August 2010 Issue

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Our August 2010 issue takes us inside some most interesting places. At a reenactment of the Battle of New Market 146 years after the fact, we get a vivid taste of that experience and some insight into this increasingly popular hobby. Another Virginia tradition—Galax’s Old Fiddlers’ Convention—is five days of pickin’ and grinnin’ that draws thousands to the southwestern corner of the state. We profile Leni Sorenson, Monticello’s African American research historian, who educates us about the perfect BLT. Also, Blue Ridge Farm, boatbuilder Steve Zimmerman, up-and-coming fashion designer Jules Reid, manatees, a gardening dream and a gardening nightmare, and much more.

A “Fabulous” BLT

Leni Sorensen tells us how to make one of her favorite summer sandwiches, made with local, homemade ingredients.
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VTCSOM Summer Art Exhibition: “Sons of the Village: The Art of Fatherhood”

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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VTCSOM Summer Art Exhibition: “Sons of the Village: The Art of Fatherhood”

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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“Ted Joans: Land of the Rhinoceri” at the VMFA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts