United Nations at Seventy—Vision and Challenges. The event is free and all are welcome. Registration is required. Please contact OLLI at olliuva@virginia.edu or call (434)923-3600. Additional contact: Susan Roberts at sgwroberts@gmail.com or call (434)409-0264. Web site: http://www.una-brc.avenue.org

Sheridan’s Raid Civil War Commemoration

The Civil War is coming to Scottsville – March 6-8, 2015. And you’re invited.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Union troops under General Philip Sheridan descended on Scottsville to wreck Confederate supply lines, burning buildings and canal boats, looting food and animals, and destroying the James River and Kanawha Canal.

On the weekend of March 6-8, the Scottsville Museum invites you to walk our streets to see stories of the Civil War in rural Albemarle County. All Sheridan’s Raid events are free. For more information, see the Scottsville Museum’s event website — sheridansraid.org.

Highlights include:

Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7 – 9am to 5pm – HistoryMobile: A traveling museum of the Civil War in Virginia.

Saturday, March 7 – 11:00am – Union Cavalry Reenactors Parade, featuring the 2nd U.S. Cavalry.

Sunday, March 8 – 3 – 5pm – Talks by historians on the African-American Experience during the Civil War and the role of the James River and Kanawha Canal.

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Today in entertainment history: March 6

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Want to hear something shocking? It has been more than 20 years since "The Cosby Show" went off the air.

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Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash

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The "Star Wars" star was seriously injured when his vintage plane crashed shortly after taking off from an L.A. airport.

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Peeps milk coming to an Easter basket near you

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Because why shouldn't milk taste more like marshmallows?

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Bruce Willis to make Broadway debut

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The "Die Hard" star will take the stage adaptation of Stephen King's acclaimed novel "Misery."

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‘Downton Abbey’ star slated to play the Beast

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Dan Stevens is set to play the Beast in the live-action adaptation of the fairy tale.

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Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

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Delaware prosecutors will not file criminal charges following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

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2016 Rolex race to be first event at renovated Daytona

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Daytona International Speedway will showcase its renovated motorsports stadium next January.

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UVA Women Bow Out Of ACC Tournament

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The University of Virginia women's basketball program lost to Miami 62-52 on Thursday, ending its play in the ACC Tournament.

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A-Rod is back with the Yankees

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The game was his first in 17 months following a drug suspension for the entire 2014 season.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, March 5.

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‘Uptown Funk’ sung in cartoon voices

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What if the cast of "Family Guy" sung the hit single by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars?

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: This family’s pet is a 175lb pit bull

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This dog gives new meaning to the name "Hulk."

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Watch Gordon Ramsay give Jimmy Kimmel a blind taste test

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The "Hell's Kitchen" star tests the comedian's palate with a blind taste test.

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Pitcher Curt Schilling takes on Internet trolls

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The Red Sox legend is firing back at cyberbullies.

UVA

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CAT Curtails Bus Service

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Because of the weather conditions, Charlottesville Area Transit curtailed some bus routes.

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UVA Women Bow Out Of ACC Tournament

UVA Crossed Sabres

The University of Virginia women's basketball program lost to Miami 62-52 on Thursday, ending its play in the ACC Tournament.

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Bellamy Outlines Plans For Current Campaign

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A City Council hopeful who's a repeat candidate says he's learned a lot in the past two years.

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Matthew Granted Trial Delay, DNA Expert

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The defense attorney for Jesse Matthew has been granted requests to delay the trial and get help from a DNA expert.

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One Texan To Another: “Thank You For Reporting Jesse Matthew”

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The woman who tracked down ‘Karen’ says she deserves a big ‘thank you’ for calling police when she saw the man wanted for the abduction of Hannah Graham.

News

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Plane slides off runway, crashes into fence

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A jetliner with 125 passengers aboard slid off the runway during a snowy landing at LaGuardia Airport, smashing into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay.

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage.

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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

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Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial spent the first day of testimony listening to heartbreaking stories.

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

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The justices will gather in private Friday to cast their votes in the case.

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Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in S. Korea

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U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was attacked by a Korean nationalist.

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