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.

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    National Botanic Garden

    The highest point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains is a 550-foot, man-made mountain in Chantilly at the National Botanic Garden. Its creator is nature lover, businessman, and co-owner Peter Knop, who spent 30 years creating it. Read more


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    William and Mary's Marriage

    The bride, 15-year-old Mary, cried through the ceremony, hardly swept off her feet by the groom, her first cousin William. Introduced a few days earlier, she’d
been weeping ever since. Read more

    Culture Virginiana

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    VCU's Children's Tower Opens

    Treatment for broken arms to brain tumors is provided at the Children’s Tower, but needs that go beyond trauma care are also a priority. The kitchen serves food that kids love, like brick oven pizza and soft-serve ice cream. Read more