“It’s not pretty. It’s not pretty at all,” I said aloud as I looked into the mirror.
As drivers bundle up to take on Old Man Winter this season, having a few tricks up your sleeve can be a big help in keeping your cool on the road. Here are five hacks for battling the elements and staying safe on the roads.
Everyone is endowed with a calling. A passion or purpose. Something that makes you individually and definitively you. Something that makes life richer when pursued. A great many people don’t chase theirs, either for lack of opportunity or lack of action. Life has a nasty habit of getting in …
In efforts to expand its services and help more animals, Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue purchased 172 acres of land in Afton this week.
If you head down to Williamsburg over the holidays, you’ll find the halls of Colonial homes decked with greenery, candles all aglow and the air filled with the wonderful aromas of baked goods like gingerbread and Christmas cookies.
If you read and remember, last week I ripped into the omnipresent cloud of greed that seems to hang in the background of the holiday season, and attempted to refocus on the reason for the season — celebrating life and each other, outdoors or otherwise.
“It was about 5:59 this morning. The store clerk unlocked the door from the inside and before I could react, the crowd was pushing. I got caught up in this wave of people. It was horrible — but exciting all the same!”
Traditions are as much about feelings and seasons as they are about the traditions themselves, and it feels like general firearms deer season is upon us.
Just as much as holidays are about tradition, many have an insatiable drive to outdo themselves and try something new, to outdo the festivities of years past and make this holiday season the most memorable yet.
RICHMOND — Deer mating season is here and while it officially started in October, November is when deer related crashes are the highest in the Commonwealth of Virginia, statistics show.
The holidays throw in a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers in particular can be a healthful-eating challenge.
The camporee, which is organized by the Monticello District of the Boy Scouts’ Stonewall Jackson Area Council, is one of the longest running of its kind, not only in Virginia but in the United States.
My middle school classmates defined hunting by “treestands,” “30/06s,” and “deer.” My background was different. I learned to shoot with a double-barreled cap shotgun, behind a dog with a nose for birds and a Dad with an aim for them.
APPOMATTOX – Thirty new Virginia State Police troopers have reported to their respective Division Headquarters to begin the final phase of their training. The 126th Basic Session celebrated their graduation Oct. 6 at the state police Academy in North Chesterfield County. Upon receiving their…
The falling leaves and half-bear trees that come to mind when visualizing bow hunting in the autumn woods often do not mesh with reality during the front end of the early archery season in Virginia.
Estelle Brantley McDoogle is an upstanding citizen, but not once has she had her picture on the cover of People Magazine although she’s helped more people than half the people featured on that magazine’s front cover.
In an age of rapid population growth, LCD overload, and unprecedented cultural disassociation from nature and the outdoors, when mass marketability rules, often in favor of more traditional, refined values, outdoor television has been stolen from the everyman.
As a fly fisherman, I do a lot of dreaming. I often dream of places — places I’ve been and fallen in love with, places I’ve not yet been and places I’ll probably never have the chance to touch physically. Those in the latter two categories elicit certain images, which are, more often than not, laughably two dimensional. Sometimes wrong.
Have you eaten any tomatoes lately? Might as well ask if you’ve taken a breath lately. Summer in the South means tomato sauce, tomato paste, tomato sandwiches, stewed tomatoes, sliced tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and fried green tomatoes. Supper is not complete without a sliced, well-salted and well-peppered tomato on a blue willow plate.
On the evening of Aug. 14, after a day full of training for my position as head resident adviser for Emory & Henry College, I went fishing, to wash away the day — and to take back the part of me that becomes diluted when I spend more than a few days in town and on concrete.
There are very few things more delicious than tomatoes in season. Sure you can buy them year-round, but these imports tend to be mealy and flavorless, so why bother? Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Tart is a celebration of the tomato at the peak of its perfection, namely right now.
“Well, she’s gone completely nuts,” Aunt Beulah said to Corinne Gentry as they left Lumpkins Restaurant on a recent Thursday evening. “My sister Victoria has lost all her marbles.”
BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Cormier has shed his last 10 pounds to make weight, is pumped to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship and says he can beat Volkan Oezdemir.
On Dec. 4, with full support from the Utah congressional delegation, President Trump issued a proclamation, dramatically slashing the acreage of two national monuments by a total of almost two million acres—the largest rollback of federal public land in American history, and a heavy-handed p…
"Shithole countries"? Where is our outrage? How much longer are reasonable Americans going to tolerate the inane spewings of the person who happens to be the president of the United States?