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...

Cover Story May 2019

The Making of Men Madison County father takes three sons on canoeing adventures down three different Virginia rivers as a rite of passage for each.   May 2019 They pulled hard, paddles going deep. It was the summer of 2016, the midday sun glaring down on the father...

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...