A publication of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

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Over the Mountains and Through the Valley

Over the Mountains and Through the Valley

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Laying It On The Line

Laying It On The Line

THE VIRGINIA, MARYLAND & DELAWARE ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES hosted its 19th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo in May. More than 200 utility lineworkers from seven states, including North and South Carolina, New York and California, gathered at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va., on May 19 and 20 for the two-day competition, which also featured more than 60 vendor exhibits and a barbecue competition.

Ditch Digging Done Right, Co-op Style

Ditch Digging Done Right, Co-op Style

Ditch Digging Done Right DONNA WEST WAS ON HER HANDS AND KNEES, PEELING BACK CLOTS OF DEBRIS AND WET LEAVES at a children’s playground in Murfreesboro, Tenn., when she made a discovery. “It’s a drain,” she said. “I wonder if anyone knew it was here.” Answer: Probably...

When 10,000 Leads to 120,000

When 10,000 Leads to 120,000

Millie Winstead tells the story of a woman who sadly informed her last fall that their traditional family contribution to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank wouldn’t be forthcoming in 2020 because she and her husband had been out of work for several months.

Coming Out On Top

Coming Out On Top

November/December 2021Our Communities is a story and picture feature that celebrates the spirit of co-op country. Have a submission that depicts your co-op or community? Contact [email protected] Out On Top ASHLEY KNAPP COULDN’T HELP BUT FEEL A LITTLE TUG...

Youth Tour 2021

Youth Tour 2021

September 2021Our Communities is a story and picture feature that celebrates the spirit of co-op country. Have a submission that depicts your co-op or community? Contact [email protected] spirited march on Williamsburg. OF THE MANY THINGS THAT THE GLOBAL...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

August 2021It once was a community center. Now it needs help. IF YOU PASS BY IT, YOU MIGHT THINK IT WAS JUST AN OLD BUILDING. That’s a shame, because the Tuckahoe Neck Quaker Meeting House in Denton, Md., is one of the oldest wooden structures in continuous use as a...