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Hard cider was once the daily drink in early colonial America and was especially popular with presidents like John Adams, George Washington and noted oenophile Thomas Jefferson.  The Industrial Revolution and changing tastes influenced by a growing immigrant population that preferred beer led to a decline in fermented cider production and consumption in America.  Prohibition dealt a final blow to many orchards — and cider consumption — throughout Virginia and the other colonies.

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Fall and winter are about the comforting scents of a warm kitchen. In our house, it’s also the season in which the crock-pot reappears after its long summer exile – ready to fill the house with delicious aromas.

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I love Chelsea Handler. I love her wit, spunk, and all-around funny nature. I think recipe for one of my favorite fall / winter fruits sums her up well.

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With a big, beefy top-loin roast (the same cut that New York strip steak comes from), evenly cooked meat is a must, but gray rings plagued many of our early efforts.

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more

Veterans

Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities. Find out more

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

Let's Eat

Cooking Tips • Recipes from Area Chefs • Restaurant Reviews • Seasonal Delights Find out more

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