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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Meet Joy Stump

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer Joy Stump. My husband and I came to Farmville in March 2015. It was not exactly easy leaving NJ and our family home where we had raised our 2 children, pack up our things, leave my career with hospice, say good-bye to all our friends, […]

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Meet Adam Yoelin

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer Adam Yoelin. We moved to Farmville in 2013 and live in a beautiful house (a fixer upper) on the edge of town right next to the Avenues. My wife teaches Therapeutic Recreation at Longwood University and I’m a Self Certified House-Husband renovating and maintaining our […]

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Onion House

This guest blog is another in a series of blogs by Marie Stewart. As you may recall hubby and I bought the house on the corner with the perfect location, and a history of nearly 50 years as a rental, and three apartments (officially), and over one hundred years of history. It’s a project, we […]

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Are You Up To It?

This guest blog is the second of a series of posts by Marie Stewart. As many readers will already know, buying a house is a huge endeavor. And it isn’t all “Location, location, location.” Although I will say “Location was about 90% of it” in our decision.  Other factors can come into play when you […]

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Meet Marie Stewart

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer Marie Stewart.  Marie and her husband were buyers who I worked with when I’d only lived in Farmville for 4 ½ months. I couldn’t believe it when my husband told me we were moving to Farmville, Va. I knew it was a possibility, and I did […]

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Meet Mark Kernohan

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer Mark Kernohan.  My wife and I came from Northeast Ohio. We lived in an industrial town with lots of people. Living in Farmville has been a long series of adjustments. We knew it was going to be a change, and a lot to learn, but […]

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Justine Young

Farmville Favorite: Justine Young

This post is brought to you by guest blog writer Tom Robinson. The Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging has been serving the seven counties of the Piedmont Health District for 37 years. But up until four years ago, their work was languishing and often went unnoticed.  They needed a new leader to give […]

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Maria Hamilton

Farmville Favorite: Maria Hamilton

Each month I highlight a “Farmville Favorite”, someone who is an advocate for Farmville—working hard to make it a better place. Who should be next month’s Farmville Favorite? Email your nominations to me at Local Baker Finds Sweet Spot in Farmville Sixteen years ago when Maria Hamilton moved to Farmville from West Virginia with […]

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Navona at Uptown Coffee

The Power of Partnership: SBDC Bolsters Big Dreams for Small Business

What do a bustling coffee shop, a thriving cupcake business and a carefully curated consignment boutique have in common? Carousell Consignments, Maria’s Sweet Creations and Uptown Coffee are small, local, and all three have benefited from the help of Longwood Small Business Development Center(SBDC) which is based right here in Farmville, Virginia. Each of these […]

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