In Highland County, which boasts mountain vistas and pure maple syrup, practically everyone takes part in the annual Maple Festival in March. You can try to visit and not eat a pancake or a donut—but you will fail. more »
February 2010 issue
It’s cold out, but Virginia is doing anything BUT hibernating. In fact, as detailed in the February issue of Virginia Living, Highland County is gearing up for its Maple Festival, which draws more than 50,000 visitors to the far reaches of the state in March. At Blandfield Plantation, a comfort- and conservation-minded preserve, hunters track the bobwhite. And throughout the state, even nationwide, Richmond-based Theatre IV brings professional shows to entertain and enrich thousands of children each year. Also inside: bears, beer, a groovy Greek Revival, a Red Hen and much more.
Willie Drake has turned old timber into an $8 million enterprise. more »
Lenny Lyons Bruno limns her hard early life through mixed-media quilts. more »