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Give War and Peace a Chance focus of talk at Stone Soup Books

Join author Andrew D. Kaufman on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. for a reading and discussion of his latest book “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.” Kaufman recently appeared on the syndicated talk show “Katie” to discuss his book and the Books behind Bars program.

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Barren Ridge Vineyards among State Fair wine competition winners

A panel of wine producers, retailers, writers, collectors and other industry professionals sampled and critiqued Virginia wines from across the commonwealth that were submitted for the revived State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition.

Skyland Resort, Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park offer summer activities

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are ready to welcome families this summer with an activity rich experience.

Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Spicy Fruit Salsa (and a side of nostalgia)

After a long week on an island, in the Florida sun I was in the mood for something from the grill and that tastes beachy. I am not quite ready to be done with my vacation. So I adapted a balsamic chicken recipe I’ve been making for a while, adding a little heat and some Georgia peaches as well.

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The Fourth of July at Barren Ridge Vineyards

An old fashioned pig roast with all the fixins, music from “Who Shot John” followed by fireworks. Dinner and a souvenir wine glass is included in the admission price and wine will be for sale by the glass or bottle.

Dinner Diva: Is alcohol friend or foe when dieting?

Now, we all know that alcohol is not the healthiest thing on the planet. You don’t need me to tell you that. However having an occasional cocktail or glass of wine can be an okay indulgence as long as you follow a few simple rules.

USA vs. Germany in the World Cup at The Paramount

Back by popular demand, The Paramount will show the USA vs. Germany game of the World Cup on Thursday, June 26 at 12 pm. USA and Germany will face off at Arena Pernambuco, Recife.

Paramount offers free viewing of UVA in CWS

Back by popular demand, The Paramount in Charlottesville will show all three games of the College World Series. Vanderbilt and UVA will face off once again in the second match of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Field in Omaha, Nebraska, a best-of-three contest that has captivated the nation.

Watch UVA-Vandy in the CWS at The Paramount

Join the Paramount in kicking off the 2014 College World Series. The stage is set for Vanderbilt and UVA to face off in the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Field in Omaha, Nebraska, a best-of-three contest sure to captivate the nation.

The Steel Wheels announce full lineup for second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Organizers of the Red Wing Roots Music Festival have announced the full lineup of artists that will perform at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Va., July 11-13.

V Foundation, Virginia Wine Partnership to fund cancer research

Virginia will partner with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to host “Virginia Vine: The Commonwealth Crushes Cancer,” a weekend event to be held in April 2015 at Trump Winery and other locations in Charlottesville.

Dinner Diva: Can vegetarians and Paleoistas co-exist in one cave?

When you make the decision to go Paleo, it could get complicated, especially if you have a vegetarian in your cave to feed.

My Clean Kitchen: Orange Beef and Broccoli

Today was a big day for me! I harvested the very first thing from my little backyard raised bed garden! A head of broccoli! Man, that feels good. I’m in love with my broccoli.

Pomegranate local food series continues with Mindful Eating

Pomegranate Restaurant and Gathering Place in Troutville is hosting an event that will provide an opportunity to meet a local farmer and include a special menu of local foods.

Skyland Resort offers Wine Dinner Series starting in May

The getaway season has started and Skyland Resort located in Shenandoah National Park has spiced up the weekend activities with a monthly wine dinner starting in May.


North Branch School fundraiser at Cardinal Point Winery

North Branch School will be holding its XII Band Fair on May 18th at Cardinal Point Winery from 1-6 p.m. with local bands, children’s activities and games, cake walk, silent auction, wine waffle and more.

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Tastes & Tunes in the Garden at Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

What better place to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day than in the Gardens of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.

Dinner Diva: Focus on what you CAN have

When people first hear the Dinner Diva’s gone Paleo, they almost always say the same thing: Oh I know this Paleo diet is supposed to be healthy, but I could never give up [bread/potatoes/pasta/corn/dairy/etc.].

Virginia wine competition returning to 2014 State Fair

Virginia wineries have been invited to submit wines for judging at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia commercial wine competition.

New Canadian trade office highlights export potential

Virginia is a key farm export state, with trade offices in eight locations around the world. The newest one opened last fall in Canada, which imported $205 million in Virginia farm products in 2012 and is Virginia’s second-largest export market behind China.

Staunton Senior Center Local Council Met Jan. 30

Staunton Senior Center’s Local Council met to discuss a variety of topics. Chairman Michael Thompson reported to members about his attendance at the VPAS advisory committee meeting earlier in the week.

Virginia Vineyards Association names Jeff White Grower of the Year

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore today presented the Virginia Vineyards Association Grape Grower of the Year award to Jeff White, owner and winemaker of Glen Manor Vineyards in Front Royal.

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McAuliffe announces agriculture and forestry industries grants

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced this week the award of two planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture & Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID).

Enjoy Virginia wine with your Valentine

White Hall is hosting its 4th Annual Wine & Chocolate Celebration, which will feature Virginia-based Gearharts Fine Chocolates. Participants will get to sample three different chocolates paired with six wines and listen to local musicians Curtis Prince and Travis Elliott.

Dinner Diva: Make the decision-eat to live

Instead of scrambling and looking for replacements for bread and cereal, try to focus on eating for your best health. Get out of the “live to eat” mindset and adopt the attitude of “eat to live.”

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Upcoming events at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Three upcoming events at Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville, Va.

Cold coming: Coat drive/free soup in Staunton Tuesday night

With winter storms bringing unseasonably cold nights, many people find themselves on the streets exposed to dangerous levels of cold. Coats and soup will help.


Virginia wine industry booming, needs growers

The Virginia wine industry has earned plenty of national and international accolades in recent years, but the amount of grapes being raised in the Old Dominion has remained relatively flat.


The Greenbrier announces series of special interest weekends

This January, The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is launching its Discovery Series, a collection of eight weekend events with themes ranging from interior design to the culinary arts, blues music to craft beer brewing, and from antiques to wellness.


Online tool helps match wine grape varieties to vineyard sites

Virginia’s wine industry generates $747 million for the state’s economy. According to a 2012 report released by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office, that figure is more than twice a 2005 estimate of how much the industry would grow in seven years.

SSC Fall Dance Committee Met for Final Review Oct. 17

Staunton Senior Center’s fall dance had many good things going for it, the committee decided. They included Center members at the event, transportation provided for members, a terrific poster, great decorations (nice and simple to assemble and take down), fabulous food, and the military display of local soldiers from WWII was well received.

Dinner Diva: Fall foraging primer

On the next sunny day, perhaps you’ll consider taking a nice long walk to forage for some wild fall edibles.

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Look for great learning opportunities on a fall trip through Virginia

In my opinion, and I believe the opinion of many other travelers, fall is second only to summer as prime traveling time. Here in Virginia the days are still warm but the nights are cool.

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Sunsets At The Vineyard

Join us at Barren Ridge Vineyards every third Friday night of the month for live music, award winning wines and spectacular views. This month features the Irish music of Scruffy Murphy.


Report: Virginia wine sales reach all-time high

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Monday that sales of Virginia wine reached an all-time high in fiscal year 2012, increasing by just over 1.6% from fiscal year 2011. Virginia wineries sold almost 485,000 cases of wine in FY 2012 versus a little more than 477,000, the previous record high, in FY 2011.

Barrel tasting at Virginia Wineworks

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Virginia Wineworks will have a special barrel-tasting event on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day This is a unique opportunity to taste the recently blended 2008 Meritage and other Bordeaux varietals while they are still in the barrel. These […]