1670 Dodd Street-Farmville

Contemporary Home in Farmville Come enjoy this 3 bedroom 2 bath home that is close to town yet enjoy the peace & quiet of being tucked in the woods. The lot offers shady summers & sunny winters. The birds & wildlife grace the yard throughout the year. On a rainy day sit in the screened […]

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Getting Clarity on Credit Scores

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer Tony Markland with Alcova Mortgage. Credit scores often have consumers (and sometimes lenders) scratching their heads and saying “How did they come up with THAT?” The one you hear about the most are FICO scores (an acronym for the Fair Isaac Corporation, the creators of […]

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Farmville Christmas Parade

Every year the Farmville Jaycees put on a fantastic Christmas parade for all of Farmville to enjoy. The 2017 parade theme was “A Disney Christmas” and sponsored by Tony Markland with Alcova Mortgage. We had a fantastic time at the office gathering friends for hot cocoa and snacks while watching the parade. Take a look […]

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Unpacking USDA Loans

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer Tony Markland with Alcova Mortgage. What?  USDA has a program for purchasing a home? I thought they inspected meat??  Yep, that is exactly what I thought about 10 years ago as I looked to expand and understand more loan products that could serve my clients.  […]

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Cooper Rides 500 Miles to Benefit Young Cancer Patients

Taikein Cooper is a man who knows all about second chances. At the age of 15 he was sidelined from a promising athletic career by heart disease. Over the past few years cycling provided Cooper a second chance at fitness. When he heard about the Great Cycle Challenge (GCC), a national program to benefit young […]

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PECHS’s Outdoor Classroom Takes Learning Outside

Janet Green believes in thinking “outside the box.” Last year the Prince Edward County teacher went a step farther and proposed an idea to take learning outside the classroom. The result was an Outdoor Classroom and nature trail that opened earlier this year. Green, a health and physical education teacher at Prince Edward County High […]

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Summer Wine & Brew-First Stop of the Weekend

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to start a summer weekend, Farmville has the place. On June 3 the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) kicked off its Summer Wine and Brew Series. With several galleries of art as a backdrop, there’s food and drink and plenty of friendly discussion. The community-oriented gatherings […]

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Southside SPCA — Where Best Friends Meet

The Southside SPCA is a place where best friends meet — and volunteers and volunteer programs make it happen. “Mondays are always busy at the shelter,” Volunteer Coordinator Carolyn Hudson explains as she towel-dries a medium-sized brown and white dog with floppy ears and soft brown eyes. “This is Awful Arthur — he just came […]

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Farmville Garden Opera Opens Eighth Season with Faust

Farmville’s Summer Garden Opera was born in true theatrical fashion with a mid-winter’s night dream and a sketch on the back of a napkin. “It was a Sunday night, 2010, and it was snowing,” Harlan Horton recalled. “Chris Swanson just lives down the street, so I invited him over for pizza.” Over pizza and several […]

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Student Artist Mural Project Paints the Town

Art is coming to Farmville in a big way thanks to Carley Fetty and a group of middle school students from Prince Edward County Middle School. During the Heart of Virginia Festival Saturday, Fetty’s students completed a mural, the first of a series, on the j fergeson gallery on Main Street. The Student Artist Mural […]

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