Your Community’s Children’s Hospital

From casts to cancer – from simple to complex – when your child needs medical care, you want the best. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU covers nearly every pediatric health care need under the sun. In just a few short years, they’ll provide much of this care in an all-new inpatient hospital adjacent to the outpatient Children’s Pavilion in…

Concierge Medicine

Our world is constantly evolving, propelled forward by advancements which improve our efficiency, production, and communication. Yet, the standard approach to healthcare remains the same. Physicians are grossly overbooked, resulting in patients spending more time waiting and less time receiving treatment. On average, primary care doctors are forced to see 35-40 patients per day as insurance companies reimburse less and…

Enriching Our Community

 Backstage: Stavna Ballet  The arts serve to enrich and enliven a community, cultivating unique forms of expression, entertainment, and education. Stavna Ballet’s mission is to encompass all three by promoting, performing, and teaching the art of dance, an art-form which first captivated founder and artistic director Shannon McConville as a small child.   “I started dancing when I was three,” recalls…

Spiced Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmons are a great fall and winter fruit and chock-full of vitamins and nutrients. You could probably guess by their color, but they’re loaded with beta carotene and rich in vitamin A, C and E.

‘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.