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Kenny Ball: Pounding pavement

“Nothing has ever been planned in my life,” said Kenny Ball. When Ball arrived in Charlottesville in the 1980s for a job working with and showing horses, he never dreamed that 30 years later he’d own a successful antiques shop and be training with the area’s top marathon runners. He’s passionate about everything he does, […]

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Kerry Moran: The über volunteer

For the past 14 years, Kerry Moran has volunteered her time to help create high-quality local theater. She designed and produced A Winter’s Tale at PVCC Theatre, performed as an actor in A Christmas Carol for The Virginia Playwright and in the Screenwriters Initiative at the Hamner. She produced and designed Arcadia for Play On! […]

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Ryan DeRose: A beautiful mind

You can usually find Ryan DeRose, founder of the digital creative agency Vibethink, standing in front of one of the giant white boards in the company’s Downtown Mall office space, mapping ideas with a dry erase marker. The 27-year-old Western Albemarle High School graduate normally works 80-plus hours a week, all seven days. To say […]