Richmond Folk Festival 2015 Playlist

Richmond Folk Festival 2015 Playlist

We look forward to the Richmond Folk Festival year after year. As one of the largest events our fine city hosts, the Folk Fest (as the locals say) serves as the unofficial beginning of fall for many locals. Early autumn weather in central Virginia is bright and brisk — perfect for walking around the riverfront,...
Cruising on the Nancy Jane

Cruising on the Nancy Jane

The Chesapeake Bay is still, to this day, peppered with deadrise workboats, traditionally used by watermen for crabbing, oystering or clamming. The traditional deadrise design is wooden-hulled with a sharp bow that softens into a flat V-shape, although some are modified to feature a flat bottom. The vessels are true workhorses — they move fairly...
October 03, 2015 — Mel Calabro

For the Love of the Bay

To say that Captain Chris Newsome has salt water running through his veins would be an understatement. Having grown up on the water, Chris spent years fishing in the traditional style before seeking out fly fishing as a new challenge. The Captain helped pioneer the sport in Eastern Virginia as one of the area’s first...
Salt Birds: Watermen Through the Years

Salt Birds: Watermen Through the Years

Although we would like to be conscious of where our food is coming from, it’s not often that you think about what it takes to get the bivalves on half shell with mignonette from the sea to your plate. Luckily for us, the Watermen’s Museum has devoted its entire curatorial collection to the men (and...
October 02, 2015 — Molly Szkotak

Eat Your Greens with Shalom Farms

Shalom Farms is a 6-acre sustainable farm located just outside of Richmond that’s devoted to combatting our cities growing food desert issue and bringing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to the underserved communities in our city. We paid them a short and sweet visit this month to see what’s good in their fall harvest and...
October 02, 2015 — Molly Szkotak
A Life Rooted in Craftsmanship

A Life Rooted in Craftsmanship

Custom boat builders are becoming increasingly difficult to find, particularly in the Chesapeake Bay area. Despite the trade significantly falling off throughout the years, Steve Zimmerman followed his passion for boat building and built a successful, growing business along the way. After a bold move of deferring his acceptance to UVA’s law school, Steve headed...
October 02, 2015 — Mel Calabro
Playlist: Route 66 with Max Wastler

Playlist: Route 66 with Max Wastler

While it seems counterintuitive to embrace the cool when ensconced in the steamy south, the relentless humidity has given us an appreciation for crisp air and autumnal road trips like nothing else. We’ve been chummy with Max Wastler since we first discovered his tartan-loving blog, All Plaid Out a few years ago and were instantly...
October 02, 2015 — Molly Szkotak
Virginia Oysters on the Rise

Virginia Oysters on the Rise

After almost fully retiring as Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Virginia Oyster Restoration and Fisheries Scientist, Tommy Leggett returned to his desired life as a waterman — aquaculture farming native oysters throughout the bay for his small scale oyster business, York River Oysters. Tommy spends his days working by the tides. At early morning high tide,...
October 02, 2015 — Mel Calabro
Conservation From Above

Conservation From Above

Fine art photographer Drew Doggett, 30, got his start in fashion working alongside some of the biggest photographers in the business, including Annie Leibovitz, David Sims, and Steven Klein. But in 2012, eager for new scenery and subject matter, Doggett set out to photograph some of the world’s most endangered cultures and landscapes, traveling to...
September 29, 2015 — Mel Calabro