February 2009 issue


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Settle in and warm up with Virginia Living's February issue. Our cover story on stews is sure to stave off the winter chill, and a feature on the state's distilleries may even inspire a fire in the belly. A visit to Vienna (the other one, in Austria) shows both the old and the new sides of that venerable city. And you'll learn about 10th U.S. President John Tyler's Sherwood Forest, the longest frame house in the nation, where his grandson now lives. Also, big ideas at the Janelia Farm Research Campus, gold-tinged mod fashion, lady arm wrestlers, grackles and art.

A pot of hearty food, nicely seasoned and bubbling away in the kitchen, goes a long way toward warming winter nights. more


Brave New World

Brad Feinknopf

The Janelia Farm Research Center in Loudoun County is state-of-the-art and so well funded that its scientists can concentrate on what they do best: thinking. more

Feb 9, 2011 10:04 AM Culture

Proof in the Barrel

Robb Scharetg and Tyler Darden

Virginia has a handful of distilleries making whiskey, bourbon and vodka. Some have been around for decades, and others are upstarts in an industry where craftsmanship and taste matter. more

Feb 8, 2011 11:29 AM Culture

Sherwood Forest, the longest frame house in America, was owned by the country’s 10th president, John Tyler. Today, the former president’s grandson live in the house, having meticulously restored it to its 19th-century glory. more

Sep 22, 2009 11:26 AM Home 2 Comments

With its youthful Museums Quartier, history-heavy Vienna is trying to carve a contemporary image. more

Jul 24, 2009 4:29 PM Travel

Main Street in Hopewell | undated

Sent by Betty Watkins, Yorktown

Penny Postcards from the February 2009 issue. more

Jul 24, 2009 2:12 PM Culture

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Illustration by Rob Ullman,

Galax bandits make off with $3 in change and a “quantity of nabs and cookies.” more

Jul 22, 2009 5:06 PM Culture 1 Comments


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Wherein illustrator Sterling Hundley spotlights an overshadowed sibling. more

Jul 21, 2009 2:37 PM Culture


Illustration by Robert Meganck,

Blackbirds swarming in the light of day. more

Jul 21, 2009 11:45 AM Culture

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