August 2015


How Sweet It Is , by Greg A. Lohr

Virginia Beauties, Shenandoah Valley Apple Candy, Peach Buds and other classic Virginia-made confections feed a nostalgic niche.

Car Talk , by Don Harrison

Slick Patterson’s custom-built ride was a rare and beautiful thing in 1951. But what happened to Virginia’s first hot rod?

Dental Health

Next gen toothpaste, oral cancer screening, the pasions and pursuits of some of Virginia’s dentists outside the examining room and more. Plus, Top Dentists 2015.

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Red Hot , by Joe Tennis

Glee star Jayma Mays was inspired by some of Hollywood’s great comidiennes.

High On Pie , by Taylor Pilkington

Our favorite pies, fresh from the oven.

Mountain Classical , by Tricia Pearsall

The Staunton Music Festival brings chamber music to the Blue Ridge.

Revolutionary Ties , by Bill Glose

Hermione reprises 1780 voyage to America.

Art, Great and Small , by Sarah Sargent

A guide to some of Virginia’s niche museums.


Virginiana | Surry’s Stalwart , by Don Harrison

Bacon’s Castle in Surry County, Virginia’s oldest extant brick house, celebrates its 350th anniversary.

Food | How Slow Can You Go? by Chef J Frank

When it comes to making the summer’s most succulent ribs, the name of the game is low and slow. With photography by Mark Edward Atkinson.

Dining | Good Fortune , by Kendra Bailey Morris

Some of the best Cantonese, Sichuan and Hunan-style cooking in the country is being done by Virginia chefs.

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