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“You don’t want runny batter,” says Chinnell Watson to a class of sixteen students. Watson is our instructor at Cookology Culinary School. The class is gathered in a commercial kitchen surrounded by shelves filled with spices, jars, pots, pans, cookie trays and a very busy hand-washing station. One of the students is my daughter Allie, […]

It was not too long ago that Northern Virginia was a rural farming community and many farmers sold fresh produce at stands in front of their homes. The highway from Northern Virginia to Ocean City was once dotted with such roadside establishments offering fresh fruits, vegetables, and a few seasonal items. Families would often take […]

400 years of Virginia winemaking commemorated in Virginia’s Heritage. In 1619, the first grapevines were brought to America from Europe with the intent to produce wine in Virginia. Four hundred years later, Virginia celebrates with a 400th Anniversary Project called Virginia’s Heritage. This October, just in time for Virginia Wine Month, Virginia’s Heritage will release […]

The National Conference Center Reveals It’s More Than Just a Venue for Business Meetings The National Conference Center may be the biggest secret in Loudoun County. Although its been there for 40 years, is the largest hospitality employer in the county and hosts hundreds of events each year on its 65-acre campus, it seems many […]

If getting stronger, slimmer, and enjoying a higher level of energy weren’t reason enough to workout with your Fitness Together trainer on a regular basis, we have something else to add to your “why I pay to sweat” list. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of […]

Virginia has a long history of leadership. Consider America’s Founding Fathers—seven men from Virginia signed the Declaration of Independence. Here, in a state full of trailblazers, there’s a new revolution going on, and it’s happening on a small farm in Loudoun County. This homestead existed long before our country’s first Independence Day, and now it’s […]