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From the Ground Up: In praise of sweet potatoes

It’s been a good year for sweet potatoes. In early summer, we feasted on sauteed shoots and leaves seasoned with a dash of sesame oil ... Read more

2 days ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Artist in Residence — Patrick Wade: Farmville gets inked

Farmville is rich in artistic talent, from potters and painters to musicians and crocheters. Amid the many creators who reside in town are a special ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Moton Museum: Local history inspires change for the future

Story and photos by Victoria Thompson The Robert Russa Moton Museum, located in Farmville, serves not only as a historical landmark for the nation but ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Wilkerson’s green thumb

If you’ve ever enjoyed the beauty of the plaza in downtown Farmville or felt your heart give a little extra beat of pride when passing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

The top 10 Thanksgiving foods, ranked

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. While nothing makes me happier than getting to spend time with family and express gratitude for all of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Why I Love Farmville — Jill Ahmad

HOW LONG HAVE YOU CALLED FARMVILLE “HOME” AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE HERE? A: I may not “live” in Farmville, but I have been ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

The Barn at Gully Tavern: Tying the knot in the Heart of Virginia

Nestled inside of a family farm on Gully Tavern Road in Rice is a stunning and elegant wedding venue which has taken the area bridal ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Outdoor dining, no restaurant needed

What’s better than enjoying a meal or a snack? Enjoying them in the great outdoors. We asked readers what their favorite picnic spots were then ... Read more

1 month ago by Shannon Watkins.

Catching Up With…Katie Bratcher Rhine

After having spent nine years working in Florida with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Katie Bratcher Rhine has moved on to overseeing a team responsible for ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Marion’s Bi-Rite: Hometown butcher serves southside

There are two things it’s hard to get Ernest Marion of Marion’s Bi-Rite Butcher Shop in Farmville to do in an interview: smile and stop ... Read more

1 month ago by Shannon Watkins.

From the Ground Up: That’s not a Christmas tree!

It’s not even an official holiday, but it’s the fastest growing festive occasion in the United States. We Americans spent more than $8 billion on ... Read more

2 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

From the Ground Up: Late Summer in the Garden

Story and photos by Dr. Cynthia Wood When the dog days of summer set in, most gardeners and their plants just quit. The humans are ... Read more

2 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

General Sam Exhibit Open at Hampden-Sydney Museum

Story by Dr. Ryan Pemberton, Director of the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest at Hampden-Sydney College Officer. Gentleman. Movie Star. Professor. Diplomat. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Editor’s Notebook: September inspires many songs

September is a month that has inspired artists to break out in song over and over again. From Frank Sinatra’s “The September of my Years” ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

From tipis to Treetops

For nine years, Sandy River Outdoor Adventures in Rice has greeted guests from all over in every season. About three years ago, it sprouted a ... Read more

3 months ago by Shannon Watkins.

Mill Street Sweets on Main: Where sweet dreams become reality

As one strolls down Main Street in Farmville on any given Saturday morning, they should take steps to prepare themself before walking past Mill Street ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Heartland Horse Heroes: Therapeutic riding helps local children

Heartland Horse Heroes, headquartered out of Sprouse’s Corner Ranch in Buckingham County, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which impacts the lives of countless special needs individuals ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

From the Ground Up — Boxwood provides the bones of many gardens

Virginians have always loved boxwood. They’ve traditionally rooted sprigs and given them to newlyweds setting up housekeeping in a new location. No home was complete ... Read more

4 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Editor’s Notebook — Town returns to life after pandemic

We’re alive again! After a season of darkness and inactivity, our calendars are filling up, and designer masks are being lost never to be found ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Catching Up With…Ridge Fuller

Hampden-Sydney College graduate Ridge Fuller is making a name for himself in the sports world but says Farmville is where he misses the times he ... Read more

5 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Why I Love Farmville — Rick Ewing

I’ve lived in Farmville for five and a half years. The first thing I remember noticing about the area is the archway over Main Street. ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

STEPS crew makes old things new again

All those Amazon boxes ordered during the pandemic and placed by the curb for recycling ended up in the hands of a six-man crew at ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Keeping Farmville clean and pristine

The first thing you notice about Damon Streat is his speed. The man whose job it is to keep the Town of Farmville litter-free moves ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Sweet treats for a cause

Waldy’s makes hot summer days a little cooler Hidden away among the warehouses and baseball fields scattered along Industrial Park Road in Farmville is an ... Read more

5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

From the Ground Up — Life is awakening everywhere

In time of silver rain The earth puts forth new life again, Green grasses grow And flowers lift their heads, And over all the plain ... Read more

7 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

The symbiosis of an icon

There is a short list of things that are synonymous with the Town of Farmville. “I often tell people this,” Farmville Mayor David Whitus said. ... Read more

7 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Serving it Up — A meal fit for a king

Titus picks his perfect Farmville meal I was truly on my own for the first time in my life when I moved to Farmville in ... Read more

7 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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