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April 2011

Features

Do You Zoo?

Have you been to the National Zoo? With its vast array of realistic habitats, grand scenery, and hilly terrain stretched out over 160-plus acres of urban parkland in Washington, DC, it’s amazing. But some say a family would be hard-pressed to take in all the animal wonderland has to offer…

Try Geocaching!

Alex Bryant was an avid gamer who spent most of his free time in front of the computer. It drove his mother nuts. “He wasn’t an outdoorsy kind of guy,” said Sabrina Jones, a Chesterfield County mother of four. “I wanted him to get out of the house more. I…

Urban Outing

The owner of one of the most sophisticated art galleries in Richmond wants you to be a part of the city’s vibrant art scene. In fact, Page Bond says you should visit the Fan sometime soon – and, she adds, “Bring your kids!” Bond welcomes middle and high school students,…

Columns

The Long Run

Wisdom comes in the shape of my son’s size eleven running shoe. Several weeks ago I had foolishly challenged him to a hundred-yard dash. Now, as he runs easily away from me, his foot strikes tap out a message with metronomic precision: The tide has turned. I don’t recall exactly…

Wouldn’t You Like to Know

Every once in a while, we’ll find a local Richmonder we’d all like to know a bit more about. Same questions each time, from the Prying Publisher, and the answers are just for you. This month, we caught up with NBC12’s morning meteorologist Andrew Freiden. This weather reporter, husband, and…

Take It Outside

  Spring in Richmond. It’s rife with daffodils and tulips, baby bunnies in the backyard, and hummingbirds helplessly trapped in the garage. Okay, maybe that’s just at our house. But we all know the season. It’s the transitional period before summer, earmarked for outdoor festivals, indoor cleaning, and entertaining on…

4 Ways to Save for Higher Ed

When preparing to write this article, an old joke came to mind that goes something like this: Question: Why did God make teenagers? Answer: So you don’t miss them when they go to college. Ten years ago, when both of my kids were small, I found that joke amusing. Now,…

Departments

5 Egg Favorites

1. Egg Salad Club on Pumpernickel  Peel and chop 6 hard boiled eggs and add ¼ cup mayo. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toast 8 slices of pumpernickel bread. Top four slices with lettuce, tomato, egg salad, and bacon. Cover with remaining four slices. Serves 4. 2. Migas…

Immunotherapy

Spring is here! And everyone should be able to enjoy the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, many people have some of their worst allergy symptoms in the spring. Runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes, and wheezing – just to name a few – can also lead to other problems like recurrent sinusitis,…

Gifts that Rock!

Whether you start with a stone and finish with a paperweight, or go a more practical direction and work with soap, you’re sure to have a unique felted treasure perfect for giving.   What you need: • Bar of soap or smooth stone • Dish soap (for felting a stone)…

When Child Abuse is Suspected

Q: I have real concerns about my daughter’s friend. She has slept over a number of times and each time, there are new bruises in different spots.She hasn’t shared anything with me or my daughter, but we’re both anxious about this girl’s situation.What do I do next? A: It’s good…

Boing! Splash!

We've all seen it on America’s Funniest Home Videos. A child jumping on a diving board accidentally lands a belly flop in the family pool. A toddler, a teen, or, heck, even a guy who qualifies for AARP jumps exuberantly on a trampoline one minute, and then crashes into a…

Pedal Power

Two years ago, Ethan Seltzer was searching for a way to harness a truly amazing force: human energy. Combining a passion for green living with his love of family cycling, he founded Pedal Power. “As consumers, we need to be aware of our habits and take responsibility for the future…

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