Category: Community

Should I Buy A Real Or Artificial Christmas Tree?

Christmas Tree with lights and presents in front of a lit fireplace
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Time to put up your Christmas tree, hang Christmas lights, light a candle in the window, and watch Frosty the Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas on repeat. Before you do all that though, you need to make a big decision. Will... [read more]

Take The Kiddos To George Washington’s Ferry Farm

School's almost out for winter break, and while there will be plenty of holiday activities going on, sometimes your kids will find themselves with a bit of idle time. When they do, many of them might turn to their devices, but here's another idea: Take the kiddos to George Washington's... [read more]

Turkey Day Tablescapes To Try

small pumpkins and guards used to create a festive fall tablescape
When you're planning your Turkey Day feast, the festive display surrounding the meal is just as important as who's bringing the sweet potato pie and whether your great aunt's green bean casserole makes the cut for the menu this year. A strikingly elegant tablescape can boost the feeling of family... [read more]

Start Your Day With Hyperion Espresso

Coffee making
Need a morning pick-me-up to start your day? A cup of coffee at Hyperion Espresso will do the trick. Serving the community of Fredericksburg, Virginia, for the last 28 years, Hyperion Espresso knows a thing or two about a good old cup of joe. Coffee Blends For true coffee connoisseurs, coffee is... [read more]

Make These Halloween Crafts With Your Kids Today

Girl making craft
You've picked out your costumes. You've bought candy to give out. You've even cut up that pumpkin into a scary jack-o-lantern. Or a happy one. Either way, you're all set for the big night. But we have a suggestion for a little more fun before everyone heads out to go... [read more]

6 Tasty Snack Recipes

An array of tasty snacks - wings, pretzels, tortilla chips and dip
If you have kids, keeping great snacks on hand for them or their visiting friends is a must, but these savory snacks aren't just for the little ones. This list of great snacks to whip up in your kitchen has a few dishes that will score a touchdown on game... [read more]

Enjoy Excellent Italian Cuisine At Orofino

Tasty appetizing lasagna served on plate on table. Closeup
There's nothing quite like authentic Italian food, and that's why we love Orofino, the authentic Italian restaurant here in Fredericksburg owned and operated by Danilo Orofino. Danilo is a native of Palermo, Sicily. He began studying how to cook very early on, opening his first restaurant and coffee bar by... [read more]

Get Ready For Fall With These 6 Tasks

autumn leaves and a wrench on a wooden background
It's snuggle weather outside and that means it's time to prep your home for the cooler months ahead. If you haven't gotten your home ready for fall and winter, take a look at these tips from Family Handyman. Fall Cleaning Everyone is familiar with the concept of spring cleaning but preparing for... [read more]

Master The Carpool Line For A Stress-free School Year

getting ready for school carpool
It’s normal for kids and parents to be anxious about the start of the school year. This time of the year brings a lot of changes and adjustments. To ease your worries, you should prepare yourself well. This includes the task of getting your kids to and from school. Safety... [read more]

Beat The Heat With These 10 Things To Do With Your Kids Inside

Family Playing Board Game At Home
If the weather is not friendly to playing outside, you may want to keep your kids indoors. However, this can pose some challenges. Your kids may complain of being bored. This doesn’t mean leaving them to watch TV or spend hours on smartphones or other electronic devices. There are plenty... [read more]