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February 2011 Issue

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The hard-working and amiable American foxhounds of the Middleburg Hunt, and a bold plan to rebuild Menokin—the 240-year-old home of signer of the Declaration of Independence Francis Lightfoot Lee—using structural glass await you in the February 2011 issue of Virginia Living. You will also find a good yarn about how a 19-year-old cub reporter for the Virginian-Pilot got the scoop of the century with his story about the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903 as well as a profile of 1940s' Norfolk conman, Jesse Lee Boland, or “Master X” to his many clients. We offer a humorous account of a skiing date gone awry and visit Harvest Thyme Herb Farm in Shenandoah for a taste of winter root vegetables. We get an inside look at Alderley, a Great Falls estate, which is an impressively modernized version of an English farmhouse. Also inside: Todd Ristau and Roanoke’s No Shame Theatre, UVA composer Judith Shatin, news from Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum, Lynchburg’s most famous poet Anne Spencer, WWII-era hangar dances in Virginia Beach, hula-hooping, ice-skating, gourmet food trucks and more.

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