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Tara's Take: Can't Miss Performance!

Updated: 09/21/2011 - There are tons of great shows going on around town this week, but in this economy, who could afford to get tickets to them all? If you have to pick one performance to check out, my vote is the Ray LaMontagne and Brandi Carlile at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Thursday.

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Tara's Take: Where Were You On 9/11/01?

Updated: 09/06/2011 - As we near the 10 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country, people everywhere are remembering and reflecting. I was a senior in high school about 30 minutes from Washington, DC on that day. Here is my experience... I invite you to share yours.

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Tara's Take: An Adventure Update!

Updated: 08/18/2011 - Lots to tell you all about! I've finally learned all of the steps to my Critter Ball Rumba, had the exciting honor of playing in a charity ice hockey game with NHL legends, and had an unfortunate accident that may keep me out of the Tough Mudder... for this year (not hockey related).

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Tara's Take: Rumba and Fringe!

Updated: 07/21/2011 - As you all know, I'm dancing in Charlottesville's version of "Dancing WIth The Stars", The Critter Ball, to raise money for the SPCA. I've been working with my expert partner and our Rumba is coming along nicely! Today, we had a special guest at our rehearsal to make sure we were on point!

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Tara's Take: Fashion to Take on the Heat

Updated: 07/21/2011 - With temperatures topping 100 degrees, it's important to dress smart when attending outdoor concerts like Fridays After Five. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Tara's Take: Critter Ball Training Begins!

Posted: 07/14/2011 - I've always dreamed of being on "Dancing with the Stars" and now I get to have a taste of that experience. I've been asked to participate in Charlottesville's Version: The Critter Ball, to raise money for the SPCA and I just finished my first lesson with my dance instructor!

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The Road to Miss Virginia

Updated: 06/23/2011 - It took me three tries to win the state title and make it to Miss America... here's the ups and downs of my pageant career

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Tara's Take: The Stanley Cup Finals

Posted: 06/15/2011 - It's no secret I'm a hockey fan... here's my take on which team I think will be drinking from Lord Stanley's Cup after game 7 tonight.

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The Tough Mudder Workout Diary: Entry 1

Posted: 06/07/2011 - With the intense Tough Mudder looming in the not so distant future, members of the Newsplex team have kicked up the training.

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Tara's Take: "Yea! Tough Mudder!"

Updated: 05/26/2011 - Myself, Dan Schutte and plenty of others will be tackling the "Tough Mudder" at Wintergreen this October... It's Iron Man meets Burning Man in a 10 mile obstacle course full of teamwork and camaraderie and it's raised over $1 Million for the Wounded Warrior Project. I'll be documenting our training.

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Tara's Take: Dress Debacle

Updated: 05/09/2011 - Wardrobe Malfunction: I was invited to host the Charlottesville Heart Ball this past weekend and had the perfect gown to wear... after dieting for weeks to fit into it, I got the thing zipped and headed to the ball... turns out, I should have brought a back up.

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Tara's Take: Honoring our Wounded Warriors

Updated: 05/02/2011 - As the country reacts to the killing of the world's most wanted terrorist, I want to take a minute to thank our troops who are serving, who have lost their lives, and who have been permanently wounded.

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Tara's Take: Running of the Brides

Posted: 05/02/2011 - While everyone was glued to their TV's waiting to see what gown Kate Middleton would wear as she became royalty, I was some royalty of my own: 3 Miss DC's all lined up at the crack of dawn for the Running of the Brides!

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Tara's Take: A Princess Wedding Dress

Updated: 04/26/2011 - Everyone is speculating about the wedding dress of future princess Kate Middleton. I figured I'd throw out my opinion on what frock she should wear. So... here's my take.

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Tara's Take: Help Mo Ja play Bonnaroo!

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Charlottesville is home to many great entertainers and has seen several home-grown acts make it on the national level. Now one, local music duo has their sights set on a big stage and they need your help to get there.

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Tara's Take: Twitter Saves Teeth!

Updated: 04/06/2011 - If you follow me on Twitter @CBS19_TaraW, then you know how the Charlottesville Twitter community came together to save my smile when I chipped my front tooth over the weekend. Here's the story.

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Tara's Take: Tara's Closet

Updated: 04/04/2011 - I'm often get e-mails from viewers about the clothes and jewelry I wear on our shows, so I figured I'd give you all a look into my closet!

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Tara's Take: Interviewing A "Killer"... and Pauly D

Updated: 03/14/2011 - Sunday I was invited to the Verizon Center in Washington, DC to interview legendary Washington Capitals tough-guy, Kevin "Killer" Kaminski... Oh, and DJ Pauly D from the Jersey Shore stopped by too.

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Tara's Take: Bald is Beautiful

Updated: 03/11/2011 - An inside look at what it was like to fundraise and shave my head for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

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Tara's Take: Oscar Night America

Posted: 02/28/2011 - I was thrilled to be asked to host Oscar Night America at the Paramount Theater along with John Rodgers!

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