Monthly Archives: November 2018

Not a Big Box Christmas

By Peter Berry Chief Editor, Hyco lake Magazine Christmas morning my eyes popped open even before my little brother’s. He slept in the bed right next to mine with my sister in the next room. Reaching over my head I rapped on the wall to get her attention and wake my brother. Seconds later we met in the living room, ...

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Spirit of Shopping Small

By Candace Baskervill It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? There is so much holiday spirit and excitement floating around, family members to see, gifts to buy, food to prepare, presents to wrap, the house has to stay clean because you never know when someone will be stopping by, school plays, church programs, children to keep ...

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The Spirit of Service in Every Nook and Cranny

By Phyliss Boatwright Cities, towns, counties are typically thought of as locations, places, dots on a map. But those dots are made up of people who live, work and do business there, and people give a place its spirit. Roxboro and Person County embody a spirit of service and giving. When asked to define the spirit of Roxboro and Person ...

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The Man Who Loves Christmas

By John Theo Jr. When one thinks of Christmas in America, the city of Danville, Virginia is probably not the first place that comes to mind. Wayne Allen, owner of the historic North Theater thinks differently. Allen is a lifelong illusionist and 1982 world champion magician who has worked with some of the greats. Names like Copperfield and Henning were ...

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Plan Now for Year End Giving

By Debra L. Dodson Executive Director - The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Now is a great time to plan for your year-end giving and The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is ready to help you! We help donors with personalized giving to support a region from Martinsville/Henry County to Halifax County, Virginia, along with Caswell ...

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Live Nativity Scene at Hyco Lake

By Melissa Moorefield, Park Manager As we grow closer to the end of the year, Christmas parties are planned, millions of gifts are wrapped and exchanged, and families come together for many treasured traditions.  For many people, childhood Christmas memories are very vivid and they want to recreate those moments with their own children.  Over time, small things change and ...

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Christmas in the Square

One Up on the Triad and the Triangle Story by Norwood Walker Christmas time arrives at the mall even before Halloween can make an appearance and don’t even think about finding any trace of Thanksgiving.  Christmas music begins to appear earlier and earlier and even the Hallmark Channel pushes Christmas movies as early as July.  It is enough to make ...

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History Of Santa

By John Theo Jr. We all know Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, but how does the man referred to as Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas fit into the holiday? Who is this mysterious red-suited plump jolly man, and where did he come from? How we know Santa today is very different from the historical Christian figure. ...

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Sharing the Spirit of Farm Life

By Meredith Bernard If you grew up on a farm, live on a farm or have ever visited a farm, it’s easy to understand the nostalgia, pride and joy that comes from seeing the cycle of life through crops and/or animals raised first hand. If you haven’t, it can be harder to understand, but there are farms in our area ...

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Homestead Southern Buttermilk Pie

The Homestead Steakhouse cooks up authentic American dishes, as well as Southern style food offerings. For this holiday season they have generously offered up the recipe for this special item you won’t find on their regular menu… So, if you can’t get enough of it at the Homestead or just can’t wait, now you can make it at home. Ingredients ...

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