Now, there is one accessory that a great number of men rarely leave the house without: a hat.
Adventure-scarred canoes lashed to its pontoons, a fully loaded DCH-2 Beaver circled one of northwest Ontario’s thousands of jagged. As it began its descent, the unbroken amalgam of boreal forest and shimmering water was transformed from a glorious abstract painting to a very real and intoxi…
On the morning of May 29, angler Colby Horne landed what appeared to be a northern snakehead from a dock on the upper arm of Lake Anna near Gold Mine Creek.
During the summer months, you can always count on every home and garden magazine having a glossy photograph of a front porch on the cover.
The fly fishing community is a small and transient one, though it only becomes apparent at times. Usually a loosely associated dichotomous web of cutthroat secret-keeping and good-natured exploration and camaraderie, just like the arrival of spring pulls blue gill up onto familiar beds and m…
A “Wings and Wheels 4 Paws” event held June 10 drew a crowd of about 500 people and raised approximately $5,000 for animal rescue organizations in the area, according to the Fluvanna County Radio Control Flying Club.
All our lives we are told by parents and teachers and scientists and preachers that every living thing exists on Earth for a purpose. We know trees grow to give us shade in the summer, timber for houses, pulp for paper products and a bathroom facility for dogs and beer laden men. We know bir…
This Sunday is Father’s Day — a day when we reward our dads with pseudo silk ties from J C Penney, or an assortment of spring sausages, cheeses and miniature jars of marmalade properly packaged by Hickory Farms, or a Hallmark card filled with colorful Shakespearean prose no one understands.
Even with all of the rain that spattered the Old Dominion this spring, and the chilly overall temperature of May, warming water temperatures are drawing the trout season to a close on all but the most resilient of Virginia’s mountain streams. Luckily, Virginia offers world class angling oppo…
Avid squirrel hunters are quite fortunate in Virginia to enjoy a very long fall season that runs from early September through the end of February, following regulation changes in recent years. This week, the opportunity to pursue the coveted bushytails will be renewed, as hunters across the …
Learning to count is a process most of us learn at an early age and normally carry the talent to add and subtract throughout our lives.
Those who step inside Nina Monroe’s new shop will find an eye-catching collection of classy home furnishings, sterling silver and semiprecious-stone jewelry that ranges from simple to bold, and personal-care products made with natural ingredients.
A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.
“Most people come for an experience rather than just buy wine,” as Leslie Cushnie of Thistle Gate Vineyards says. Of Virginia’s 260 wineries, there are more than 70 in the Central Virginia region.
With gleeful cheers and whistles, children leave the horrid confines of school behind to enter that joyous three-month interlude known as summer break. There are no morning commutes, no bills to pay, no deadlines to meet, no dress codes, no meetings, and no groceries to buy.
Thinking about plans for summer outdoor fun? Nothing says “summer” quite like a day spent on the river boating, fishing, or both.
Two master practitioners of the ancient arts of tattooing and massage combining under one roof seems like the sort of accident in innovation that happens in a bustling city full of thousands of colliding ideas.
Road weary and fish slime-crusted, I was chipping anxiously away at a newspaper column in the booth of a highway rest stop-associated-fast-food-joint somewhere in the small state of Massachusetts.
Between the birding trails and the butterfly garden at Pleasant Grove Park in Palmyra, strawberries are already starting to ripen in the morning sun.
Sunday, May 14th — Mother’s Day. In honor of this most auspicious occasion, I thought I would share my Top Ten List that separates mothers from the rest of God’s most divine creations.
There are lots of theories regarding our country’s declining economic situation. Personally, I think we’d see a rise in buying trends if more folks put their phones away and provided a little service.
Despite the general favoritism tossed the way of the largemouth and smallmouth bass, trout, and the ever-elusive musky in the state of Virginia, offer me a day of catching dozens of hard-fighting river fish weighing between one and five pounds on light tackle, and I, for one, wouldn’t finish my coffee before hopping in the truck, “glamour species” be damned.
A few weeks ago I mowed the yard for the first time this season. You can’t really call the first spring mowing “cutting the grass” because there isn’t much grass to cut. You’re merely making sure the wild onions, dandelions, and all the other prolific, unwanted weeds are reduced to the same height.
If you had told me a year ago that my college home water, the South Fork of the Holston River, would be critically low throughout the first half of trout season due to lack of rain, I would’ve laughed in your face and taken off for the river.
Miss Lynetta Purvis had the perfect yard for Easter egg hunts. It wasn’t one of those fancy topiary and rose garden filled lawns you see on a PBS murder mystery. Copious amounts of wild onions, flower beds, and lawn ornaments became perfect hiding places for plastic and hardboiled eggs.
Fresh, locally grown foods can be found in many venues, but there’s an elusive ingredient that can make shopping local a remarkable experience.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Rookie Grayson Murray won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 5-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
One time, a hot summer evening, I caught a beaver. Rather, I almost did. I was bass fishing a small farm pond when I eyed hopefully a beaver hut in a few feet of water...
“Albemarle fails to post majority of past year’s minutes” (Charlottesville Tomorrow/The Daily Progress, July 9 online and July 10 in print). My goodness, that sounds ominous. Until we realize that those minutes are the published versions of a recorded, word-for-word history.