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Lead-in News from Around Town
Farmers MarketsThe Freshest Produce from Local Sources
Stay Cool KayakingResources for Kayaking Around Metro Richmond
HealthMore Good News About Green Tea
FlavorIn Search ofHot Dogs
Dinner in the FieldThe southern European dining experience to comes to Richmond
TastebudzRestaurant News with Joey and Steve
Calendar of EventsLocal Happenings
HomeAging at HomeNew Options for Senior Care
Summer ShowersLuxurious and Revolutionary Showers for Your Home
ANDERSON DOCK, LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF EPHRAIM, DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN.
RIVER CITY REDSKINSThe Washington Redskins training
camp reopens with new talent, including former UFL head coach Jay Gruden.
22 YOUR "DOOR" TO A COOL SUMMER TRIPWisconsins Door County provides an escape from the heat, culinary treats, and an abun-dance of art.
WATER WAYSVicki ONeal explains how to
enhance your outdoor space with pools, spas and ponds.
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ABOUT OUR COVERUse outside water features pools, spas, and ponds to create a cool retreat in your own backyard. Home design-er Vicki ONeil tells you how. See the story on page 55.
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A Richmond native (Hermitage High-Class of 65), Robert Thomass long career provid-ing photographic services to area residents began in what he calls the "Dark Ages (pre-digital). Proficient in all styles of photogra-phy, he is also an avid outdoorsman, serving on the Board of Directors of The Virginia Outdoors Writers Association, The Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association, and The Fly Fishers of Virginia.
In addition to writing for local publications, Jody Rathgeb contributes to magazines in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and several of her short stories have appeared in literary journals. Her novel, Fish-Eye Lens, has been published by Belle Isle Books. Her author website is JodyRathgeb.com.
Max Heyworth is a marketing copywriter and a 2003 graduate of James Madison Uni-versity. When he's not in the office or cover-ing the Richmond sports beat for ACI, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son and daughter on their horse farm in Goochland. His passions include baseball, reading, good whisk(e)y and great conversation.
Erin Pittman is a Richmond-based writer, editor and blogger and the mom to three awesome kiddos, ages seven, four and seven months. Her work, covering topics like par-enting, pets, seniors, special needs, personal finance and military life, has been featured in print and online. In her spare time (what is that?), she enjoys reading, family dance parties and playing ball with Wilson, her exuberant yellow Lab.
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I VE KNOWN RICHMOND since before it was RVA. I was here when West End and South of the James had bumper sticker throw-downs. I recall Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimers, the Clover Room, and the Nickel Bridge when its name was accurate. I graduated from the Uni-versity of Richmond when only women lived on the Westhampton Col-lege side of the lake. Ive lived in the city, the West End, and Chesterfield.
I havent lived here all of my life, nor have I always wanted to live here. In the last 10 years, however, Ive seen the region expand, mature, and blossom. Now Im proud to call the Richmond Region my home.
In the past two years, Richmonders meaning all of us, not just those within the city limits have helped raise our area to national prominence. Thanks to objective measures and the passion of our people, Outside magazine named Richmond the Best River Town in 2012 and CraftBeer.com proclaimed Mekong Restaurant as Great American Beer Bar in the U.S. in 2012 and 2013. And Frommers named Richmond a must-see destination in the world for 2014, for our outstanding food, craft beer, outdoor scene, and history.
As a writer, editor and proud Richmonder, theres no job Id rather have than one that allows me to celebrate the region, helping others appre-ciate it, too. As managing editor of the Richmond Navigator magazines, I look forward to meeting our readers and to making the magazines both a resource and a pleasure. I look forward to sharing stories of our creative, friendly and industrious people; of fascinating businesses that meet con-sumers needs and make life better; and of the amazing opportunities to eat, drink, relax, work, play, and be merry throughout the Richmond area.
This month, we sample the areas great outdoor scene with a peek at local kayaking, especially for beginners. We remember two Richmond hangouts, as they used to be, and look at area restaurants and entertain-ment. We present a Richmonders guide to the Washington Redskins training camp, featuring Skins players with Richmond roots, a look at the Women of Washington (WOW) fan club, and information on mak-ing the most of the training camp. And we examine ways to make your home even more enjoyable and restful. Since even those who gladly call Richmond home sometimes get that itch to explore, we also present a monthly travel destination, cool Door County, Wisconsin, from a Rich-mond perspective.
Like me, the entire staff at Richmond Navigator is proud of our city, so the pages of the magazine are never enough. Youll find more informa-tion at the RichmondNavigator.com web site: additional reader resources and calendar plus our River City Radio shows online, for weekly foodie entertainment and news.
Make the journey with us, as Richmond continues to change and grow. Lets all enjoy our town for all its worth!
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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., based in Rochester, New York, is build-ing two stores in the Richmond area, including one in Stonehenge Village Shopping Center on Midlothian Turnpike, just east of Farnham Drive and less than one mile west of the Chesterfield Town Center.
The store will be similar in size and design to other Virginia Weg-mans from 120,000 to 140,000 square feet and is projected to employ 550 to 600 people. Wegmans has been on Fortune magazines list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For for 17 consecutive years, ranking number 12 in 2014.
Over the years, we have had countless requests to open a Wegmans store in the Richmond area, so we are delighted to f inally announce that were headed there, says Ralph Uttaro, Wegmans senior vice president of real estate. We look forward to the day when we can welcome customers to our stores and deliver on our promise of incredible customer service, the best ingredients, restaurant-quality prepared foods, and consistent low prices.
The projected opening date is still pending.
Wegmans Food Market Coming to Midlothian
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July 17-20IWLCA Capital Cup Lacrosse Tournament, Corrigan Sports Enterprises
The ECNL Nike-soccer affiliated league hosts 52 teams of girls, 15 to 17 and 23 years old at the West Creek Soc-cer Complex, 12575 West Creek Pkwy., Richmond.CapitalCupLax.com
August 6-92014 Eastern Zones Long Course Age Group Championship, aquatics
Approximately 1,200 male and female swimmers, ages 10 to 15 and 18 years old, are expected from East Coast states from Maine to Virginia. The event is officially sanctioned by USA Swimming. Competitive events include distances from 50 to 400 meters in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and individual medleys. EasternZoneSwimming.org
Brew TwoChesterfield Court House has been awash in craft beer since Brew American Gastropub opened in 2013. Upscale pub fare was paired with a stellar selection of beers.
Brews beer program was devel-oped by manager James Vance, who brought craft beer bar knowledge and experience to the restaurant. In addi-tion to choosing a rotating list of 30 taps and 50 bottled craft beers, Vance introduced the weekly beer school concept. This free class, offered every Saturday at 1 p.m., provides beer samples and information to custom-ers. The class grew quickly, often filling the restaurant.
The Brew concept gave residents of southern Chesterfield a taste of indie dining and beverages. By late summer, residents of northern Chesterfield can feel the love. Brew owners Matt and Karen Verdiscoave are opening a second, larger location in the Bellgrade Shopping Center at 11400 W. Huguenot Rd.
Vance will help to open the new location.
Watch Youth Sports At Its BestTalented young athletes from around the country will be coming to the Richmond Region this summer, provid-ing local residents the opportunity to enjoy great sporting events and spot tomorrows stars. Youll be sharing the stands with college coaches, agents, and maybe even some of todays superstars.
Richmond Region Tourism has increased efforts to position the area as a prime destination for amateur and youth sports, bringing activities to the area for local residents as well as tourism dollars.
Catch lacrosse and swimming right in your own backyard. All events are free and open to the public:
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Chesterfield County Farmers MarketChesterfield County Government Center Complex on Mimms Loop, ChesterfieldWednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 10
Sponsored by Chesterfield County, this market has partnered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Vir-ginia Food System Council to offer shoppers a punch card reward program, available at the market.
Local vendors include Waynes Produce, Old World Bread, Jims Mushrooms, Blackstone Herb Cottage, Ellis Farms, and Money Pit Acres Farm.facebook.com/CFitFarmersMarket
WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING the freshest produce from local sources, the yummiest homemade treats, or the quirkiest handmade goods, theres no need to look any further than the Chesterfield area.
With farmers markets exploding in popularity and the weather just perfect for some browsing and buying, now is the time to explore the markets.
To make a market popular and to keep it going requires a good mix of vendors and it requires community support, says Bonnie Pega, co-manager of the Huguenot-Robious Farmers Mar-ket, and it requires managers who are passionate about supporting local farmers and artisans.
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Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market2051 Huguenot Rd., RichmondTuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October
The Huguenot-Robious market, located in The Great Big Green-house parking lot, started six years ago to promote local businesses and local produce.
We are a Virginia-owned business and wanted to promote other Virginia-owned businesses, and we wanted to bring fresh Virginia-grown produce and products to this area, Bonnie Pega says.
There are 18 vendors with produce, meats, crafts and prepared goodies like Big Daddys BBQ & Ribs, de Rochonnet Delights Choco-latier and Mrs. Yoders Kitchen, which has fresh sourdough donuts.
The donuts are warm and huge and delicious, Pega says.GreatBigGreenhouse.com/Farmers-Market.aspx
Brandermill Green Market4900 Market Square Ln., MidlothianSaturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, through October
For years, Brandermill plodded along at Sunday Park with a handful of vendors and a few regulars. Today, Brandermill has up to 25 vendors per week and an abunda...