Cover Story March-April 2019

Bettina Ring, Virginia’s Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry: At Home in Craig County She’s a trailblazer, leader in agriculture and forestry, and a friend of Virginia’s electric cooperatives.   March-April 2019 Bettina Ring loves her job. When she talks about...

Cover Story February 2019

Clarksville’s Franklin Dover Receives 2019 Good Samaritan Award February 2019 Clarksville resident C. Franklin Dover, Jr., has earned the 2019 Good Samaritan Award presented by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). Given...

Cover Story January 2019

South Boston facility uplifts region’s prospects January 2019 Southern Virginia is an area rich in heritage, hospitality and resources. One of its greatest resources is its people, characterized by strong work ethic, loyalty and dedication to task. The region’s...

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...