Ellen Masters — A Volunteer for Life

Ellen Masters, director of Career Education and Vocational Reflection at Hampden-Sydney College since 2013, has volunteered as long as she can remember. “My mom delivered Meals on Wheels,” Masters says. “I would go along with her, and I remember saying — I want to do this one day.” Growing up in Roanoke, Masters had numerous […]

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A Racy Affair

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging is hosting a Kentucky Derby themed fundraiser this Saturday, May 6th, from 3-8pm at J & J Treeland in Prospect. Guests will enjoy mint juleps, smoked pork from The Fishin’ Pig with all the fixings, casino games, carriage rides, raffles and a live airing of the Kentucky Derby […]

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39th Annual Heart of Virginia Festival

This Saturday, May 6th, will mark the 39th Heart of Virginia Festival here in Farmville, Virginia. The Heart of Virginia Festival began as an art show with community members displaying their unique pieces of art. Today the festival is an annual Farmville tradition on High and Main Streets including music, handmade crafts, beautiful art, great […]

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Your Guide to a Beautiful Easter in Farmville

Easter in the heart of Virginia is one of the most beautiful times of year – a special holiday surrounded by years of family traditions and the springtime promise of new life. As the trees begin to unfurl delicate green leaves and daffodils push bright yellow blooms towards the sky, the community is buzzing with […]

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Art from the Heart: PECES Teachers Embrace Annual Exhibit

During the month of March, the Longwood Center for Visual Arts is transformed with the collected art work of thousands of area kids. The Start with Art Learn for Life Area Youth Art Exhibit has been a fixture at the center for over 15 years. Featuring the works of children from 44 public, private and […]

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Community Band Brings Music to Farmville

The hills around Farmville are alive with the sound of music and it’s all thanks to the Heart of Virginia Community Band. Started in 2014, founders Scott and Sarah McElfresh invited local musicians to come together for rehearsal. The initial meeting drew a crowd of 16 or so, and what would become the Heart of […]

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HSC Tigers Roar to Life

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers baseball season is off to a fierce start, with the Tigers holding a 6-1 record since their season opener on February 16th. Navona Hart and Real Living Cornerstone are proud to partner with the celebrated tradition of Hampden-Sydney athletics as sponsors of the Tigers baseball team this year. Coached by head coach […]

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An Unlikely Love Story: One Teacher’s Journey to Find a Kidney

With Valentine’s at its center, February is undoubtedly the month of miracles and love. Barbara Rice’s story may not follow the traditional once-upon-a-time formula, but it is a love story nonetheless. It’s a story so much bigger and more beautiful then just a woman in need of a kidney—it’s a story of a Prince Edward […]

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Tastes Like Home: Taste of Farmville Is A Tempting Treat

When you step through the narrow door of the STEPS center on this January Thursday night, it’s hard to tell which is more striking: the happy roar of a room full of hungry guests or the tantalizing smells drifting from the hundreds of booths that circle the room. Entering its 13th year, the annual Taste […]

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Briery Creek Lake

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer David Hart. Just a few miles south of Farmville lies an 845-acre oasis for boaters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Built in 1986, Briery Creek Lake is a scenic, tree-lined reservoir known mostly as a premier fishing destination, thanks to active management by the Virginia […]

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