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Features


26 Fall Escapes, by Carrie Nieman Culpepper

Join a pack of hounds on its dawn rambles at Keswick Hall, sip a cream ale at the Quirk Hotel's rooftop bar, dine on fresh from the farm cuisine at the Goodstone Inn and so much more.


Take Me To the River, by Jack Cooksey

The New River Valley is carved from one of the continent's oldest rivers, but it's not just rugged and beautiful—it's also a mecca for the outdoor adventurer. With photography by Sam Dean.


State of Education

A special section featuring Top High Schools and Colleges 2016, a list of more than 150 of the most innovative programs across the Commonwealth.

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Upfront


Crowning Glory, by Joan Tupponce

As its executive director, former Miss Virginia USA Kim Nicewonder has transformed the pageant she once competed in.


Bass Masterby Caroline Kettlewell

If a river otter is nearby, you can kiss the fish in your privately stocked pond goodbye.


Arresting Images, by Sarah Sargent

Neil Guma Fine Art opens in Charlottesville.


Got Ghost? by Taylor Pilkington

Dive into the other-worldly with Fredericksburg Paranormal Research and Investigation.


Seductive Serenade, by Don Harrison

Miramar explores the longing and beauty of bolero.

Departments


Industry | Raising Miss Daisy, by Erin Parkhurst

The remarkably social KuneKune, a breed of pig that was once endangered, is now thriving thanks to breeders like Caroline Malott of Bedford County. Find out why they may just be the perfect pig.


Food | Get Cured, by Phaedra Hise

The art and science of charcuterie. With photography by Fred + Elliott.


Home | Trading Spaces, by Valerie Hubbard

The Richmond home of restauranteur Julius C. Pierce of Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que in Williamsburg is an exquisite ode to mid-century design. With photography by Tony Giammarino.


Garden | Garden of Grace, by Bland Crowder

As Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's director of horticulture, 34-year-old Grace Chapman Elton is leading the way for a new generation of public garden plots.

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