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The August issue of Virginia Living explores “America’s first river,” the James, its renaissance and the responsibility we have to it. Also, travel back to pre-Revolutionary Virginia and learn of the secret love George Washington shared with Sally Cary Fairfax. Taste the best of Williamsburg, and bask in the light that infuses Lavender Hill, a Fauquier County estate designed by its owner, a noted architect. Step into the hog-wild world of competition barbeque, side-by-side with Tuffy Stone, leader of the nationwide team of the year. Take yourself out to a small-town, Shenandoah Valley ballgame where future major-leaguers prove themselves, and swing through Bedford to remember the soldiers we lost on D-Day and check out the up-and-coming town. Or fashion feature gives a nod to Virginia’s heyday as a tobacco giant. All this in more in the August Virginia Living.

The Lady of Belvoir

Tyler Darden

George Washington would not have become the man he was without the help of Sally Fairfax. She mentored the young Washington and fired his ambition, and the two by all accounts shared a hidden—forbidden—love. more

Aug 20, 2010 12:46 AM Culture

Monument to Wine - Feature

Tyler Darden

Bartholomew Broadbent takes (to) Richmond more

Aug 19, 2010 9:00 AM Food

Pastoral Pavillion - Feature

Kip Dawkins

After years of working abroad, architect Errol Adels dreamed of settling in a country house. He considered Provence but ultimately built a “contemporary version of a neolassical building” amid the rolling hills of Fauquier County. more

Aug 18, 2010 9:04 AM Home 1 Comments

By Jiminy - Feature

Rob Ullman

Beach kids blaze trails in entomological cuisine more

Aug 13, 2010 12:00 PM Food

No Frills Attached - Feature

Tyler Darden

Barbara Holland is a feisty author with a soft heart for drinking, cursing and renegade women. Just don't ask her about living in Bluemont or her next book project. more

Aug 6, 2010 9:05 AM Culture

Snake Mistake - Feature

Illustration: Robert Meganck

Look before you shoot more

Aug 5, 2010 8:00 AM Culture

Up a Creek - Feature

Chris White

For the two sisters who run Payne's Crab House in Urbanna, the watermen's life is tough but good. As Beatrice Taylor says, "It's in our blood." more

Jul 23, 2010 12:15 PM Culture

The Tobacco Festival was a one-of-a-kind event. We nod to southern Virginia's agricultural roots with some blazing summer clothes. more

Jul 21, 2010 5:31 AM Shop

Beyond the Tavern - Feature

Tyler Darden

Within earshot of fife and drum, Christina Ball samples the fare at two of Williamsburg's most popular eateries. "Oh, for a bowl of fat canary, rich Palermo, sparkling sherry..." more

Jul 15, 2010 10:03 AM Food

Hallowed Ground Feature

Roger Foley

A succession of families has gotten their hands dirty at Oak Hill Farm, the estate of James Monroe, but it fell to the current owners to turn 3.5 acres of sprawling potential into a showplace. more

Jul 14, 2010 6:28 PM Home 3 Comments

Grand Ambitions - Feature

Jeff Greenough

Bedford has a National D-Day Memorial and big dreams for becoming a tourist destination. As one resident says, " We do like to see folks come and see how we live." more

Jul 13, 2010 10:56 AM Travel

The Prettiest Office in the World - Feature

Shawn Yu

Chuck Frederickson knows more about the James than anyone - and is an advocate for its wellbeing. more

Jul 12, 2010 12:34 PM Culture

A River Renaissance

John Henley

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

Jul 12, 2010 12:14 PM Culture

An Aquatic Playground

Neal Iwan

You can paddle, swim or even spend days traveling the James. For different people, on different stretches of the waterway, it is a different river - and that variety and unpredictability is the essence of its appeal. more

Jul 12, 2010 12:11 PM Culture

Garden Party - White Furniture

Kip Dawkins

If you could peek into Dustin Hoffman’s backyard, you might see furniture made by the Richmond firm McKinnon and Harris, whose products are both functional and inspired. (Originally published in the August 2008 Issue) more

Jul 6, 2010 12:06 PM Home

Do-It-Yourself Ribs - Hog Wild

Robb Scharetg

Recipe for Ribs more

Jul 6, 2010 9:36 AM Food

Leftover Ribs Feature - Hog Wild

Robb Scharetg

Wanting to reconnect with cooking, caterer Tuffy Stone leaped into the weird and wonderful world of competition barbeque. more

Jun 30, 2010 12:42 PM Food

Lisa Tomlin engraves for the hunting elite. more

Mar 19, 2010 12:45 PM Culture 4 Comments

Rebel Park

David Deal

Summer in the Shenandoah Valley begins with the first pitches in the Valley Baseball League. more

Aug 14, 2009 2:56 PM Travel

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