Lakeside Farmers’ Market earns top honors

Lakeside Farmers' Market has been named the top mid-size market in Virginia and the No. 2 mid-size market in the United States by voters in the 2012 America's Favorite Farmers Markets competition, sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. Voting took place through the summer and concluded Sept. 3.

The mid-size division includes markets with 16 to 30 vendors.

Lakeside Farmers' Market earned 1,017 votes, finishing second overall in the state to the Williamsburg Farmers' Market, which competes in the medium size division. The Lakeside market finished second nationally in its category to a farmers market in Texas.

Last year, the Lakeside market competed in the small market category and placed first overall in Virginia and second nationally in the small market category.

Lakeside Farmers' Market operates year-round at 6110 Lakeside Ave. Market hours are dawn to dusk on Wednesdays through Thanksgiving and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through Christmas. From January through
March, the market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at its indoor pavilion, Lakeside Farmers' Market TOO!

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Patient First to offer free Halloween candy x-rays

Patient First will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy at all neighborhood medical centers from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.

While an adult should always inspect candy before allowing a child to enjoy their trick-or-treating rewards, the free X-ray offer gives parents an additional precaution to consider and to provide peace of mind. X-rays may detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic; however, parents still need to provide supervision, since some foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. > Read more.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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The President’s Own United States Marine Band, founded in 1798 and America’s oldest continually active professional musical organization, will perform at 3 p.m. at Glen Allen High School. “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually. This concert is the final performance of the 125th anniversary of the Marine Band Tour. In the style of the band’s 17th director, John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs, from traditional band repertoire and marches to instrumental solos. Tickets are free but required. For details, visit Full text

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