Across the country, communities are organizing a new way to shop for loved ones during the holidays. Instead of offering material items, alternative gift fairs provide opportunities to help people in need and local charitable causes. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more from Charlottesville.
Students at the University of Richmond are participating in a unique project that’s taken them out of the classroom and into a parking lot. Blending art, archeology, land use and sustainability, the course is provoking dialogue about the built environment and public spaces. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.
More than a decade ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation constructed the Merrill Center, one of the world’s most energy efficient buildings. Now the group is setting an even higher standard with its new Brock Environmental Center. From Virginia Beach, Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
The holidays bring family, friends and coworkers together for big meals, parties and annual traditions. But some Virginia residents are finding that year-round hospitality is helping enrich their lives and build community.