Mattie Lawrence Johnson worked hard as a property manager for more than 20 years, and when she retired five years ago, she never slowed down. Her zest for service makes her one of the busiest volunteers in Southeast Virginia, boosting the programs of at least five organizations.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Virginians age 50-plus who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
If consumers were grocery shopping for crackers in early February in the Roanoke area to complement their homemade soup, they may have encountered bare shelves. And for the non-cook, the soup aisle may have been empty as well.
What people wore 300-plus years ago in Virginia tells us a lot about how they lived. But historic sites in the state face a challenging task in accurately depicting the clothing that was used in colonial times.