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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Barbecue Chicken and Carmelized Onion Quesadillas
If the inner goodness isn’t oozing out the sides when you’re done cooking you didn’t do it properly.

Sunday Sauce
The slow-cooked beef short ribs Pat uses in the version from his book, Meat, give the dish a lovely richness.

Makeover Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
No one will ever guess this decadently rich, firmer-textured cheesecake has been lightened up.

Local and National Health Headlines

The New Measles
One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.

Many Women with Breast Cancer Have Poor Knowledge About Their Condition
The findings highlight the need to educate patients about their health conditions, which could lead to more informed treatment decisions.

Health Tips

5 Ways To Beat Your Desk Sentence
There are ways to fight your desk sentence and much of the problem isn't the act of sitting itself, it's how we sit and how long we sit for. Try these tips to combat your desk sentence and make your workday more biomechanically friendly.

Parenting News & Wisdom

A Nanny Debunks 5 Common Parenting Myths
Some ideas about parenting have grown into lore and are now taken as unequivocal truths when, in fact, they are not.

Make a difference

​3 Surefire Ways To Cultivate Sustainable Spirituality
As I mature in age and practice, I've come to realize that yoga is more of a multi-faceted medium. It gives me the tools I'll need as life rocks on — I can roll with it, land on my feet, make nourishing life choices, or simply recover.

Love & Relationships

Why Monogamy Is The Secret To Real Happiness
There is a real importance of developing authentic and loving relationships with another — a concept rooted not only in personal anecdote, but also science.

Motivational Words

You Hold The Power
The power of imagination makes us infinite. - John Muir

What's Happening

Free Health Screenings
Thursday, February 5, 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center Lobby. February is American Heart Awareness Month to remind us we must take care of our hearts! No pre-registration required.

Sweethearts 4ever 4 Mile
February 8, 10 a.m. - USATF Certified Out and back course on road around YMCA, part of the dirt track in Pratt Park and on the paved Belmont - Ferry Farm Trail. Course is flat with a few short hills. Long Sleeve Cotton T-shirt for those who opt to purchase. T-shirts may not be available for runners registering after Jan 24, 2015. Email to:

Dahlgren Trail 1/2 Marathon
February 14, 8 a.m. - Race is limited to 225. Parking is at the Rt 605 Trailhead. Please Carpool and arrive early. Lot opens at 6:30am. Out and back on Dahlgren Rail Heritage Trail from mile post 0 to just past mile post 6.5. Email to

Marine Corps Historic Half
Saturday, May 17 - Historic Half registration is available for $60 at for all (age 10 and above) but will increase starting Sunday, February 1. Online registration will be available starting on Feb. 25 for the Historic 10K (6.2 miles) and Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles) at Both events will be held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Historic Half. Registration costs $45 for the 10K, open to runners eight and over. Semper Fred 5K registration costs $35 and is open to all ages.

Farmer's Markets

Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3 and Gordon Road Commuter Lot - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-December 21; Winter Market 9:00 a.m.-Noon; second Saturdays, January-March SNAP EBT/Credit Cards Accepted

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market
The Fredericksburg Farmers Market is located at Hurkamp Park at the intersection of Prince Edward and George Streets, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.

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