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Home for the Holidays | Locals and Natives Reminisce

We asked locals and natives who’ve moved away to share their favorite holiday traditions, whether whimsical, hilarious, or sentimental. We are grateful for so many generous offerings and delighted to ...
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Season’s Greetings | Traditions & Trends in Holiday Tidings

Much of the charm of the holidays lies in the season’s greetings cards we send to dear ones in and out of town. For many, a traditional seasonal greeting card ...
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Beat You to the Punch | Today’s Punch is Not Your Average Gin & Juice

When you think of a punchbowl, what comes to mind? Church socials with sticky-sweet sherbet concoctions and polite conversation about Aunt Mildred’s prize-winning petunias? Something to spike at school proms ...
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First, We Brunch | Festive & Easy Holiday Entertaining

Feeding the family or a crowd amidst the chaos of the holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful. Even if you aren’t a morning person, with easy, make-ahead recipes, breakfast ...
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Smith Mountain Lake | Charity Home Tour

Now in its 29th year, the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour showcases eight spectacular lakeside homes in Franklin and Bedford counties—and it’s all for a great cause. The three-day ...
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A Pig Tale | From Hook to Plate

It’s a chilly morning in late October when we meet at the smokehouse and get into the pickup. After the obligatory stop for coffee and something unhealthy to eat, we ...
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Self-Care | Practical Strategies for Your Best Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health

“Self-care” is one of the buzzwords heard on social media and pop culture news lately. Though it is often shrugged off as a Millennial/Generation-Z trend, many physicians are heralding self-care ...
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Fall into Easy Weeknight Dinners | One Pot, One Pan or Skillet

After the long. lazy days of summer, fall is such a busy time; it sometimes feels like someone pushed the fast-forward button on our lives. School is back in session ...
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