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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Greek Salad Sandwich
If you love a Greek Salad, then you'll love this sandwich. Crisp Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, feta cheese and red onion on ciabatta bread with a touch of oil and red wine vinegar.

Caramelized Lemon and Garlic Scallop Fettuccine
This is a lovely dish to serve for when you want to go the extra mile to make a really special meal; scallops aren’t really an everyday food, so throwing them into the mix elevates this delicious pasta recipe and turns it into one you’ll love and return to, time and time again.

Energizing Gingerbread Smoothie
It may sound surprising to include gingerbread in your smoothie, but JJ Begonia uses the flavor to create a seasonal energy drink.

Local and National Health Headlines

The Myth of the Brain Game
Puzzles designed to sharpen mental acuity may not actually do much to improve memory or intelligence in the long run.

Saving Cardiac Arrest Victims
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a malfunction of the electrical rhythm of the heart, can strike anyone, at any time-but you can lead the way to save a life.

Health Tips

Why I Finally Gave Up Booze
There's no way I could break up with booze forever. It was my partner in crime. I loved it too much. I'd never have any fun. I'd be forever missing out. No one would ever invite me anywhere. How would I live?

Parenting News & Wisdom

Half of All Kids Are Traumatized
And nearly a quarter experience two or more stressful childhood events, setting them up for worse physical and mental health later in life.

Love & Relationships

3 Dangerous Myths About Infidelity
Affairs can be very, very devastating. Yet so much of what we think of as "truths" about infidelity are anything but helpful.

Motivational Words

Complaining Doesn't Accomplish Anything
Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain. - Robert A. Cook

What's Happening

Annual Bowling Green Jingle Bell Fun 5K run/walk
Saturday, December 20, 8 a.m. - Rain or shine, meet at the playground on Butler Street.

PACE - People with Arthritis Can Exercise
Monday, December 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - This is a community-based, recreational group exercise and education program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. Location is Tompkins Martin Medical Plaza, Classroom E. Questions call 540-741-1542

VILLAGE 5k/kidz 1 miler
Wednesday, December 31, 3 p.m. - It is that time of year again ... time to RING IN THE NEW YEAR! And what better way to do it than a 5k RUN/kidz 1 miler that the whole family can do together! Spotsylvania Village Courthouse Pavilion.

Across the Years 10 km
Wednesday, Dec 31 & Thursday, Jan 1, 3:30pm and 11am - Spotsylvania Courthouse Village and YMCA on Butler Road, Stafford.

Smoking Cessation Program
Monday January 26 - Monday March 9 2015 - 7-week class sessions. We recognize that a one-size fits all approach to quitting smoking just doesn’t work. In seven weeks, we can help you identify your triggers to determine why you use tobacco or smokeless products including e-cigarettes. Learn how quitting now will help reduce risk factors to getting heart and lung disease and possibly reduce your risk of getting cancer. Registration is easy, contact Kristin Thompson at 540-845-4810 or email Stacey Wilson at

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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