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Here’s to RVA Veterans!

Army veteran James Howard considers his spinal cord injury to be a blessing by misfortune,” he says. “It helped me find a new purpose in life – to help the disabled.” Howard began his military service after graduating from Virginia…

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Family Tour: Virginia Oddities!

Every state has its fair share of peculiar landmarks – like the World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Kansas or the Lucy the Elephant sculpture in New Jersey – and Virginia is no exception. From the World’s Oldest Ham to…

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Look Who’s 10!

To many, a decade represents ten years of time. To others, it marks a milestone – 87,600 hours of hard work, dedication, passion, and challenges.  Richmond Family Magazine’s publisher Margaret Thompson falls in the latter category. Ten years ago, she…

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The Woman’s Club, 125 Years Strong

It was spring 1894, early in President Grover Cleveland’s second term. A new company offering chocolate confections had recently been founded in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, in a town called Hershey. Avant-garde dancer and choreographer Martha Graham was born on May…

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Parenting Through Cancer

When cancer hits, it feels like a tsunami that comes crashing into you. Just like a huge wave, the devastation reaches far and wide. The fear, anxiety, burden of care, and concern extends through your whole village. And when you’re…

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National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson

Rodney Robinson’s broad smile is infectious in the best possible way. And these days, Robinson has good reason to smile. After nearly two decades of teaching for Richmond Public Schools, Robinson has received the profession’s oldest and most distinguished honor:…

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Education Success Story

Mondays at Greenwood Elementary School in Glen Allen are special celebrations for children and staff. Every Monday morning, the moment students step off the bus or get out of a carpool vehicle, they are greeted with lively music and entertainment…

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The Thing About Grades

At the start of the summer, my 8-year-old came to me with a concern. “When do I get my report card?” he asked. “I’m not sure, Buddy. Sometimes the school mails the final report card in June.” “Aww, man! I…

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