Richard Ernsberger Jr.

Its environmental issues mostly behind it, Front Royal is now hustling to unveil its charms. It’s got a diversified economy, historic downtown, emerging nature conservancy—and one of the most enviable locations in Virginia. more

Mar 25, 2015 11:30 AM Travel

Levering Orchard has a cherry disposition. more

Aug 31, 2011 9:08 AM Food

Horseshoe Restaurant, South Hill more

May 27, 2011 2:18 PM Food


Jeff Greenough

2400 Diner, Fredericksburg more

May 27, 2011 1:35 PM Food 1 Comments


Illustration by David Hollenbach

Fencing is one of the world’s oldest sports, but it has always been a peripheral one in America, perhaps because it is not made for TV. However, its popularity is slowly growing. And one needn’t be young to fence—just agile, tactical and tough. more

May 24, 2011 9:56 AM Travel 1 Comments

Pain for Happiness

Sean Burch

Adventurer Sean Burch, the first Virginian to climb Mount Everest, thrives on testing himself. more

May 16, 2011 11:39 AM Travel 1 Comments


Craig La Rotonda

Illustrator Craig La Rotonda, with Richard Ernsberger Jr., helps to conjure up the annual spring break trip. more

Apr 27, 2011 10:24 AM , Travel

Alexandria's historic district has fared better than most through this economic slowdown—and is lots more dynamic than one might think. more

Apr 15, 2011 11:02 AM , Travel 1 Comments

Curious to know how our forebears killed fleas? Where George Washington was a church member? You can find out if you tour the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, or Christ Church Episcopal Church, two of the many historic sites in the district. more

Mar 23, 2011 12:19 PM Travel

Stage Presence

Adam Ewing

Todd Ristau—actor, director, playwright and teacher—is a catalyst for good theater in Roanoke. more

Feb 28, 2011 9:27 AM Culture 2 Comments


Courtesy of Naro Expanded Cinema

The Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk just celebrated its 75th birthday. more

Feb 25, 2011 9:40 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

Sonic Explorer

Peter Schaaf

Composer Judith Shatin is winning acclaim with her inventive music. more

Jan 26, 2011 11:50 AM Culture 1 Comments

Charles McRaven is an old-fashioned builder more

Jan 12, 2011 10:13 AM Home 1 Comments

It took four years and a few bidding wars with luminaries like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rod Stewart to get Dover Hall furnished. The result is an astounding collection of period art and antiques. more

Jan 10, 2011 10:00 AM Home 1 Comments

Staunton is not a high profile town, but it’s got a wonderful weekend scene more

Dec 31, 2010 9:00 AM Travel 7 Comments

Emerald Hill is a new and regal estate modeled on Virginia’s most famous homes. more

Dec 28, 2010 9:00 AM Home 1 Comments

Kindred Spirits

Patricia Lyons

Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter hosts a traditional holiday feast at her farm house, and then she and friends break out the guitars. Yahoo! more

Dec 8, 2010 12:27 PM Food 1 Comments

The Chesapeake Wine Classic Foundation’s annual Grand Auction is a charity event nonpareil more

Dec 2, 2010 1:00 PM Culture

Which famous Wytheville woman jumped on the EV bandwagon 100 years ago? more

Nov 12, 2010 8:00 AM Culture

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