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Farmville the Magazine

‘A multiplier of good’

Story by Alexa Massey Mary Shepherd, volunteer coordinator and office manager at Piedmont Habitat for Humanity, has turned a passion for community service into a ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

From the Ground Up — Welcome the season with a wreath

Story by Dr. Cynthia Wood We’ve been using wreaths to decorate doors for many years. Victorians loved traditional combinations of holly, ivy and yew, plus ... Read more

4 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Serving it Up — A healthful Hertzler favorite

Story and photos by Titus Mohler Michelle Hertzler grew up learning a skill that would allow her to shape something that affects all of her ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

A serving heart

Story by Crystal Vandegrift Anyone who knows Sarah Maddox Dunn knows the serving heart she has, but she is also very humble. In fact, getting ... Read more

4 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Creating community across generations

Story by Titus Mohler Photos submitted Edgar Jones is a two-generation participant in the Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association (PEFYA). He has four boys, all of ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Why I Love Farmville – Caryn Kayton

of Caryn’s Bridals right on North Main Street in downtown Farmville HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN FARMVILLE, AND WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

J & J Treeland bringing the holidays home

Story and photos by Marge Swayne J & J Treeland isn’t near the North Pole, but Santa would feel right at home there. At John ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Town and Gown: Michelle Meadows

Story by Michelle Meadows When I arrived on Longwood’s campus in July of 2005 for an interview to be the assistant athletic director for compliance, ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Catching Up With … Lauren Irby

Longwood University graduate Lauren Irby now makes her home in Seaford, Delaware, but says the “heart of Virginia will always hold a special place in ... Read more

4 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Editor’s Notebook: Keep the spirit of Christmas all year round

When my kids were younger, one of their favorite holiday videos was “Elmo Saves Christmas.” In the 1996 movie, which should have been in serious ... Read more

4 months ago by Roger Watson.

Kids talk Thanksgiving turkey

Where do you get your Thanksgiving turkey? You buy it from the store. How much does it cost? $10 How do you cook the turkey? ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Speaking to your spirit

Marjorie “Margy” King Smith has made a remarkable impact in the area both as an artist and as a teacher of art, and she continues ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Thanksgiving in Farmville 1,000 years ago

Story by Dr. Jim Jordan The Thanksgiving we celebrate today did not exist until 1621. That year the Pilgrims living in the little village of ... Read more

5 months ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

10 great holiday movies

It is that time of year when certain traditions really come to the forefront of people’s minds. Extended and immediate family members reunite, epic feasts ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Why I Love Farmville — Doug Mooney

Doug Mooney Longwood University Chief of Police Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN FARMVILLE AND WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU REMEMBER NOTICING ABOUT THE ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Serving it Up — Shaking up tradition

Cheryl White Gibson, of Farmville, does not consider herself to be a great baker of pies, but by her own account, she did learn from ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Catching Up With — Dorothea Hescock

If you are a coffee drinker and love the hot beverage’s taste and smell, you can thank former Buckingham County resident Dorothea Hescock. Hescock is ... Read more

5 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Editor’s Notebook — We gather together, but differently this year

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens his will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing; Sing ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago by Betty Ramsey.

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

6 months ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

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