Between the birding trails and the butterfly garden at Pleasant Grove Park in Palmyra, strawberries are already starting to ripen in the morning sun.
Sunday, May 14th — Mother’s Day. In honor of this most auspicious occasion, I thought I would share my Top Ten List that separates mothers from the rest of God’s most divine creations.
There are lots of theories regarding our country’s declining economic situation. Personally, I think we’d see a rise in buying trends if more folks put their phones away and provided a little service.
Despite the general favoritism tossed the way of the largemouth and smallmouth bass, trout, and the ever-elusive musky in the state of Virginia, offer me a day of catching dozens of hard-fighting river fish weighing between one and five pounds on light tackle, and I, for one, wouldn’t finish my coffee before hopping in the truck, “glamour species” be damned.
A few weeks ago I mowed the yard for the first time this season. You can’t really call the first spring mowing “cutting the grass” because there isn’t much grass to cut. You’re merely making sure the wild onions, dandelions, and all the other prolific, unwanted weeds are reduced to the same height.
If you had told me a year ago that my college home water, the South Fork of the Holston River, would be critically low throughout the first half of trout season due to lack of rain, I would’ve laughed in your face and taken off for the river.
Miss Lynetta Purvis had the perfect yard for Easter egg hunts. It wasn’t one of those fancy topiary and rose garden filled lawns you see on a PBS murder mystery. Copious amounts of wild onions, flower beds, and lawn ornaments became perfect hiding places for plastic and hardboiled eggs.
Fresh, locally grown foods can be found in many venues, but there’s an elusive ingredient that can make shopping local a remarkable experience.
Spring cleaning translates to dragging junk out of the garage, basement and attic, looking at it for an hour, deciding you can’t do without any of it, and then dragging it back into the garage, basement and attic for another year.
The Fork Union Military Academy debate team participated in the Virginia Catholic Forensics League (VCFL) state debate tournament March 11 at Eastern View High School in Culpeper County.
Trodding deliberately through an oak grove and the dynamic air of a fading season, swollen neck and tined, bone-white crown extended in hot-blooded search, the majesty of a mature, rutting whitetail buck commands a certain level of respect.
I have been feeling strange. Sluggish. Irritable. Disoriented. I have wanted to eat at odd hours of the day. Though the symptoms are synonymous with some pregnancies, after reviewing the chapter on reproduction in an eighth-grade biology book, I discounted that condition as an explanation. I…
On Nov. 28, 2016, a wildfire of unprecedented scale swept through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and spilled over into the surrounding community of Gatlinburg, claiming 14 lives and burning a total of 17,904 acres, and forever changing the lives of those in the greater park community.
Charlottesville online grocery company Relay Foods officially merged with Colorado-based Door to Door Organics on Jan. 15.
In late February, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted to ban hydraulic fracturing by way of a zoning ordinance, making it the first county in the Old Dominion to totally prohibit the invasive natural gas drilling practice.
The seniors at Scottsville High School in 1967 were stunned to learn that their graduating class would be the last. As former students recall, the announcement was made without advance notice at a school assembly that April or May.
In a year when red blends, petit verdots and cabernet francs dominated the Governor’s Cup wine competition gold medal list, a lone cabernet sauvignon stood tallest.
On Feb. 14, Patagonia, a domineering outdoor brand, announced that it would not continue to attend the biannual Outdoor Retailer trade show, historically held in Salt Lake City, if it didn’t relocate from Utah.
STAUNTON — Gillian Henderson, of Palmyra, was named to the fall 2016 honors list at Mary Baldwin University. Students named to the list earned grade point averages of 3.75 to 4.00. To be eligible, a student must be a degree candidate and must have earned at least 12 semester hours for the gr…
Fifteen cadets from Fork Union Military Academy’s debate team have qualified to compete in the Virginia Catholic Forensic League State Tournament to be held on March 11 at Eastern View High School in Culpeper.
The February meeting of the Point of Fork Chapter of the Daughters of the America Revolution meeting was held in the Bremo slave chapel which now serves as the parish hall at Grace Episcopal Church in Bremo Bluff.
Virginia’s favorite outdoor show, the Western Virginia Sports Show, is scheduled Feb. 24-26 at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville.
The weather is highly variable in southwestern Virginia, but a few things are for certain. If it’s gonna get cold and spit, pour or dump snow, it’s gonna be in February and I’ll be holed up, sleeping late in my on-campus apartment with no school or possibility of fishing to busy me. And even…
Cold weather can bring discomfort and worry about higher winter bills, but Dominion Virginia Power is working to help customers stay warm this winter by providing energy education, flexible payment options, and energy assistance.
Two years ago, the General Assembly and Gov. Terry McAuliffe halted biennial reviews of base rates for Dominion Virginia Power and Appalachian Power, as well as refunds for customers if the utilities overcharged, ostensibly to help them weather the financial challenge posed by President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax.
One time, a hot summer evening, I caught a beaver. Rather, I almost did. I was bass fishing a small farm pond when I eyed hopefully a beaver hut in a few feet of water...
Pity the poor snowflakes — so sensitive they must be shielded from speech that might hurt their tender feelings. Campus liberals? Nope. We’re talking about supposedly serious grown-ups, including some veterans and Virginia Rep. Rob Wittman.