August 2016 Issue


Hit the road and explore the Commonwealth in the August 2016 issue of Virginia Living. We revel in the surprising sylvan luxury of Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, one of the Virginia State Park system's original six parks, which celebrate their 80th anniversary this year, and visit 16 roadside eateries tucked away in gas stations, convenience stores and rustic outposts around the state that serve fresh food fast for your summer road trip. We offer recipes featuring heirloom varieties of grains, including sorghum, green olive and celery relish, polenta with roasted tomatoes, and roasted cauliflower and goat cheese quiche with amaranth crust. Also in this issue, a profile of Chesapeake native Adrienne Warren, rising Broadway star and the first graduate of Norfolk’s Governor’s School for the Arts to be nominated for a Tony award, a lesson in clogging with the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers of Purcellville, a visit to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's Crash Hall in Ruckersville, Mathews County aquanaut and scientist Morgan Wells, the favorite post-game hangouts of Virginia’s pro athletes, new museum exhibits around the state and more. Plus, bound-in supplement Dental Health 2016, featuring Top Dentists 2016. We learn how sharks could one day help humans regrow teeth, explore the latest in smart toothbrushes, meet volunteer dentists making a difference, and separate fact from fiction by busting some common oral health myths. Pick up the August 2016 issue today!

In praise of amaranth, barley, sorghum and other heirloom grains. Read more


Tricia Pearsall takes us on a journey to Hungry Mother State Park in Smyth County, one of Virginia's six original state parks. Read more


Roadside eateries around the state deliver no-fuss homemade goodness to keep your road trip on track. Read more

Food 8 Comments

Morgan Wells is one of America’s first aquanauts and a world-class scientist, but at home in Mathews County, he is known more for growing figs than for his undersea adventures. The double life of a diving pioneer. Read more

Culture 3 Comments

In Ruckersville, cars vie for the Academy Award of the automotive industry—"Top Safety Pick." Read more


Virginia's sports celebs dish on their favorite haunts and hangouts to help you make your next game-day plan a winner. Read more

Culture 1 Comments

The underappreciated mulberry is due for a delicious comeback. Read more


Misadventures in Appalachian clog dancing. Read more


Can too much whitening hurt your teeth? Is there a difference between toothpaste formulas? Do you have to floss every day, really? Practitioners from around the state answer some of our most pressing dental health questions. Read more


Carl Hamm explores the “Pop Yeh-Yeh” sounds of Malaysia and beyond. Read more


With a 2016 Tony Award nomination for her role in one of Broadway’s hottest shows, singer and actress Adrienne Warren’s star is on the rise. Read more


Norfolk's pagoda re-opens with a new restaurant this summer. Read more


Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits at the Chrysler. Read more


A Mathews woman challenges her kids to give up TV for a year, and they’re all the richer for it. Read more


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