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Miss Moore And The Pilgrims

The holiday season, almost upon us now, has a way of intersecting past and present — often in unexpected ways.

Tidying up drawers and cabinets over the weekend in preparation for the festivities ahead, I came upon a memento of Thanksgiving past. Tucked away under holiday placemats and napkins I discovered a handful of construction paper tail feathers that once adorned granddaughter Amy’s pinecone turkey. Her second-grade art project was the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving table that year over two decades ago.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eerie Tales Creep Into Local History

Residents of Farmville who venture out after dark on Halloween should be aware — and beware! You may not be alone when you walk the streets at night.

Dr. James Jordan, professor of anthropology at Longwood University, would be the first to tell you that things that go bump in the night, especially in a town with the history of Farmville, often defy logical explanation.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Falling Back
Every fall around the first week of October the change begins. Almost overnight, it seems, the air feels different. The morning mist no longer clings as tenaciously as it did a few short weeks ago. It is, of course, time. Fall officially began last week.
Thursday, October 2, 2014

The 'Purr-fect' Storm

It’s been another crazy year for weather.

Whether we like it or not, we don’t have much choice — weather-wise, we pretty much have to take what comes along. This week, for instance, its’ been hot when it should be cool. The year so far, in fact, has followed a similar pattern of inconsistency.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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