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Feel Like Family When You Dine At White’s Wayside, A Local Virginia Restaurant Where Everything Is Homemade

The origins of White’s Wayside go all the way back to 1929. You’ll feel this impressive history when you step into the Churchville eatery today. Nearly everything you’ll find on the menu is made from scratch, and you can’t help but feel like this cozy restaurant is your home away from home. Here’s everything you […] The post Feel Like Family When You Dine At White’s Wayside, A Local Virginia Restaurant Where Everything Is Homemade appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Virginia man wins a second $100,000 lottery jackpot with same numbers

July 26 (UPI) -- A Virginia man who collected a $100,000 jackpot from a Virginia Lottery drawing won the same amount again 16 months later using the same set of numbers. Bobby Johnson, of Chesapeake, told Virginia Lottery officials he was stunned to discover he had matched all five numbers in the June 22 Cash 5 with EZ Match drawing, just 16 months after he won the same amount from the same game.
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Virginia Aquarium lands $4.5 million ‘shuttered venue’ grant from federal government

One of Virginia Beach’s most popular attractions that endured millions of dollars in losses from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been thrown a lifeline. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center lost more than $1 million a month in revenue between March and June of 2020, during the governor’s stay-at-home order. Until this spring, the aquarium had to limit the number of guests ...

The best day trips in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Roanoke, Va. (WFXR)– With the new school year quickly approaching, many families are planning one last summer vacation. The restless wanderlust sparked by COVID-19 precautions has created a shortage of options for families. Many will have to ditch the idea of a longer vacation and plan for shorter, local day trips.

The Four Rivers That Are Perfect for Tubing in Northern Virginia

Grab your inflatable and cool off during a lazy ride on the river. If you find navigating rapids during white water rafting is just a bit too daunting while kayaking is too taxing, river tubing might be the summer activity that’s just right. Slowly traveling during the river with your family or friends (and a cooler of tasty snacks and cold beverages in tow) is an appealing way to spend a sticky summer afternoon.
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Navy vet buys $5 million lottery ticket in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Navy veteran recently struck gold at a 7-Eleven in Virginia Beach. Roderick Hawkins scratched off the top prize in the 5 Million Dollar Payout from the Virginia Lottery after buying two tickets from the 7-Eleven at 5300 Princess Anne Road. The Virginia Lottery says...
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Immerse Yourself in Virginia's Rich History at these Four Sites in Williamsburg

The Governor's Palace, a top Williamsburg attraction and home of the Governor representing the King of England, was built in the 1700s.Christian Alvarez/Unsplash. One of the most famous historic towns in the United States, Colonial Williamsburg, was the capital of Virginia when the state was a colony between 1705 until 1779. Today, original and restored buildings and performances by highly skilled actors dressed in historical clothing tell visitors the story of Virginia and the United States by extension and what everyday life was like two centuries ago.

Five-Star Dog Biscuits – Inn at “Little” Washington – Virginia

For 20 years, Patrick O’Connell and Reinhardt Lynch have been preparing and hosting five-star meals at the Inn at “Little” Washington in Virginia, an hour and a half southwest of Washington, D.C.. But while the Inn is world famous, O’Connell and Lynch and their talented staff pay just as much attention to what is served to the Inn’s resident Dalmatians, Rose, and Desoto.
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Md. and Va. tax-free shopping holidays coming in August

Every August, shoppers in Maryland and Virginia get a break from paying sales tax on certain purchases related to the new school year and colder seasons, and those dates again are fast approaching. Virginia kicks off its sales tax holiday Aug. 6 for a three-day period, and Maryland follows with...

PHOTOS: Southern Virginia Botanical Garden installs kiosk

The Southern Virginia Botanical Garden interns help to install a kiosk recently. Jon Chandler built the kiosk and David Compton helped to transport it to the gardens. The kiosk is in place ahead of two events in August at the garden. Children’s Fun At The Gardens will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens. Come prepared to meet bugs, go on a nature hike and visit the Native American Garden. At 9 a.m. Aug. 7 there will be a showcase of Southern Virginia Botanical Garden’s Healthy Harvest Community Garden. Also, a fall open house will be planned to show their the music garden. The garden was awarded a Green Grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful for the Music Garden. The group is looking for old metal to repurpose into works of art/musical instruments. To donate, call 434-265-3392.
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Escape To A Tiny House On A Peaceful Virginia Farm For The Ultimate Staycation

There’s nothing like planning a getaway here in Virginia. The options for beautiful accommodations are nearly endless, but today’s offers something truly unique. Set on a peaceful farm, this tiny house Airbnb is charming at every level. This peaceful little retreat includes everything you need for a weekend full of relaxation or adventure, whichever you […] The post Escape To A Tiny House On A Peaceful Virginia Farm For The Ultimate Staycation appeared first on Only In Your State.

Donate blood, get free Dunkin' this August

VIRGINIA, USA — There's a major blood shortage and now, the American Red Cross and Dunkin' Donuts are doing what they can to get people to donate. Throughout the month of August, anyone who donates blood at an American Red Cross donation center will receive a voucher for a free medium iced coffee and classic donut from Dunkin'.

Virginia Diner to invest $4.5M in expansion of gourmet peanuts

WAKEFIELD, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Diner is set to invest over $4.5 million to nearly double the production of its iconic gourmet peanuts. SInce 1929, The iconic landmark is known for its restaurant on Route 460 in Wakefield and its line of gourmet seasoned peanuts, snack mixes, peanut brittles, and other candies.

5 Places to Pick Your Own Sunflowers in Maryland and Virginia

11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville – 40 miles from DC. This Virginia farm plants more than 30 varieties of sunflowers, and all are available for picking. Adult tickets ($14) include three PYO sunflowers, but child tickets ($10) do not. Each additional picked sunflower costs $1.50, gladiolus and liatris are $1 a stem, and cosmos and zinnias are 50 cents a stem. There’s more to do than pick flowers: The jump pad, bubble stations, chalkboard signs for photo opps, clubhouse play area, short cinema theater, and picnic area are all included in admission. Purchase tickets in advance.

Eric Fagerholm column: Va. must ban wildlife killing contests

“Public controversy over this issue has the potential to threaten predator hunting and undermine public support for hunting in general,” said the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in 2019. The agency was talking about wildlife killing contests and the dilemma they pose for America’s hunters. Staff members were concerned...