MAR/APR 2013 Chesterfield Living Magazine

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For generations, Chesterfield County has been a special place the epitome of gracious, southern living. Today the county is changing, growing, and adapting. While Chesterfield County continues to prepare for tomorrow, it hasnt forgotten yesterday. Chesterfield Living Magazine combines the best of the past with all the excitement of the future. The result is a magazine for todays Chesterfield County familiesfamilies who have chosen Chesterfield as the place to live, to work, to play, and to shop. Chesterfield Living Magazine, unlike any other publication, truly captures Todays Southern Lifestyle.


<ul><li><p>Ive been overweight and lived unhealthily my whole life. I have lost 85 pounds since I joined ZG a year ago. My cholesterol is down and my triglycerides dropped over 80 points. ZG has taught me the keys to live a healthy lifestyle and to reach my total fitness goals! Doug Floyd</p><p>ZG is unlike anywhere else Ive ever been. I lost 30 lbs and have kept it off for years now! I love the classes, have more energy, and I sleep better. Ive even run a marathon! No matter what obstacles you face, at ZG, they KEEP YOU MOTIVATED! Kara Walsh</p><p>I joined ZG after the untimely loss of my sister. Ive now lost 25 lbs, lowered my triglyc. and Im running a 5k in the spring. ZG is the best thing Ive ever done for myself. The community, support and encouragement from the staff and members is amazing. Amanda Batton</p><p>Since joining ZG in May 2010, I have dropped 110 pounds and Ive gone from a size 28/30 to size 14. And Im not through yet! I have a ton more energy and a more optimistic attitude. The classes and staff are great! ZG is a very positive place. Joyce Jackson</p><p>The support and education at ZG have really connected the dots for me. I now know that I can do this, its something I can stick with for life! Ive improved my blood sugar, dropped my chol. and lost 50 lbs! Im ready try line dancing, yoga, Pilates....So many activities, so little time! Cindy Ayers</p><p>I lost 66 lbs in 6 months! My blood pressure has </p><p>normalized as well as my A1C. I have less joint pain, too. This </p><p>has been a Iife-changing relationship. Ill never </p><p>regret the day I walked through ZGs door. Thanks, everyone, for all of your help. Id recommend ZG to anyone. </p><p>Bill Wooldridge </p><p>In just 5 short months at ZG I was able to accomplish so much! Not only did I lose 40 lbs, but I got off all of my meds. Ive always enjoyed working out, but the motivation of trainers guiding and pushing me has been the icing on the cake. Now Im a calmer, more relaxed person, too. Jon Wilson</p><p>Ive lost 86 pounds and 6 inches off my waist. </p><p>My blood sugar, which was at pre-diabetes levels, is now normal and my cholesterol is now normal. I have more </p><p>energy and my self-esteem has gone through the roof. The </p><p>staff really cares; were like a big family. George Lamb </p><p>My experience at ZG has been truly fantastic and the </p><p>best decision by far in my life. After completing the Weight Management Program I felt </p><p>invigorated, rejuvenated and full of life. I am loving the </p><p>Continuation Program and reaping the rewards of my </p><p>success. Ive now lost 90 lbs! Jacques Turnage</p><p>I AM SO PUMPED! My wife, Nancy and I achieved great physical results (I lost 44 lbs; </p><p>dropped my BP; Nancy lost 20 lbs; improved her cardio functions), </p><p>PLUS we have experienced a re-awakening of our attitudes and </p><p>enthusiasm for each other. This is a terrific side benefit for </p><p>couples considering joining the program together. Terry Lentz </p><p>My initial quest was to be at my personal best by January. Since joining ZG, Ive lost pounds and inches I didnt know were there. I havent felt this good since high school! Today, I know that living healthy is a choice. So, my BFF Cheryl &amp; I continue towards our goal to becoming healthy divas par excellence. Thanks, ZG &amp; BFF! Shuryl Thompson</p><p>For years I couldnt grasp the fundamentals of healthy living. ZG has provided the cornerstone for my </p><p>understanding. Now I make educated choices about food and enjoy exercising. While </p><p>I credit ZG with the basic essentials, I know my partnership with Shuryl is critical for 30 lbs of weight loss. Cheryl Winston</p><p>I did the ZG SUNDAYS PrOGrAM and Ive lost 40 lbs; now even moving with osteoarthritis is a lot easier. Im no longer pre-occupied with weight. Working out and eating healthy is now just a fact of life; like the sun coming up in the morning. Michele Martel</p><p>Ive been overweight most of my life and thought there </p><p>was nothing I could do about it. My co-worker, Pam Knight, </p><p>told me about ZG. We attended the medical lectures and exercise </p><p>sessions together; it really kept me motivated. I lost 105 lbs in 8 months, my meds were reduced, and normalized </p><p>my BP. Joe Polo </p><p>Ive lost 60 pounds since joining ZG six months ago. </p><p>Ive reduced my meds and Ive greatly improved the </p><p>condition of an old leg injury as well. Many thanks to all </p><p>the wonderful and helpful ZG staff as well as all the new friends Ive made at ZG! </p><p>Tom Burton</p><p>I joined ZG after my doctor threatened to put me on diabetic meds. In the initial program I lost about 40 lbs; in ZG Continuation, I trained even more effectively and ate very healthy and lost105 more by my1 year anniv. I am maintaining my 145 lbs weight loss, off meds, too. Its doable. Just part of my (healthy) life now. Andy Saunders </p><p> en e</p><p>r g y k n o w</p><p>l e dge d</p><p>iscip</p><p>lin</p><p>e endurance </p><p>self-d</p><p>iscovery </p><p>ThE hIGhlySUccESSfUl </p><p>ZG KEy 10 WEEK hEAlTh &amp; WEIGhT </p><p>MAnAGEMEnT PrOGrAM InclUDES</p><p>Health Assessments 10 Medical and </p><p>Nutrition Lectures by </p><p> Dr. Madge Zacharias </p><p>30 Structured Group Strength &amp; </p><p>Cardio Exercise Sessions Led by Certified </p><p>Trainers Individual Nutrition Counseling </p><p>Group Support Cooking Demos</p><p>Professional Caring Staff </p><p> Personal Grocery Shopping </p><p>7 Day Access to Fully Equipped </p><p> Gym Pool Yoga </p><p> Access to ZG KEY Medical Staff </p><p> and Registered Dietitian Visit </p><p>Lots of Fun, Motivation &amp; Success </p><p>All Under One Roof!</p><p>For info: 1311 Palmyra Ave. Richmond, VA</p><p>Follow us!</p><p>Work/travel all the time? ask about ZGs sundays classes at northside loc. More Member stories at</p><p>Next Northside Classes Begin March 20th and April 29th </p><p>Call 804.358.1000 to enroll</p><p>*ZG KEYPrograms, run by Dr. Madge Zacharias, qualify for most corporate flexible spending and HSA accounts; inquire with your Benefits Dept.</p><p>Why ZG? Because Weight loss and health is All WE DO!</p><p>Health &amp; Weight Loss Thats ALL we do!</p><p>Call 358-1000 for information on our Chesterfield location classes coming soon!!</p></li><li><p>BARNES &amp; DIEHL, P.C.</p><p>P R O F I L E :</p><p>A Tradition of Experience and Devotion to Family Law*as listed in US News-Best Lawyers: Top Tier Richmond Family Law</p><p>Centre Court Suite A9401 Courthouse RoadChesterfi eld, VA 23832Ph: 804.796.1000 Fax: 804.796.1730</p><p>Three Paragon6806 Paragon Place, Suite 110Richmond, VA 23230Ph: 804.762.9500 Fax: 804.762.9654</p><p></p><p>*</p><p>EDWARD D. BARNES dward D. Barnes is the Founder and President of Barnes &amp; Diehl, P.C., the largest law fi rm in Virginia devoted to family law. He has been practicing law for over 40 years in Virginia. He handles family law cases of all types, including the very highest level of complex </p><p>equitable distribution and support cases. </p><p>Mr. Barnes is a member of the faculty at the University of Richmond School of Law. Mr. Barnes currently serves as President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Virginia Chapter. For several years in a row, he has been named a Top 100 Virginia and Top 50 Richmond Area Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers Magazine. Mr. Barnes is again listed in Best Lawyers in America and was named Lawyer of the Year for family law in Richmond, in the year 2010. He was the inaugural recipient of the Leader in the Law award in 2006, which is a recognition sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. He has been named a Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine. In 2006, he was awarded Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, for the University of Richmond School of Law and he has served as President of numerous local bar associations. </p><p>Ed frequently speaks on behalf of the Virginia State Bar, through their Virginia Continuing Legal Education Program. He has presented those continuing education courses for over ten years, throughout the state. Annually, he gives an update on family law, at four locations throughout the state, for the Virginia State Bar. </p><p>Ed is active in his community as well as a licensed, instrument rated airplane pilot. He lives in Chesterfi eld with his wife and children. </p><p>E</p><p>BARNES &amp; DIEHL</p><p>barneslaw.fp.0213.indd 1 1/21/13 2:48 PM</p></li><li><p></p><p>Redefine RefreshingE X P A N S I O N 2 0 1 3 B R A N D E R M I L L W O O D S . C O M</p><p>Theres never been a better time to dive into retirement living. For 27 years, our community has been home to hundreds of wonderful seniors from all walks of life with one thing in common: the desire to enjoy their retirement on their own terms. And now, with our 2013 expansion just around the corner, our vision for an unparalleled retirement experience is becoming reality. An indoor swimming pool, movie theater, bistro cafe, and all-new fitness center are just a few of our exciting new amenities. Contact us today to see how you can reserve one of our 93 new apartments, which include four different floor plan options. Call 804.744.0141 or visit us on the web at</p><p>P I C T U RE YO U R S ELF H ERE </p><p>Redef ine Retirement</p></li><li><p>Real People | Real Banking | Real Simple</p><p>BOM_GOad_CL_3.5625x4.8125_4C.indd 1 11/20/12 3:58 PM</p><p>Real People | Real Banking | Real Simple</p><p>BOM_DPD_CL_3.5625_4.8125_4C.indd 1 1/8/13 2:36 PM</p><p> early!</p><p>come to acac Midlothianto enjoy 30 days of fitness and outdoor pools for the entire family for just $79!*</p><p>acac Midlothian I 804.378.1600 I 11621 Robious Road I I Live your best.</p><p>*Must activate by April 30, 2013.</p><p></p></li><li><p>LOCALFirst Choice by Don J. Kappel</p><p>An Unsustainable Path by G. Carl Mahler, Jr. </p><p>FEATUREHead to the Hills</p><p>The history of the Hills</p><p>A Day in the Hills</p><p>Take a stroll through the Hills</p><p>FLAVOR Belle Vie Restaurant Review</p><p>Scoop Du Jour</p><p>In Search Of Wings</p><p>Where to Karaoke</p><p>Calendar of Events</p><p>Whats Cook In? </p><p>From Chunk to Hunk</p><p>GLITZSpring Gifts Home Chefs Will Love</p><p>PEOPLE &amp; PLACESLaw, Rock and Roll</p><p>The Story of Rick Friedman</p><p>Behind the Scenes with the Raiders</p><p>An interview with Antwun Williams</p><p>Behind the Scenes with the Lady Raiders</p><p>An interview with Kelly Allen</p><p>DESTINATIONThe Spa Who Loved Me</p><p>Luxurious spas from near to far</p><p>BUSINESS WATCHProject Plant It!</p><p>AROUND THE HOUSEThrowing Parties at Home for Kids</p><p>Spice Up Your Kitchen</p><p>With Vicki ONeal</p><p>Plant Now for Earlier Blooms</p><p> 1215</p><p>16</p><p>19</p><p>242930343536</p><p>39</p><p> 43</p><p>44</p><p>46</p><p>47</p><p>52</p><p>5355</p><p>59</p><p>Contents</p><p>Head to the HillsA Brief History of the Area</p><p>MARCH/APRIL 2013</p><p>March/April 201310</p></li><li><p></p></li><li><p>Have you ever seen the lists </p><p>of months with days desig-</p><p>nated for various peculiar </p><p>observances? For example, in </p><p>March of this year, the 23rd is National Chip and Dip Day; the 24th </p><p>is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day and the 25th is Inter-</p><p>national Waffle Day. This is all true. Im not creative enough to </p><p>make up stuff like this.</p><p>In fairness to April, the other month for which this edition </p><p>of Chesterfield Living is published, days are set aside for Na-</p><p>tional Pecan Day (14th); National Eggs Benedict Day (15th), National </p><p>Cheese Ball Day (17th), and National Pineapple Upside Down Cake </p><p>Day (20th).</p><p>Days designated for foods are quite popular. We like to eat. </p><p>But, March also is National Nutrition Month, and March 30th is </p><p>National Take a Walk in the Park Day, so maybe theres some bal-</p><p>ance. Chesterfield County, by the way, has more than 40 parks </p><p>and athletic facilities where you can get some exercise. </p><p>Also, the countys Cooperative Extension Office offers helpful </p><p>advice on nutrition, exercise, parenting and many other topics. </p><p>Visit to view a copy of the Winter/</p><p>Spring 2013 Parks and Recreation Program Guide for com-</p><p>plete details on facilities; programs for youths, families, older </p><p>adultseven for dogs and their people.</p><p>In April, after eating those Eggs Benedicts or cheese balls, </p><p>you might visit one of the countys nine library locations, </p><p>where you can check out books, DVDs, CDs and much more, or </p><p>use the computers to surf the Internet for fun or for research</p><p>or even for dieting tips. To see all that the library has to offer, </p><p>visit this link </p><p>Happily, in April, you can celebrate National Volunteer </p><p>Month by working off the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. </p><p>Consider donating some of your spare time to one of many </p><p>volunteer service projects. In fiscal 2012, a total of 5,140 vol-</p><p>unteers contributed 216,359 hours of their time, for a value </p><p>of $4,766,404. Volunteer opportunities can be found on the </p><p>countys website at and in-</p><p>clude everything from helping at the libraries or working at the </p><p>Rockwood Nature Center, to being a Water Quality Monitor, a </p><p>volunteer mentor for a 4-H youth, or an administrative assist-</p><p>ant in one of the county departments.</p><p>Whatever day you choose, theres a lot to do in Chesterfield </p><p>County! n</p><p>First Choice is a bi-monthly information column provided for the </p><p>citizens of Chesterfield County.</p><p>First ChoiceMake the Most of Each DayBy Don J. Kappel</p><p>She made my first birthday cake and my wedding gown.</p><p>Now, my Mom doesnt even recognize me.</p><p>The deepest pain of Alzheimers disease is emotional. Because even harder than giving care around the clock, is watching your best friend slip away. Thats why were here; to give you both a quality of life, </p><p>so you can give her only quality time. </p><p>For more information or to schedule a personal visit, call (804) 897-8884 today.</p><p>18030-RO</p><p>P01-0113 LM</p><p>M</p><p>Your story continues here...SOUTHERLAND PLACE - MIDLOTHIAN</p><p>Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers &amp; Dementia Care</p><p>14016 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, Virginia 23113</p><p>(804) 897-8884</p><p>L o c a l</p><p>March/April 201312</p></li><li><p>A PUBLICATION OF</p><p>ALL ARTICLES AND CONTENTS OF THIS MAGAZINE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE OPINIONS OR THOUGHTS OF CHESTERFIELD LIVING MAGAZINE, ADVERTISING </p><p>CONCEPTS, INC OR THE PUBLISHER</p><p>Chesterfield Living Magazine is published bimonthly by Advertising Concepts, Inc., </p><p>6301 Harbourside Drive, Suite 100 </p><p>Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 639-9994 </p><p></p><p>Email us: </p><p>All rights reserved. Any reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photograph or illustration without written permission from the publisher is prohibited.</p><p>PRESIDENT/PUBLISHERWilliam J. Davis, Jr.</p><p>VICE-PRESIDENT/PUBLISHERCheryl T. Davis</p><p>MANAGING EDITORAlaina Rauth</p><p>CREATIVE DIRECTORTrey Tyler</p><p>ADVERTISING CONSULTANTSJared DavisAnn Small</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHERSRobert Thomas</p><p>Liz ReeseZach WingoldChloe StarkeCorey Daniels</p><p>CONTRIBUTORSDon KappelSteve Cook</p><p>Jennifer SaundersTammie WersingerDIana LeGere</p><p>Katelyn Wyszynski</p><p>ABOUT OUR COVERRead more about the </p><p>beautiful spas and resorts </p><p>near and far away in </p><p>the Destination section </p><p>starting on page 47. </p><p>Photo courtesy of The Spa </p><p>at Grove Park Inn Resort.</p><p></p></li><li><p>March/April 201314</p></li><li><p>An Unsustainable PathBy G. Carl Mahler, Jr.</p><p>As we head into 2013, we have </p><p>kicked the can down the road </p><p>again. The U.S. government has </p><p>only temporarily stopped us </p><p>from plunging over the fiscal cliff, and most </p><p>Americans continue to defer getting their own </p><p>financial ho...</p></li></ul>