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Edwina Covington, Author at Farmville

Columns

Mother Nature creates unique beauty

Mother Nature has an artistic side to her fickle personality.  Her awesome power can destroy in a second what has taken decades or centuries to ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, February 25, 2016 4:58 am

Columns

Birds flock to the feeders; community dinner planned

Did you notice how ravenous the wild birds were last weekend? I believe that they have their own meteorologist who predicts the cold and winter ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:24 am

Columns

Prospect VFD Auxiliary plans pancake supper

We recently came across a small VM #1 spider skillet manufactured by Loth’s Stoves now known as Virginia Metalcrafters of Waynesboro. The bottom of the ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Friday, February 12, 2016 7:45 am

Columns

Locomotive Library opens in Pamplin

The Locomotive Library, the Second Little Free Library at the Pamplin Depot, was designed at the request of the Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) by ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:52 pm

Columns

Elam digs out; dance, benefit stew set for Pamplin

We woke last Friday morning to a white haze drifting to the ground that quickly turned into an earnest winter storm. The grass and gravel ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:51 am

Columns

Weather lore predicts snow; local dinners, stew on tap

We woke to a snowy morning Sunday. I enjoyed watching the silent, soft snow drift to the cold, wet ground. In the distance was the ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:57 pm

Columns

Prospect VFD presents awards, installs officers

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary held their banquet on Jan. 10. The evening included a buffet meal prepared by members of the department ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:28 pm

Columns

Time to store away memories; stews on tap for new year

Have you ever gotten involved in looking at old pictures stored away in boxes, envelopes, albums, computer discs, etc.? We have been spending some hours ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, January 7, 2016 4:02 pm

Columns

A day on the farm with Prince; meetings and stew planned

On a farm near Elam lives a dark handsome Prince with the most compassionate brown eyes. He sports a snowy white breastplate and white spats ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:49 pm

Columns

The legend of the Yule Cat; ‘tidings of great joy’

“He gave a wave of his strong tail, He jumped and he clawed and he hissed. Sometimes up in the valley, Sometimes down by the ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Wednesday, December 23, 2015 11:09 am

Columns

A tradition of holly; Christmas Eve services planned

One of the popular greeneries of Christmas is the holly and its red berries.  Popular usage of this greenery dates back to ancient cultures. In ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, December 17, 2015 1:51 pm

Columns

Civil War Santa to visit; have a ‘meowy Christmas’

It is that time of year when kitties Hilda and Georgia feel compelled to help with Christmas. Out of boredom, Hilda switches her golden tail ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:35 am

Columns

Holiday events and sweet potato biscuits

A few days ago we received a package from “home,” the Eastern Shore of Virginia, filled with those delicious Hayman sweet potatoes. My high school classmate ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:08 pm

Columns

Songs of Thanksgiving recalled

While preparing for Thanksgiving, I started wondering if there were any songs related to the holiday. For Halloween we had the eerie, creepy hit pop ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Friday, November 27, 2015 8:52 am

Columns

Book pays tribute to Elam friend and neighbor

Rosa Coleman Thomas pays a touching tribute in the dedication of her children’s book “Santa’s Little Angel”: “In memory of my dear aunt Evelyn Maude ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:49 pm

Columns

PVFD plans pig-picking supper

“A S D F ; L K J” How many times did I type that in Mrs. Kellam’s typing class on that Royal manual typewriter with unmarked ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:01 pm

Columns

A ghostly memory relived; Halloween and harvest events set

As Anna rounded the curve on the winding back road, she was struck with awe at the beauty of the silhouette of the church in ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:31 pm

Church & Community

Pageant winners named; Halloween celebrations set

The fall of the year brings the Miss Five County Fair Beauty Pageant.  The rain and chill of the weather did not dampen the spirits ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:14 pm

Columns

Firefighters visit Fuqua and PECES

Engine 41 of the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) with a crew of Captain James Boettcher, Property Sergeant Shawn Thompson, and firefighters James Redford and ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, October 15, 2015 3:20 pm

Columns

Dance, art show and chili cookoff top fall events

There is something relaxing about strolling through a pine woods on a fall day. The fallen brown pine needles make a soft carpet that silences ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:21 pm

Church & Community

Prospect events lead the news

Touch-me-not, jewelweed, Impatiens capensis — all names for one of nature’s medicinal and edible plants which grow in bottomland soils, in ditches, and along creeks.  ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:48 pm

Columns

Free Library opens in Pamplin, Harvest Sale plans underway

“My name is Jazmine [Klinedidinst] and I am in 4th grade and I think we should put a little library at Pamplin City Depot. I ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:54 am

Columns

Celebrate Pamplin to feature food, vendors, free surrey rides

“I seem to manipulate what I see in nature, recreating sounds and feelings that I have about nature.  For example the sound of water,” says ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:09 am

Church & Community

Pamplin Day features 5K, fun for the family

For the third year in a row Pamplin will come alive on Saturday, Sep.19, beginning with the Ralph M. Hamlett Memorial 5K Fun Run and ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:14 am

Church & Community

Fall is in the air, dance and 5K coming up

Waking to a nippy breeze coming in the open window and seeing a foggy haze up the pasture bottom tells me that September has arrived ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:01 am

Church & Community

Pamplin Day plans under way and Smokey Wilson in Prospect

The third annual Celebrate Pamplin Day will open with the Ralph M. Hamlett Memorial 5K Fun Run and Walk at 9 a.m. on September 19 ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:46 am

Local

Cows enjoy garden corn, cowboy church on tap

“Moo, mooo, moooo!”  Here he comes, corn, corn! The herd begins to move with a lumbering walk toward the pickup at the gate.  One young ... Read more

by Edwina Covington, Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:46 am

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