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December 17, 2014

UPDATE: Christmas on the Green has been moved to Thomas Dale High School Auditorium and Common area due to weather on Saturday. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. Thomas Dale is located at 3626 West Hundred Road.
On Saturday, December 20 at 6 p.m., a free Christmas concert will be presented on the outdoor stage at Chester Village Green on Centre Street. Everyone is invited to what is becoming a holiday tradition in the community, with this being the third year. In addition to uplifting music, there will also be Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and coffee.

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Words can never hurt you

“To me, nothing can be more important than giving children books, It’s better to be giving books to children than drug treatment to them when they’re 15 years old.” – Fran Lebowitz


Is there a worst time?

If there is any such thing as a worst time to have a fire, it is during the holidays. We have seen everything from house fires to mobile home fires in the news recently. Tragically, a female firefighter in Philadelphia lost her life in an early morning basement fire on December 9.


A feast for eyes and the palate, too

Though not as commonly grown as some other ornamentals, a pomegranate — whether a shrub or small tree as the case may be — is, I think, one of the most showy edible landscaping plants to have in a garden: spectacular orange-red flowers are borne during bloom season


Holiday Eating and Weight Gain

It’s estimated that most Americans gain between five and ten pounds during the holiday season. It’s the time of year when people will try to avoid having their weight measured or having their cholesterol or sugar checked by their doctor.


Max and photos

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Well, you can tell it is Christmas time, the Sunday paper now qualifies as a physical fitness weight. So many ads, deals, and promotions, with so little time allowed to really digest it all and make an intelligent decision.


Merci. M Blackmon!

A few weeks back, in this space, I began a piece with the thought that – in a purely intellectual sense – I was born in Charlottesville at the chronological age of eighteen.


Karma Christmas

Recently, I had my first experience at an ornament exchange party hosted by Patty Pope. When I arrived her husband, Ken, was kissing his bride good bye and telling her he loved her. I said, “Awww!” Then, he surprised me by giving me a peck on the cheek and telling me he loved me, too. Great way to start a party!


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