October 2008 Issue


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The October 2008 issue of Virginia Living highlights the revival of the succulent Lynnhaven oyster and flies high with the Flying Circus of Bealeton. Also inside: Get back to nature, creatively, at Flower Camp; learn which lineage society might be right for you; tailgate sumptuously at the Montpelier Races; peek inside a tranquil refuge on the Rappahannock; and visit Falls Church. Want else? Try a fashionable road trip, beavers, Revolutionary reenactors, Richmond restaurants and more.

Flying Back in Time

Cameron Davidson

In Bealeton, on a summer Sunday, you can get a firsthand look at the early days of American aviation, when daring pilots and sturdy biplanes helped to win world wars and then went “barnstorming” across America. more

Sep 15, 2017 8:30 AM Culture

Falls Church is an urban village with a storied past. more

Dec 14, 2010 11:43 AM Travel

Terrace Oysters

Patricia Lyons

Onion, ham, cheese and Pernod: The Lynnhaven appetizer more

Dec 3, 2010 12:28 PM Food

From Early Terror to Ostreaphile

Patricia Lyons

Chef Eric Doarnberger has learned to love oysters. more

Dec 3, 2010 12:01 PM Food


Patricia Lyons

In its day, the Lynnhaven oyster was prized by celebrities and regular folks alike. Pollution nearly killed off the mollusk, but the seafood classic is making a comeback. more

Dec 3, 2010 11:50 AM Culture

In the Driver's Seat

Robb Scharetg

A month in the country is divine, but a sunny day is fine, too, when you're cruising in a convertible. more

Sep 30, 2010 11:10 AM Culture

All in the Family

Robb Scharetg

Lineage societies are reputed to be stuffy, shrinking refuges for the few. But, in fact, many are now growing in size, thanks to an Internet-driven rise in genealogical research, and most do charitable work. more

Sep 24, 2010 8:00 AM Culture

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Sterling Hundley

Wherein illustrator Sterling Hundley conjures the Revolutionary War hero known as the Virginia Giant. more

Sep 21, 2010 1:16 PM Culture

Charlotte Moss on her work and Virginia more

Sep 17, 2010 6:34 AM Home

No joke for the john

Rob Ullman

Independence's Privy Races Flush Out Racers in the Blue Ridge more

Sep 9, 2010 9:35 AM Culture

Kendale, a 2,500-acre estate on the Rappahannock River, is a tranquil refuge with meadows, cornfields and flowers of every hue surrounding a modernized family farmhouse. Photography by Walter Smalling & Roger Foley more

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Montpelier TN

Robb Scharetg

With outdoor autumn events like the Montpelier Races nearly upon us, it’s time to plan a sumptuous, over-the-top tailgate repast. more

Oct 5, 2009 7:45 AM , , Food

At Nancy Ross Hugo’s Flower Camp, students learn the art of floral arranging, commune with one another and get a creative nudge on how to spot beautiful design elements underfoot. more

Sep 30, 2009 8:08 AM Home


Photography by Tyler Darden

In Richmond, two chic Fan restaurants, plus an enduring lunch spot. Photography by Tyler Darden more

Jul 27, 2009 3:09 PM Food

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