Living Out Loud March/April 2019



Surprise Success

This is the first year Lynchburg Living decided to surprise a few of the winners of our Top Teachers contest. It took a little bit of planning and legwork but their reactions were worth it!

Beth Woods, math teacher at Altavista Combined School, wrote to editor Shelley Basinger: “Thank you so much for this honor. You basically blew my mind.” Karen Nelson, principal at Perrymont Elementary, emailed: “Thank you so much for coming to PES yesterday to recognize Brooke Andrews—a very special day for her!”

Learn more about all 10 of this year’s Top Teachers on pages 66-74.

“Best Of” Buzz

We love seeing the winners of our Best Of Lynchburg Awards brag about their accomplishments on social media! We received more than 203,000 votes in the online contest last year—breaking 2017’s record. Congratulations to everyone who made our 2019 list and get ready to start voting again this summer!

Wedding Planning Fever

A crowd of local brides came out to the Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center on Jan. 6 for our 21st Annual Central Virginia Bridal Showcase. More than 200 people spent the afternoon visiting with local venues, photographers, caterers and more. The afternoon ended with a drawing for giveaways, including a honeymoon from Travel Lovers. We also released our 2019 Central Virginia Bridal Guide to all guests!

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