These Local Orchards Tempt with Apples, Peaches, and More

3 Local Orchards Offer Mouthwatering Fruit and Vegetables With summer at its peak, local orchards tempt us with the season’s favorite fruits and vegetables. From peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, apples, and vegetables, who can resist nature’s bounty? That’s why we … Continue reading

Monticello Independence Day Celebration: 70 Reasons to Attend

The Independence Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello This year marks the 243rd anniversary of the US adoption of the Declaration of Independence. That on its own is reason enough to attend Monticello’s historic celebration. After all, Thomas Jefferson was one of its … Continue reading

Patio Dining: Where to Go for Outdoor Dining in the Shenandoah Valley (and Beyond)

Fine Patio Dining in the Valley and Central Virginia From digging in the dirt to cookouts, spring has a rejuvenating effect on all of us! It heralds our need to enjoy the outdoors. One of the great joys of warm … Continue reading