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  • We’ve all driven by the green and orange signs with the iconic banjo. Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, designated as such by the Virginia General Assembly, is a 330-mile driving route that winds across 19 counties in the southwest region of the Commonwealth. It connects nine major venues and more than 60 affiliate locations. If you’ve […]

  • Somehow the declaration against windows became a joke in the world of cleaning. But what is a man who does do windows allowed to claim he doesn’t do? “I don’t do malls,” Ron Eaves, sole proprietor of Ron’s Window Cleaning, says with a hint of humor underneath a straight face. Eaves, born in 1949, grew […]

  • In the late 1600s, New Amsterdam (now New York City) began regulating pushcart vendors that sold food. In 1866, Charles Goodnight invented the Chuck wagon to feed cattlemen traversing the west. In 1936, Oscar Meyer unveiled the first portable hot dog cart, The Weiner Mobile. It was shaped, of course, like a giant hot dog. […]

  • Whether for curb appeal, to complement your backyard patio or as a gift for a friend, container gardening is an opportunity to express creativity in a unique, dramatic way. Each container becomes an artistic expression and has the bonus feature of being mobile to be placed where it best accents the surroundings. If you are […]

  • He’s not under a spreading chestnut tree, but Joshua Langfitt IS making a living these days as a blacksmith. He is the lead blacksmith at Smithfield Plantation, which means he has trained apprentices, manages the forge and helps with tours, but that is only a part-time gig. It is at his home forge that he […]