Virginia Sea Grant’s annual Project Participants’ Symposia are provide opportunities to learn and network. ©Will Sweatt/VASG

Virginia Sea Grant’s annual Project Participants’ Symposia are provide opportunities to learn and network. ©Will Sweatt/VASG
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On Wednesday February 1, Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) held its 3rd annual Project Participants’ Symposium—a meeting that enables VASG partners to network and learn while helping to plan the future of VASG. About 100 researchers, students, and other partners gathered in Richmond for the Symposium, which was followed by the annual Seafood & Wine Reception. The Reception, cosponsored by VASG and the Virginia Seafood Council, drew more than 200 attendees, including VASG institutional partners, state legislators, and agency representatives.

Read more about the 2012 Symposium at bit.ly/2012vasgsym

Appalachian Dulcimer – Amy Fabbri – The Mountain Traditions Project

From the mountains of Western Maryland and West Virginia comes a series of short films about Appalachian traditions in our changing world. Shot over several months in the summer of 2011, the films follow the stories of a mountain dulcimer player, a metalworker, a quilter, a hammer dulcimer maker, a group of homesteaders and a group of kayakers. The music for the films was composed and performed by Appalachian musicians. The Mountain Traditions Project is a collaboration between Appalachian Independent Newspaper, Mountain City Traditional Arts and Interdependent Pictures. More information on the ongoing film project can be found at www.appindie.org

VDOT: Route 460 Corridor Improvement Project Presentation by MultiModal Solutions LLC

Video presented by MultiModal Solutions LLC to the Independent Review Panel for the US Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project on Dec. 6, 2010 in Disputanta, VA. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking to develop US Route 460 Corridor in accordance with provisions of the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 as amended (PPTA).
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Virginia Organizing Project Executive Director Arrested at Anthem for Asking About Insurance Rates

When Anthem raised the rates on the Virginia Organizing Project by 14% this year, VOP Executive Director and board members went to the company headquarters to ask why. Anthem said they were trespassing and arrested VOP Director Joe Szakos. He will stand trial in Henrico County Virginia on September 22, 2009
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