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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Turkey, Fontina and Artichoke Panini
There are times when I feel strongly that recipes should be obeyed- and I’m not shy about letting you know- but this isn’t one of them.

Turkey Curry Soup
This quick stew is fragrant with curry, lime and herbs. It’s an excellent way to use leftover turkey.

Cherry-Almond Cake
Because they contain vitamin E, monounsaturated fat, magnesium, potassium and fiber, heart-healthy almonds are considered a nutrition superstar. Why not enjoy them in a slice of cherry-studded cake?

Local and National Health Headlines

Can Hackers Get Into Your Pacemaker?
Lapses in cybersecurity leave hospital records and patients' medical devices open to exploitation.

Consumer Reports Debunks Common Myths About Gluten
The report points out that a gluten-free claim doesn't mean the product is necessarily more nutritious, it may actually be less so; that consumers may increase their exposure to arsenic by going gluten-free, and a gluten-free diet might cause weight gain-not weight loss.

Health Tips

Food And The Holidays – You Can Navigate The Eating Maze
Short of heading for a deserted island between Thanksgiving and New Year's, what's the game plan for staying on a diet during the holidays? The game plan never changes - negotiate. That's why it works.

Stress Buster

Hey, It's OK If You Don't Love Your Job
Sure, it doesn't sound promising: that we have all boundless hope and imagination as children, and then somehow get pigeonholed by financial pressures, geographic constraints, relationship troubles and more once we are actual "grown ups." As a result, we end up doing anything but our dream jobs, right?

Exercise of the Day

Get A Total-Body Workout With These 10 Moves
No matter how hard we train or how healthy we eat, we can't help but focus on our "trouble" zones.

Motivational Words

Rah! Rah! Rah!
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What's Happening

Dining In
Wednesday, December 3 - Research has shown that the whole family benefits from family mealtime by having better nutrition, improving family communication, fostering family traditions, and teaching life skills, such as meal planning, budgeting, and food preparation. Show your commitment by signing in at

Sibling Class
Saturday December 6, 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Through a variety of activities, including a big brother/big sister craft to take home, your child will learn about the changes a new baby can bring into the home in one 1-hour session. For children ages 2 through 9. There is no fee to attend, but registration is necessary. Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

37th Annual Spotsylvania Christmas Parade
Come celebrate 37 years of the holiday season with our community parade. Held outdoors on a Saturday afternoon, the parade gives entrants the opportunity to exhibit their talents and accomplishments. The public is invited for the event starting at 1:00pm in the Spotsylvania Courthouse area.

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6, 5:30 p.m. - The 500-1000 block of Caroline St., 200 block of Amelia St. and the 1000-600 blocks of Princess Anne St.

Courthouse Christmas Luminary
Sunday, December 7, 4:45 p.m. - Come enjoy this outdoor celebration as the candles are lit at dusk and the area Choirs begin to sing. Bring your blanket and your warm gloves and let the spirit warm your heart. On the lawn of the Old Spotsylvania Courthouse.

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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