Recycled orchestra

Steward School visited by creative musicians from South America

It began with a violin made of metal cans, a piece of bed headboard and wooden spoons – all found in a trash dump. It grew with the addition of a cello built from a discarded oil drum, a saxophone fashioned from door keys, bottle caps and shirt buttons, and a drum head crafted out of old x-ray film. In […]

Recycled orchestra

Freeman student has ‘diplomatic’ experience


Four years before a summer that would change her life, Emily Carder dreamed of becoming a High School Diplomat. She learned about the cultural exchange program – which pairs 40 American students with 40 Japanese students for two weeks at Princeton University – through an acquaintance of her brother (then in high school himself) and posted it on her bedroom […]

Art lounge opens in Eastern Henrico

The Art Lounge RVA, a paint-and-sip spot offering public and private painting parties, has opened in Eastern Henrico County. The business is located at 5203 South Laburnum Avenue in the Laburnum Green shopping center. Owner Tequila Canty is a self-taught artist who offers art instruction and direction during the painting events. Canty began hosting her “Virginia Creators Shopping Expo” last […]