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Hilliard House: Housing Families First

What would it take for you to find yourself homeless? This is the question Ross Altenbaugh, director at Hilliard House, posed to me at our first meeting. It’s hard to think about — but try to imagine it. Considering the number of Americans who received pink slips this year, we all know someone whose position […]

Rocketts Red Glare Launches Fireworks…and Summer

Let’s face it–Memorial Day is pretty much the unofficial start to summer, and Rocketts Landing is launching it with a bang. The third annual Rocketts Red Glare event is taking place this Sunday, May 21. The family friendly celebration promises plenty of local food, craft beer and fireworks–the only professional display in town this weekend, in […]

'Everybody Talks' About Carena's…Even Rockstars

Neon Trees made a stop at The National Tuesday night in support of their new album, “Pop Psychology.” Just before fans got a taste of their latest release, band members Tyler Glenn, Chris Allen, Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley got a taste of a Richmond favorite. Carena’s Jamaican Grille catered dinner for the band before their show, pausing to take […]

Richmond's Canal Walk: A Staple of its History and Future

Cinco de Mayo at Casa Del Barco[/caption] If you haven’t been down to Richmond’s Canal Walk lately, there’s a lot going on. This unique part of Richmond is chock full of history and has come alive now that we’re into the spring months. This past weekend, the Que Pasa Festival, a celebration of the food, music, and […]

It's All About The Endorphasm

Erica D. Porter, founder of Endorphasm[/caption] Okay, let’s go ahead and get the name out of the way–Endorphasm. I know what you’re thinking. The name does have to do with pleasure. More specifically, that feeling you get from endorphins after a great workout. Personal trainer Erica Porter, a fitness studio owner in Midlothian, is no […]

But First…Let Me Buy A Shelfie!

Shelfie, “the bathroom tray for safer play.”[/caption] By now, you’ve no doubt seen and heard the viral #SELFIE music video, a song that pokes fun at an entire generation’s selfie-taking obsession. Local ‘momtrepreneur’ Joy Jones, decided–perhaps quite serendipitously–to launch her new product, the Shelfie, around the same time the video came out. Shelfie is what Jones […]

Second Screens & Sochi: NBC Olympics Producer Caroline Engle

Organizer Andrea Goulet Ford watches as attendee Dorsey McFadden asks Caroline Engle a question at the RVA Content Strategy Meetup.[/caption] TV as we know it is evolving. DVRs allow us to watch shows on our own schedules, social media is driving our conversations about programming and smartphones and tablets are practically an extension of our […]

Third Annual RVA Hackathon Calls On Developers To "Make Something Awesome"

Developers collaborate on a project at the inaugural RVA Hackathon in 2012.[/caption] Richmond is a city of movers and shakers, makers and doers. From the individuals and small startups that work within the walls of our home, 804RVA, to nationally known firms like Mobelux and The Martin Agency, our city’s tech ecosphere is brimming with […]

Wedding Season is Already in Full Bloom–For Planners

Getting hitched? Be sure to pick up the 2014 edition of Virginia Bride Magazine, on newsstands now around Central Virginia.[/caption] It may be cold and snowy outside, but the spring and summer wedding season is just around the corner–and that means planning season is in full swing! If you’re tying the knot this year (or […]
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