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What Can You Do on a Segway in Richmond?

Segway Wedding

Segway Wedding

Yep, the couple in the picture got married on a Segway. Will they have eternal happiness? Hard to say, but one thing is clear: with that spirit, they’re gonna have fun. What can you do on a Segway? Let’s find out … [Read more...]

Richmond’s Young Harpists Know How to Get to Carnegie Hall

American Youth Harp Ensemble performing at Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. in 2011

American Youth Harp Ensemble at Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. in 2011

Music education has hit a rough patch. Likewise, symphony orchestras and opera companies struggle to stay alive. And yet, Richmond’s American Youth Harp Ensemble thrives, with a robust education program for students age 5-18 and a concert schedule any professional musician would envy. What’s their secret? Is it deep-pocket funding? As it turns out, their formula includes ingredients money simply can’t buy. [Read more...]

How Do You Stay Fit During Cold-Weather Months? Tips from a Fitness Pro

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Tony Adams, Personal Trainer at Peak Physique

At this time of year, it’s so tempting to stay indoors more, slack off on exercise, and relax your eating habits. But inactivity leads to . . . well, more inactivity, and junk food leads to bulges (and not the muscular kind). So I sat down with Tony Adams, a certified personal trainer and founder of Peak Physique to grill him about how to keep your fitness focus during the dreary months. His answers may surprise you. [Read more...]

“Annie Get Your Gun” at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

Annie Get Your Gun, musical comedy at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

Annie Get Your Gun, musical comedy at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

Can you complete the following sentence? “There’s no business like . . .” You can find out Irving Berlin’s famous answer to that question beginning November 8, 2013. That’s when a cast featuring some of Richmond’s most talented singers, actors and dancers — plus a pit-full of fabulous musicians — kicks off a 3-week run of one of the most beloved musicals ever written.  [Read more...]

Kevin Powers Discusses His Novel About Iraq War

Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds, Richmond native Kevin Powers’s debut novel , earned stellar reviews when it was published September 11, 2012. Now his alma mater VCU invites the pubic to hear him discuss his novel this Friday, November 8th at noon. [Read more...]

Saturday Meeting: Bike/Walk Improvements on Floyd Avenue

Bicyclists

Photo Credits: BikeWalkRVA on Facebook

If you’re a dedicated bicyclist or an enthusiastic walker, head over to Richmond’s Monroe Park on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Bikers are gathering there for a “mobile open house” at 10:00 a.m. Your support is needed in order to make this project a reality. [Read more...]

Take a Ride on the Richmond Trolley

The Richmond Trolley Company

The Richmond Trolley Company

When you think of the first trolleys in America, you think of San Francisco, right? Nope, Richmond was first the very first trolley worldwide, way back in 1888. In fact, the trolley is what helped Richmond grow westward.  Today you can still grab a ride — actually an entire tour. [Read more...]

New Architecture Show Features Best of 2013 Design

Branch House, Richmond's Largest Home

Virginia Center for Architecture 2013 Design Exhibition

A new exhibition kicks off this Thursday at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond. It features award-winning architecture, interior design and preservation projects from 2013. [Read more...]

Animal Lover’s Guide to Richmond Leash Laws and Pet-Friendly Places

Barker Field Dog Park

Barker Field Dog Park

Looking for a dog park near the Fan District? Pet stores? Vets? Or maybe you have a pesky neighbor who lets his dog run loose. Shouldn’t the dog always be on a leash? I’m not an attorney and I wasn’t really sure myself. So I looked it up. Here’s what I found out… [Read more...]

Title Insurance: What Every Home Buyers Needs to Know

paper workHow much do you need to know about title insurance in order to buy a house? Actually, nothing. If you’re getting a mortgage, lenders require title insurance. If you hire an attorney to represent you, she will insist on it. And if any dicey issues pop up on the title report, it’s the seller’s responsibility to get it cleared up.

Still, you’re probably the one who will pay for the title insurance policy, so here’s what you get for your money. [Read more...]