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Into the Woods, by Christine Stoddard

One of the state's best assets--Shenandoah National park--is 75 years old. An invigorating visit to a large patch of splendid nature. 


Hop on Board, by Stewart Ferebee

Virginia Beach does not have big waves, but it does have a rich history of surfing--its where East Coast surfing got its start. An epic retrospective!

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Commanding Attention, by Peggy Sijswerda

Capt. Mary M. Jackson, Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk, concentrates on her (big) job and not her gender.


Stabbed from Behind, by Caroline Kettlewell

There's nothing endearing about the deer fly.


Stripes, S'il Vous Plait, by Neely Barnwell Dykshorn and Julie Vanden Bosch

Warm weather and the lure of the Mediterranean motif.


In the Dog House, by Bland Crowder

Woman fined a fin for cussing cop on pup patrol.


Shearing the Flock, by Bill Glose

In this withering satire, a Harley Davidson-riding con man makes millions as the head of a faith-healing ministry, until he gets his comeuppance.


Object Lessons, by Sarah Sargent

VCU's Richard Roth is a teacher, author, designer, collector and post-modern painter. Did we miss anything? Yes--and he doesn't take himself too seriosuly.

Departments


Virginiana | Let's Shag! by Erin Parkhurst

It's synonymous with beach music, can be performed in anything from gowns to shorts, and is as old-time southern "as pouring salted peanuts into a sweating bottle of 'co-cola.'" The shag may have waxed and waned over its long history, but it is still going strong. 


Interview | Witty Professors, by Sara Jackson

Think history is dull? You haven't heard the three jaunty academics who've made Backstory a surprisingly engaging public-radio show.


Industry | Ship to Shore, by Chiles T. A. Larson

Getting vessels into and out of Hampton Roads is a risky business, which is why the shipping industry relies on harbor pilots.


Food | Tantalizing Tastes, by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

levering Orchard has a cherry disposition.


Home | Carter's Creek Retreat, by Valerie Hubbard

Inspired by the renovation of their boathouse, a couple has transformed their no-frills weekend home near the bay into a sophisticated space with lots of decorative art from the East. As the interior designer puts it, "the mantra was air, water and light."

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