“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.”
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…
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.
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...
As a community, Charlottesville has sustained an immense blow. The events of last weekend were traumatic for our entire community, and this trauma profoundly affects our mental health. It is crucial for each of us to help one another begin to heal. Some people may be experiencing acute distress. Someone feeling this way should reach out for support.