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Farmville the Magazine

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

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6 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Heroes of the Pandemic: Delivering local food

Heavy government restrictions caused all local restaurants to close their dining rooms late March. Although many eateries still offer carryout, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Stay-at-Home ... Read more

6 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Two historic homes on The Avenues

Story by Edward Kromer The houses on The Avenues in Farmville are rich with history. A 1918 Sanborn Insurance Company map shows a number of ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Destination creativity – Mainly Clay offers creative getaway

Pam Butler was born in Kentucky, but when she came to Virginia for college, she never dreamed that one day she would be the owner ... Read more

6 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

A history of 119 North Street

Story by Dr. Ray Gaskins Professor emeritus, Hampden-Sydney College A story appeared on the front page of the Sept. 1, 2017 edition of The Farmville ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

A Look into the Past: Farmville’s fling with spring

There’s a tale told about a judge some 200 years ago in Farmville who happened to gaze out his courtroom window one warm April day. ... Read more

6 months ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

One accord – building a band the community way

Story and photos by Marge Swayne Band practice in Longwood University’s Wygal Hall has a different look on Monday nights. The musicians tuning up in ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Why I Love Farmville

Interview Dr. Scott Davis Farmville’s New Town Manager Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN FARMVILLE AND WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU REMEMBER NOTICING ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

From the Ground Up: Tulips abound

THERE’S ONE FOR EVERY GARDEN Gardeners have been rhapsodizing about tulips for hundreds of years. They were first cultivated in 10th century Persia and somewhat ... Read more

6 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Town and Gown: Keep it Going

We came to Farmville from Huntsville, Alabama in 2004 when my wife Leigh took a position in the math department at Longwood. I had a ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Serving it Up: A baker’s delight

Regina Hux, of Farmville, said she is not one of those cooks who can just throw anything together and have it come out well. “I’m ... Read more

6 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Staying in: What you should be watching

I know the current climate of the world feels very frightening. Ongoing concerns about the coronavirus have cancelled many events and gatherings in our area, ... Read more

6 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Editor’s Notebook: The silence is deafening

It may be the oddest spring ever. We should be hearing the crack of baseball bats, the sounds of kids playing together on school playgrounds ... Read more

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

Artist in Residence: #SmallTownBigArt

Story by Titus Mohler Photos by Carley Fetty and Titus Mohler Carley Fetty, a visual art and photography teacher with Prince Edward County Public Schools, ... Read more

6 months ago by Titus Mohler.

From the Ground Up: There’s always a place for hellebores

Like Lady Jean Skipwith at Prestwould Plantation near Clarksville, I’ll always have a place in my garden for hellebores. Thank goodness I don’t have to ... Read more

8 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Artist in Residence: Seeing a piece of your soul

Jessi Fleisher’s life work has involved creating art while also teaching and promoting artistry to the next generation in its formative years. A resident of ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Serving it Up: A pie born out of joy

Betty Sumner has a culinary calling card. The Farmville United Methodist Church holds a church supper each week, and she has observed that people in ... Read more

8 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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