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    Quartz Creek Farm

    Yakety Yak

    Unlike the back-talking subject of the 1958 Coasters’ song, yaks have a long history of dependable domestic service. Native to the Himalayas, yaks were domesticated more than 4,000 years ago and have been used for wool, hides, milk, butter, meat... more

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    All Fore One And One Fore All

    Let the games begin! It looks like plans are moving fore-ward with the new driving range near Short Pump. If you like puttering around the house, you are going to love this golfing experience. Just a short drive (yes, drive, there I said it) from... more

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    Dave Masucci

    One Shoe Can Change A Life

    In the story of Cinderella, a pair of shoes conjured by her fairy godmother is life changing. While they don’t promote themselves as purveyors of magical accessories, Saxon Shoes does help provide footwear to those in need during their annual shoe... more

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    Getting Ahead of a Headache

    Dull, throbbing pain around your eye sockets. A vice-like feeling of pressure engulfing your skull. What is the worst thing about a headache? Is it that you can’t predict when it will happen? Or is it that whoever coined the term used the symptoms... more

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    A Gift for the Ages

    Full disclosure: I have a birthday coming up. And the holidays are just around the corner, too. Fuller disclosure: I want for nothing. I have an amazing life, full of love and laughter, health and prosperity. I’ve got an amazing family and an even... 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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    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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    One Step At a Time

    Anne Paperella was walking her dog near her home in Kilmarnock, Va. the morning she got the call. She remembers hearing the radiologist from theParades Institute in Richmond saying both sites on her right breast tested positive... 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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    Reduce Your Risks for Cancer

    Most of us have a word or a series of words that terrifies us. For me, it’s “We need to talk.” This is enough to make me grab my passport and ... more

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