Archive for 'Inside The Magazine'

A Culture of Kindness and Respect in Central Virginia

Issue: December 2014 by .

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Often heard from visitors to the Lynchburg area is that everyone is just so very kind. In a recent interview with a new resident of Lynchburg, a statement shared was, “I haven’t met anyone here who is not extremely nice … no matter where I go.” From business to business, whether large or small, there […]

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HumanKind: New Name, Same Heart

Issue: December 2014 by .

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A Well-Known Lynchburg Nonprofit Rebrands with a Purpose Changing the name of an organization is never a small task. After a century of name recognition, the process becomes even more complex. But in September 2011, as staff and board members of Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance in Lynchburg examined their greatest […]

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Boxley Materials Company: Quality Materials, 100 Years and Counting

Issue: December 2014 by .

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Few businesses in Central or Southwest Virginia can claim as long and illustrious a history as Boxley Materials Company. In 1861, marked by the beginnings of the Civil War, William Wise Boxley was born. After years of building railroads as a young man, he formed what would become Boxley Materials Company in Roanoke in 1906. […]

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The Yellow Sub

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Established Eatery Serves Up New Owners and a Fresh Look Collin White and Cristin Rockhill didn’t want just any restaurant. They wanted an establishment. When the co-owners bought The Yellow Submarine, a well-known eatery, they struck the perfect balance between maintaining the history and adding a modern feel. “It’s a Lynchburg landmark. Eight out of […]

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CENTRA Hospice offers compassionate care

Issue: December 2014 by .

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The holidays bring families together for meals and celebration filled with laughter and joy. The holidays can be especially hard for those living with a terminal illness and for families providing support and comfort. Even in those difficult days, Centra Hospice can offer hope by helping individuals facing a terminal illness live each day to […]

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The Path of Progress: Central Virginia Long Range Transportation Plan 2040

Issue: December 2014 by .

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As one might suspect, transportation projects don’t just happen. A city or county planner or transportation engineer doesn’t just wander outside one day and proclaim, “Let’s put a road here!” and then build it without thinking about the needs of the public, the impact that road will have on the surrounding communities or where the […]

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We love this city, and started OurLynchburg to tell you why

Issue: November 2014 by .

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I’m not a Lynchburg native, but sometimes I feel like I am. I moved here for college in 2003, like so many others from alien lands, inundating this city with yet another wave of sensibilities from thousands of hometowns around the planet. A form of assimilation takes place, but it’s more a matter of fitting […]

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Sweet Briar’s online “GroceWe” service takes off

Issue: November 2014 by .

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In the midst of a chaotic class schedule, college students often do not make it to the dining hall on time, nor do they always have access to a car, leading them to eat unhealthy foods on the go. Sweet Briar College in Amherst County is trying to change that through its recently released, student […]

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“Fresh, Locally-Sourced and Affordable”: Auburnlea Farms Corner Market Coming to Cornerstone

Issue: November 2014 by .

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As Thanksgiving and Christmas draw nearer, calendars begin filling up with more and more gatherings to celebrate the holidays. Food plays a central role in these events, and deciding where to purchase healthy, quality ingredients to feed a large group can be stressful. This fall, Campbell County-based Auburnlea Farms will bring a new option to […]

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What Did You Expect?

Issue: November 2014 by .

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Oh, how quickly we forget. Remember that time, when you were around 8 or 9 and your friend got a puppy? So you went to your parents and asked if you could have a puppy. And what did they tell you? “A dog is a lot of work. You have to feed him and walk […]

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