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Garden Club returns to normal

Members of the Buckingham-Dillwyn Garden Club gathered for a regular in-person meeting at the Buckingham Arts Center Monday, July 12. Club member Glenda Harris presented ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

It’s great to see Farmville return to life again

Walking the streets of Farmville the weekend of July 17, one couldn’t help but think back to last year at this time when birds chirping ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Fly fishing film festival is coming

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, coming virtually to all of Virginia beginning July 15, features 10 films, six- to 16-minutes in length, from all ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Garden Club gathers

The Cumberland Garden Club was hosted by club member Nell Spain in her home for its June meeting. The club enjoyed lunch prepared by the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

High Bridge wins ‘Looking Our Best’ honor

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the “Looking Our Best” award to the High Bridge Trail State Park on Wednesday, June 9.  From left ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Sailor’s Creek Park to host history hike

As part of the “National Trails Day 2021” initiative, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a guided history hike with a Park Ranger ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

LCVA features youth art exhibition

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts presents “Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition,” which will be on display ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

PACE talent show was ‘Dynamite’

The area’s seniors and several gifted staff members showcased their unique talents during Centra PACE’s Sixth Annual PACE Got Talent the week of April 26-April ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Build a bug

Twin Lakes State Park will host a program called Build A Bug Saturday, April 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program will explore what ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Football makes unseasonable debut

After a 15-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school football returned to the Farmville area Friday night, Feb. 26, under some of the ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

AKA Sorority completes community projects

Members of the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority delivered Christmas gifts and dinner to the residents of the Corporation of Quality ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Make your own Longwood Rotunda

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is offering a take-home art activity sure to delight model building and architectural enthusiasts of all ages. Longwood ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

PACE participants have a Mardi Gras celebration

Participants in the Farmville PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) traveled virtually to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, Tuesday, ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Farmers learn to pivot quickly

Whether it’s shifting markets, increased competition or a pandemic, farmers are constantly faced with circumstances that cause them to change or diversify their operations. That ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Master Gardener class offered

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners will offer a 2021 virtual Master Gardener class beginning with orientation March 15-19. Classes ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

A side of art beside the river

Many people dining at Riverside Cafe on North Main Street in Farmville are treated to more than just a meal when they sit down to ... Read more

6 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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 located at www.cumberlandrec.weebly.com. Ages for participation are ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Master Gardener training offered

The Charlotte County Extension Office will offer a 2021 computer-based, self-paced, Independent Master Gardener study beginning March 11 with orientation and concluding Sept. 9 with ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Valentine’s Art-on-the-Go bags coming soon

This February, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is partnering with the Farmville Lions Club on a new Valentine’s Day installment of the popular ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Garden Club learns about orchids

The Nora Lancaster Garden Club held a socially distanced outdoor meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the parking lot of the Chadwick & Son Greenhouse in ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Commit to civil discourse this holiday season

In this year of deep political division, it’s more important than ever to commit to civil conversation and understanding at the holiday dinner table, according ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Christmas trees are ready for the season

Despite the year’s erratic weather, Virginia’s Christmas tree growers are reporting a strong crop and are ready for the upcoming holidays. “This has been a ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Art-on-the-Go bags available

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is partnering with Hotel Weyanoke on a new Winter Wonderland installment of the popular Art-on-the-Go series. Winter Wonderland ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Polly Steinruck celebrates 100 years

On Sunday, Sept. 6, family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Polly Steinruck. Approximately 80 people were in attendance with a parade and a ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Arrowhead Gun Club receives grant

Arrowhead Gun Club was awarded a grant to purchase new MEC Clay Target machines by the Friends of the NRA. The new MEC machines for ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

Alzheimer’s didn’t stop Grandma Booker

Editor’s Note – Nikki Dean writes about her experiences as the great granddaughter of a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s. Monday is World’s Alzheimer’s Day. ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

Pecan Festival canceled

For the safety of our patrons, merchants, volunteers, artists, staff and students, due to the unpredictable and ongoing threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

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