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Football makes unseasonable debut

After a 15-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school football returned to the Farmville area Friday night, Feb. 26, under some of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

AKA Sorority completes community projects

Members of the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority delivered Christmas gifts and dinner to the residents of the Corporation of Quality ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Make your own Longwood Rotunda

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is offering a take-home art activity sure to delight model building and architectural enthusiasts of all ages. Longwood ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

PACE participants have a Mardi Gras celebration

Participants in the Farmville PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) traveled virtually to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, Tuesday, ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Farmers learn to pivot quickly

Whether it’s shifting markets, increased competition or a pandemic, farmers are constantly faced with circumstances that cause them to change or diversify their operations. That ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Master Gardener class offered

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners will offer a 2021 virtual Master Gardener class beginning with orientation March 15-19. Classes ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

A side of art beside the river

Many people dining at Riverside Cafe on North Main Street in Farmville are treated to more than just a meal when they sit down to ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Registration open for spring rec sports

The Cumberland County Recreation Department is accepting registrations for spring baseball, softball and T-ball. Registration forms can be located at www.cumberlandrec.weebly.com. Ages for participation are ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Master Gardener training offered

The Charlotte County Extension Office will offer a 2021 computer-based, self-paced, Independent Master Gardener study beginning March 11 with orientation and concluding Sept. 9 with ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Valentine’s Art-on-the-Go bags coming soon

This February, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is partnering with the Farmville Lions Club on a new Valentine’s Day installment of the popular ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Garden Club learns about orchids

The Nora Lancaster Garden Club held a socially distanced outdoor meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the parking lot of the Chadwick & Son Greenhouse in ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Commit to civil discourse this holiday season

In this year of deep political division, it’s more important than ever to commit to civil conversation and understanding at the holiday dinner table, according ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Christmas trees are ready for the season

Despite the year’s erratic weather, Virginia’s Christmas tree growers are reporting a strong crop and are ready for the upcoming holidays. “This has been a ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Art-on-the-Go bags available

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is partnering with Hotel Weyanoke on a new Winter Wonderland installment of the popular Art-on-the-Go series. Winter Wonderland ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Polly Steinruck celebrates 100 years

On Sunday, Sept. 6, family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Polly Steinruck. Approximately 80 people were in attendance with a parade and a ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Arrowhead Gun Club receives grant

Arrowhead Gun Club was awarded a grant to purchase new MEC Clay Target machines by the Friends of the NRA. The new MEC machines for ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

Alzheimer’s didn’t stop Grandma Booker

Editor’s Note – Nikki Dean writes about her experiences as the great granddaughter of a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s. Monday is World’s Alzheimer’s Day. ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

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

7 months ago by Staff Report.

Town horticulturist presents program

The Redbud Garden Club held its July meeting at Cumberland Presbyterian Church Pavilion with Barbara Stimpson and Maryann McEwen serving as hostesses. The program for ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Red Bud Garden Club elects officers

The Redbud Garden Club held its June meeting in the backyard of Geraldine Sanderson’s home. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was the club’s first ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Friday night lights go dark

The fall of 2020 will be defined, in part, by a startling absence. As of Wednesday, July 22, it was confirmed that due to the ... Read more

9 months ago by Titus Mohler.

American Shakespeare Center goes digital

American Shakespeare Center has announced plans to expand the growing digital portfolio of its 2020 SafeStart Season with BlkFrs LIVE — the live broadcast companion ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

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

9 months ago by Staff Report.

PSR receives $8,500 grant

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) Area Agency on Aging has been notified by Meals on Wheels of America of its success in earning more than $8,500 ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Southside DAR chapters host state regent

The Judith Randolph-Longwood and William Taylor Chapters of District III of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed Virginia’s State Regent LeAnn Turbyfill to ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Power line students climb to success

Ask a handful of high school seniors what they are planning to do after graduation, and at least one will likely tell you they are ... Read more

10 months ago by Alexa Massey.

DAR writes cards, collects books

Every Christmas the members of the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution traditionally write Christmas cards to cheer the veterans at McGuire Veterans ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

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