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Virginia Cheese
Stony Man, Grayson and Derby
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Camille Was No Lady
45 years ago, this hurricane wreaked havoc in Nelson County
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Great Piedmont Hikes
Five of my favorite place to spend summer days
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Landscapes of Summer
Donna Clark, David Williams and Trisha Adams
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The Decline of the Monarch
Pam Owen explores the complex life of the iconic monarch butterfly and the reasons for its 15-year population decline.
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Rivers Define Us
Letter from Amissville
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Piedmont Real Estate: What is a Realtor?

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Upcoming Events


Nelson

The Lockn: Interlocking Music Festival
Sep. 04, 2014 through Sep. 07, 2014

This year's lineup: Bob Weir & RatDog, Del McCoury Band, Gary Clark Jr., Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Hot Tuna Acoustic, Keller Williams' Grateful Gospel ft. More Than A Little with John Kadlecik, Keller Williams' Grateful Grass ft. Jeff Austin & Keith Moseley, Phil Lesh & Friends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steve Winwood, The Allman Brothers Band, The String Cheese Incident, The Wood Brothers, Umphrey's McGee, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Willie Nelson www.locknfestival.com

Prince William

Dog Days of Summer at National Museum of the Marine Corps
Aug. 30, 2014
@ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Free fun for all ages! See the military police working dogs from the Marien Corps Base Quantico demonstration. Also learn about these valuable organizations: Find a new furry friend at the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue. Hero Dog provides free service dogs to veterans in need. Dogs on Deployment find families to care for deployed service members. The Airedale Terrier Rescue of the Virginias finds loving new homes for abandoned and surrendered Airedales. The Raptor Conservance of Virginia will have their falcons, hawks and owls, and the Virginia Reptile Rescu will be there as well. A great day for animal lovers!

Fauquier

Twilight Jumpers At Great Meadow. Friday Nights Under The Lights!
May. 30, 2014 through Aug. 29, 2014

May 30th, June 27th, July 18th, and August 29th.  Like Twilight Polo? You’ll love Twilight Jumpers! On selected Friday nights bring your family and friends to watch an exciting night of jumpers, enjoy wine tasting, kids' giant tug o'war, and then dance the night away! This is an outdoor recreational activity that the entire family will enjoy! There will be two competitions held on the evening. The first, for up-and-coming young riders and local talent. They will be jumping heights up to 3’6” tall. The second class is for professionals at 4’2,” and $5,000. Enjoy watching some of the finest jumpers in the world. Bring the kids. Bring a blanket. Get a tailgate on the berm, or get a railside box. Twilight Jumpers is held for the benefit of the High Performance Equestrian Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation in the service of need in the show jumping community. www.equestrianfoundation.org, www.greatmeadow.org/events/twilight-jumpers
 
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