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Faith in Film

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  A mountainous rock juts into the Mediterranean on Spain’s Costa Blanca, or white coast. Call...

Escape to Dreamy Los Cabos

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At Home in Europe's Bungalows

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Meet Gina Dalmas

Tidewater Women’s Fran Ward talked with Gina Dalmas (GD) early one weekend morning. TW: Gina, thanks for agreeing to an interview during daylight. I know this is ou... Read more

Faith in Film

Ashley Zahorian has always been creative. When she was ten years old she and her sister put together a magazine of short stories, poems, and drawings. In middle scho... Read more

Adventures in Spain's Costa Blanca

  A mountainous rock juts into the Mediterranean on Spain’s Costa Blanca, or white coast. Called Peñon de Ifach, it rises 1000 feet out of the sea, and I was d... Read more

A Passion for Local Theatre

Tidewater Women’s Fran Ward talked with Kathy Strouse, director of The Women, a play by Clare Boothe Luce, which runs Jan.8-31 at The Little Theatre of Norfolk. TW:... Read more

Escape to Dreamy Los Cabos

It’s one thing to climb a ladder that’s firmly planted on solid ground. It’s something else to climb one while pitching around in choppy seas. I was aboard a deep-se... Read more

Meet Kelly Ann Herbst: Keeper of Lost Sk…

Tidewater Women’s Fran Ward met Dr. Kelly Ann Herbst, astronomy curator at the Virginia Living Museum, in her natural habitat: Abbitt Planetarium. TW: Good morning,... Read more

At Home in Europe's Bungalows

A black swan floats languidly on a small canal just outside the window. My husband, Peter, and I are enjoying the view from our comfortable bungalow in a vacation vi... Read more

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