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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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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...

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.

Great Date Escapes: Old Rag Mountain

Great Date Escapes: Old Rag Mountain

Climb to the top of this historic peak MAY 2022   Sometimes, the most time-tested is still the best, and that’s the case with Old Rag Mountain, a hike for friends, companions and loved ones for generations. Note important changes for 2022, though: Due to the...

Great Date Escapes: Savage Neck Dunes

Great Date Escapes: Savage Neck Dunes

Tucked away on the Virginia Eastern Shore is some dramatic scenery MAY 2022   If you like the sand between your toes, if you like strolling along a quiet beach, if you like an untouched natural backdrop, Savage Neck Dunes has you covered. There are a couple of...

Great Date Escapes: Neabsco Boardwalk

Great Date Escapes: Neabsco Boardwalk

This Prince William gem is a great outdoor adventure for couples and friends MAY 2022   Get away from it all, right in the middle of things. The Neabsco Creek Boardwalk is a brilliant place to pack a lunch, wander to the middle of a three-quarters of a mile...

Arwen’s Arrow

Arwen’s Arrow

Mounted archery program empowers youths and adults By Steven Johnson, Staff Writer Prince was not the first option, but when Arwen Adams laid eyes on the white-and-grey maned Gypsy Cob, she knew he was her heart horse. Adams had traveled with her family to Missouri...