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Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 21

By Staff | September 13, 2019

Forgetting where you left your keys. Going from one room to another and not remembering why you went in there. Putting cookies in your sock drawer. I’m sure many of us have experienced one or two of these things, especially when we are trying to get as much done in a day as possible. For some of us, it may […]

Free, fun activities offered in Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 14

By Staff | September 13, 2019

VIRGINIA — This year’s Bridge Daze event in Virginia—slated for Saturday, Sept. 14—will be decidedly laid-back, with a menu of activities happening in Virginia that invite residents and visitors to experience the city in a variety of ways during the afternoon and evening. “It’s always been the idea that after the initial ‘grand opening’ year, some organization or group would […]

An adventure aboard the Kingfisher

By Staff | September 13, 2019

In July, I attended a Chamber of Commerce event with some colleagues from work. After some engaging hobnobbing, I congregated back to my table of associates and began visiting with my friend and colleague, Chris Mathieu. It was so great to reconnect as we both work for the same organization, but our career paths led us to positions in different […]

CLOSE TO HOME

By Staff | September 13, 2019

Occasionally, I like to look back over the photos I’ve taken with my cell phone. And who are we kidding? It’s rare for people to own actual cameras whose sole purpose is to take photos. I had one, once, but one of the children knocked it to the floor a few years ago where it met its demise. Much easier […]

Featuring American Pie’s Pat and Donna Surface A Woodstock tribute event to benefit Kaleva Hall

By Staff | September 13, 2019

VIRGINIA — American Pie, featuring Pat and Donna Surface, will perform a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Kaleva Hall, located at 125 3rd St. N. in Virginia. Doors will open at 6 p.m. This year (2019) is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. American Pie’s FEELIN’ ALRIGHT! show will take participants […]

Expectations when adopting shelter dogs

By Staff | September 13, 2019

Millions of dogs reside in shelters or in foster homes just waiting for someone to make them permanent members of their family. The ASPCA says there are nearly four million dogs in shelters across America. Bringing home a puppy or an older dog can be an exciting, selfless endeavor. Shelter dogs have the capacity to be loving, devoted pets. Unfortunately, […]

Many reasons why a mutt should be your next dog

By Staff | September 13, 2019

You may get nothing “mutt” love from mixedbreed dogs. “Mutt” and “mongrel” have long had negative connotations, but there’s no need to turn one’s nose at mixed breed dogs. Dogs of any kind, regardless of lineage, can be cherished companions who offer years of tireless love and affection. In fact, mutts have gained steam as dogs of choice thanks to […]

Farm Dog test to be held Oct. 6

By Staff | September 13, 2019

I just love, love, love all the different activities the American Kennel Club (AKC) offers to do with my dogs. Even though it has been around since 2016, I just heard about Farm Dog, and I wanted to share it with you. Do I live on a farm? Nope, and you don’t have to live on a farm to participate. […]

Farm Dog test elements

By Staff | September 13, 2019

1: Greet the Judge. The handler approaches the judge with the dog at their side on a loose lead. The dog must not jump, show aggression or excessive shyness. 2: Walk around the farm and a passive stranger. The handler walks the dog on a loose lead at least 200 feet around a variety of objects and near a sitting […]

VA recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month

By Staff | September 13, 2019

In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages veterans, community leaders, co-workers, families and friends to #BeThere—to help prevent suicide—by being present, supportive and strong for those who may be going through a difficult time. As part of this approach, VA is working closely with The White House and other partners to implement the […]