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Shenandoah Valley

Missionary to the Conservatives

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is also running today in newspapers in my conservative area, prefaced there by the statement, "I want to share here a piece that has been p...

27 Fantastic Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.29.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

You'll experience hipster and history, reds, whites, and, blues in these two Northern Virginia counties that showcase the most tragic, uplifting, and ...

A Sad Love Story: The Conservatives in My Area and Me

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

When I first started doing radio on the prominent AM station, WSVA, in Harrisonburg, Virginia,I had come to believe that both liberals and conservatives had important truths to offer, and that we should work to bring the partial truths of the two sides together into a higher wisdom.

Ten Wonderfully Surprising Things to Do and See in Charlottesville and Roanoke: Virginia's Blue Ridge Region

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

There are many unique reasons to stay and explore both Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia - about 120 miles apart on that scenic and historic Parkway.

Shenandoah Valley's Godfather of Barbera

In the Gold Country | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste
In the Gold Country

These days I don't let out of town visitors leave without a trip to Shenandoah Valley in Plymouth for a taste of our local Barberas, which Wine Enthusiast calls California's "second true variety."

A History Lover's Guide to the Shenandoah Valley

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Katherine Flynn Old Town Winchester is home to the vibrant Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, which earned a place on the National Register ...

The Best Little Winery You've Never Heard of

In the Gold Country | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
In the Gold Country

Having lived in Napa for nine years, and having been a wine lover for many years before that, I've done a fair share of wine tasting. I have yet to taste a flight where every wine was fabulous. Until last weekend.

PHOTOS: These Special Turkeys Like Carly Simon Music

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gobbler and Cobbler will be spared. The most famous turkeys of 2012 are spending a few days in the lap of luxury at the W Hotel near the...

Field Report, Virginia: Blue Boots In The Red Zones

Riley Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riley Murray

The infusion of national resources builds on a surge of grass-roots volunteerism. "I can remember when you could hold a committee meeting in a phone booth. This campaign will put us on the map!"