Photo/Doug Puffenbarger

I should know better than to take a trip into the mountains of Virginia. Every time I do, I come back to Richmond ready to pack my bags and head for the hills. Although, I had been wanting to visit Monterey, Virginia ever since I first heard about... more

Jan 16, 2018 10:20 AM TRAVEL

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the most scenic parts of America’s landscape. Winding its way through the heart of the mountains is the Blue Ridge Parkway, spanning 469 miles and offering visitors some of the best mountain views in the... more

Sep 28, 2017 11:16 AM TRAVEL

Richmond’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes a beach-based getaway a natural day trip, weekend retreat or extended-stay vacation. And Virginia Beach’s busy, vibrant nature easily keeps boredom at bay, whether you’re exercising your own ... more

May 6, 2016 8:25 AM TRAVEL

The harmonies of bird songs, chatter of young field workers and abundant aromas of healthy vegetation and ripe berries – such snapshots are common for the Geyers of Agriberry Farm, a staple business in the Hanover community. more

Nov 18, 2015 1:51 PM LIFESTYLE

I’m not easily drawn in to TV series, but Downton Abbey hooked me. By the end of the first episode, I cared what happened to the Crawley family and their servants, eagerly anticipating each new episode. I’m not alone: the show remains the highest... more

Nov 18, 2015 9:35 AM FEATURES

Nowhere can you find a more exciting, more educational or more enjoyable way to add to holiday traditions than a beautiful autumn day at Berkeley Plantation. Sunday, November 1st ... more

Oct 19, 2015 3:20 AM ENTERTAINMENT

What does community pride sound like? If you live in Galax, a prominent stop on Virginia’s Crooked Road country music heritage trail, it sounds like 493 mandolins ringing out as one. more

Sep 9, 2015 10:15 AM FEATURES


Steve Bassett (left) and Robbin Thompson (right) sitting on the Floyd Avenue porch where "Sweet Virginia Breeze" was written. Photo by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

As a native Virginian, I can remember having to memorize facts about the commonwealth in school. The state bird? The cardinal. The state tree and flower? The dogwood. To a child, these are words on flashcards. But as you grow to care deeply about... more

Jul 9, 2015 2:01 PM Backstage 1 Comments


Photo by Joey Wharton

Images from the inaugural LAVA Music Festival held in Suffolk, VA on May 16 featuring acts such as Fitz & The Tantrums, Mutemath, Kishi Bashi, and more! Photos by Joey Wharton. more

May 20, 2015 12:33 AM Photos


Sharks at the Virginia Aquarium; Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Tourism

When the leaves have all fallen, leaving the sharp silhouettes of trees against the sky, it’s time for snow, right? Time for winter sports, playtime in the fluffy stuff, sleigh rides, and blankets of sparkling white crystals? Perhaps, but not in... more

Nov 11, 2014 12:54 PM TRAVEL

Mattias Hagglund from Heritage restaurant in the Fan, Shannon Hood with Carytown’s Portrait House restaurant, Iris Woodson on Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape, and Mary Wolf and Danny Wolf with Wild Wolf Brewing in Nelson County, VA. more

Oct 9, 2014 2:18 PM RIVER CITY RADIO


Photo Courtesy of Adroit Theory

Imagine a destination where wineries and breweries flow into beautiful landscapes, culinary gems, and even distilleries and cideries. Now imagine that this destination is nearby, where you can travel with friends and not blow your vacation days... more

Sep 11, 2014 10:36 AM FEATURES

The Tides Inn Resort

Photo courtesy of the Tides Inn

An hour’s drive from Richmond, American history, great wines and plump, fresh oysters abound in Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. more

May 13, 2014 1:47 PM TRAVEL

The Blue Ridge Mountains

Courtesy of Bruce Henderson

Virginia’s largest city west of Richmond, Roanoke has an urban flavor with a small-town personality, combining sophisticated cultural attractions with down-home hospitality. more

May 13, 2014 1:05 PM TRAVEL

Joey Wharton joins us for the first edition of Taste Budz. Kelly Staikopoulos shares great dining finds from Franklin County, Florida. more

Mar 18, 2014 2:33 PM RIVER CITY RADIO

The Byrd Theatre

Courtesy of Dementi Studio

What is surprising is that The Byrd looks much the same as it did in 1928 when it opened, and has been operating almost continuously over the past eight decades as a movie theatre. more

Mar 17, 2014 12:23 PM My Town

Baseball Memories

Courtesy of Vintage RVA

Professional baseball has been in Richmond since 1884, when the Richmond Virginians of the American Association compiled a less than impressive record of 12 wins and 30 losses In spite of that losing record, the Virginians remain Richmond’s only... more

Mar 17, 2014 12:19 PM Sports

Keagan's Restaurant

Courtesy of Keagan's Restaurant

Co-owner of Keagan's Joel Gilbert can describe Keagan’s Richmond Restaurant & Tavern in one word: experience. more

Mar 12, 2014 9:12 AM Restaurant Spotlights

Studies show concrete evidence that owning a pet can result in better heart health. What is it about pets that can turn your mood from irritated to giddy in an instant? more

Mar 12, 2014 8:56 AM Health & Wellness

To help your start your meal off right, we go in search of the most delectable appetizers your money can buy – all within driving distance. Let us know what you think! more

Mar 11, 2014 3:10 PM In Search Of

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