April 2015


A New Song , by Don Harrison

After more than a half century of writing and performing, bluegrass mandolin legend and Grand Ole Opry star Jesse McReynolds is still innovating.

Lexington’s New Look , by Deveron Timberlake

From thinkers and makers to doers and risk-takers, Lexington is putting on a fresh face. 32 reasons to visit now.

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Gibson Girl , by Meridith Ingram

Luxury home furnishings designer Dana Gibson, a descendent of one of America’s most celebrated artists, is every bit the modern woman.

Design of the Times , by Erin Parkhurst

Virginia Center for Architecture expands.

Brooms Up , by Tricia Pearsall

Virginia teams to compete in Quidditch World Cup.

Risky Business , by Joan Tupponce

Tidwater teen to make NASCAR history.

It’s a Ska World After All, by Greg Weatherford

Getting around with the Pietasters.


Virginiana | An Honorable Peace , by Chiles T.A. Larson

Remembering General Order No. 9, Robert E. Lee’s final words to the Army of Northern Virginia.

Food | An Homage to Fromage , by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

Man cannot live by bread alone. Cheese producers are finding ways to tweak the imagination and perk up palates. With photography by Mark Edward Atkinson.

Travel | African Rhapsody , by Kimberley Lovato

A luxe safari to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.

Home | Hidden Treasures , by Sandra Shelley

Rokeby is a grand Leesburg estate that once hid the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution from British troops.

Garden | Art for Garden’s Sake , by Taylor Pilkington

Waterperry Farm in Free Union is a graden masterpiece 25 years in the making.

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