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December 2008

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Features


Tales from the Hearth

Everybody's got a standout holiday memory. We asked prominent Virginians for Christmas and Thanksgiving stories that have stuck with them through the years. They didn't disappoint.


Ducks on Display, by Clarke C. Jones

Old hand-carved wooden decoys used to gather dust in attics. Now they are folk art and sought after by collectors.

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Upfront


The Power of Potential, by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

The Boys' Home in Covington reshapes young lives.


Modern and Dramatic, by Amanda Stark-Rankins

Roanoke gets edgy, with its new Taubman Museum.


Cabbage Patch Mania, by Bland Crowder

Virginia was no stranger to the original frenzy.


'Lyricism' in Stone, by Laura Parsons

Sculptor Betty Branch shapes the universal female.


Feed, Roll, Paste and Cutby Amanda Stark-Rankins

A revolutionary invention.

Departments


Fashion | Hot-Blooded Heroine, by Neely Barnwell Dykshorn

In the 18th century, there was a lot of drama at Westover, the Byrd family estate. We evoke the era with high hair, lush clothes and eye-catching jewelry.


Food | Brut Force: The Powerful Finesse of Grower Champagne, by Jason Tesauro

We threw a five-course dinner party and served grower champagne from start to finish. Brut force!


Town | A Well-Kept Secret, by Don Harrison

Who hasn't zoomed past Hampton on I-64? We stopped and explored this well-kept urban secret.


Property | Sunlight and Comfort, by Christine Ennulat

Sunlight and woodsy charm in Loudoun County.


Home | Compass Pointe, by Ann Wright

A rustic - and Romanesque - house on the water in Virginia Beach, built with old-school techniques.

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