October 2006 Issue


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October’s cover story features Virginia’s World War II heroes. Through candid portraits and provocative stories, experience how these extraordinary men faced the trials of their time. As in every issue, Virginia Living highlights the best of Virginia—from new musicians modeling Virginia’s coolest fall fashions to Virginia’s tech-savviest students in the tech mecca of Blacksburg. Drive back 400 years along historic route 10 and revisit the spirits of world famous Virginia psychics Jeane Dixon and Edgar Cayce. Go deep into the history of the UVA-Tech football rivalry. See how Virginia’s great old hotels are coming back, and taste Mrs. Rowe’s famous Shenandoah Valley pies.

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    Photo credit: Kyle LaFerrier.

    Travel to the Alleghany Highlands

    Every route in this mountain paradise is scenic. Anchored by the twin towns of 
Covington and Clifton Forge, the Alleghany Highlands sit smack in between The Omni Homestead Resort—20 miles to the east—and The 
Greenbrier, 20 miles west. Read more


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    Photos courtesy of King Spa.

    King Spa in Chantilly

    When you step into King Spa, you must make some choices: Do you take off your clothes to soak naked in a 102°F pool with strangers? Or do you change into a provided cotton uniform and step into a hot sauna? Read more



    Illustration by S. Clusky

    All About Acorns

    Acorns are, of course, the fruit of oak trees. And they fall—of course—because tiny acorns/mighty oaks ... you know the drill. Acorns are how oak trees make more oak trees. Read more