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Monday, May 13th, 2019

From Truck-to-Table . . . how the food truck trend fuels a sense of community

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.

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

The Thriller, Filler and Spiller of Container Gardening

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...

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

A Colonial Era Man … Plying A Bronze Age Skill … in a Digital Age

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...

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Bloom Where You are Planted

It was love at first sight in 1998 for Christine McCann and the charming cottage on Gracelyn Court in Blacksburg. The big-city girl from upstate New York was ready for something different. “The curb appeal captivated me,...

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Vehicle Safety and Emergency Kits

When I bought my first car many moons ago, a vintage 1991 Mercedes-Benz (on eBay!), one of the first things I noticed was the neat first aid kit that came with it. It was built into the...

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

2019 Summer Events

Farmer Markets Radford Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1122 E. Main St. Pulaski Tuesday, 4 – 7 p.m., 20 S. Washington Ave. Pearisburg Thursday, 5 – 7:30 p.m., 1410 Wenonah Ave. Narrows Friday, 8 – 5...

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

It’s Got Style

Age difference can be overcome when it comes to love and attraction – we know that. If you’re in love, it doesn’t matter how much younger one person is. Still, Madison Miller’s situation is unique. She was...

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Letting Kids Get Messy to Learn . . . STEM hands-on learning

If you’re going to make an omelet, be ready to crack a few eggs. And if you’re going to teach STEM activities , be ready to make a mess. The Bricks Bots & Beakers...

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Center Stage in the Kitchen: Cabinets and Counters

Trends are always afoot in the kitchen renovation industry, and timeless classics with staying power remain popular as well. When you walk into someone’s kitchen, it’s not normally the ceiling or drawer pulls that get your attention....

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Furniture Placement Primer

Whether you call it a living room, family room, den, sun room or great room, there is that one room in your house with furniture you love to sink into for relaxation and entertaining. Here are some...

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