Editor's Note

Of sonkers, whirligigs, and a trail mix

August 14, 2017

Over the past couple of decades, the month of August changed for many Americans. Once the prime vacation month fueling the largest amount of gasoline consumption during the year, August now heralds the start of […]

Editor's Note

Remembering our fathers

June 16, 2017

Many, if not most, of us who are baby boomers were fortunate to have fathers who were members of the “Greatest Generation,” and whose life experience included World War II. Many of their fathers’ life […]

Editor's Note

What did they do when the lights went out?

May 2, 2017

We pulled into The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., about 4:30pm in late March. Though we were greeted with the hospitality the historic resort is famous for, it was easy to see that the Great […]

Editor's Note

April is like going home again

April 4, 2017

For me, the April issue of Recreation News is a bit like going home again as we produce our annual Virginia pull-out section and the first of our two North Carolina sections for the year. […]

Editor's Note

What’s luck got to do with it?

March 6, 2017

We’ve all experienced those serendipitous moments in life when we stumbled onto the solution to a problem or “the stars aligned” to create just the right moment for something special to happen. Ask any really […]

Editor's Note

A first in the First State

November 4, 2016

For a small state, Delaware has an amazing number and variety of museums. From the du Pont family mansions like Hagley, Winterthur, and Nemours in the north to the Discoversea Shipwreck Museum near the southern […]

Editor's Note

Notes on some adult pursuits

October 1, 2016

When we first started our October look at the adult beverage scene several years ago, it was all about wine and the wineries that were beginning to spring up from the mountains to the Piedmont […]