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Discovering Richmond: Writing for one of my favorite publications

Discover RichmondMore more than a decade, I have contributed in one way or another to the Discover Richmond publications for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

I love guides that help tell the story of Richmond. The past, present and future. Events, where to go and what to do when you get there. The magazine can’t cover it all, but I love to read what other people have to say about my town. Continue reading

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Day of adventure at Pocahontas State Park

Identifying trees and leaves

Identifying trees and leaves at Pocahontas State Park

Pocahontas State Park is the largest of Virginia’s state parks and the closest to our Richmond home. My children and I needed another day of adventure out in nature that included biking, hiking, swimming and learning about Mother Nature. Continue reading

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Making a difference and cleaning my city

Emily Howell, Aubrey Chamberlayne and Nan Pena of Capital Ale House at Kanawha Plaza

Emily Howell, Aubrey Chamberlayne and Nan Pena of Capital Ale House at Kanawha Plaza

I’m so grateful to Richmond.com for allowing me the freedom to explore so many broad topics with my Why Richmond, Why?!? column, but I love it even more when the column helps make a difference in the community.

In April, we published a Why Richmond, Why?!? where we addressed the poor condition of Kanawha Plaza, a public park and green space in the heart of downtown Richmond. The park has a consistent homeless population and a propensity to gather more garbage and recyclable materials than it should. Continue reading

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