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High Time For Tea | Tips for an Elegant Afternoon Refreshment

High tea isn’t what most people think it is. In England, high tea is more like dinner—meat, game pies, that sort of thing—served to hungry workers at the end of ...
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Get Up And Go | How To Begin A Running Regime

I don’t know why it took me 42 years to realize that I was a runner, but it did. Like many of us, I was busy with life, and it ...
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Happiness, Scandinavian Style

Last winter, I began hearing a lot about the Danish concept of “hygge.” It has no exact English translation, but roughly correlates to creating a cozy feeling, and recognizing the ...
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Tempting Treats | Host a holiday dessert party with these crowd pleasers

At my house, the holidays are all about the food—especially, the dessert. Hosting a dessert-themed gathering is a creative way for me to celebrate the season: Guests gather at the ...
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Shop Local For Hostess Gifts

Throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season, it’s helpful to know where to go for thoughtful hostess gifts. While a nice bottle of wine will always be in ...
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Around Town

The Stocked Market The Junior League of Roanoke Valley’s annual shopping extravaganza and fundraiser will be held at the Berglund Center on November 10 to 12. Over one hundred vendors ...
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Tour For A Cause | Charity Home Tour

Now in its 27th 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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Happy Trails | Scenic Hikes For All Abilities

With our proximity to the Blue Ridge foothills, locals are lucky to have easy access to some fine hiking options. For most area residents, a 60- to 90-minute drive or ...
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