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Biking to Work in the Shenandoah Valley

Biking to Work in the Shenandoah Valley
For these bicyclists, riding is not just recreation. It's transportation.

Historic Taylor Hotel Gets New Life

Historic Taylor Hotel Gets New Life
By Maggie Wolff Peterson It’s almost a miracle that the Taylor Hotel in Winchester didn’t fall under the wrecker’s ball. Old and abandoned, with a collapsed roof, the big building was worse than an eyesore. Saving it would mean clearing tons of toxic construction waste from a site squarely in the center of Winchester’s historic

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80 Years Later, Drive-Ins Draw Movie-Goers for an ‘Experience’

80 Years Later, Drive-Ins Draw Movie-Goers for an 'Experience'
It's been more than 80 years since drive-ins opened, and they've become less popular. But people still come, looking for an experience out of the past.

County Fairs: Our Old-Fashioned Gathering Spot

County Fairs: Our Old-Fashioned Gathering Spot
In the era of Facebook and Twitter, it might seem like people are spending more time online and less time outside. Fairs, though they face challenges in an evolving industry, keep people coming back year after year for the priceless slice of Americana that only they can offer. As the State Fair of Virginia and fairs throughout the Shenandoah Valley gear up for another year of food, rides and music, here’s a look at what ties them all.