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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Blood Orange Salad with Gorgonzola, Pecans and Baby Greens
This makes a great light lunch loaded with vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

Pasta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce
This no-cook spicy tomato sauce is flavor-packed with anchovies, capers, green olives and crushed red pepper.

Brandied Apples and Pears
Spoon this rich, chunky sauce into a balloon wine glass over a dollop of low-fat ice cream.

Local and National Health Headlines

Major disease affecting more young people
It may be known as a 'prime of life' disease, but more and more people are being diagnosed at earlier ages.

Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study
Also more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say.

Health Tips

5 Foods To Rev Up Your Metabolism
I've picked up some unique, off-the-beaten-path ones that rev up your metabolism so you blast more fat. Best of all, they taste good and become easy to incorporate into your diet.

Exercise of the Day

A Fun Fall Workout To Get A Great Butt
As fall and winter approach and we start layering with warmer clothes, it's easy let exercise fall by the wayside. Don’t let this be you.

Make a difference

10 Books To Make You Feel Inspired
I delight in the temperature dipping down just enough to justify a fabulous pair of new boots, but not low enough to require a heavy coat. Above all, though, I relish curling up with a new book, a cup of hot cocoa, and fuzzy slippers to keep me extra cozy.

Love & Relationships

11 Things All Women Should Know About Real Relationships
Our togetherness has taught me about a real relationship. Not the romantic movie kind of relationship; not the playing games kind of relationship; and certainly not the purely lustful kind of relationship — but a real relationship.

Motivational Words

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. - Nikos Kazantzakis

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.

Dragonfly Yoga Project
Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m. - This is a beginner level class for active-duty military, veterans, and their families at Dragonfly Yoga Studio 810 Caroline Street. For more information email or call Steve Watkins, director of the Dragonfly Yoga Project, at or 540-842-2066.

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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