October 2012 Issue


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In the October 2012 issue of Virginia Living we celebrate Virginia’s Indian tribes, exploring how the Chickahominy, Pamunkey and others are living very much in the present while keeping their culture and heritage alive for future generations. We also bring you a guide to the fall/winter performing arts season and visit Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, whose research is key in keeping Virginia’s fish populations viable.

Our food story is a real treat, as we gather five of Virginia’s top chefs at the bucolic Manakintowne Specialty Growers farm to discuss the Slow Food way of life, and cook up some fresh farm-to-fable recipes. Our home story takes us inside the magnificent Mount Airy, the 254-year-old Northern Neck neo-Palladian plantation which is currently home to the 10th generation of the Tayloe family, who have big plans for the estate’s future. Elsewhere in the October 2012 Virginia Living: Preserving Pittsylvania County’s tobacco barns, citizen archeology around the state, interior designer Lauren Liess, the Barter Theatre, Rappahannock River Oysters, the Paschall Brothers, a guide to luxury tailgating and more!

The strawberry bush rewards those who can wait until fall to enjoy its bright red beauty. more

Sep 2, 2015 4:41 PM Culture

An effort to protect Pittsylvania’s remaining tobacco barns is as much about honoring a way of life as it is about preserving the history of the industry. more


Mount Airy

Roger Foley

The future of 254-year-old Mount Airy Plantation in Richmond County rests on the shoulders of the 10th generation of the Tayloe family to live on the estate. more



Jeff Koegel

Grizzly Bill’s boasting turns to chagrin in the wilds of Shenandoah National Park. more

Jul 25, 2014 10:04 AM

Straight from the farm, slow food is a return to old world ways. more

Feb 28, 2014 2:01 PM

Karen Blair's pursuit of joie de vivre. more

Jan 15, 2013 9:47 AM Culture

The beginning of a new era at Abingdon’s Barter Theatre. more

Nov 5, 2012 2:45 PM Culture

Marine biologists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point work to protect one of Virginia’s most important natural resources… its fisheries. more

Oct 15, 2012 9:37 AM Travel


Adam Ewing

Virginia is home to 11 state-recognized Indian tribes that are working to pass their rich culture to the next generation. more

Sep 24, 2012 4:00 PM Travel 3 Comments

A priceless painting is unveiled at Virginia’s Executive Mansion. more

Sep 17, 2012 10:15 AM Culture 1 Comments

Your guide to Virginia's 2012-2013 performing arts season. more

Sep 10, 2012 1:10 PM Culture 1 Comments

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Enid Bloch

Norfolk more

Sep 10, 2012 12:28 PM Culture

Synetic Theater

Graeme B. Shaw

Arlington more

Sep 10, 2012 12:03 PM Culture

Norfolk more

Sep 10, 2012 11:58 AM Culture

Richmond Symphony

PJ Schlobohm

Richmond more

Sep 10, 2012 11:55 AM Culture

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Aaron Sutten Photography

Richmond more

Sep 10, 2012 11:50 AM Culture


Scott Suchman

Vienna more

Sep 10, 2012 11:46 AM Culture

Virginia Opera

David A. Beloff

Norfolk & Richmond more

Sep 10, 2012 11:42 AM Culture

Staunton more

Sep 10, 2012 11:31 AM Culture

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Barry Wheeler

Fairfax more

Sep 10, 2012 11:26 AM Culture

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