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Betty James did not start hiking until she was in her mid-50s. Her brother and his wife had hiked Old Rag in the Blue Ridge Mountains and talked about the experience so ... more

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When you stand in front of your beloved and recite those meaningful vows, the last thing that many brides want is an ordinary wedding. Couples spend months ... more

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Happy hour drink & food specials in River City. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

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Mama J's

Fried catfish sandwich w/ sweet potato fries from Mama J's. Photo by Luke Witt

Happy hour drink & food specials in the West End. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

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The Hanover/Richmond area has its share of iconic figures…those whose notable contributions and memorable personas will forever be woven into ... more

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As Gary Weiner, president and CEO of Saxon Shoes, approaches his 60th birthday next year, I asked him to reflect on having spent virtually an entire lifetime with the successful family-owned retailer. On any occasion that I’ve visited with him in ... more

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Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House

Where to find beer in West End's Best, RiverCity, Chesterfield Living, and Hanover Lifestyle more

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Local wine from West End's Best, RiverCity, Chesterfield Living, and Hanover Lifestyle more

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I’ve always been told, “Get to know your local bartender.” Possible perks could include better-made drinks, a special treat here or there and, of course, that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you can pretend you are a character on Cheers. more

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It’s more than colorful foliage. The beauty of autumn in Virginia isn’t limited to mountain vistas; fall also burnishes the urban scene with color, flavors, outdoor pleasures and activities that celebrate the changing seasons. From harvest ... more

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Happy hour drink & food specials in Hanover. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

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Happy hour drink & food specials in Chesterfield. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

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The 2016 Homearama, which ran from June 4 through 19, was, once again, a huge success. The event, sponsored by The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR), gave nine of the area’s leading custom homebuilders an opportunity to showcase their ... more

HOME & GARDEN

I’m constantly amazed at the professionalism of the city’s fantastic bartenders. For this issue, we went in search of some of the cool trends in cocktails. Each of the three bartenders with whom we spoke had her or his unique style. more

Raising the Bar

“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

My Town

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Photo by Craig Reynolds

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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For each clear day that passes, another garage door window opens at a local eatery, another beer garden grows, another outdoor patio fills up. Breweries everywhere are becoming the new “outdoor activity.” Check out my guide to enjoying some great ... more

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Coping with the loss of a loved one and dealing with grief is universal. The way we cope is unique to each one of us. Many have expressed a desire to hold on to something tangible, something that keeps that loved one continually in their thoughts ... more

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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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“There are two types of people in the world,” says Joni Carter, a native of Virginia’s Northern Neck, “those who go nuts over oysters and those who can’t stand them.” Carter belongs firmly in the first category. And that’s good. As director of ... more

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