In his own home, former Stereo Types owner Greg Hiemenz relies on speakers by Bowers & Wilkins, a brand that's favored by musicians and sound engineers. Photo: Stephen Barling

Sounding superior: Shop smart for your next sound system

Now that it’s out of fashion to put your boombox on your shoulder and parade up and down the street, how are you supposed to force your superior music taste down the ear canals of passersby? Sadly, just about the only way to spread your song-selecting genius these days is to lure folks into your […]

Second wind: why seniors love Central Virginia

Second wind: why seniors love Central Virginia

The boomers are retiring, ready for the good life, and they’re not all heading to Florida. Senior citizens make up 14 percent of the population in our area, a number that will more than double between 2000 and 2020 –  and is it any wonder? Named by the AARP as one of the top ten […]