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A Historic Mill Meets Chocolate-Peanut Butter

A Historic Mill Meets Chocolate-Peanut Butter

Water-powered ice cream helps mark community bicentennial October 2022 by Nancy Sorelis, Contributing Writer It was with great optimism that John J. Rife stood alongside the spring-fed stream in what would soon become the village of Dayton in Rockingham County, Va.,...

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Until the Cows Come Home

Until the Cows Come Home

Andora Farm is an idyllic 18th century horse farm located on Route 3 in Culpeper County owned by rancher, expert horseman and cable television personality Tom Seay and his wife, Pat.

On the Outside, Looking In

On the Outside, Looking In

Some 70 years after Barbara Johns’ historic speech, students recall their strike for equality and the subsequent segregationist closure of public schools in Prince Edward County, Va.

A Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

A Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

A multitasking approach at Meadowgate Alpacas AUGUST 2022 https://vimeo.com/735468419 by Steven Johnson, Staff Writer When Suzy Gammell opened her Mother’s Day present, you could hear her cries of delight in just about every corner of Ashland, Va. “Andi’s mine! Andi’s...

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Ganymede the alpaca, the first male born at Man in the Moon Farm in New Castle, Va., is said, by those who know about such things, to have “an amazing fleece with an unbelievable structure and density.”

Clear Sailing

Clear Sailing

If a wave could talk, it would sound like Stoney Whitelock, a low, lilting rumble giving voice to the treasures and flotsam it collected on its inbound journey, cresting with power and force, and hoping to catch the listener in its undertow for another compelling performance.

Stock Car Passion

Stock Car Passion

The rumbling of unbridled horsepower, the pungent smell of high-octane fuel and burning rubber, neck-snapping speeds tempered with laser-focused control. These are all key elements of late model stock car racing and the passion so many feel for it.

Great Date Escapes: Goochland Drive-In

Great Date Escapes: Goochland Drive-In

It’s not often that the operator of a drive-in theater refers to himself as chief executive dreamer. But listen to John Heidel talk about his passion for the Goochland Drive-In Theater, you’ll understand where he is coming from.

Great Date Escapes: Tantivy Farm

Great Date Escapes: Tantivy Farm

It is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. The farm holds special events throughout the season, such as lavender wreath-making and wand-making, decoupage and making a needle-felted spring nest.