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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Butternut Squash Soup with Sage
The farmer's market is stocked with beautiful squashes and pumpkins this time of year. I bought this beautiful squash and got inspired to paint my kitchen the same color. This soup is low in points and is very filling.

Bulgogi-style Pepper Steak Sandwiches
Toss steak, peppers and onions in a tasty mix of soy sauce, garlic and ginger before grilling.

Key Lime Panna Cotta
Go easy—too much Key Lime juice can curdle custards and cream. Luckily the tart, tangy juice is so bold that a little goes a long way.

Local and National Health Headlines

U.S. soda makers pledge 20 percent calorie cut by 2025
Soda makers plan to reach their goal by 2025 by educating communities to reduce the calories they are drinking, and offering more zero or low calorie drinks including bottled water.

Respiratory illness spreads to more than half of U.S. states: CDC
175 people in 27 states had been diagnosed since mid-August with illness caused by the somewhat rare enterovirus D68, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said

Health Tips

​20 Ways To Add More Wellness To Your Workday
Being healthy at work doesn’t have to be more work. Even little changes add up to a healthier lifestyle.

Make a difference

5 Radical Ways To Become A Happier Person
You can train your brain to see the good in every situation and make happiness your way of life.

Love & Relationships

The Simple Change That Saved My Marriage
The house is a mess and the kids are delirious from hunger. I’m standing in my work clothes making rotis and I turn to my spouse and think, Why are you just standing there, eating grapes? Why aren’t you making this better?!

Motivational Words

Retain Confidence
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale

What's Happening

Port Royal Charter Day
Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Port Royal's 270th Birthday Celebration on the Town Green on King Street. Entertainment, kid's activities, Market Fair. call Bill Wick 804-742-1218 for information

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputy Dean Ridings Memorial 5k Walk/Run (DRM5K)
Saturday, October 11, 8:30 AM. - Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. Bring canned and boxed food items for food bank donations. Questions? Contact Shaun Jones at - 540.507.7107 or Anita Dean - 804.726.3023

Free Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Saturday October 11, 9 a.m. - Noon. It’s just one more way Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is keeping you healthy for life. Free flu shot! Must be 18 years or older to participate. For details call 888-685-1610 or visit

Spirit Girls Night Out 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 5:30 - 9 p.m. - This perennially popular, fun, and empowering event sponsored by Mary Washington Healthcare celebrates good health. Along with our Little Black Dress theme, enjoy live jazz with the Abbe Buck Trio and hear from a keynote speaker who embodies class, sophistication and triumph, breast cancer survivor Sheri Y. Prentiss, MD. Riverside Dinner Theatre 95 Riverside Pkwy.

FCA 5K & 1 Mile Run
Sunday, November 9, 8 a.m. - Fairview at river Club Area Course. proceeds benefit Battlefield Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Farmer's Markets

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.

Farmers Market at Stafford Hospital
Sundays through October, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Outside the SH Medical Pavilion

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