February 2008


Urban Miracle , by Ann Wright

Twenty-five years ago, Norfolk was moribund. Now, the downtown is thriving. Anatomy of a turnaround.

Price War! by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Virginians are sold on Motley’s auctions, and they have the highboys and andirons to prove it.

The Cutting Edge , by Daisy Ridgeway Khalifa

Who knew that Northern Virginia was a hotbed of innovative theater?

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A Pioneer Craftsman , by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Charles McRaven is an old-fashioned builder.

Where the Cold Takes You , by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Two redoubts for winter unwinding.

Why Not Add Two? by Christine Ennulat

JMU and UMW were founded in anything but a ‘normal’ way.

Can You Dig It? by Bland Crowder

A quixotic hunt for buried Bedford treasure.

Gimme Shelter! by Laura Parsons

With his architectural sculpture, Craig Pleasants explores the ‘aesthetics of necessity.’


Virginiana | Peace, Love and Subud , by Maggie Wolff Peterson

The Arquette family’s got Virginia connections – Skymont, their former commune.

Wedding | Laundry, Burgers … and Love , by Valerie Hubbard

A first date spent doing laundry may seem an inauspicious start, but it all came out in the wash.

Travel | Splendid Isolation , by Greg O. Weatherford

Ethiopia is isolated and peculiar – and the perfect place for a family adventure.

Food | A Frosty Feast , by Mark Remes

Winter comfort food and a Christmas tree-burning party: It’s a frosty feast!

Dining | In Vino Veritas , by Christina Ball

Two Charlottesville restaurant offer a slow, truly Mediterranean fix.

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