Cover Story July 2020

July 2020 A paw and an outstretched hand form winning artwork This year’s Youth Art Contest winner is the quintessential all-American girl: sparkling blue eyes, long locks of red hair, freckled skin and a dimple that dances on her cheek. Mariner, daughter of Peter and...

Cover Story June 2020

June 2020 Youth played a key, unsung role, memorial historian explains They weren’t old enough to go into battle, much less get a driver’s license or register to vote. But 75 years after World War II ended, the young members of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts across the...

Cover Story May 2020

May 2020 Every Barn Could Use a Quilt Eye-catching painted patterns brighten outbuildings and benefit bookworms. There is Double Aster, Star of the Show and Carpenter’s Wheel. Mary’s Flower, Autumn Cross and Appalachian Bull. Anvil, Laced Star and Crowned Mule. And, of...

Cover Story March-April 2020

March-April 2020 This Home is Full of Dogs – and Love For some families, having a couple of teenagers in the house would be enough. Now add 17 dogs. By Margaret Buranen, Contributing Writer That’s what it can look like at times in the Warrenton, Va., house of Northern...

Cover Story February 2020

February 2020 On the Outside, Looking In Farmville school was a civil rights wellspring Rita Odom was screaming. But she didn’t want anyone to hear. At the house of a stranger 150 miles from home, tears welled in the 12-year-old’s eyes as she cried under her breath:...

Cover Story January 2020

February 2020 AIMING HIGH A Northern Neck resident and Power Line Worker Training School graduate, Genevie Boarman is en route to joining the select ranks of female lineworkers. “I can definitely keep up with the boys,” the 24-year-old says with a twinkle in her eye,...

Cover Story October 2019

October 2019 Curtis Short never tires of it, even after a lifetime of living here and decades of daily driving to the district office in St. Michaels of Choptank Electric Cooperative, where he is the manager of regional operations. The back roads he often chooses on...

Cover Story September 2019

September 2019 State Fair of Virginia is the ‘Best of Virginia’ The very “Best of Virginia” is on display every fall at the State Fair of Virginia. From agricultural exhibits to competition displays and entertainment, the fair showcases Virginians’ incredible skills...

Cover Story July 2019

July 2019 For 6-year-old Reese Mills, horses are the “mane” attraction. So when it came time to put paintbrush to paper and come up with an entry for Cooperative Living magazine’s 2019 Youth Art contest, Reese knew just what she wanted to paint. For the 17th annual...