Holiday good reads

Published 9:00 am Friday, December 1, 2017

The sweet sights and sounds of Christmas are a reminder and an opportunity for us to put political differences aside and come together in peace. It’s a time to pull close to our families, friends and neighbors and celebrate all that makes this community a great place to live, work and play. The sidewalks of our city streets are spruced up for the occasion and dressed in their holiday best. Pine boughs and Christmas trees perfume the air, while sprays of holly and twinkling lights flickering in the evening light further delight our senses.

If you have some time on your hands this holiday season and are looking for a good read, you can’t go wrong with the latest issue of Farmville the Magazine. I’m pleased to announce that the much-anticipated December edition should arrive at the newspaper office Friday afternoon. This holiday season we encourage you to pick up a copy, take time to snuggle up in your favorite chair, with a beverage of choice and hopefully your four-legged “furrever” friend from the Southside SPCA, and get ready to enjoy yourself. For more good reads, we have a full lineup of ideas and suggestions in this edition. Favorite author J.R.R. Tolkien’s, “Letters from Father Christmas” is a sure crowd pleaser, while Brandon Stanton’s,14 “Humans of New York: Stories” is sure to intrigue and cause reflection.

There are many more stories within the magazine, and we hope you will enjoy them. As this is a magazine about and for you, dear readers, we welcome your ideas and invite you to share with us what you would like to hear more about by sending us a note at P.O. Box 307, Farmville, VA 23901, by giving us a call at (434) 392-4151 or by sending me an email at

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Betty Ramsey is publisher for The Farmville Herald and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. Her email address is