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VCLA: On the Air @95.3 The River

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed as the featured guest on 95.3 The River's "Tourism Tuesday," along with Winchester "Tourism Dude" Justin Kerns and Janet Michael, the hostess with the mostess. I had the opportunity to talk about the WHAT, WHY, WHERE, HOW and...

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Asbestos, George Washington…and YOU!

Asbestos, George Washington...and you? I'll take "three words that have never appeared in the same sentence ever for $500, Alex." I am very excited to welcome nine people to the VCLA family, and every single donation is appreciated and very necessary. Indeed, we'll...

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VCLA in The Winchester Star

It's very exciting to have the first official "ink" on VCLA appear in The Winchester Star. Full story here, and pasted, below. Above and below are "out-takes" from a rainy photo shoot from in front of (and behind) the property, at 125 and 127 S. Braddock (as well as...

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Novels, Site Plans, and other Miracles

How does one go about creating a literary arts center? If I had a magic wand, I could take this.               And turn it into this. But I don’t have a magic wand. And what fun would it be, anyway? The creation of a literary arts center is not unlike the creation of...

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This Must Be the Place

For this adventure, which began in early 2017 as a thought exercise—then quickly became an obsession—to be viable, finding the right place for a literary arts center was the first and most important step. The optimal spot would be sufficiently removed from the chaos...

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