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    The Plots Thicken: Untold Stories From Hollywood Cemetery

    Hollywood Cemetery is more than a burial spot. It’s also a park, a garden and an outdoor art museum. It’s “a special landscape,” says tour guide Kathryn Whittington, adding that the cemetery’s encompassing background also extends to the people ... more

    Nov 14, 2016

    11:41 AM

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    Manchester – You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    “Manchester is a small decaying town irregularly built on irregular ground. Not a tree exists to enliven the dead appearance of its wooden buildings.” Those rather uncomplimentary words, penned by William Henry Latrobe in his diary ... more

    Jul 16, 2016

    8:00 AM

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    Photo by Craig Reynolds

    ‘Fanning’ the flames of architecture

    Architect John Russell Pope was not a Richmonder, or even a Virginian; he was born in New York and kept a residence in Newport, Rhode Island. Yet his designs in early-20th-century Richmond had a far-reaching effect on the city, defining the ... more

    Jul 13, 2016

    1:10 PM

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    Get Ready for AutumnFest at Hanover Tavern

    As we endure the dog days of summer, perhaps you’ll find it a bit refreshing to reflect on more pleasant days ahead and the Hanover AutumnFest at Hanover Tavern. Just the name AutumnFest makes me feel a bit cooler. This free event, which features ... more

    Jul 11, 2016

    4:12 PM

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    ARCpark - A Smart Playground Designed For Everyone

    Last summer, Richmond became home to a one-of-a-kind playground and park. The ARCpark is uniquely designed to accommodate individuals of varying ages and abilities. Most of its playground features are handicap accessible. In fact, there is a ... more

    Jul 7, 2016

    1:38 PM

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    Get Ready Midlothian: Wegmans Is on Its Way

    Shortly after I married, several years ago, my wife and I traveled to Syracuse, New York to visit her family, whom I had never met. On the entire eight-hour drive, all my wife could talk about was how excited she was that I was going to see her old.. more

    May 3, 2016

    12:05 PM

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    Chickahominy Falls

    When Richmond-based Cornerstone Homes first announced it was developing a new home community in Hanover, Chickahominy Falls, for the region’s active adult homebuyer (age 55+), that was no big surprise. Since its inception in 2001... more

    May 2, 2016

    4:12 PM

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    Cabela’s Opens in Short Pump

    So, what’s a Cabela? Perhaps you’ve been asking that questions over the past few months as you’ve traveled along Broad Street Road, west of the Short Pump Town Center. Well, you got your answer in early April when Cabela’s celebrated the ... more

    Apr 28, 2016

    3:00 PM

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    Making the Most of Birding in Hanover County

    As long as I can remember, I have paid close attention to the wildlife outside my window, especially birdlife. I derived great joy in walking into the woods and meadows behind my house with just a bag lunch, a pair of binoculars and a ... more

    Mar 10, 2016

    11:11 AM

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    Love the Bay? Get a Map!

    We know we love “the Rivah” here in Richmond. Now you can stir up those nautical memories with beautiful artistic maps of Virginia’s eastern coastline, showcasing the beauty and history of the Chesapeake Bay. more

    Jan 14, 2016

    8:10 PM

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