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If you are a longtime citizen, there’s always the familiar and the sentimental – the scenes of your childhood – people from your past and stories that make you proud to be part of our glorious state. For children, the program offers the chance to learn about home and place. For parents, it’s an opportunity to share your pride in the natural beauty and culture of your community.

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Virginia Currents: Norfolk Embraces Placemaking, Community-Driven Transformation of Neighborhoods

Last week, Virginia Currents previewed the upcoming Better Block initiative in Richmond. During two days in June, community members will transform a section of North Church Hill with temporary landscaping, outdoor seating and pop-up shops. This week, we take you to Norfolk, and see how one section of downtown has changed one year after their own Better Block event. Catherine Komp has more.

Virginia Currents: Richmond Prepares to Transform Neighborhood Through Better Block Placemaking Event

On June 13th and 14th, a section of Richmond’s North Church Hill will be transformed as community members redesign the area with temporary improvements. It’s part of a nationwide effort led by the group the Better Block to help residents revitalize their neighborhoods. In the first of a two-part series, Catherine Komp reports for Virginia Currents.

Virginia Currents: Wytheville Residents Continue Legacy of 1882 African-American Training School

The small town of Wytheville is known as the birthplace of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, for a serious polio outbreak in 1950s and for its week-long Chautauqua arts festival held each June for the last 30 years. But the town also has a rich African-American history which a group of residents are trying to preserve. Catherine Komp reports for Virginia Currents.

Virginia Currents: February Episodes

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 2:34pm -- WCVE

Virginia Currents visits the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. For 175 years this residential school in Staunton has helped students rise to their potential in an environment that’s understanding, nurturing and challenging. Also, witness the one-of-a-kind music by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra. Their music comes from instruments grown and hand-made.