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No livestock show a letdown for local kids

Story by Alexa Massey The cancellation of this year’s Five County Fair caused dismay to yearly fairgoers, but it was also a disappointment to the ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

No fair means no funds for community organizations

Story by Titus Mohler The cancellation of the Five County Fair didn’t affect only those who typically attend the fall event for the thrill of ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

The year the fair went dark

Story by Titus Mohler The end of September is fair time in Farmville. It’s time for the community to enjoy a final summer fling filled ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Waterway fun — up close and personal

Story and photos by Marge Swayne Working from home, the new norm these days, is not a problem for Lee Woodruff. He feels right at ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Spiced pickled peaches – A Sunday dinner tradition

This difficult year has made many of us nostalgic for times past — family gatherings under the pecan trees, Sunday lunches at grandma’s house, and ... Read more

1 week ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Our favorite podcasts to relieve your pandemic boredom

By Roger Watson One of my newest discoveries of the pandemic has been podcasts. I’ve listened to podcasts from time to time, but it wasn’t ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Artist in Residence — From addict to artist: Tommy Winn finds redemption in chainsaw creations

Story by Roger Watson The story of how South Hill resident Tommy Winn went from a mobile home salesperson to chainsaw artist begins with a ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Publisher’s Notebook – Goodness and hope

In a year where it seems most everything we know has changed, it’s good to know there are some things we can still count on ... Read more

1 week ago by bettyramsey.

A Look into the Past: A tale of two burials — out of sight but not out of mind

Story by Dr. Jim Jordan Archeologists are good at finding buried things, and when things turn up where they aren’t supposed to be, well, we ... Read more

1 week ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

Catching Up With… Angela M. Jackson-Mapetla

Story by Crystal Vandegrift Angela M. Jackson-Mapetla, former director of residential and commuter life at Longwood University, spent many of her days in Farmville working ... Read more

1 week ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Town and Gown — Keeping Farmville vibrant

Chad Eisele describes his first day in Farmville as a whirlwind. It was back in 2017. He was a finalist for the position of director ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Why I Love Farmville: Anne Tyler Paulek

Anne Tyler Paulek was recently named the interim executive director at the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce. Here, she tells us why she loves Farmville. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

A Look into the Past: Farmville’s ‘bad old days’ — past and present

Story by Dr. Jim Jordan The world of Farmville is currently upside down! The undoing of our social lives, economy, schools and our health by ... Read more

1 month ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

Five area bicycle rides to get you spinning

Story by Roger Watson Bicycling is an activity that has picked up in popularity during the pandemic. With gyms closed, lots of people pulled the ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Five ideal fishing opportunities

Story by Titus Mohler Photos submitted People can find rest and recreation (R&R) in a variety of ways in the Heart of Virginia, but for ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Places to see fall foliage

Story by Titus Mohler Photos submitted Nature in Virginia offers much to look forward to each fall as the leaves change colors, revealing a beautiful ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

From the Ground Up — Showtime in the garden how to get ready for PBS

What do you do when find out that your garden is going to be on the PBS program “Virginia Home Grown” and that filming won’t ... Read more

1 month ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

New Normal: Taking care of business in a COVID-19 world

Story and photos by Marge Swayne Sheri McGuire, executive director of the Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC), isn’t one to sit around. Since March, ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Five great places to canoe and kayak near Farmville

Central Virginia has a variety of dazzling rivers, lakes and reservoirs that make for a great day trip to enjoy some time out on the ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Farmville has some great places to walk or run

When the weather cools and dodging thunderstorms is not a daily routine, the opportunity for walking or running for exercise increases. The area has some ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Serving it Up — Five great burgers in Farmville

There are many ways in which Farmville is blessed, and if this was not already on the list, it should be added now — it is home ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Five great places to hike within 2 hours of Farmville

Virginia is one of the best U.S. states for hiking. From beautiful, scenic overlooks to waterfalls and wildflowers, the commonwealth has countless hiking destinations to offer. While ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Library Staff Picks — Ten books to read during the pandemic

These titles are The Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library staff suggestions with the name of the staff member at the end of each description. The books range ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Editor’s Notebook — It’s time to get moving

Welcome to the get off your butt edition of Farmville the Magazine. As we enter into fall and cooler temperatures, the Farmville area comes alive with ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Town and Gown – Continued Progress

I measure my time in Farmville by how old my first daughter is. In August of 2004, I started at Longwood University. Just out of ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Cultivating a jack-of-all-tradesmanship

Story by Titus Mohler Photos and artwork by James Early When one asks James Early what kind of work he does, there is a quick, ... Read more

3 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Scott completes his retirement

Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) teacher and coach James Scott said goodbye to coaching basketball in 2018. Now in 2020, he is bidding farewell ... Read more

3 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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