In the October 2012 issue of Virginia Living we celebrate Virginia s Indian tribes, exploring how the Chickahominy, Pamunkey and others are living very much in the present while keeping their culture and heritage alive for future generations. We also bring you a guide to the fall/winter performing arts season and visit Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, whose research is key in keeping Virginia s fish populations viable. Our food story is a real treat, as we gather five of Virginia s top chefs at the bucolic Manakintowne Specialty Growers farm to discuss the Slow Food way of life, and cook up some fresh farm-to-fable recipes. Our home story takes us inside the magnificent Mount Airy, the 254-year-old Northern Neck neo-Palladian plantation which is currently home to the 10th generation of the Tayloe family, who have big plans for the estate s future. Elsewhere in the October 2012 Virginia Living: Preserving Pittsylvania County s tobacco barns, citizen archeology around the state, interior designer Lauren Liess, the Barter Theatre, Rappahannock River Oysters, the Paschall Brothers, a guide to luxury tailgating and more!