Between the Lines

Now known as the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, the Sutherlin Mansion at 975 Main Street served a memorable role in the Civil War during the week of April 3 through April 10, 1865. It was the...

When You Are Down, Dress Up

When life beats you down, dress up. Put on the finest clothes you’ve got and go out with an attitude that says, “Hello World, here I come.” A well dressed you is confident and ready to face the day. The...

Waiting Happily at Dairy Hart

A Yanceyville friend, David Shatterly, told me about the dog days of winter ---not some meteorological phenomenon, but a so-advertised hot dog special (three hotdogs for $1.49) at Danville’s Dairy Hart...

Improving Family Relationships

Amanda Oakes knows a little something about parenting. In fact, she knows a lot. It’s not only her degrees in sociology and criminal justice and the professional experience she has obtained over the last...

Destruction’s Promise

While traveling West Main Street near Ballou Park, I recently saw something very striking in the distance. It resembled a standing wall of windows, reminiscent of Matthew Brady’s photographs of Richmond’s...