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    Discovering Loudoun County's Wineries

    Loudoun County, located minutes from Dulles International Airport and a short drive from the Nation’s Capital, is quickly gaining a reputation as “D.C.’s Wine Country.” The area offers more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms, located down... more

    Sep 18, 2018

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    A Tale of Two Towns

    “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” It was the best because I was heading home…to my hometown of Boones Mill, located in Franklin County in southwestern Virginia. It really wasn’t the worst of times. I’ve just always thought... more

    Sep 18, 2018


    Have it your way at Your Pie

    TasteBudz Plus --September 15, 2018

    Something old, something new, something borrowed (from Roanoke) and something Blue. Wow, we have it all this week. more

    Sep 14, 2018

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    A Conversation with Uilleann Piper Jarlath Henderson

    For the world’s most exciting practitioners of traditional music, playing means looking backward and forward at the same time…diligently embracing and re-exposing musical roots while following artistic instincts that break new sonic ground. more

    Sep 11, 2018

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    Ready, Set, Go Bag!

    As more natural disasters fill the headlines, they can serve as a wake-up call to remind us that unforeseen tragedies can occur at any time.  From coast to coast, nowhere on the map is immune to the threat of disasters. Wildfires and earthquakes... more

    Sep 11, 2018

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    World-Class Art Festival Returns to Richmond

    Back by popular demand, Richmond’s West End will transform once more into an art-lover's paradise September 8 and 9 during the 2nd Annual West End Art Festival at West Broad Village. Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s... more

    Aug 28, 2018


    TasteBudz Plus --August 24, 2018

    All kinds of news this week. Watch out. A new wave of new restaurants is heading out way. more

    Aug 24, 2018

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    TasteBudz Plus – August 9, 2018

    Hold on Elizabeth. This is the big one. I'm talking, of course, about the Carytown Watermelon Festival. more

    Aug 9, 2018

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    TasteBudz Plus --August 2, 2018

    A beer fest of historical proportions this Saturday and the long anticipate Aloi restaurant opens next Tuesday. more

    Aug 2, 2018

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    Castle Rock Party Center

    It’s hard being a parent and even harder to plan fun, unique events for your kids sometimes. When my kids were younger, trying to plan a kids’ party for a special occasion was a challenging and often a competitive task. Every mom wants her child... more

    Aug 1, 2018

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    Affordable Luxury Coming to Fulton Hill

    Fulton Hill Properties, the company behind some of your favorite Richmond landmarks, will be offering luxury-apartment living in Fulton Hill as soon as this November. The developer — responsible for Bottoms Up Pizza in Shockoe Bottom and the Lady... more

    Aug 1, 2018

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    She Said, “She Shed”

    The ladies have spoken. The days of the drab tool shed sitting out in the backyard are gone. Mark Longenecker, with Sheds Unlimited in Pennsylvania explains, “The designs of our buildings have proven to be so popular with women that some men... more

    Jul 31, 2018

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    Back Home & Paying Homage

    Kari Smith has a toolkit most musicians would kill for. She performs solo gigs playing original music, at private events and weddings covering favorites and at public events singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for thousands. She also teaches... more

    Jul 31, 2018

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    TasteBudz Plus -- July 26, 2018

    Big news on what promises to be a cool new restaurant in Scott's Addition. Plus, let's do brunch. more

    Jul 27, 2018

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    Virtual Reality Invades Uptown Alley

    Virtual Reality (VR), long a topic of science fiction, has arrived in the world of video games. For the uninitiated, VR allows the user to enter a simulated environment through a headset. Rather than the usual experience of playing a game on a... more

    Jul 24, 2018

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