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 Local Farmers Markets

 Local Farmers Markets

Every year, thousands of residents throughout Central Virginia patiently await the start of the growing season as they pursue fresh and delicious “Virginia Grown” products at Farmers Markets throughout the area. But Farmers Markets are more than finding fresh produce. They also provide the opportunity to greet a blend of farm, food and artisans plus […]

Battle of Trevilian Station

Battle of Trevilian Station

On June 9 and 10th, you can once again experience the sounds and sites of The Battle of Trevilian Station, the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War.  Taking place in western Louisa County, the reenactment of this most historic event serves as the catalyst to bring throngs of people into Louisa County. This year […]

Wildlife Pest Control

Wildlife Pest Control

For some homeowners, having a flock of geese on a backyard pond, deer roaming the front yard, or squirrels scampering across tree limbs, is a welcome sight. For others, slipping on goose droppings, having gardens stripped bare, or rodents taking up residence in their attic, it is a pull-your-hair-out nuisance. There is no question that […]

Wine Festivals

Wine Festivals

It’s taken awhile, but the dreams of English settlers some 400 years ago to establish a flourishing wine industry at Jamestown, Virginia has finally come true. Virginia wines now stand up to the best in the world, with a never ceasing list of awards and accolades.  Travel and Leisure magazine’s Bruce Schoenfeld proclaimed Virginia one […]

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting

Years ago outdoor lighting consisted of a harsh floodlight beaming at the front door or plastic lights lining a walkway or dangling across the patio. Today the look is natural, sophisticated and energy-efficient as homeowners look at ways of bringing the same ambiance of indoor lighting to their outdoor living environment. There is not much […]

 Historic Garden Week

 Historic Garden Week

Each year, thousands of garden enthusiasts from all over the country come to Virginia for the annual Historic Garden Week—and for good reason. While every state in the Union enjoys spring in their own fashion, no one does it quite like Virginia.     Every April, the Garden Club of Virginia invites visitors to more […]

10 Green Projects

10 Green Projects

Want to get into the spirit of going green but don’t know where to start? You would be surprised at the number of projects you can do yourself that will make a difference in your use of energy. Here are ten inexpensive ways to go green in your home and backyard.   Build a clothesline […]

8 Energy Saving Tips for the Laundry Room

8 Energy Saving Tips for the Laundry Room

Your laundry room may be tiny, but did you know that it is one of the largest energy-consuming rooms in your house? When it comes to green laundry room practices, the ideal situation is to hand wash and use an outside clothesline. Let’s face it—with our busy schedules and iffy weather, this green solution is […]

Romantic Places & Events in Central Virginia

Romantic Places & Events in Central Virginia

February has long been a month of romance, highlighted by the February 14th celebration of Valentine’s Day. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. With one day set aside to show that special someone how […]

Why Home Inspections Are So Important

Why Home Inspections Are So Important

If you’re a fan of the television program, House Hunters, you’ve seen many dreams of home ownership dashed because of a failed house inspection. For the buyers, what is visible during their initial home visit looks appealing, but little do they suspect that lurking behind that wall or under that floor are serious structural or […]

Home Energy Assessment: Would Your Home Pass?

Home Energy Assessment: Would Your Home Pass?

Feeling cold walls, or air rushing through windows and outlets are obvious signs of leakage, but if you want an accurate diagnosis of where your house is ailing, call in an energy auditor—a specialist trained in providing a comprehensive home energy checkup.  He or she will do a series of tests and inspections to find […]

Holiday Celebrations In Central Virginia

Holiday Celebrations In Central Virginia

The first weekend (and in some cases the second weekend as well) in December long has been designated as the date when the historic properties and other popular venues in central Virginia invite visitors to celebrate the holidays with the entire family. This year is no exception. Each county has a unique way of marking […]

Fixing Gutter Problems

Fixing Gutter Problems

Gutters are a channel at the eaves or on the roof of a building and are designed to carry off rainwater. As such, they play an essential role in protecting the structural integrity of your house. That’s why maintaining your gutters is the most important thing you can do to prevent water damage to your […]

The Exchange Hotel: A Haunting in Gordonsville

The Exchange Hotel: A Haunting in Gordonsville

The year is 1860 and you’re a passenger on the Virginia Central Railway, making its usual stopover in Gordonsville, where you will “exchange” your ticket for the next part of your journey. When you get off the train you see a brand new hotel with wide verandas and stately columns. Aptly named, “The Exchange Hotel” […]