Bravery and Strength

I have invited Sunnee Kidd, a local cancer survivor, to blog about the upcoming Project Athena Racing Series, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College. Project Athena helps women that have had breast cancer or other medical or traumatic setbacks…
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How To Have a Happy Life

Here’s a heady question to ponder. What do you think is the purpose of life? I’ll admit I haven’t considered this question much lately. I’ve been way too busy with meeting deadlines, running errands, and trying to spend quality time with the people I…
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Williamsburg End-of-Summer Deal

Wanted to share a last-minute summer bargain to the Burg for Virginia residents: Summer isn’t over yet – it’s not too late to book a value-loaded Colonial Williamsburg experience, exclusive for Virginia residents. Through August 31st, Virginia residents can book any room at any official…
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At the Starting Line

Competition is an inevitable fact of life. From playing sports to seeking a new job, we’ve all found ourselves at one time or another at the starting line, looking nervously around us to see who are rivals are. Then we measure ourselves against them,…
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The Colors of My Life

The extraordinary Picasso exhibit in Richmond, on view through May 15, takes visitors on a journey through the life of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). The exhibition follows the trajectory of the artist’s ever-evolving vision of what constitutes art. From his early academic days, during which…
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The Magic of the Circus

What would possess a man to spend most of his life creating a miniature circus? Well, it helps that the person is Howard Tibbals, a philanthropist now in his 70s with plenty of spare time. It also helps that his wife, Janice, supports him…
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