October 2012


The Good Fight , by W. Matthew Shipman

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point stands watch over one of Virginia’s most precious assets: its fisheries.

Curtains Up! by Joan Tupponce

A preview of the fall/winter performing arts season for a handful of Virginia’s top companies.

A Proud Legacy , by Ben Swenson

A look at the deep history of Virginia’s 11 state-recognized Indian tribes, and their even deeper committment to carrying their rich heritage forward into the feature.

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Style & Sensibility , by Mary Burruss

Lauren Liess tops the list of interior designers to watch in Northern Virginia.

Deer Candy , by Caroline Kettlewell

The strawberry bush rewards those who can wait until fall to enjoy its bright red fruit.

Old, Bold and Looking Good , by Bland Crowder

Pagentry for women of a certain age.

The Show Goes On , by Joe Tennis

The beginning of a new era at Abingdon’s Barter Theatre.

Practice Makes Perfect , by Sarah Sargent

Karen Blair’s pursuit of joie de vivre.


Profile | Digging Deep into Virginia’s Past , by Peggy Sijswerda

WANTED: Cheerful workers labor under blistering sun, digging in the dirt with sharp trowels. Must be willing to take orders, get dirty and spend hours on your knees. Bring your own hat, sunscreen and bug spray. No whiners allowed!

Virginiana | Barn Raising , by Randolph Walker

An effort to protect Pittsylvania’s remaining tobacco barns is as much about honoring a way of life as it is about preserving the history of the industry..

Food | Farm Fresh , by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

Straight from the farm, slow food is a return to old world ways.

Home | Colonial Classic , by Kathleen Toler

The future of 254-year-old Mount Airy Plantation in Richmond County rests on the shoulders of the 10th generation of the Tayloe family to live on the estate. Their plan to sustain this historic home for the next generation includes opening its doors in unprecedented ways.

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