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    Old City Hall

    Ambitious, showy, unbowed and proud. The same words that describe Richmond in the decades following the Civil War also apply to one of its flashiest landmarks, Old City Hall. more

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    Fall Fun in River City

    Those lazy, hazy, sweltering days of summer are gone. The air is crisp and refreshing. For many, this is the perfect time of year to get out and about and enjoy all that the River City has to offer. more

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    All Aboard For Ashland Train Day

    Whether you’re a railroad enthusiast, a history buff, a festival follower or a parent of choo choo train obsessed little ones, we’ve got the perfect autumn event pulling into a station near you. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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