Telling stories is my superpower.
Cultivating wine culture in Virginia was a dream of Thomas Jefferson, and now it seems the commonwealth has succeeded in turning the whiskey towns of the state's Southwest corner into wine country, too.
Hemp could be a lucrative alternative crop in rural America, if only it could shed its bad boy affiliation with marijuana.
Alice Guy Blache (pictured above) is considered the first film director ever, yet much of her work was miscredited or lost to time. I reported this audio story about the importance of inclusion and diversity in Hollywood after taking a class on women film directors at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.
Amy Loeffler has a wide and varied background writing about lifestyle trends, food, health, and nutrition.
She cut her food writing teeth during graduate school as an intern at Northern Virginia Magazine’s food desk where she wrote about organic farming and broke news about Virginia’s wine industry.
She’s also gotten a bird’s eye view of food production, farming, and trends in food and nutrition research having spent four years writing about agricultural research in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Her roving food curiosity has taken her to salt works from rural West Virginia to Midtown Manhattan.