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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

The Not-So-Little House

While the 1960s are oft remembered for tumultuous civil unrest, along with “The Sound of Music” and emergence of The Beatles, on the economic and housing fronts, it was a prosperous decade. Though the average home was a 1,600-square-foot ranch house with a price tag around $31,000, many large homes were constructed. These offered spacious

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

The Volkswagen Microbus, manufactured from 1950 to 2013, unexpectedly became an American icon for many in the counter-culture revolution of the 1960s. Dubbed a hippie van in some circles, the boxy vehicle was a forerunner to modern...

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

White Bean Chicken Chili

• 1 tablespoon olive oil • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 5?¼ cups chicken broth • 3 15-oz. cans cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and...

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Confronting Cancer across the New River Valley

Of the 1.8 million people in the U.S. who are diagnosed with cancer every year, some are New River Valley residents, neighbors and friends. When Blacksburg Battles Cancer, under a different name at the time, held its...

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

The Lowdown on the Uprights

As the air chills and leaves begin to fade into golden, orange and vibrant red, one of the nation’s most beloved games is returning. And this year, it is set to return with fans in the stands....

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Tried-and-True ~ Hokie football traditions

In 2009, The Washington Post called Lane Stadium a “hostile environment for visiting teams.” It’s also up there on ESPN’s list of “Scariest Places to Play.” But when facing an athletic arch nemesis, a “scary,” “hostile environment”...

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

A Very Sketchy Super Power

For Mike Wade, the memory of first falling in love with art is as vivid as a 64-pack of Crayola crayons. Though he was only 5 years old, Mike recalls going to the local five & dime...

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

A Home Study in Contrasts

Welcome to a little horse farm, on a dirt road, with the requisite outbuildings, a couple beautiful horses, a view across open fields and a renovated house that includes crystal door knobs and chandeliers. Lipstick red is...

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Exploring Virginia’s section of the Appalachian Trail

In order to assay the grandiosity that is the Appalachian Trail, one need look no further than the inspired words of author and novice hiker Bill Bryson (“A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian...

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Where Rustic Meets Elegant Quite Comfortably

There’s one angle to log houses that awakens a passion for nature and a sentimental feeling toward this rustic home environment and its western flair. Visions of pioneers chopping down trees, sizing logs and building their own...

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