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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
How 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...]