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Virginia Co-working Initiatives Inspire Innovation, Collaboration

The global movement of co-working is taking root in Central Virginia, helping freelancers and start-ups escape the isolation of home offices and coffee shops. Organizations offering the low-cost office space say the larger mission is to share skills and build community. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp visited one co-working organization, 804RVA, to find out more.

Richmond Food Co-op Nears 500 Members, Moves Toward Goal of Opening Store

In Central Virginia, residents are coming together to build a full service cooperative grocery store. Popularly known as food co-ops, the initiative aims to promote access to locally grown food, provide education on healthy eating and strengthen community networks. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.

Passion for The James Attracts Citizen Watchdogs to River Rat Program

The James River is nearly 350 miles long, and its watershed extends about 10,000 square miles. To help protect this expansive natural resource, the James River Association began enlisting the help of residents throughout the state a few years ago. Since then, the initiative has continued to grow. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.

Richmond Ballet Premieres Ma Cong's Lift the Fallen

One of the final performances of the Richmond Ballet’s 30th season included the world premiere of Lift the Fallen by choreographer Ma Cong. The ballet is a tribute to Ma's mother following her death from cancer and explores love, loss, healing and community. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.

Learn More: Watch a video preview of Lift the Fallen and find out more about Ma Cong’s work.

Natural Bridge Emphasizing Virginia Culture, Education and Conservation

Many in Virginia welcomed the news earlier this year that Natural Bridge was sold and will eventually become a state park. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp visited this “Natural Wonder” to learn about what’s in store for this unique part of the Commonwealth.

Learn More: Follow the ongoing changes at Natural Bridge and learn about upcoming events on their Facebook page and website.


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