June 2013 Issue


Get in gear for the June 2013 issue, featuring our 10 favorite cycling destinations in Virginia, a guide to old-fashioned soda fountains around the state and the fried fabulousness of frites. We meet veteran judge of the Westminster dog show Karen Wilson, U.S. women’s soccer star Ali Krieger, Chilhowie chef Marcus Blackstone and we ask Vince Gilligan about the finale of “Breaking Bad.” Also inside: We warn you of the impending raccoon and stinkbug takeovers, limn 400 years of ferry service in the Old Dominion, take a culinary tour of Croatia’s Istrian peninsula, find out how Mark and Barbara Wheless created a world-class garden in Afton, take a tour of Vintage Ridge winery and much more.

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kimberley lovato

Truffles, wild asparagus and olive oil are all on the menu during a Croatian culinary adventure. more

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City-dwelling raccoons are getting too smart for our own good. more



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A couple realizes their dream of building a vineyard, and a home, far from the madding crowd. more

House + Garden

A new beehive grant program supports honeybee helpers. more


The classic fried potato goes uptown. more




Four centuries of ferry service in the Old Dominion. more


Keswick’s historic Castle Hill was once home to a famous penwoman who held everyone she met in her thrall. Today, that legacy has been revived for a new generation. more

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center in the square

Roanoke’s Center in the Square gets a facelift. more



roger gupta

Get mellow in the mountains at FloydFest 2013. more



Garth Newel

The Garth Newel Music Center is a haven of springs and strings. more

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The stink bug has moved in, and it’s in no hurry to leave. more


480 miles of extreme mountain biking. more



phil townley

Virginia setters rule at national shooting dog championship. more


Virginia ABC stores move mash in record numbers. more


Feb. 10, 2013 • Portico Restaurant, Richmond more

About Town

More than 650 guests attended Feast of the Elements at the Virginia Living Museum’s Ninth Annual Bacchus Wine and Food Festival on February 8. The event raised $62,500 to support science education and animal care at the museum. more


Feb. 7, 2013 • Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean more

About Town

Jan. 16, 2013 • Richmond Marriott, Richmond more


March 19, 2013 • Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. more

About Town

March 2, 2013 • Jefferson Hotel, Richmond more

About Town

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