April 11, 2021


Unique jewelry designer works to expand local business

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke business owner is working to take her unique brand of hand-crafted jewelry to a national audience. A local business competition could help her win the money needed to expand.

Tamara Dennis is the owner Priss E. Nerd. She is the designer and creator of her tiny works of art that have grown quite popular across the Roanoke Valley. The majority of her pieces are cute, quirky earrings she designs to catch the attention of our inner nerd and everything we fan-girl about.

“We firmly believe that everyone has a little bit of nerd inside of

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Conchs snap skid in mercy fashion | Local School Sports

The schedule the Key West High baseball team has had to take on this season has been no easy task and that was proven on Monday, March 22, during the first day of its Spring Break trip as the Conchs mercy-ruled Gainesville High, 10-0, at Sanford Memorial Stadium.

From the beginning the Conchs, who were playing as the home team, were in control of the game, as starting pitcher Tom Besson sat down the side in order in the first, which was followed by a lead-off home run from Preston Herce for the early 1-0 advantage.

The Conchs struck again

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They’re all Barbie girls in a fashion world | Local News

BELOIT — “I loved everything about it.”

That’s what Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) senior Martha Garduno said about her fashion design class with teacher Elizabeth Carpenter. Garduno has taken arts classes all through high school and fashion design did not disappoint.

“We watched a lot of runway shows and talked shop. It was super fun, creative and low stress,” Carpenter said.

As part of their class, students have dressed Barbie dolls in avant garde styles to practical looks in a variety of challenges. Not only is making Barbie clothes a growing trend right now, but it worked well in

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Feeling FOMO? What Paris Fashion Week Was Like for Vogue Runway’s Local Reporter

Here is where I share that I have not once left Paris—not even a day trip to the countryside, despite some lovely and generous invitations—since December 2019. While I can’t fully explain such self-imposed confinement within the confinements, it’s made me especially sensitive to the city’s adaptations, people’s shifting behaviors and moods, and the passage of time when subject to circumstances often beyond our control. It’s made me, in the quotidian aspects of life, consider the line from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died last month, “I am awaiting, perpetually and forever, a renaissance of wonder.”

At their best, Fashion Weeks serve

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11 International ‘Vogue’ Editors Share Their Favorite Local Designers

There’s never been a better time to support young design talent. Despite the odds, creatives across the globe have been channeling their creativity into inspiring designs. With that in mind, international Vogue editors are spotlighting their favorite local designers to watch for spring 2021. If you’re looking for avant-garde suiting, check out the Spanish line Mans, a favorite of Vogue Spain fashion director Juan Cebrián. More in the mood for architectural accessories? Look at the Aurelia handbag line of wood boxes, recommended by Vogue Mexico’s editor in chief, Karla Martinez de Salas. Invest in these brands now and enjoy

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WNCC’s production of ‘Night Witches’ resonates with local individuals | Lifestyle & Youth

Mintowt-Czyz also collaborated with other members of the WNCC community to make the play as realistic and authentic as possible. She worked with WNCC’s aviation maintenance program in Sidney to bring in a real plane for the set, and WNCC visual arts instructor Yelena Khanevskaya, who was born in Russia, worked with the cast to develop language skills and dialect.

“I have been truly inspired by their commitment to this piece and their respect for the history of it,” Mintowt-Czyz said. “Many of these women are playing real women, and have brought the characters to life in a really extraordinary

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