Living Out Loud March/April 2020

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“Best Of” Omission
We made a mistake and accidentally omitted the Best Tattoo Studio category from our Best Of Lynchburg Awards featured in the January/February issue. We have apologized to those affected and have taken steps to make sure this clerical error doesn’t happen in the future. Below are the following winners in that category:

Gold
Kiss of Ink Tattoo

Silver
Caspian Tattoo

Bronze
Jesse James Ink Tattoos

Honorable Mention
Lucky Penny Tattoos
S and J Visual Art Productions


Great Job!
“Tobi, thank you for doing such a great job writing the feature about Gospel Community Church! We love it, and think you did a fantastic job weaving together so many details and elements from the history to current day. Shelley, thanks for including us and please thank Chris, as always, for a fantastic layout and eye-catching design; the whole book is a great issue—kudos!” – Jennifer Redmond, Communications Director at Gospel Community Church (“New Life,” January/February 2020)

“I just read your article on hugelkultur from January 1st and was blown away that other people in Lynchburg care about permaculture design! Do any of you know of any local permaculture groups, clubs, or communities here? Great article, by the way!” – Nate Hornbeck, (“Hugelkultur,” January/February 2020)


Top Teacher Tour
Editor Shelley Basinger was determined to surprise each of our 15 Top Teachers at their schools this year. So in January, she scheduled 15 school visits in roughly three weeks. It was a lot of work—but it was more than worth it to make these teachers smile! Here is a look at a few of her visits:

“I was so surprised and excited to receive this award! What an honor!” – Kate Dillard, surprised at the Altavista Elementary faculty meeting

“Thank you for stopping by yesterday, Shelley. What an honor.” – Elizabeth Wendland, surprised during class at the Bedford Science and Technology Center

“Thank you for the presentation you made at our faculty meeting last week. I was caught completely off-guard!” – Mike Bremer, surprised during a faculty meeting at Sandusky Middle School

“That was sweet of you to take the time to come to our school to present the award. I am very appreciative of the honor…” – Lynn Tolley, surprised in front of an assembly at Amelon Elementary School

“Thank you so much for surprising me with the beautifully framed and matted award, it was such an honor to receive.” – Yvonne Hansotte, surprised during a horticulture class at Brookville High School

“I was totally surprised and consider it such an honor!” – Fred Schmidt, surprised while he taught math at Jefferson Forest High School


We Want To hear From You!
Send us an e-mail to shelley@lynchburgmag.com. Correspondents must identify themselves; names may be withheld on request. Lynchburg Living may edit or condense.

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