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SVHEC reading bench to be dedicated in memory of Hank Bruining

The public is invited to attend the dedication of a reading bench, honoring the late Hank Bruining on Friday, at 3 p.m. at the SVHEC Innovation Center, outside the Welding…

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The Buzz on the Bees

South Boston News
In HCLT’s upcoming production of the musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ms. Mona Lisa Peretti, played by Alison Streeter, tries to keep the Spelling Bee going, but it’s hard to keep these contestants focused and calm. Here Marcy Park, played by Sharron Garrett, psyches the other girls out with her karate moves. Logainne SchwartzandGruneiere, played by Kara Stone, is feeling quite anxious, while young Olive Ostrovsky, played by Lauren Cole, doesn’t seem to be bothered a bit.
Middle school anxieties are infamous … raging hormones, trying to fit in, breaking away from parent controls to name a few. While those years are notoriously full of struggles and sometimes painful self-discovery for most adolescents, it’s great fun to remember those years from the safe distance of adulthood. Halifax County Little Theatre’s upcoming production of the Tony Award winning musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee touches on many of those classic teenage struggles, and they’re betting audiences will recognize and remember some of the same issues portrayed on stage.

Symphony, bluegrass, dance at The Prizery in May

South Boston News
The ever-popular Richmond Symphony with Erin Freeman conducting plays Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery in South Boston.
The Prizery arts center in Downtown South Boston has three great shows remaining in its regular performance season:

A heavenly band

South Boston News
Heavenly Band - The talented musicians who help bring the music of the 60's and the magic of the show to The Prizery stage are placed above the action of the show. HCLT will offer shows for the next two Tuesdays at 8 p.m., the next two Sundays at 3 p.m. and the next two weekends at 8 p.m. Ticket information can be found at hclt.org and at The Prizery box office at 572-8339. Get your tickets early to make sure your seat is reserved for this time tunnel back to the 60's!
Halifax County Little Theater musical director, Bob Thomasson raised the roof in 2008 with “Smokey Joe’s Café.” For HCLT’s current season, Thomasson has raised the bar … and raised it so high that even the stage has been lifted into the sky --- about eight feet, to be exact --- in order to showcase the back up band for HCLT’s current production of “SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera.”

Homemade gelato debuts at Caffe Peroni

South Boston News
Lucy Ann Victoria Montes-Bradley stands in front of her parents’ gelato freezer at Caffe Peroni. She is all too happy to taste them all.
Just in time for summer, Caffe Peroni in Downtown South Boston is making, on-site, its own gelato. Gelato is sometimes known as Italian ice, but there’s nothing icy about these creamy, luscious concoctions except the temperature.

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