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Farmville the Magazine

Artist in Residence — The artistry of a productive technician

Judith Kennedy has been sewing for most of her life, and it eventually opened the door for her to an engaging and educational exploration of ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

From the Ground Up — Asian delights not your grandma’s vegetables

Story and photos by Dr. Cynthia Wood I’ve always loved Asian food — hot spicy ma la-flavored dishes liberally showered with cilantro from Szechuan, bold ... Read more

4 months ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Town and Gown — Embracing what Farmville has to offer

In August 2005 my family (wife Trish, 9-year-old daughter Amanda, 6-year-old son Connor) pulled into town after our 10-hour drive from Northeast Ohio moving to ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Why I Love Farmville — Susie Thomas

Susie Thomas is the Lead Pastor Farmville United Methodist Church. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN FARMVILLE, AND WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU REMEMBER NOTICING ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

A Look into the Past — There’s gold in that thar river

Story and photos by Dr. Jim Jordan If you lived in Farmville in 1837, you wouldn’t have had to go to California to strike gold. ... Read more

5 months ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

Saying ‘I do’ in a pandemic

The wedding date has been set for more than a year. The venue is booked, the perfect wedding dress has been chosen, the wedding party ... Read more

5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Editor’s Notebook — We will blossom again this spring

What a glorious spring this should be. After a year of staying home to stay safe, the COVID-19 vaccine has provided light at the end ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Serving it Up — A passion for Pino’s of Farmville

Story and photos by Titus Mohler Countless Farmville residents have found the pizzas and food at Pino’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria to be particularly outstanding, ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

10 library staff picks to read on a rainy day

Most of us have curled up with a good book, listening to rain tapping on the window. Getting lost in an author’s world for a ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Artist in Residence — Comfort through art and fabric

Story by Titus Mohler Photos by Pattie Brunette Pattie Brunette has become an impactful part of the artistic community in Farmville and Southside Virginia in ... Read more

7 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Hope Closet brings joy throughout the year

Story by Roger Watson The Hope Clothes Closet has been providing a little bit of Christmas all year round. The mission project of Heritage Baptist ... Read more

7 months ago by Roger Watson.

Keeping the meals rolling along

Story by Roger Watson When Meal on Wheels Director Frank Lacey needs someone to fill in on a route, all he has to do is ... Read more

7 months ago by Roger Watson.

FACES receives donation

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) made a contribution of $7,500 to Farmville Area Community Emergency Services (FACES) that was matched by CoBank’s Sharing the Success program, ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

A Look into the Past — The Great Blizzard of 1940 — stranded by snow and saved by a mule

Story by Dr. Jim Jordan Photos courtesy of Bob Flippen Farmville had a dark and stormy night like no other January 23, 1940. The next ... Read more

7 months ago by Dr. Jim Jordan.

A love for animals

Story by Alexa Massey Bonded by a mutual passion for animals and their community, Steve and Mary Smelcer happily dedicate much of their time and ... Read more

7 months ago by Alexa Massey.

‘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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

9 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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