December 2015


Gone, But Not Forgotten , by Ellen F. Brown

The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum explores the legacy of the state’s community cannin industry in the early 20th century in a novel way—through a display of thousands of cannery labels.

4th Annual Made in Virginia Awards

Celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship and craft in the Old Dominion in the categories of home, styles, food and drink. Meet the winners!

Hospitals & Health Care

A special supplement featuring trends in patient care in Virginia’s top hospitals, including the good work of health care philanthropists, new hope for treating Lyme and Crohn’s diseases, hospital news and more.

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All That Glitters , by Sallie Lewis

Jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke imbues her work with mystery and mysticism.

Deerpocalypse , by Caroline Kettlewell

White-tailed deer were once endangered. Today, they’re the scourge of suburbia.

Talking Turkey , by Taylor Pilkington

From towering leftover sanwiches to turkey trots and alternative Black Friday events, there are plenty of ways to make new traditions at Thanksgiving.

Prince of Peace , by Joan Tupponce

Danville’s Chrismon tradition.

What Lies Beneath , by Sarah Sargent

The work of fine art conservator Katja Gibson.


Virginiana | History in the Round , by Taylor Pilkington

A historic restoration at UVA’s Rotunda will bring the iconic dome into the 21st century.

Food | Cooking with Spirit , by Tracey Love

Our recipes for cider brined and glazed pork shoulder roast, and apple brandied carrots and cauliflower will get you in the holiday mood. Plus, a primer for cooking with your favorite libations.

Home | X Marks the Spot , by Whitney Pipkin

In an elegant and modern Alexandria home, funcitnal is far from mundane.

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