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Beat You to the Punch | Today’s Punch is Not Your Average Gin & Juice

When you think of a punchbowl, what comes to mind? Church socials with sticky-sweet sherbet concoctions and polite conversation about Aunt Mildred’s prize-winning petunias? Something to spike at school proms ...
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First, We Brunch | Festive & Easy Holiday Entertaining

Feeding the family or a crowd amidst the chaos of the holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful. Even if you aren’t a morning person, with easy, make-ahead recipes, breakfast ...
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Smith Mountain Lake | Charity Home Tour

Now in its 29th year, the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour showcases eight spectacular lakeside homes in Franklin and Bedford counties—and it’s all for a great cause. The three-day ...
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A Pig Tale | From Hook to Plate

It’s a chilly morning in late October when we meet at the smokehouse and get into the pickup. After the obligatory stop for coffee and something unhealthy to eat, we ...
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Self-Care | Practical Strategies for Your Best Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health

“Self-care” is one of the buzzwords heard on social media and pop culture news lately. Though it is often shrugged off as a Millennial/Generation-Z trend, many physicians are heralding self-care ...
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Fall into Easy Weeknight Dinners | One Pot, One Pan or Skillet

After the long. lazy days of summer, fall is such a busy time; it sometimes feels like someone pushed the fast-forward button on our lives. School is back in session ...
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Living the Festival Life | Glamping Your Way Through Virginia

Ah, summer. This is the season synonymous with trips to the beach, family gatherings and an ever-growing schedule of outdoor music festivals. Over the past 10 years, these festivals have ...
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