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Fruitcake: The treat that everyone loves to hate

In my family, celebrations always involve baking, and Christmas is no different. My grandma made fresh coconut cake and served it with a red colored, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Make sure to taste eggnog frequently

The last line of George Washington’s Christmas eggnog recipe may be the most important, “Taste frequently.” Mindfulness of foodborne illness ensures eggnog drinkers can safely ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Average Thanksgiving meal is $60.33 this year

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for just over $6 per person this year, according to an informal price survey ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Virginia’s turkey production continues to grow

American turkey production may be heading for another downturn, but Virginia turkey producers are poised to stay ahead of national trends. The National Agricultural Statistics ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

October is Virginia Wine Month

Some Virginia wine enthusiasts believe the state’s vineyards produce wines on par with the Napa and Rhone valleys. During Virginia Wine Month in October, residents ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN — Making the most of apple season

nAfter many hot canning days through the summer, the turn to September and cooler temperature is a welcome one. And with September comes apples. Apples ... Read more

4 months ago by Katharine Wilson.

Pecan Festival canceled

For the safety of our patrons, merchants, volunteers, artists, staff and students, due to the unpredictable and ongoing threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

It’s time for tomatoes

July may be brutally hot, but the bounty of tomatoes this time of year helps compensate for the heat. I eat a tomato sandwich almost ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Tips for swimming in a lake or river

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Giving Garden grows goodwill

A bountiful harvest is underway at the Giving Garden, a community garden recently developed by members of Heritage Baptist Church in Farmville. The Giving Garden, ... Read more

6 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Dried herbs add flavor to meals year round

As I try my best to patiently wait for my garden’s tomatoes to blush and pepper varieties to turn from green to red and yellow, ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Dehydrating food is simple with the right tools

My husband and I like dehydrated food for different reasons. He’s an avid hiker, and sees dried food as a way to pack lightweight meals ... Read more

7 months ago by Guest Columnist.

No license required to fish this weekend

Citizens may fish without a license during the first weekend in June. No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Determine what veggies to grow to save money

There are a few key elements to planning your garden with food preservation in mind. You can look for a balance of crops that you ... Read more

8 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Impress with homemade sweets

While heart-shaped boxes of chocolate might be ubiquitous in February, those who want to truly impress that special someone can try their hand at baking ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

A delicious night in Farmville

An estimated 375 people were drawn to the Firemen’s Sports Arena Thursday, Jan. 30, for the 2020 edition of the Taste of Farmville, hosted by ... Read more

11 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Pitfalls to avoid as you try to lose weight

New Year’s resolutions run the gamut from the simple to the complex. Some people resolve to make small changes that don’t affect their daily lives ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

Weight loss myths debunked

Losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution every year. Roughly 50% of people age 20 and older acknowledge they tried to lose weight over ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

It’s OK if walkers miss the 10,000-step standard

Over the last several years, many people have embraced the notion that 10,000 daily steps are the way to being physically fit. Health experts espouse ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

Keep your Thanksgiving holiday safe from foodborne illness

Thanksgiving, more so than any other American holiday, is centered around food. For many, this means time with family and delicious food. Unfortunately for many ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

Rotary Runs for the future

The Rotary Club of Farmville drew around 150 runners Saturday, Nov. 2, to its first-ever Rotary Runs event that was held at Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC). ... Read more

1 year ago by Titus Mohler.

Enjoy your summer paddling with friends

If you ever wanted to discover the fun of paddling and exploring the Appomattox River, then kick off your summer by spending Saturday morning with ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Holiday food safety advice

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) advises all cooks and food handlers to go beyond the basics this holiday season and get ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

‘We’re here to serve’

Yogaville recently revived an old event designed to meet people in the area and let them know what the Yogaville community has to offer them. ... Read more

3 years ago by Titus Mohler.

JRBA rises against hunger during meal packing event

On May 7, the James River Baptist Association (JRBA) held its ninth meal-packing event for Rise Against Hunger (RAH). According to a JRBA press release, ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Shogun holds ribbon cutting

Shogun held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their move to a new building in Farmville on North Main Street on Monday. Pictured are, from left, ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Vino in the Village

Historic Buckingham Inc. (HBI) held its first wine festival Saturday in The Historic Village at Lee Wayside. The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

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