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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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Recipes From The Orchard

Apples are a great go-to when looking for a delicious and sometimes unexpected ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Whether making dessert, dinner, or in need of a simple ...
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Retirement Planning | Tips & Tools for Financial Health

Boasting abundant mountain vistas, proximity to beautiful lakes, low cost of living and small-town atmosphere, Central Virginia and its surrounds rank high on the list of “Great Places to Retire.” ...
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