June 2008


The Midas Touch , by Aynsley Miller Fisher

Who says Kentucky owns Thoroughbred horse racing? Just ask these four Virginia women, who know a thing or two about the winner’s circle.

Sand and Spectacle , by Ben Swenson

Ocean View Amusement Park was a major seaside attraction for 80 years, offering fishing, rides and crazy sideshow acts.

Mayhem on Wheels , by Anne-Ryan Heatwole

Not exactly a mainstream sport, roller derby offers women a chance for serious competitive fun. Don’t mind the nosebleeds.

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Into the Woods , by Daniel Schreiber and Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Psssst: Shenandoah National Park is a wonderful place to visit now, with its streams flowing briskly and the wildflowers in bloom.

Showing the Colors , by Anne-Ryan Heatwole

The Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum displays four rare Continental Army flags from the Revolutionary War.

A ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Place , by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

The Positive Vibe serves up meals – and lots more.

Flights of Fancy , by Terri L. Jones

Robin Kranitzky and Kim Overstreet make mixed-media brooches that explore “unknown realms.”

Upbeat Help for Khmer Kids , by Don Harrison

Robbin Thompson in Cambodia.


Sport | A River ‘Lorax’ , by Tricia Pearsall

Adventurer Trip Jennings runs wild rivers and takes big pluges over waterfalls – promoting conservation through kayaking.

Interview | Old-Time Man , by Don Harrison

Ralph Stanley is a music legend whose plaintive sound has kept mountain memories alive for 60 years.

Food | Living La Dolce Vita , by Nicole Anderson Ellis

Can you capture the sublime culture of Tuscany, with its unsurpassed food, in Virginia? We try.

Dining | Puttin’ on the Ritz , by Christina Ball

In Luray, the Mimslyn Inn and its fine restuarant, Circa ’31, bring a touch of swank to Shenandaoh.

Towns | Mayberry Meets Manhattan , by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

The Northern Neck is changing, but White Stone, Irvington and Kilmarnock retain their special Chesapeake charm.

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