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What are the chances of a story in our first issue having a completely unplanned family tie to one in this 30th Anniversary issue? Maybe pretty good once you consider that family’s commitment to the region we love. more

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As our readers weigh in with their picks in many categories, here are five personal picks for the great walks in the mountains. more

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A boy in the woods with his parents is not thinking about trying to call a bird or identify a flower. No, years must ripen to allow such appreciations. more

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Kurt Rheinheimer

Plus a sneak peek at new content in this and the rest of our 2018 issues. more

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Joseph Mackareth

How to honor your grandmother by confessing to your carelessness. more

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COURTESY ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY VIRGINIA ROOM

You start early enough in life with way too much at one serving, you could well be hooked for life. more

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The loop is long, at nearly 11 miles, but its great variety of terrain, habitat, flora and vista make it a worthy undertaking. more

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Kurt Rheinheimer

In the spirit of this issue’s summer getaways theme, here’s a look back at a great family trip to West Virginia. more

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Kurt Rheinheimer

As cities and towns throughout the mountains build new greenways, trails and other walkways, there’s the potential for a new era of great walks. more

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A boy from “the north” can get a welcoming jolt of the bounties of the Southern Mountains, and it can stay with him for a lifetime. more

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