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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Caladh Nua brings Gaelic sounds to Prizery Saturday

The band has performed for American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Featuring a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes,

Winter pottery classes set at Prizery for adults, kids

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Elyse Ward will teach another round of pottery classes for children and adults at The Prizery arts center running February through March. Due to the limited number of pottery wheels, enrollment is limited to six in each of two classes. To register, call 572-8339.
The Prizery arts center, in South Boston, starts a new round of pottery classes for children and adults running February through March with instructor Elyse Ward.

Carlbrook students stage ‘Our Town’

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Getting Down To Business — Carlbrook School students Lilly Hawes, left, and Lauren McLeod practice for their upcoming production of Our Town.  The one-time only showing, with all proceeds going to The Prizery, will be Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 PM in the venues Chastain Theatre.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Prizery’s website at http://www.prizery.com or contact the box office at 572 – 8339. 
 
Resolutions are on the tip of everyone’s tongue during the first few weeks of any New Year. They are often as unique as the individuals who resolve to follow through on them, but this year let us all commit to one goal — living life for each moment. This objective — to truly live life — is a central theme in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, a famous American play being performed by several Carlbrook School student’s this weekend on The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre stage. The one show only production will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. with all ticket sale proceeds going to benefit The Prizery.

Totally 80s NYE party on tap

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The South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman's Club wants you to welcome in 2010 by taking yourself back to the 1980s! Tickets are now on sale for the Totally 80s New Year's Eve Party at the Prizery or online at http://www.sobojwc.com. Seated - Sara McBride and Audra Webb. Standing - Deitra Hart, Kelly Ballance, and Carrie Pate.

Sandi Patty plays to sold out Prizery

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Christian artist Sandi Patty presented her Christmas show Tuesday night at The Prizery. Patty played to a sold out show and was accompanied by a choir made up of local singers. (David Conner II photo)

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P-B makes donation to Prizery

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Carol Foster, An Affair of the Arts Chairperson (front, right) and Frances Harrell, Art Procurement Chairperson (second from left) present Chris Jones, Executive Director of The Prizery, a check for $17,000. All funds raised at the biennial art show were given to The Prizery to assist with its operational expenses. This seventh art show, sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association, opened on October 3 for a fortnight of cultural events. In addition to special activities, including an arts conference, special programs, student tours, floral interpretations, book discussion, pottery lecture and demonstration, $40,000 of artwork was sold. Parsons-Bruce Board members are (from left) Pat Burgess, Barbara Speece, Peggy Crews, Sylvia Bohanon and Wendy Fuller. Not pictured are board members Meredith Bowman, Boo Evans, Nancy McCormick, Jayne Pennington and Edith Stutts.

Matt Herskowitz Trio plays The Prizery

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The Matt Herskowitz Trio played at The Prizery Saturday night. Herskowitz has played on Barry Manilow's Christmas album and most recently played at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. (David Conner II photo)

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Junior Woman’s Club plans Totally 80s New Year’s Eve party

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2010 is quickly approaching, but the South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman’s Club wants to take you back to the 80s! Dust off your acid washed jeans and tease your hair up for the Totally 80s New Year’s Eve Party to be held at the Prizery on Dec. 31, from 9 p.m.– 1 a.m.

Manilow’s pianist plays The Prizery on Saturday

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Now that he’s finished the Christmas album with Barry Manilow and played at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Matt Herskowitz, center, is free to appear at The Prizery. Enjoy traditional jazz standards, some jazzed-up Christmas tunes and some original compositions when the Matt Herskowitz Trio plays The Prizery this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com
It’s been hard to miss superstar Barry Manilow all over TV plugging his album “In the Swing of Christmas.” And, obviously, if you’re Barry Manilow, you can have any pianist in the world. And he chose Matt Herskowitz – the same Matt Herskowitz coming to the intimacy of The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre this Saturday evening.

Donation made to Pre-k program

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Ryan Garrett of Edward Jones Investments makes a $1,000 donation to The Prizery’s Pre-K Arts Academy specifically for art supplies used by instructor Susi Robbins. Garrett and Robbins stand with young students from the Cluster Springs Early Learning Center. This school year, Robbins will teach art units on, among other topics, Native Americans, birdfeeders, winter landscapes, pond life, hand puppets and architecture to the public-school four-year-olds.

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