‘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…

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…

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.

Welcome to “Xutopia”

Beside the mailbox in rural Lovettsville is a whimsical road sign that says “Xutopia.” It’s an obvious play on words for artist Jordan Xu but also a nod to his approach to painting people from every background, culture, race, age and gender.

RAL Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Animals’ Lives

In 1979, a group of good Samaritans joined together to establish the League of Animal Rights, a non-euthanizing organization committed to improving the lives of pets in need in Central Virginia. In 1986, the organization changed names to Richmond Animal League.

Closet Factory Presents Check to Bon Secours for $29,000

Closet Factory owners, Bryan and Teresa Mueller, presented a $29,000 check to the Bon Secours Foundation July 23 to support pediatric care in Richmond. Bryan and Teresa celebrated Closet Factory’s 20th anniversary with a fundraising celebration and donated a percentage of sales proceeds from their business for the months of April and May.

Transforming Homes and Expectations – the Paragon Difference

A house is more than a series of walls and a roof over our heads. It embodies a sense of togetherness, comfort and belonging. It is a safe haven. It is home.

Pet Portraits

Amber Krug is an animal lover. She grew up with dogs, specifically boxers, who were part of the family. This passion for pets has flourished into a component of her art: photography.