• Mark Henderson always knew he would eventually re-open the Montgomery County trout farm his grandfather once operated. He just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. “Yeah, I had planned to do this for my retirement,” Henderson says, “but things didn’t exactly work out that way.” A two-story fall from a ladder in 2008 abruptly […]

  • Late one morning, Corinne Graefe walked through an outbuilding that’s part of the fine furniture business, Phoenix Hardwoods, she and her husband, Bill, operate in Floyd. In the warm shadowy light, she examined slabs of various hardwood species, including rare specimens of walnut root and burled poplar, imagining what the rough-cut lumber would become one […]

  • Watching Dr. Daniel Hurd drive his 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena is to experience the sublime. In every sense, the machine gives the impression of being a mechanical marvel. Its engine, even at low RPMs, emits a persistent, attention-catching scream. Its shape sweeps backwards from a low nose, following a subtle beltline, to wide and graceful […]

  • Dr. Matthew McCarthy, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), employs an innovative model of healthcare that allows a direct relationship between the patient and physician without involvement of third party insurance, drug or hospital corporations. It’s called direct primary care. “Our current system is broken,” he says. “Patients can be taken care of and be happy without […]

  • The Bee Motel

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    The Bee Motel

    “Necessity, who is the mother of invention,” is attributed to the Greek author and philosopher Plato a v-e-r-y l-o-n-g time ago, 427 BC – 347 BC. His words have proven true myriad times over, and Daryl Alderman of Pilot has invented a few little things as well as adapted in creative ways. The necessity was […]