It s touchdown-and-tailgate season in the October 2014 issue of Virginia Living. We offer recipes for the most stylish gameday gatherings and tips from pro tailgaters at UVA, Virginia Tech, JMU, University of Richmond and the College of William & Mary. Plus, we meet the Super Bowl-winning star of the Seattle Seahawks, QB and Richmond native Russell Wilson, on a recent visit to his hometown. We take an in-depth look at the controversy surrounding a proposed new baseball stadium in Richmond s historic Shockoe Bottom, and preview the upcoming performing arts season for 26 theater, music and dance companies from around the Commonwealth. Also in this issue, we explore a beautifully-renovated country retreat in Boyce, journey to the ancient medina of Fez, Morocco and learn about the life and work of celebrated Virginia landscape designer Charles Gillette. And, in our special bound-in supplement, State of Education 2014, we celebrate excellence and innovation in education with Top High Schools and Colleges, a list of nearly 150 exceptional public and private high school and college programs around the state. Plus, the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail, Richmond Quilters Guild triennial show, spirited style, and more!