Lynn Thorne

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Period specific: First Colony Winery gets an old-world upgrade

“Do you ever worry about falling off the roof?” “No, it’s hitting the ground I don’t like.” Colin McGhee jokes about his career, but the Staunton-based master thatcher is one of only two people in the U.S. to achieve that designation. McGhee is putting the finishing touches on the new roof at First Colony Winery […]

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Razing the roof? What to consider before re-covering your home

If you’re wondering whether to repair or replace your existing roof due to its age or its condition, there are a few things to keep in mind. You might choose tearing off the current roof and starting from scratch, patching a portion of it, or “roofing over” your existing one. (Always make sure your roofer […]

2014 Subaru Forester

Mama ride: Five ways to break out of the ‘mom car’ rut

Time for a mom car? If even the thought of a minivan has you imagining the smell of stale French fries, you’ve got options. We talked to some area dealerships about their best-selling choices fit for a family on the go, and here are a few of their top picks. Crossover 2014 Subaru Forester (above) […]