Monthly Archives: April 2011

Two Wise County places added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Two Wise County places are among the most recent additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register, the state’s official list of properties important to its history. At its quarterly meeting, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved the St. Paul Historic District and Sunnydale Farm near Pound (pictured above) for listing on the register, an honor […]

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Well known Southern potter passes away today

Lin Craven, well known southern potter, passed away this morning at her home near Cleveland, Georgia. Lin was well known the world over. Lin has been honored by the Library of Congress, was chosen to participate in the Bicentennial Local Legacies Project, and her works are displayed in several museums, including the Atlanta History Center […]

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A pleasant drink of medicinal value

Ahhhh, dandelion wine! The popular name comes from dent de lion, French for “lion’s tooth,” referring to the teeth on the leaves. Wine is made from the heads. Choose dandelions from an open field far from any insecticide spraying. Pick early in the season when the leaves of the plant are still tender. Flowers that […]

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Ohio’s Little Cities of Black Diamonds

From the Athens News, December 9, 2002 SAN TOY: GHOST TOWN OR A BLACK DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH? By Matt Zuefle In 1996, on my last visit to San Toy, Ohio, I had to stop and ask directions twice. Driving down a long, unpaved road to the bottom of a deep, wooded valley, I came […]

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