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  • Lucky is the groom who has a bride with simple requests. The family farm’s barn for the venue. Mismatched thrift store china for dishes. Steak at the reception. Kent Firestone is that fortunate man who met Sarah Grace Kenley in a Virginia Tech parking lot. They dated for five years, and he grasped the barn […]

  • As their home state of Florida began to lose its unique appeal, along with the rural landscapes they once cherished, Paul and Linda Fleming decided to move. “We chose the New River Valley for its natural beauty, pleasant people and Virginia Tech,” Paul relates. “The school had the best reputation in the southeast for computer […]

  • More often than not, a monumental moment in time isn’t marked with bells, whistles or a hallelujah chorus. When a destined life path is discovered, sometimes it’s something more subtle or simple like, say, crayons. “My mother gave me crayons at age three,” Philip Ramsey of Blacksburg states matter-of-factly. “As early as kindergarten, classmates would […]

  • It is July of 1619 in Jamestown. The first General Assembly is preparing to meet. A council appointed by the Virginia Company, Governor George Yeardley and a new group composed of two male representatives from each of the 11 major settlements in the colony are in attendance. The purpose? To pass laws and improve management […]

  • The minute we drove over the bridge into downtown I closed my eyes and breathed in the heavy salt air. There was no mistaking it. That harbor fish smell mixed with the scent of food frying and hoppy beer meant only one thing: we had crossed into Old Port – the heart of Portland, Maine. […]