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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joe
Turkey sausage, peppers and onions slow cooked in the crock pot with crushed tomatoes and spices for an easy meal. Serve this on a roll with baby spinach and melted cheese if desired for a sloppy yet delicious sandwich.

Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup
Curry powder will liven the flavor in this burger.

Raspberries with Peach-Basil Sorbet
Here's a twist on peach Melba, the classic dessert of poached peaches with raspberry sauce.

Local and National Health Headlines

The Fight Against Skin Cancer
No matter what time of year it is, you should always be thinking of ways to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun.

Migraine, Estrogen and Menstruation
A series of articles to help women with migraine better understand the interaction between hormones and migraine attacks...

Health Tips

The 4 Food Additives That Could Be Making Us Fat
Maybe the real question we should be asking about food additives is this: Are they making us eat more?

Parenting News & Wisdom

Are You a Mindless Eater? Turn Off the Tube
If you want your family to be truly healthy, turn off the tube at dinner time.

Love & Relationships

The #1 Skill That Can Help You Have A Great Marriage
What can make a marriage work is surprisingly simple. Happily married couples aren’t smarter, richer, or more psychologically as­tute than others.

Motivational Words

It's An Adventure
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. - William Feather


What's Happening

1 Mile Base Stealer and 5k Homerun Trot
Saturday, May 30, 8 a.m. - Spotsylvania Courthouse village Pavillion. Fees: 1M (age 5-12 ) $15.00, 5K (any age) $25.00, Shirt is included in cost. All registration must be completed by May 15th to receive a shirt.

The 21st Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manassas. This is a family-friendly celebration of railroad history. There will be live performances on two stages. Folsom Prisoners, Justin Trawick and High Grass Bluegrass Band are a few of the performers lined up for the day. Enjoy great food and lots to see and do. Take a train ride on the VRE Train with a princess or two for $6 a ticket, or peruse the memorabilia and the model trains at the Harris Pavilion.

Run For The River
Saturday, June 6. Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up starts at 4:00 p.m. and closes at 5:45 p.m. (at the time of the race briefing) at the registration shelter (2) at Old Mill Park. race Starts at 6 p.m. The Run for the River has the same focus as all of our races: good, friendly, and fun competition - but this one tries to make some cash for the Friends of the Rappahannock (a local river stewardship organization).

SlyeStrong#6 Golf Tournament
Friday, June 26, 1 p.m. - The tournament is Captain's Choice, Shotgun start. Forest Greens Golf Course. Prizes, snacks & BBQ after the tournament! The online Golf website allows for the selection of registration, sponsor, and general donation and allows you to pay on line.

The Battle on the Ridge
Sunday, July 26, 90 a.m. - You’re in for a treat when you race this course. Most people don’t expect it – the trail is technical with plenty of hills, log hops, and turns – AWESOME riding. The trail system is accessible any time – if you don’t know where to go, check out the map of the Quarry Trails on www.fambe.org. For trail closings due to weather, check out www.fatmug.org. RACE Registration located at: The Baseball Stadium at the end of Wicklow Dr. Fredericksburg

Farmer's Markets

Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3 and Gordon Road Commuter Lot - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 11-December 21; Shoppers are encouraged to enjoy the new market layout, check out more vendors and browse longer. Cash, credit cards and SNAP EBT are welcome, with SNAP EBT (formerly, food stamps) customers receiving a $10 bonus to buy healthy fruits and vegetables. Please visit the market manager -- located mid-market, along Gordon Road. Winter Market 9:00 a.m.-Noon; second Saturdays, January-March

Manassas Farmer’s Market
On Thursdays, the Farmer’s Market is located in the Harris Pavilion and on Saturdays it is located in parking lot B (or the water tower lot). Both markets are open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In June, July and August there is a summer evening market from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Harris Pavilion.

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m. - This midweek Farmers Market offers “dinner on the way home from work,” plus a wide variety of interesting items will be offered for the region’s shopping convenience.

The Rt 639 Farmers Market - Ladysmith
Thursdays through September 3rd from 4-8 p.m. - located in the front parking lot of the former Ladysmith Elementary School. We will take applications from any crafters, producer/grower, and artisan. Please contact either misanderson@hotmail.com or aoelberg@gmail.com with any questions.

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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