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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia 2013 GALA Celebrate Our Youth, New Orleans Style! Saturday, November 16, 7-11PM Admission: $125 per couple/$75 individual The 2013 Big Brothers Big Sisters ...
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It’s January First (Again!)

It’s 9:22 AM January 1. Another year has come and gone or another year has rolled around, depending on how you look at it. Maybe you stayed up way too ...
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A few years ago I attended a food show with my friend and co-worker Jennifer Porter. The food shows we attended were huge, but there was always one ‘hot’ product—the ...
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Make Them Want to Come Back! Strategize Your Soiree

“Dinner Party”—it’s a phrase we hear a lot this time of year; one that excites us to no end, but also intimidates us. Hosting a dinner party can seem like ...
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Setting the Bar: Don’t be so Predictable

It’s 6:00 PM, circa 1960. You can set your watch to the sounds of ice dropping into crystal highball glasses and the fizz of seltzer water. Nobody has to be ...
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What’s on Your Windowsill

We’ve all been there. You’re at a good friend’s house chatting about what a fun summer it was but “isn’t it great to have the children back in school?” and ...
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Comfort Food Goes Luxe

As the weather turns cooler, our minds turn to comfort foods: hot, cheesy, feel-good foods. When we think of comfort foods, it usually includes a smell, doesn’t it? Meat roasting, ...
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Table Setting 101

In medieval times, meals were served out of a communal pot placed on a table to which diners brought their own knife, spoon and a wooden board called a trencher ...
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