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February 2008

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February 2008

Features


Urban Miracle, by Ann Wright

Twenty-five years ago, Norfolk was moribund. Now, the downtown is thriving. Anatomy of a turnaround.


Price War! by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Virginians are sold on Motley's auctions, and they have the highboys and andirons to prove it.


The Cutting Edge, by Daisy Ridgeway Khalifa

Who knew that Northern Virginia was a hotbed of innovative theater?

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Upfront


A Pioneer Craftsman, by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Charles McRaven is an old-fashioned builder.


Where the Cold Takes You, by Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Two redoubts for winter unwinding.


Why Not Add Two? by Christine Ennulat

JMU and UMW were founded in anything but a 'normal' way.


Can You Dig It? by Bland Crowder

A quixotic hunt for buried Bedford treasure.


Gimme Shelter! by Laura Parsons

With his architectural sculpture, Craig Pleasants explores the 'aesthetics of necessity.'

Departments


Virginiana | Peace, Love and Subud, by Maggie Wolff Peterson

The Arquette family's got Virginia connections - Skymont, their former commune.


Wedding | Laundry, Burgers ... and Love, by Valerie Hubbard

A first date spent doing laundry may seem an inauspicious start, but it all came out in the wash.


Travel | Splendid Isolation, by Greg O. Weatherford

Ethiopia is isolated and peculiar - and the perfect place for a family adventure.


Food | A Frosty Feast, by Mark Remes

Winter comfort food and a Christmas tree-burning party: It's a frosty feast!


Dining | In Vino Veritas, by Christina Ball

Two Charlottesville restaurant offer a slow, truly Mediterranean fix.

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