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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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

5 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

5 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

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Catching Up With … William Moss

Moss turns passion for sports into a business William Moss has turned his passion for sports and his fiercely competitive spirit into a successful business. ... Read more

5 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

A timeless symbol signifies Farmville

Downtown landscapes are often known for a singular feature that grabs the eye and helps define the look of a town in the mind of ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

The civic club model of service

Communities are sustained and come to thrive through the service of people. There are a variety of ways they can serve, and one vehicle of ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Editor’s Notebook — A quintessential Farmville edition

In this edition of Farmville the Magazine, we didn’t plan to write an edition about all things quintessentially Farmville, but that’s what ended up happening. ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Artist in Residence — Painting a visual symphony

God answered Charles Hartwill’s prayer, and the rest was history. “When I was living in Maryland before I came to Virginia, I went through a ... Read more

6 months ago by Titus Mohler.

A Look into the Past — Farmville in 1899: ‘We have a great and growing town!’

A page one article in The Farmville Herald in 1899 began, “Farmville is the metropolis of Southside Virginia — the best built, best kept, best ... Read more

6 months ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

From the Ground Up — Master Gardeners celebrate 20 years of service

Ever since they were founded in 2001, the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners have been enthusiastic about sharing a love and knowledge of gardening with ... Read more

6 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Art goes outdoors: Bringing Beauty to Farmville’s Downtown

Story and photos by Marge Swayne What do tourism and art have in common? The answer, according to Magi Van Eps, is everything. Van Eps, ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Catching Up With…Blake Phillips

Blake Phillips found his way to Farmville by way of Longwood University when he took the job as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ... Read more

6 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

A comfortable tradition endures

A tradition that may span more than a century endures in the iconic Doyne Building today with each cut of the scissors and each friendly ... Read more

6 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Serving it Up — Great Local Cocktails

Farmville isn’t just a great place to be — it’s a great place to wet your whistle, too. Bars and restaurants across town have an ... Read more

7 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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