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  • Proof in the Barrel

    Robb Scharetg and Tyler Darden

    Proof in the Barrel

    Virginia has a handful of distilleries making whiskey, bourbon and vodka. Some have been around for decades, and others are upstarts in an industry where craftsmanship and taste matter. more

    Feb 8, 2011

    Culture

  • A River Renaissance

    John Henley

    A River Renaissance

    The James River was in terrible shape 30 years ago, but cleanup efforts have largely restored its health. more

    Jul 12, 2010

    Culture

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    Into the Wild

    Experience the ancient art of falconry. more

    Jan 13, 2017

    Travel

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    A Tudor Showcase

    It took four years and a few bidding wars with luminaries like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rod Stewart to get Dover Hall furnished. The result is an astounding collection of period art and antiques. more

    Jan 10, 2011

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    Kimberley Lovato

    Unraveling Fez

    A tapestry of colors, sounds and scents greets the visitor to the meandering alleys of this ancient city’s medina, where the breadth of time and tradition offers the explorer a heady experience. more

    May 22, 2017

    Travel

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    The 'Evil' Step-muse

    To the late William Styron, Elizabeth Buxton was the “evil” stepmother. Cousin MARY WAKEFIELD BUXTON explores the relationship between the Pulitzer prize-winning author and the quintessential Tidewater matriarch. more

    Jan 28, 2015

    Culture

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    One Dream of a Team

    With no money, let alone a gym, Virginia Union basketball soared for five magical years. more

    Mar 14, 2011

    Culture

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    Into the Woods

    Summer is time for camp, and in Virginia, that tradition is as strong today as it was 100 years ago. A look at the enduring appeal of sunlit days and lake swims, archery and riding, cabin pranks and rousing choruses of “Little Bunny Foo Foo.” more

    May 1, 2015

    Culture

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    Lambert

    Leap of Faith

    At 13,500 feet, Sara Jackson has to decide if this is her moment of truth, or just insanity. more

    Jun 14, 2013

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    Amsterdam, by Design

    In the Dutch capital, a rich collection of Baroque, neoclassical and early-20th-century expressionist structures coexists almost organically with a new crop of contemporary buildings, creating what one designer calls “a good friction.” more

    May 4, 2010

    Travel

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    Forward March

    It’s not easy being a small military band at a large, mostly civilian university, but after going through a rough patch, Virginia Tech’s Highty-Tighties are back in fighting trim. more

    Oct 15, 2009

    Culture

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    All in the Family

    Connie and Ed Kellam have transformed a historic Norfolk home and its forgotten garden into a gracious gathering place for their large family. more

    Jun 15, 2017

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    Home Away From Home

    A resurgent economy has led to an uptick in second home purchases nationwide, and the Commonwealth is no exception. more

    Jun 12, 2017

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    Rediscovering Bogotá

    Once a hub for drug trade crime and kidnappings, Colombia’s capital has cleaned up its act. Today, a booming restaurant scene,dramatic geography and a newfound optimism are luring travelers back to this high-altitude Andean city. more

    Jun 27, 2017

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    Andean Magic

    Machu Picchu is magical, but there is more to do in Peru’s majestic mountain chain—namely, make the Ausangate Trek, up and around one of South America’s highest peaks, where you can see glaciers, alpaca herds and the indigenous Quechua people. more

    Jun 23, 2017

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    Moving Forward

    Top Hospitals and Healthcare 2016: Carilion introduces outpatient total hip replacements. more

    Dec 27, 2016

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    Gathering Around

    Top Hospitals and Healthcare 2016: When memory fails, Riverside Health System's Geriatric Assessment Clinic brings individuals and their families together to plan for what comes next. more

    Dec 27, 2016

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