Anytime is the perfect time to visit Colonial Williamsburg, but it can’t be fun to work as an historical interpreter in the summer, toiling outside in the humidity under all those pre-revolutionary clothes! more »
June 2011 issue
It’s a classic Virginia summer on the pages of the June 2011 issue of Virginia Living. We conjure the quintessential Southern picnic complete with fried chicken and deviled eggs (caution – there are no “lite” dishes here), and travel the state to find your favorite down-home diners: from Arlington to Franklin, it is our tribute to the greasy spoons that for years have delivered hospitality and food that satisfies. Also, a compelling photo essay of an endangered species—the watermen of the Chesapeake Bay—by Glen McClure and a visit to Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat for a look at dirt track racing and its devotees. Also inside: former Atlanta Braves’ relief pitcher Billy Wagner; printmaker Tanja Softic; an interview with Virginia Beach developer Bruce Thompson; the esoteric sport of fencing; adventurer Sean Burch; indigenous spa treatments and more.
A spill into icy water can spoil an afternoon sail. more »
A retired judge takes a decidedly light look at his life on the bench. more »
Virginia Aquarium's Spotted Eagle Rays get check-up. more »
Archaeologists have discovered that James Madison was an avid chess player. more »
Candy Valley Cake Company creates Cake Pops, which have been wildly popular. more »