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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

3 days 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

3 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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

2 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

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

WHY I LOVE FARMVILLE: Andy Ellington

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington was named chief of police for the Town of Farmville in October 2016 but has been a member of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

CATCHING UP WITH: Amy Tillerson-Brown

Amy Tillerson-Brown, a 1990 graduate of Prince Edward County High School, is currently living in Waynesboro where she is a professor of history and history ... Read more

2 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

TOWN AND GOWN – It’s all about community

In 1995 as I was finishing my predoctoral internship in Pittsburgh, I started a national job search and was invited to interview at Longwood College. ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Heroes of the Pandemic: Eli Timma

Life is full of lessons, many of which are learned at a young age. Delivering the local newspaper twice a week has certainly taught 14-year-old ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Catching Up With… Madelyn Bickford

Madelyn Bickford, of Buckingham, began leaving her imprint on the collegiate softball world as a freshman during the 2019-20 school year at Mary Baldwin University ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Town and Gown – An incredible feeling

The day I learned I was moving to Farmville was the day I literally wished out loud for it to happen. Interview season was over ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Artist in Residence: Artfully furnished

Story by Titus Mohler Photos courtesy of Audrey Sullivan and Titus Mohler Red Door 104 Owner Audrey Sullivan has had to temporarily close the red ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Heroes of the Pandemic: ‘Be the calm in the storm’

Miller’s Country Store is a Farmville-based establishment at 2737 W. 3rd St. that people in the community count on for its services as a specialty ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Facing COVID-19 – Farmville Cares offers help and hope

Story and photos by Marge Swayne Spring arrived in Farmville this year with an unwelcome visitor — COVID-19. Within days Farmville’s downtown district went from ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Editor’s Notebook: What a difference a month can make

This edition of Farmville the Magazine comes in the middle of one of the greatest challenges our town has faced. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Draw your mom

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5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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