‘Tis the Season for Giving

The holidays are a time of giving, and one of the ways you can give back to your community is to support small businesses. It’s a simple choice that makes a big difference in our community. The heart, the grit, the passion that goes into creating, sustaining and growing a small business is not an easy feat, but it’s also…

Happy Holidays, Midlothian!

This last year the saying “the days are long but the years are short” really holds true. I am not sure if you feel the same way, but doesn’t each year seem to get busier and busier in this fast-paced lifestyle we are living in? It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down, compiling my … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

CarMax Tacky Light Run Step into a tacky wonderland filled with lights, elves, the big man himself and more! This 6K course shows off Midlothian’s best display of tacky lights —you just wait! You’ll see dozens of homes with over-the-top tacky lights in the Walton Park neighborhood, including the famous Dawnridge Court Run (or walk) with thousands of … Continued

Dracula: Ballet with a BITE

Under the artistic direction of Shannon McConville, Stavna Ballet presented its fifth annual gala, Dracula: Ballet with a BITE, on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Hippodrome Theater. This enchanted evening featured live music, drinks, dinner, an auction and a ballet performance in support of the Stavna Ballet's performance season and outreach program, StavnaREACH. PHOTOGRAPHY by Robert Lindholm

Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival

The Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival presented by Wegmans celebrated 31 years of sharing plates from local restaurants, local craft beer, Virginia wines and more on Oct. 12. All proceeds benefited local charities through Rotary International.

Illuminating Designs

In December, the magic of the season truly shines once the sun goes down. Neighborhoods glow with the warm twinkle of holiday lights, transforming homes into merry monuments amidst the dark of night. For Richard Popio, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspective, the holidays are not the only time of year to implement landscape lighting to brighten a home. 

Giving Back

Three years ago, Jennifer Gavin sought an outlet that would allow her the flexibility to continue staying home with her two children. Recently gifted a camera from her husband, she decided to pursue photography. Yet, with little experience and no clientele, she needed a way to establish herself and her fledgling business, as well as fulfill her desire to give…

The 68th Annual Parade of Homes

The Home Builders Association of Richmond presents the 68th Annual Prade of Homes beginning Oct. 5. It will run all four weekends in October. The self-guided tour of the region's top new homes is free to the public and includes 73 homes built by 29 builder members. Well more than half of the homes will be decorated. The homes are located…

‘Fall’ in Love with Virginia

Happy October, Midlothian. Do you see the changing leaves yet? This month is a great time to take a drive down our scenic roads and bask in the beauty of our state. Need some inspiration first? In this issue, we feature members of our community who make us proud. First, take a trip through Virginia’s rich history and … Continued

Grist for History

Few of Loudoun’s glorious old mills survived the Civil War, but those that did have stories to tell. The Union Capital was just over the Potomac River, but Loudoun was in the heart of Confederate Virginia. Most joined the Confederate Army, but another group joined the Union Army, and Loudoun soon became a battleground, frequently dividing families.