A publication of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

CO-OP ADVENTURES

Of Wildlife And Local Legend

Of Wildlife And Local Legend

As soon as we cross the bridge from the mainland, I sense a change. The land seems flatter, the trees shorter, the sky broader. I have never been to this part of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and my friends Ashley, Stephanie, Sarah and I have been looking forward to this trip with an anticipation akin to a child’s at Christmas.

New Kid On The Block

New Kid On The Block

During the quiet holidays of 2020, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve became the United States’ newest member of the National Park Service, joining more than 400 sites in every state in the union.

Learning from History

Learning from History

On Pocahontas Island, just across the Appomattox River from historic Petersburg, Va., sits a yellow house filled with 8,500 years of history. Inside, you can often find the honorary mayor of the island giving free historical tours to anyone who’s interested.

2022 Fairs & Festivals GUIDE

You don’t realize how engrained summer fairs and festivals are into the very fabric of small-town life until many are canceled due to a pandemic. But summer is upon us, and many of those beloved events are back, maybe even bigger and better than before. So grab some...

Where the Dirt Path Leads

Where the Dirt Path Leads

Rachel Garnett’s essay, entitled “Dirt Path,” is the winner of the Cooperative Living Collegiate Undergraduate Writing Award, sponsored by the Virginia Outdoors Writers Association.

Getting the Royal Treatment

Getting the Royal Treatment

Tucked away into the equestrian history of the James E. Swart Animal Center in Front Royal, Va., are ties to a world-famous World War I warhorse, a legendary Triple Crown winner and Gen. George S. Patton’s Lipizzaner stallions, to name but a few.

Appalachia’s Greatest Conservation Story

Appalachia’s Greatest Conservation Story

At the last count in 2021, more than 300 elk roamed the makeshift plains of the flat-topped mountain. The success has been so complete that it is often referred to as Appalachia’s Greatest Conservation Story.

Going Wild in the Garden

Going Wild in the Garden

Anyone who gardens, or even putters in the yard, knows that the simple act of gardening provides many benefits — fresh air, exercise, stress relief and access to fresh foods to name a few.