The August issue of Virginia Living explores America s first river, the James, its renaissance and the responsibility we have to it. Also, travel back to pre-Revolutionary Virginia and learn of the secret love George Washington shared with Sally Cary Fairfax. Taste the best of Williamsburg, and bask in the light that infuses Lavender Hill, a Fauquier County estate designed by its owner, a noted architect. Step into the hog-wild world of competition barbeque, side-by-side with Tuffy Stone, leader of the nationwide team of the year. Take yourself out to a small-town, Shenandoah Valley ballgame where future major-leaguers prove themselves, and swing through Bedford to remember the soldiers we lost on D-Day and check out the up-and-coming town. Or fashion feature gives a nod to Virginia s heyday as a tobacco giant. All this in more in the August Virginia Living.