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.”
Summer is stagnant and never ending in the South. And when the sun seems to melt the passage of time, and the willing-to-eat, enthusiastic fish fin the waters of farm ponds with water cooler than the air, it’s not uncommon to find me at my favorite local arena several days a week.
The Charlottesville area will be left out of the most dramatic darkness when a solar eclipse transits the country on Aug. 21, but it could still be the best local solar eclipse experience since 1970.
Wildlife conservation rests on the foundational principle that the environmental factors that threaten a species must be corrected before attempting to revamp populations.
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…
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — With their slim College Football Playoff hopes fading, Brandon Wimbush and Notre Dame finally found a rhythm and put Navy away.