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Food & Fitness

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

5 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Towering tomatoes

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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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.

High Bridge Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday

The starting gun for the High Bridge Half Marathon & 5K is slated to sound at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The third annual race features ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Report.

Grape Expectations

Success in grape jelly making is like crafting a good wine — you have to know your grapes and when to harvest them. Depending on ... Read more

6 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Garden project grows neighborhood pride

Gerald Anderson’s young son tried fried squash and onions for the first time this summer. “He liked it!” Anderson said. The Virginia Street resident grew ... Read more

6 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Farmers markets offer options

Building a thriving local food system often begins at the farmers market. They have quickly become the go-to spot for finding a wide variety of ... Read more

6 years ago by Staff Report.

It’s Peach Season!

Enjoying a juicy ripe peach is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Truly ripe peaches are a fleeting thing, however, so enjoy them now before the ... Read more

6 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Cool Summer Meals With Pasta

Now that summer is heating up, keeping cool is the name of the game. Keeping cool in the kitchen is also a priority for the ... Read more

6 years ago by Marge Swayne.

Nutrition And Gardening Program Offered

Prince Edward County Cooperative Extension and Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters are offering a Children’s Nutrition and Gardening Summer Program at the Pamplin Depot Thursday at ... Read more

6 years ago by Staff Report.

Come For Dessert Recipes Contest Offers State Fair Prizes

What’s better than dessert? The answer is the Come for Dessert Contest sponsored by the Virginia Egg Council. This year’s contest invites residents of Virginia ... Read more

6 years ago by Marge Swayne.

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