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Buying The Farm

John Wilson, aka Farmer John, has been the owner of New Earth Farm since 1995 and a self-proclaimed “soil farmer and bacteria herder.” This Doyenne of Dirt possesses the passion of a missionary and the knowledge of a scholar when…

The Virginia Stage Company Builds Community Through Theater

In anticipation of the fall season, we sat down with interim artistic director Patrick Mullins, who has been with VSC for 10 years, to talk about the company’s evolution, its upcoming shows and the importance of regional theater in general.

All the Region's a Stage

In short, whether you’re a longtime theatergoer or are new to the art form, there is much to look forward to in the coming months.

ODU Wins Season Opener Defeating Hampton 41-28

Taylor Heinke let the Monarchs to a 41-28 victory over the Hampton Pirates in a sold out Forman Field in Norfolk, VA. The cross town rivals gave the fans plenty of excitement with the game tied 7-7 in the first…

An Inside Peek At The House

2014's COVA IDEA HOUSE Move over “Idea Houses,” there’s a new idea in town. Joining the ranks of prestigious architectural, interior and landscape design showcase homes around the nation—Coastal Living Magazine’s, Southern Living Magazine’s, and more—is our very own Coastal…

Nurtured in Nature

My husband grew up doing some serious camping. I’m not talking about the kind of outdoor “adventures” that involve a long weekend roasting marshmallows outside a cozy mountain cabin. I mean two months each summer spent traveling cross-country with his…

Powder River Paints

Home grown in Virginia Beach, but named after a river in Wyoming, Powder River Paint joins the ranks of “chalk paints” and other boutique products that are all the rage, especially among those who love to give old furniture new…

Time To Talk

As we grow older, we become less capable. As an abstract concept, we all recognize this as a fact of life. But when applied to ourselves and our parents, the concept is too scary to contemplate. By recognizing that they…

Step Up To The Table

If it’s your turn to host the holidays this year, then it’s probably time to convert your formal dining room from a junk room to its intended purpose—a place to host elegant meals with family and friends. A table comes…