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Monday, March 30th, 2015

CRUISING: TALE OF A HONDA GOLDWING TRIKE

Don and Chris were meeting one another for the first time for breakfast at Mabry Mill in late spring of 2012. He rode from North Carolina on his 1800cc Honda Goldwing, which had a comfortable passenger seat and an extra helmet. It was raining, and he sort of figured that Chris wouldn’t want to go

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Black Hen Restaurant and Bar Blue

To every thing there is a season …… . . . and this is the season of fine dining in downtown Blacksburg, along with the season of independence and entrepreneurship for chef-couple Cunninghame and Linda West. Giles...

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

FUN IN ACAPULCO

For those of you who are Elvis fans, you might have seen the 1963 musical comedy film “Fun in Acapulco”. You know, the one where Elvis gets a job as a singer and a lifeguard in a...

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Cluck, Cluck, Cluck, Clique

Eggs are one of the most compact, economical, low-calorie, high quality foods on the planet. One study found that more than 90 percent of people who raise or keep chickens do so for fresh eggs. Farm fresh...

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Kitchen Renovation on a Budget

Being from Vermont and my husband from Wisconsin, we were somewhat enamored with the stencil cows in the kitchen when we purchased this house, one of the first built by Shelter Alternatives in 1990, give or take...

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Farm Fresh Wedding Day

Though they had lived in bustling Fairfax, Va., and near lively Charleston, S.C., Alyson Thompson and Doug MacAlpine chose a decidedly rural locale for their June wedding: Alyson’s family farm in Floyd. “From the old family cemetery...

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Wedding Planners: Bride and Groom

Kara and Joe, students in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, absolutely love being outside. “Much of our six years dating was spent hiking, biking and enjoying the outdoors,” says Kara. One cold,...

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

1954 Willys Jeep

Some Strata Blue, Some Olive Green and lots of fun! The Willys Jeep, the rugged utility vehicles used by the military during World War II, have an enduring place in America’s cultural landscape. That may be because...

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Cooking My Way

Elena Leshyn grew up cooking in Barcelona and Venezuela. “I’ve been cooking since I was a little girl in the kitchen with my mom or grandmother,” she relates. “Everybody cooks in my home country.” Since they didn’t...

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Right Place at the Right Time

A hearty, big thank you goes out to Duncan Driscoll of Blacksburg for driving around the countryside on fall weekends. He stumbled on the Wildwood Farms General Store some five miles south of Floyd, discovering, among other...

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