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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Mini Reuben Toasts
These little toasts are made with toasted party rye bread and topped with Thousand Island Dressing, sauerkraut, corn beef and lacy Swiss cheese.

Broiled Salmon with Rosemary
Salmon is high in protein and has heart-protective benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids found in their fish oil.

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake
The homemade lemon curd on top adds a tart, special touch!

Local and National Health Headlines

Science Figures Out How To Make Chocolate Healthier
As far as sweets go, you could do much worse than chocolate. Rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, it has been touted to help prevent heart disease, obesity and diabetes, help us give birth to happier kids and even help us with weight loss. And that’s just regular ole’ dark chocolate.

The Fitness Guru of the Trucking Industry
With long hours behind the wheel and fast-food rest-stop meals, long-haul truck driving is one of the unhealthiest professions in the U.S. One man is trying to change that.

Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates Physician Honored by Professional Society
Dr. John D. Statler, a board-certified, fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, is one of only 23 physicians nationwide selected this year as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology

Health Tips

The Importance Of Going Barefoot + How To Reclaim Your Feet
Your feet are incredibly important and were designed to be mobile, otherwise you wouldn't have 26 bones in such a small body part. But feet that sit in shoes all day long (particularly high heels, steel-capped boots or any heavy, high-ankle or thick-soled shoe) are not happy feet. They need to breathe and have the freedom of movement.

Exercise of the Day

How To Build Strength For A Forearm Stand Practice
Whenever I remind myself that I used to struggle with Chaturanga Dandasana (aka low push-up), I am inspired to continually work toward poses that are seemingly out of my reach.

Love & Relationships

How To Find Love Without Looking
Most likely you've been looking in all of the wrong places — at work, online, church, your yoga studio, or the grocery store.

Motivational Words

It's in The Giving
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. - Arthur Ashe


What's Happening

Spring Craft and Vendor show
Saturday, March 28, 9am-3pm - at Spotsylvania Fire-Rescue station 1, 7200 Courthouse commons Blvd. This event is to raise fund for a 2 New cardiac monitors. Entrance fee is only $2.00 per person and under 5yrs old is free. For more information email basetwinkie@gmail.com.

Cougar Cub Mile
Sunday, March 29, 8 a.m. - Courtland Elementary School, 6601 Smith Station Rd., Spotsylvania, VA. Course USATF Certified Course on closed roads and parking lots around Courtland Elementary and High Schools. Email: cmernandes@yahoo.com Phone: 540-223-0777

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run
Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Area boys and girls, age 7-14, are invited to participate. They are divided into four age groups to test their baseball skills and earn the chance to compete at the MLB All-Star Game in July. Parents may register their players now online at sunshineballpark.org. The event, sponsored by Harkcon and The Presbyterian Church, is free of charge. For more information, call 540/207-1202 or email: playballst@yahoo.com

J Brian's Tap Room 15 km
Saturday, April 11, 7 a.m. - J Brian's Tap Room, 200 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg. USATF Certified course starting and finishing at J Brian's Tap Room. Mostly flat with a couple of hills. Email to: j.brians15kracedirector@gmail.com

Stafford Hospital 5 km
Saturday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. - All donations to benefit Fredericksburg Area Food Bank! USATF Certified course starting and finishing at Stafford Hospital Center. Two and one-half loops on Hospital property. Two climbs of 70 feet on each loop. There are some significant downhill sections. Because of these conditions, you need to be alert to your surroundings. Phone: 540-741-1512

Festival of Feet
April 25, 8 a.m. - Bowling Green Town Hall. USATF Certified 10k and 5k loop courses with out and back spur on Lakewood for 10k. Email: townmanager@townofbowlinggreen.com

Kevin English Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, May 1 - held annually at Montclair Country Club. Proceeds benefit Project Mend-A-House. Teams and sponsors are needed. Call 703-792-7663 or email golftournament@pmahweb.org.

Ladysmith Day Festival
Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - A day of family fun, food and entertainment. Moon Bounce, pony rides and petting zoo for the kids. Beer & wine gardens for the adults. Musical entertainment on the big stage by Phoenix 90 and The Clay Motley Band. A variety of different vendors (spaces still available). food from burgers to barbecue to pizza to shaved ice. Admission is Free! Located on the Village Green and Library Blvd in Ladysmith. For vendor information email ladysmithdayva@gmail.com.

Marine Corps Historic Half
Saturday, May 17 - Historic Half registration is available. Online registration will be available starting on Feb. 25 for the Historic 10K (6.2 miles) and Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles) at www.marinemarathon.com. 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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