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!


Adam Ewing

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

Travel 3 Comments

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. Read more


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

House + Garden 1 Comments


Jeff Koegel

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

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

Karen Blair's pursuit of joie de vivre. Read more


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


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. Read more


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

Culture 1 Comments

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

Culture 1 Comments

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Enid Bloch

Norfolk Read more


Synetic Theater

Graeme B. Shaw

Arlington Read more


Richmond Symphony

PJ Schlobohm

Richmond Read more


Virginia Repertory Theatre

Aaron Sutten Photography

Richmond Read more



Scott Suchman

Vienna Read more


Virginia Opera

David A. Beloff

Norfolk & Richmond Read more


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Barry Wheeler

Fairfax Read more


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