October 2008

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'Fancy' Comeback, by Peggy Sijswerda

In its day, the Lynnhaven oyster was prized by celebrities and regular folks alike. Pollution nearly killed off the mollusk, but the seafood classic is making a comeback.

Flying Circus, by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

In Bealeton, a group of ruddy, old-school pilots recreate Amercia's "barnstorming" era with their vintage biplanes and aerial stunts.

All in the Family, by Mary Theobald

Lineage socieities aren't fusty or fading, as some might think, especially now that the Internet has sparked new interest in genealogy.

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Raising the Barre, by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Now 25 years old, Richmond Ballet is growing in stature.

Where Are We? by Amanda Conner

Two exhibitions of centuries-old North American maps put the country into early perspective.

A Sonic Tribute, by Don Harrison

Piedmont bluesman John Cephas pays homage to his guitar roots.

Reality Show, by Laura Parsons

Tim O'Kane illuminates the details.

First Impressions, by Bill Sharfman

John White's 16th Century watercolors.


Interview | "It's About Living", by Suzanne Gannon

New York-based interior designer Charlotte Moss talks about her Virginia roots and her career.

Virginiana | Mind Over Matter, by Bland Crowder

Working out of his historic Gloucester County home, Will Jenkins, a.k.a. Murray Leinster, was a pioneering sci-fi writer.

Food | Off the Rails, by Christine Ennulat

Autumn is the time for tailgating, and what better spot for a tasty repast than the Montpelier Races?

Dining | Casual Chic, by Christina Ball

In Richmond, two chic new Fan restaurants, plus an enduring lunch spot.

Towns | Victorian Echoes, by Daisy Ridgway Khalifa

Falls Church is an urban village with a storied past.

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