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Fall Gardening: Some Really Good News

This beautiful time of the year presents its challenges and gifts. As the temperatures lessen and the days shorten the trees do their chlorophyll trick and change to glorious shades of gold, red and saddle brown. Summer-past gardens become food for our compost piles.

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Layering Bulbs to Maximize Spring Color

Gardening with flower bulbs can be extremely rewarding especially after a long, cold winter. Many bulbs send up some of the first flowers we see blooming in the later winter and early spring. That bright spot in the garden renews the soul and lets us know spring is near! Layered...

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A Haunting We Will Go

What would Halloween be without tales of ghosts, haunts, and things that go bump in the night? A holiday with a rich history with Celtic origins, long before Halloween’s arrival on our shores Virginia was said to be the most haunted state in the nation with more than our fair share of...

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Oyster Wars

When Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake shore back in the seventieth century he had a special interest in the Indians aside from his ill fated romance with Pocahontas. Smith noted the Nanticoke Indians were really into eating oysters.

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Hometown Heroes: Volunteer Firefighters

When a fire truck goes racing by with flashing red lights and a whaling siren, most people stop to look and probably wonder where they are going and what is on fire. Unless it is their own house, the house of friend or relative that is on fire, that fleeting glance is probably all...

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Lovable Landmarks

The natural beauty is enchanting—water sparkling, marsh grass swaying, fish jumping, and eagles soaring against the backdrop of sheer cliffs. And yes, there is historical gravitas here. Dotting the map are the birthplaces of founding fathers, George Washington, James Madison and James...

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Book Club

Books clubs can be an enjoyable way to connect with friends over lively conversations about good books. Here are some reads recommended by several area book clubs. The synopses were provided by author/publisher websites, GoodReads.com, Wikipedia or Amazon.com. If you participate in a...

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Terry Construction: From Ordinary to Exceptional

It takes more than fine craftsmanship and precise project management to satisfy David Terry of Terry Construction, Inc. Those are standard line items in his work ethic. What truly inspires Terry is finding that special element in a project that elevates it from ordinary to exceptional.

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Virginia Wine & Oyster Classic

For the first time ever, many of Virginia’s best winemakers and best chefs are coming together for a one of a kind culinary event featuring the world’s best oysters.

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Bricks Stands for Quality and Style

In one form or another, brick has been around for thousands of years. It has evolved through the centuries to become one of the most durable building materials ever made.

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The Roots of Wilton Cottage & Garden

Wander into the Wilton Cottage & Garden just off of the corn field-lined streets of Hartfield, Va. and you’ll find yourself pleasantly lost in the home décor and gift shop, and enthralled with the floral and garden greenhouse.

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Lisburne: Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay

Gloucester, Virginia is home to many historic homes, but there is one in particular that greets you like a family heirloom….with the presence of an icon yet with understated elegance that is like no other, a pearl in the midst of the ordinary.

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Good Will, Good Company

De-serv-ing – Worthy of being treated in a particular way, according to dictionary.com. But how do you define deserving? Someone who is poor through no fault of their own? An amazing volunteer with a zest for life that gives to and inspires others? When you hear the word deserving,...

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The Medical Home: A New Approach to Primary Care

At this stage, anyone who tells you they know exactly how health care reform is going to affect physicians and the people they care for is either making it up or is a time traveler returning from the future.

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Ring in the Holidays at Belle Cottage

There’s something infinitely appealing stepping through the doors of a well thought out shop, especially during the holiday season. With all the sights and scents that spell Christmas, Belle Cottage in Mechanicsville is pure eye candy for shoppers in and around the greater Richmond area.

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Facts About Fowls

Living in the city many years ago we stopped by our local feed and seed to buy suet when our daughter spotted a cage filled with baby chicks. They were Rhode Island Reds and so adorable we took home three. While hubby set about building a proper coop, the chicks lived in a shoebox in...

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