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July '09 Contents

July '09 Cover


Home Remedy By Gert Slabach

Shadows On The Roanoke
(William Byrd & Buffalo Springs)
By Auntie Bellum

Charlotte Courthouse
(Three Centuries - Three Statesmen)
Charlotte Courthouse - Photos

Keeling Fly-In '09
Event Coverage
Photo Gallery



South Winds
(Just Thinking)

Southside Gardener
(July "To Do List")
By William H. McCaleb

Ask Bubba - Advice
Bubba the Contractor


Editor's Page
(CARS & Fool Economy)
V & B Comics
(Verrnack & Blupirk)

Farm &Ag Info

Farmers Markets Listing (FMs in or near SSVA)

Festivals & Events
Sept & Oct Events

SoBo Harvest Fest

Press Releases


Past Issues

Past Issues are available from June 2008 through the current issue.
Select the desired issue from the drop-down box below.


Discover Southside
July-August 2009



Home Remedy

  Was it the "medicine" or the time and care given, that really took the sting out of the wound? Sometimes the tried and true home remedies are the best for treating hurts to the body and spirit.

  Home Remedy is Gert Slabach's story of remedies that really work on both.  Read Home Remedy Here >>>


Shadows On The Roanoke Part II

  William Byrd may have been best known for exploring and surveying the line between Virginia and North Carolina, but the Byrd family helped shape what is now the Mecklenburg county area of Virginia. While Byrd was naming Buffalo Springs, the soon to be famous "Lithia Water" made a name for itself. In this second installment of "Shadows On The Roanoke" follow the history of the area from the 1700's through the turn of the 20th Century.

Read "Shadows On The Roanoke Part II" >>>
By Auntie Bellum

Discover Charlotte Courthouse

  Charlotte County claims a lineage of "Three Centuries - Three Statesmen".

  With a museum that will “captivate” you, plenty of historical buildings and a rich history, Charlotte Courthouse offers a lot in a day trip just a short drive from anywhere in Southside Virginia.
  For a Taste of Williamsburg without leaving Southside, join us for a tour of Charlotte Courthouse.

Read Charlotte Courthouse Article >>>
See Charlotte Courthouse - Photo Gallery

Keeling Skyraiders Fly-In

  Combine Radio Control aircraft, talented pilots and friendly people and you get the formula for a great event.
  We spent an afternoon with some of the folks from the Keeling Sky Raiders getting a taste of RC fun and camaraderie.

Read Event Coverage >>>
See More Event Photos >>>




Regular Columns

  Southside Gardener

  By William H. McCaleb

  There is plenty to do this month.
  The Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Southside Master Gardeners give us some advice on planting and maintaining your yard and garden in the Southside Gardener. >>>



  Take a collection of thoughts, sprinkle with a few quotes on life, stir with gusto and you have a recipe for this month's column. Read "Just Thinking" in >>> this month's Southwinds. >>>


  Ask Bubba

  This month Bubba offers up some commentary on current headlines and some helpful hints on selecting a good contractor for your home building projects.
  Is Bubba after the Editor's job? Is he starting another Bubba-Biz? Has he lost his mind?
  Find out in this month's edition of Ask Bubba >>>


  V & B Comics

  Verrnack & Blupirk taking are some holiday road trips too.  Hitch a ride here. >>>


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