Cover Story October-2018

Unsung Virginian leads merry band of volunteers to preserve the Virginia Renaissance Faire October 2018 Five weekends each spring, a colorful corner of Spotsylvania County slips four centuries back in time to when Shakespeare penned his plays and Queen Elizabeth ruled...

Cover Story September-2018

State Fair, Secretariat tours are highlights of historical property September 2018 It’s not often a property can claim two historical events, but The Meadow Event Park (MEP) has bragging rights as both the birthplace of Secretariat and home of the State Fair of...

Cover Story August-2018

August 2018      Front Royal’s a pretty ordinary Virginia town.      Peopled by a congenial mix of lifelong residents and retirees escaping the Washington, D.C., rat race, it nestles unremarkably at the edge of Shenandoah National Park. Dogs gambol in the verdant new...

Cover Story July-2018

July 2018      It was the July 2016 cover image of Cooperative Living magazine that first caught 9-year-old Anika Karnam’s eye.      She saw a vibrant image of young Mihika Dusad, the 2016 Best in Show Cooperative Living Youth Art Contest winner, dressed up in ornate...

Cover Story June-2018

Shenandoah Valley Couple’s Canines Spread Joy Far and Wide June 2018 Photos and cover photo by Lynn Peters The sound of a locomotive comes from the kitchen, which causes Doug Peters to pop out of his living room chair. It’s his cellphone beckoning. The ringtone is...

Cover Story May-2018

A VIRGINIA CO-OP MEMBER STORMED OMAHA BEACH ON D-DAY AND SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE BEFORE HE CONVINCED A GERMAN GENERAL TO SURRENDER AS THE RUSSIAN ARMY APPROACHED. THIS IS TOM STAFFORD’S AMAZING WWII STORY. May 2018 Background: Germany in a Tightening Vice    ...

Cover Story March-April-2018

Join the Growing Group of Virginians Who Are Gardening for A Taste and Beauty March – April 2018 American gardening used to be all about the edibles. Early Americans needed to eat and didn’t have time for “pretty” gardens. They grew flowers and ornamentals only...

Cover Story February-2018

The Highland Maple Festival Virginia’s sweetest celebration February 2018 Soon to mark its 60th anniversary, the Highland Maple Festival has grown exponentially in attracting people to Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot.” The event today multiplies by many times...

Cover Story January-2018

Into the Light ‘Out of the Darkness’ program offers help and hope in time of grief. January 2018 Hope prevails. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Nowhere was this idea clearer than on a sunny Saturday in Staunton as people of all ages and from all walks...

Cover Story December 2017

Christmas on Tangier Island celebration is like one big family get-together December 2017 Christmas on Tangier is a special time of year in a special place, an island in the Chesapeake Bay, home to approximately 450 people who consider themselves one big family. The...

Cover Story October 2017

Spreading Kindness, One Rock at a Time Painted rocks are popping up all over cooperative-served territories in the most unexpected places. October 2017 Nearing a bend in the park’s well-worn trail, Carol F. had no idea that she would encounter something that would...