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A revolution in taste: French winemaker hopes to help Virginia cultivate its winemaking style (Tuesday, October 12, 2010)

Rebecca Martinez – ROVING REPORTER FISHERSVILLE — Winemaker Pauline Dubier rolled the final barrel and let the pulpy lees sediment spill to the floor, splattering on her rubber boots. Two weeks after the harvest at Barren Ridge Vineyards, Dubier, 25, … Continue reading

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Wilson’s presidential limousine going on the road (Wednesday, June 23, 2010)

Rebecca Martinez – Roving Reporter Al Morkunas climbed into the leather-upholstered chauffeur’s cab of President Woodrow Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine and began the complicated process of starting it. He manually pumped gas into the engine with a knob on the … Continue reading

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Talk derby to me: Team shows the changing face of sport (Sunday, April 4, 2010)

Rebecca Martinez/ROVING REPORTER Women’s roller derby from the 1960s and ’70s left a certain image in the minds of its American spectators. The derby girls of the past — who endure in footage on YouTube — were ruthlessness on eight … Continue reading

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Jefferson Pools open for business (Sunday, February 28, 2010)

Rebecca Martinez/ROVING REPORTER WARM SPRINGS — A cape of steam lifted off the stream running between the two rustic bath houses and rose high above the February snow. The indomitable white buildings, chipping and weathered, create sanctuaries over pools filled … Continue reading

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Turkey season reopens for quiet day (Friday, November 27, 2009)

Rebecca Martinez – Roving Reporter CHURCHVILLE — Before the sun rose over the Churchville farm, Eddy Pitsenbarger, News Leader photographer Pat Jarrett and I were in the woods, sitting on the ground with our backs to a tree. We were … Continue reading

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Craftsman coaxes art from found wood: In a delicate, 1,200 RPM dance, chisels find a shape within (Saturday, July 18, 2009)

Rebecca Martinez/ROVING REPORTER   FAIRFIELD — The chunk of wood is spinning on the lathe at 1,200 rpm. As Dennis DiVito stands stoic, curled shreds of black walnut surrender to his chisel. A wooden hors d’oeuvres plate is in there … Continue reading

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