October 2010 Issue

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The October issue of Virginia Living takes you to the heartland in our look at the resurging popularity of community canneries in the state. We profile 1920s’ phenoms, Sam Jones and Peggy Joyce Hopkins, the iron forger and the gold-digger from Norfolk’s Berkley neighborhood; Yale-educated artist and self-proclaimed “punkster” Steve Keene; new president of Hampden-Sydney College, Chris Howard; and Ralph “Chopper” Wilson, a barber cum developer on a mission to revitalize downtown Lynchburg. Editor Richard Ernsberger recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and we present a river repast featuring tasty bivalves from Rappahannock River Oysters in Topping. Also, the Eastern Gray Squirrel, the 100th anniversary of the Halifax County Fair and the inventor of the banjo. Need we say more?

A River Repast

We gathered an all-star group of chefs and threw a seafood party featuring Rappahannock River Oysters. Get their recipes here!
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“Ted Joans: Land of the Rhinoceri” at the VMFA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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“Gardens of Glass: The Art of Craig Mitchell Smith” at the MSV

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
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“Julia Child: A Recipe For Life” at the VMHC

Virginia Museum of History and Culture