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Yoga classes offered

The Farmville Recreation Department will begin holding yoga classes on Monday, December 13. Join new instructor Torian Jones, ...

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Average price of Thanksgiving meal in Virginia is $63.66

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $6.50 per person this ...

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Apple picking season is here

Apple picking season is in full gear, and despite near-drought conditions that persisted throughout summer, Virginia growers are ...

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Making the healthy choice the easy choice

Fresh produce isn’t hard to come by at any of Virginia’s more than 250 farmers markets. Some might ...

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Kangoo Jumps put bounce in exercise class

A unique form of exercise has dozens of Farmville residents jumping for joy at the Southside Virginia Family ...

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It’s time for peaches

Peaches are at their sweetest in midsummer, and Virginia-grown varieties are available now at local farm stands, farmers ...

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A sweet coalition begins

One of the east coast’s oldest agricultural activities is finding its sweet spot among Virginia’s most celebrated home-grown ...

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Surplus peaches mean a summer of smoothies

I was feeling lucky and grateful when a neighbor dropped off several pounds of surplus peaches over the ...

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Sweet corn delayed by weather

Sweet corn season is a sure sign of summer, but farmers say this spring’s cooler temperatures and lack ...

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Cannery has new rules for a new year

The Prince Edward County Cannery opened Wednesday, June 2, for the 2021 canning season.  Due to growing demand ...

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Dairy producers help area food banks

Milk is a rich resource in Virginia, with 505 dairy farms producing 173 million gallons of milk in ...

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Commemorating Hospital Week

Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis and Mayor David Whitus present Centra Southside Community Hospital CEO Thomas Angelo with ...

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It’s time to plan for pickles

As gardening season is here, I urge you to grow a variety of vegetables for pickling. Going beyond ...

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Home baking continues to rise

Home baking escalated during the pandemic, and it continues to be on the rise. From renovation projects to ...

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Brewery releases new brew

Three Roads Brewing and the Southside SPCA held a Can-Can Event fundraiser on Saturday, March 20, at Three ...

Sports

Registration open for spring rec sports

The Cumberland County Recreation Department is accepting registrations for spring baseball, softball and T-ball. Registration forms can be ...

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There are plenty of workout alternatives outside the gym

Maintaining physical activity and good health during the pandemic will not only help with weight management but also ...

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Inspiring young chefs

Area kids are getting the chance to expand their culinary skills thanks to the virtual Neighborhood Chefs cooking ...

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Reference guide of poisonous plants available

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time outdoors. The pandemic has also sparked an increased ...

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Farm food box program extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced another $1.5 billion to purchase food for a fifth round of ...

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Rupen elevates sauces to a new level

After looking at how Virginia Food Works operates last month, I’d like to highlight one of our wonderful ...

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Fruitcake: The treat that everyone loves to hate

In my family, celebrations always involve baking, and Christmas is no different. My grandma made fresh coconut cake ...

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Make sure to taste eggnog frequently

The last line of George Washington’s Christmas eggnog recipe may be the most important, “Taste frequently.” Mindfulness of ...

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Average Thanksgiving meal is $60.33 this year

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for just over $6 per person this ...

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Virginia’s turkey production continues to grow

American turkey production may be heading for another downturn, but Virginia turkey producers are poised to stay ahead ...

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October is Virginia Wine Month

Some Virginia wine enthusiasts believe the state’s vineyards produce wines on par with the Napa and Rhone valleys. ...

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COLUMN — Making the most of apple season

nAfter many hot canning days through the summer, the turn to September and cooler temperature is a welcome ...

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