Culture

Museum’s Fabergé collection sparkles

January 20, 2017

The intricately crafted boxes, picture frames, bowls, flowers, jewelry, cane handles, animal figures, and religious icons, many made of gold or silver and gilded with diamonds and other gemstones, are wonders to behold. Inside a […]

Culture

Holiday happenings in the Mid-Atlantic and elsewhere

December 10, 2016

Christmas celebrations are in full swing all over the United States, as communities stage light displays, craft shows, musical concerts, theatrical productions, parades, dinners — even strolls — to mark the season. Boston’s Freedom Trail […]

Artists' Studio

On the Radio: Rappahannock represents

November 5, 2016

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: Tour the artists’ studios of Rappahannock County, Virginia today and […]

Culture

Trip to a magical world: Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

October 22, 2016

What is a German theater doing in the middle of Wytheville’s commercial district? If you’re visiting Southwest Virginia and enjoy musicals, good food, and promising young thespians, put a visit to the handsome timber-frame Wohlfahrt […]

Culture

Wine and ‘shine in Smyth and Wythe counties

October 22, 2016

The hollows of Smyth and Wythe counties of Southwest Virginia were legendary for the making of illicit brews. Now this region, about five hours south of Washington, D.C., is fermenting and distilling legal beverages and […]

Artists' Studio

Artists’ Studio tours planned throughout region

October 17, 2016

Every fall, artists and galleries throughout the region organize self-guided studio tours. They are a great way to meet artists in the surroundings that inspire their creativity. It’s also a great way to combine a […]

Civil War

Three Civil War cities in Coastal Virginia that saw action

October 15, 2016

Hampton, Newport News, and Norfolk are cities where the sacrifices of the American Civil War are remembered and honored. Tucked into the southeastern corner of Virginia, these now-thriving cities and surrounding waterways were once war-torn […]