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Determine what veggies to grow to save money

There are a few key elements to planning your garden with food preservation in mind. You can look for a balance of crops that you ... Read more

5 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Impress with homemade sweets

While heart-shaped boxes of chocolate might be ubiquitous in February, those who want to truly impress that special someone can try their hand at baking ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

A delicious night in Farmville

An estimated 375 people were drawn to the Firemen’s Sports Arena Thursday, Jan. 30, for the 2020 edition of the Taste of Farmville, hosted by ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Pitfalls to avoid as you try to lose weight

New Year’s resolutions run the gamut from the simple to the complex. Some people resolve to make small changes that don’t affect their daily lives ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Weight loss myths debunked

Losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution every year. Roughly 50% of people age 20 and older acknowledge they tried to lose weight over ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

It’s OK if walkers miss the 10,000-step standard

Over the last several years, many people have embraced the notion that 10,000 daily steps are the way to being physically fit. Health experts espouse ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Keep your Thanksgiving holiday safe from foodborne illness

Thanksgiving, more so than any other American holiday, is centered around food. For many, this means time with family and delicious food. Unfortunately for many ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Rotary Runs for the future

The Rotary Club of Farmville drew around 150 runners Saturday, Nov. 2, to its first-ever Rotary Runs event that was held at Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC). ... Read more

7 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Enjoy your summer paddling with friends

If you ever wanted to discover the fun of paddling and exploring the Appomattox River, then kick off your summer by spending Saturday morning with ... Read more

12 months ago by Staff Report.

Holiday food safety advice

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) advises all cooks and food handlers to go beyond the basics this holiday season and get ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

‘We’re here to serve’

Yogaville recently revived an old event designed to meet people in the area and let them know what the Yogaville community has to offer them. ... Read more

2 years ago by Titus Mohler.

JRBA rises against hunger during meal packing event

On May 7, the James River Baptist Association (JRBA) held its ninth meal-packing event for Rise Against Hunger (RAH). According to a JRBA press release, ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Report.

Shogun holds ribbon cutting

Shogun held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their move to a new building in Farmville on North Main Street on Monday. Pictured are, from left, ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Report.

Vino in the Village

Historic Buckingham Inc. (HBI) held its first wine festival Saturday in The Historic Village at Lee Wayside. The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Vino in the Village is Sept. 17

The first annual Vino in the Village is set for Sept. 17 at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside in Buckingham County. The event, being ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Towering tomatoes

James Fitzgerald, of Sheppards, shows off his 10.9 ft. tomato plants. Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Farmer’s Market is for everyone

The Farmville Community Marketplace has a little something for everyone. Vendors selling anything from produce to crafts gather starting at 9 a.m. each Saturday. Rodney ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

4-Hers compete in District Food Challenge

Four teams from Buckingham 4-H and Prince Edward 4-H recently participated in the Central District Food Challenge competition at W.E. Skelton 4-H Center at Smith ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Hundreds attend Farmville Wine Festival

The Farmville Wine Festival’s fried foods and fermented grapes filled Riverside Park with relaxation as the community enjoyed wine for a good cause on Saturday. ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Take a tasteful tour of Virginia, Travel guide offers scenic views and local recipes

Part of the fun of traveling is sampling regional cuisine along the way. With the Great American Publishers “Eat & Explore” series, armchair travelers can ... Read more

4 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Rotary’s Taste of Farmville — good taste for a good cause

The Farmville Rotary Club’s Taste of Farmville event is all about community. Set in late January and billed as an after-work evening out, the fundraiser ... Read more

4 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Making the SNAP-Ed decision: Program offers healthy choices

Pauline Stokes and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service SNAP-Ed program are on a mission to help local families “Eat Smart, Move More.” Stokes shares her ... Read more

4 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Southern tradition: Black-eyed peas and cornbread ensure good luck

I have a New Year’s confession to make. For most of my life I did not eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. No I ... Read more

4 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Homegrown for the holidays; Cannery tasting event showcases local products

Homegrown Virginia is putting “homegrown” back on the table in a big way. Last week Homegrown Virginia, in conjunction with Virginia Food Works and the ... Read more

5 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Bojangles earns Looking Best award

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to award Bojangles of Farmville the Looking Our Best award for October. Bojangles is a big supporter ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Report.

Apple appeal

Fall is apple time in Virginia. Harvest festivals and events abound this month in the state’s 100-plus commercial orchards. Fortunately many are only a short ... Read more

5 years ago by Marge Swayne.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In our community the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic offers free mammograms through funding from a grant from the Susan G. Komen organization for uninsured ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Report.

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