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Richard Ernsberger Jr.

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

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Fishing is relaxing for many. Professional bass fishing is much different—30 rods, 70 mph boats and speed casting from dawn to dusk. more

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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

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Welcome to Rappahannock County—a tranquil island in a sea of development. Residents and visitors laud its rural charm and sophisticated culture. The question is, can it stay this way? more

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Richard Ernsberger Jr.

In Duck, North Carolina, The Sanderling Resort and Spa is a civilized alternative to the big cottage scene. more

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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

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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

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Levering Orchard has a cherry disposition. more

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Horseshoe Restaurant, South Hill more

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Jeff Greenough

2400 Diner, Fredericksburg more

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Pain for Happiness

Sean Burch

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

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Craig La Rotonda

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

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

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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

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Stage Presence

Adam Ewing

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

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Courtesy of Naro Expanded Cinema

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

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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

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Sonic Explorer

Peter Schaaf

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

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Charles McRaven is an old-fashioned builder more

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

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