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Smith Mountain Lake offers over 500 miles of shoreline and offers breath taking backdrops and a wealth of sailing, marinas, golf courses, resorts, fine restaurants, professional sporting events and arts.

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Need a Movie Night Recommendation? Check Out These 6 Films And TV Shows That Were Filmed in Virginia 

Although Virginia may not hold as much filmmaking prestige as Hollywood, Atlanta and even Wilmington, it has still served as the backdrop for a number of notable films and television shows. 

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Love Soul Food? Try One of These 7 Virginia Restaurants

Food nourishes the body. Soul food or comfort food, on the other hand, literally nourishes the soul. For a meal that will surely leave your stomach full and your soul nourished, visit one of these eight Virginia soul food restaurants. Many of them serve food made from traditional or family recipes. 

Need a Caffeine Fix? Try These 8 Southwest Virginia Coffee Shops 

If you’re looking to sample the brews of the westernmost part from the commonwealth, you’ll likely want to start at one of these eight local shops.

8 Wine Festivals in Virginia to Put on Your Calendar This Fall

Fall is the busiest time of the year for Virginia wineries, as that’s when the harvest comes in and winemaking is at its peak. It’s a wonder that wineries have the time to do much else this season aside from turning grapes into wine.

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Lifelike Dinosaurs, Bacon-Shaped Rocks, and More: Here Are 5 of the Most Bizarre Destinations in Virginia

Virginia has a lot of normal things to offer: early U.S. history, peanuts, and many former president’s birthplaces. But the Old Dominion State has a lot of wacky and fun things to see as well. 

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10 Independent Bookstores in Virginia You Absolutely Must Visit

The tiny but mighty team at Dogwood shares their favorite bookstores across Virginia that are worth visiting.

Here's a look at one of the 47 Ronin that Lexington's Josh Poole created out of everyday objects. Dogwood photo by Erica Turman.
Lexington Resident Creates Art With Everyday Objects

LEXINGTON-From sculptures to paintings, Lexington resident Josh Poole takes his environment and turns it into works of art.