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.

More S’mores Please

Summertime calls for late nights around the fire, sharing stories with family and friends all while enjoying a melted, messy and delicious s'more treat. Whether it's by the campfire, in a milkshake or a new cupcake creation, a s'more is a fun treat that never gets old. If you don't want your enjoyment of marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker goodness to end with summer,…

A Race for Everyone

The light of resilience burns brightest in the dark. Born in the wake of tragedy, the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation serves as a beacon for those battling teenage depression and anxiety, generating awareness for a subject that is often overlooked.

Sounds of Summer

While summer swelters, Three One One Productions presents a lineup of events cool enough to beat the heat. Patrons will enjoy evening soirees, live music and a festival centered around one of the season’s juiciest treats—all with free admission and local flair.