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Marge Swayne, Author at Farmville

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Lighting the way: Virginia team takes solar power to Ghana

The “Road to Africa,” a project initiated by Farmville physician Dr. Kwabena Donkor to build a medical clinic in Ghana, is an ongoing journey. Now, ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:48 am

Church & Community

A winning career — Hall of Fame honors Haga

It was a night for new beginnings and old acquaintances. Judges, attorneys, educators, business professionals and elected officials filled Fuqua Lower School Commons Friday evening ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:27 am

Columns

Art is the heart of Farmville’s festival

The 2016 Heart of Virginia Festival set for this weekend is getting back to its roots in the Outdoor Art Festival. “It all started one ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:56 pm

Lifestyle Main

Past comes to life in Stanley Park

A popular saying advises, “You can’t go home again.” Gordon Johnson and Alecia Daves-Johnson, of Prospect, beg to differ. The Victorian mansion the couple disassembled ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:01 am

Buckingham

HOVMG plant sale — a growing success

Plants purchased at the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners (HOVMG) annual plant sale come with expert advice. With that in mind it’s a good idea ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:45 pm

Church & Community

Hope and help rebuild Evergreen, ‘Torn-AID-o’ benefit set for May 7

“I didn’t know what to expect,” Bonnie Swanson said of her drive home from Appomattox County High School along Route 460 on February 24. Tornado ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:40 pm

Columns

Goats — the best defense

When I came home from work and found a goat in the garage I knew it was trouble. “What’s Heathcliff doing in the garage?” I ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:24 pm

Business

Lifestyle Furniture comes to Farmville

There’s a new lifestyle in town, Lifestyle Furniture & Mattress Gallery, and the owners of the new business in town are pleased to share it ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:05 am

Columns

A step toward healthy living

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Motivational speakers are fond of reminding us of that familiar saying, and it is ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:29 pm

Church & Community

From ‘Hurt’ to hope — film aims to heal

Kolby Grimsley is a teenager on a mission. Distressed by two suicides and the threat of a school shooting, the 17-year-old from Prospect decided to ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:37 pm

Church & Community

Murder and intrigue visit Hampden-Sydney — History provides lessons for today

It was a dark and stormy night in January of 1857 — the perfect setting for murder. Murder is, in fact, what occurred on the ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:08 am

Buckingham

Coalition launches ‘Spring into Health’

The Piedmont Community Health Coalition will “Spring into Health” with an incentive-based program set for April 8-May 6. The program is designed to connect the ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:01 pm

Church & Community

Reaching out is a Big Event, Longwood University students make connections

Ask Farmville resident Danny Marsh if Longwood’s Big Event improves community connections, and he will answer with an unequivocal “yes.” “The students have sure helped ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, April 7, 2016 4:55 am

Local

Big smiles for the Big Event

Longwood University’s eighth annual Big Event, a campuswide community service project, was held on Saturday. The home of Barbara Covington, center, was one of many ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 11:03 am

Buckingham

MOAA enlisting to aid veterans

The Piedmont Virginia Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is looking for a few good men and women to increase its ranks ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:49 am

Church & Community

‘The Vagabond’ comes home, book reveals mystery of Stanley Park

Longwood University students housed in Lancer Park, formerly Stanley Park, live in the shadow of a Victorian mansion that once sat atop the bluff overlooking ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:36 am

Lifestyles

Kiwanis launch park renovation

Fifty years ago Grove Street Park was the place to be in Farmville. Allison Crews would like to see that happen again, but updating an ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:12 pm

Church & Community

Making a case for fashion of the past — Farmville nonagenarian hopes to bring back hats

Jane Crute, age 90, has watched countless fashions come and go over the years. Crute, who wears the nickname “hat lady” well, has launched a ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, March 24, 2016 11:32 am

Buckingham

‘A Racy Affair’ to benefit senior citizens

What do the senior citizens of the Piedmont Health District and the Kentucky Derby have in common? Thanks to Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) Executive Director ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:52 am

Columns

‘25 Reasons’ — and more

Soon, readers of The Farmville Herald, as well as The Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch and The Charlotte Gazette, will find a 36-page magazine tucked into their ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 11:43 am

Church & Community

Farmville UMC is ‘Looking Our Best,’ historic church completes $1.3 million renovation

Farmville United Methodist Church is an old church that has a new look. The stately centenarian of Farmville churches received the Farmville Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:51 am

Business

McGuire named to Lead Virginia

Lead Virginia, as the name implies, is dedicated to developing leaders. Every year this statewide leadership program is offered to senior-level executives in business, education, ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:23 am

Business

Practice builds on support, community rallies after tragic loss

For the past few months Dr. Mark French has been doing a lot of smiling. The Farmville veterinarian, the only doctor on staff at the ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:33 am

Church & Community

Offering tornado relief to man’s best friends

Humans and animals alike experienced the trauma of the devastating tornado that hit Evergreen on February 24. Providing aid for animals that survived the storm ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, March 3, 2016 5:22 am

Columns

Surviving the storm

It was a May evening like any other in the small Midwestern town of Hickman Mills where I grew up, but as evening settled in ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 1:25 pm

Local

Tornado kills one, injures seven at Evergreen

A powerful tornado tore through Evergreen, five miles from the Prince Edward County line, at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, leveling trees and power lines and moving ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:30 pm

Church & Community

Take a tasteful tour of Virginia, Travel guide offers scenic views and local recipes

Part of the fun of traveling is sampling regional cuisine along the way. With the Great American Publishers “Eat & Explore” series, armchair travelers can ... Read more

by Marge Swayne, Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:11 am

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