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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.

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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.

A Life of Gaffs & Guitars

A Life of Gaffs & Guitars

CASTING a Line Rick Robbins is a custom fly rod maker and fly fisherman BARC Electric Cooperative member Rick Robbins of Lexington, Va., can’t remember a time when he failed to enjoy fishing. “There’s a photo of me fishing when I was four. I’m 76 now, so that’s 72...

Zooming into Music

Zooming into Music

Northern Virginia artist opens the door to competition for budding talents MARCH 2022 by Laura Emery, Staff Writer Like the graceful dancers that pirouette daily on the floors of the Virginia National Ballet studios in Manassas, Va., life sometimes requires a little...

Reflections of Light and Color

Reflections of Light and Color

Patricia Brennan’s artistic path didn’t run straight to the beautiful stained-glass windows she has been creating for years. Along the way, she tried her hand at various forms of art. “I was interested in learning how to make something that I could make a living from,” says Brennan.

Casting a Line

Casting a Line

BARC Electric Cooperative member Rick Robbins of Lexington, Va., can’t remember a time when he failed to enjoy fishing. “There’s a photo of me fishing when I was four. I’m 76 now, so that’s 72 years of fishing,” he says.

Welding Steel into Art

Welding Steel into Art

Some students are lucky enough to land in a class taught by a truly inspiring teacher. That happened to Albert “Buck” Doughty when he enrolled at Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, Va., and signed up for a welding class taught by Lewis Shields.

Keeping Her Eye On the Ball

Keeping Her Eye On the Ball

November/December 2021Now she's grand marshal of a parade she once watched Growing up in tiny Palmer Springs, Va., Odicci Alexander remembers how she excitedly attended Christmas parades in nearby South Hill, an annual tradition in Southside Virginia. This year will...