Patricia "Treekie" Kavanagh averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a Golden Doodle (pictured here). Photo: Robert Radifera

Puppy love

Patricia “Treekie” Kavanagh has always been an animal lover. But until she gets pets of her own, she’s been making do with those around the neighborhood. “Everyone gets plenty of exercise with Treekie at the helm,” said her mom, Jill. The 7-year-old averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a […]

Lauren (left) and Maran have had hands-on experience dissecting the hearts and livers of goats and hogs to learn in-depth anatomy. Photo: Norm Shafer

Living thrill: At Autumn Olive, farming brings science to life

For decades, Linda and Clay Trainum had dreamed of creating a sustainable business that they could run as a family with their now-grown sons (Logan, 26, Tyler, 25, and Luke, 20). In 2008, the Trainums moved from North Carolina to Clay’s family farm in Waynesboro and began the daunting task of cleaning up the overgrown […]