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Down to Business in the City!

Maggie Lena Walker – daughter of a freed slave and an Irish American newspaperman and the first woman to open and operate a successful bank in the United States – would be proud to behold her old neighborhood, Jackson Ward,…

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Where Muggle Families Can Soar!

Her origin story is pure Cinderella, but here the heroine is waif, prince, and fairy godmother rolled into one. Her rags-to-riches ascent is well-told, but let’s revisit: Single mom – living on government assistance – rides train and conceives a…

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Inspired Play for All at the ARCpark!

Deborah Nickerson loves watching her son Justin, sixteen, whirl through the air with no cares or worries on the swings at the ARCpark in Richmond. “He could swing for hours on end. He loves the park,” she says, adding that…

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When Parents Don’t Give Up

At age seven, Madeline Frazier of Chesterfield was an active, sociable kid who made good grades and excelled in gymnastics. Her mother, Laura Frazier, describes her as “very independent – the kid you drop off anywhere and you’re like, ‘See…

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Living History in Church Hill!

Catch the virtual celebration of the 245th anniversary of The Second VA Convention when Patrick Henry's fiery speech united Virginians and prepared them for the American Revolution. Watch here! ______________________________________________________________ The reoccurring thought – Get it right! – floods through actor…

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Learning for Life!

Wednesday evenings tend to be met with dread in the Tucker household. The midweek blues have hit, and after a long, hard day of work and play and school, my husband and sons just want to relax and spend time…

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SPARC and the Live Art Mission

Seventeen-year-old Sarah Owens feels true acceptance in her Live Art classes at School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC). That feeling isn’t something she experiences in other situations. “It’s difficult for her in some settings,” says her…

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Meet Deli! This Dad’s Got Game

Last fall, at the end of the Richmond Kickers season, the Kickers’ all-time scoring leader found himself in the middle of a multi-generational Deli sandwich. Matthew Delicâte – or Deli, as he is affectionately known by family, friends, and fans…

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Say Yes, to Charlotte for the Family

Mention “North Carolina vacation” to most Richmonders, and we automatically think beaches of the Outer Banks or mountains of Asheville. But Charlotte? Hmmm. Not so much – right? Yet, here’s the takeaway: If you haven’t been to the Queen City,…

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