The South Boston Garden Club was recently recognized at both the district and state levels for outstanding projects during the past year. The local club received three of the seven district awards.
Nowadays we hear a lot about honeybees, but did you know there are many other bees in your backyard that survive with minimal help from humans? We all know honeybees are at risk from mites, increased pesticide use and lack of available pollen.
A funny thing happened when I moved down here. I learned that a buttercup isn’t that weed that you stick under someone’s chin to see if they like butter, but a daffodil.
Psychologist B. F. Skinner, the formulator of behavior modification theory, was attempting to prove that the same principles that govern the behavior of amoeba, planaria, rats, dogs and monkeys also govern the behavior of human beings. A very Darwinian proposition, indeed.
Halifax County High School senior Aaliyah Paige has faced her fair share of adversity in her life, but she is using those situations to help give back to her peers and help provide important information to her classmates.
As we all sit in this stressful, worrisome and unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order, we find ourselves wondering what to do with our time.
For its June 6 first Saturday outing, the Dan River Basin Association will return to a section of the Banister River for the first time since 2016.
A blood drive sponsored by Faulkner Memorial Lodge No. 91 and the South Boston Volunteer Fire Company will be held Saturday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Support Center.
This year, National Kids to Parks Day is going digital, and Virginia State Parks has organized a full day of engaging, educational and interpretive programming that will air from its Facebook page on Saturday.
With the recent closing of schools due to the coronavirus, students, parents and teachers at Scottsburg Elementary are handling distant learning activities with great stride.
QUESTION: My 3-year-old son tends to react physically when he’s mad at a preschool classmate instead of talking it out and letting the teachers intervene. We have encouraged him to use words when he’s angry, but he doesn’t seem to get it. Today he bit a classmate (the second time in a year t…
The prevention department of the Southside Community Services Board is sponsoring a free online suicide prevention education course “Talk Saves Lives” on Tuesday, April 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
I am convinced that “parenting” causes otherwise rational people — people whose thought processes are not typically driven by emotion — to lose their minds.
Per the old Chinese saying, “May you live in interesting times,” it may be that the most interesting of times are those when people do not want to hear the truth — as in the present, or so it would seem.
Vital to a child’s sense of well-being are parents who act competent to provide adequate provision and protection under any and all circumstances.
The public is invited to a night of laughter, good fun and supporting a cause near to the heart’s of many in Halifax County when Halifax County Cancer Association hosts the 6th annual Womanless Beauty Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday at Halifax County High School.
I’ve learned a new word! My daughter informs me that according to some mothers I am guilty of “mom-shaming” and should be ashamed of myself. I am an unashamed mom-shamer because I happen to believe that just as there is one proper way to go about training a dog (of any species), there is one…
QUESTION: We homeschooled our son through the sixth grade. This past fall, per his wishes, we sent him to a public school for the seventh grade. Last week, he was attacked by the class bully. This other child pushed our son to the ground, called him vile names and threatened him with further…
Members of Misunderstood bowl at the World of Sports. “Misunderstood would like to thank every staff member who encountered our group as well as the management of the World of Sports for extreme hospitality and care during our visit,” said Anthony Womack of Misunderstood. He said Misundersto…
QUESTION: Our daughter, our first and only, is just short of 3 1/2. She has recently started coming into our room in the middle of the night and making a request of one sort or another. She wants one of us to accompany her to the bathroom, get her a drink of water, listen to something she’s …
Historians, collectors and military buffs will have the chance to explore 25 vendors from up and down the East Coast at the Civil War and Military Collectors Show at the South Boston/Halifax County Museum on Saturday and Sunday.
This concludes my three-part series on the 10 biggest mistakes parents Make (and how to stop making them!). For the first two columns in the series, go to johnrosemond.com. The mistakes covered to date include: