Photos by Harry Kollatz Jr.

Dido Goes Sailing

The morning after Verlon Vrana and his friends brought "Dido" out from his living room on the Boulevard, where he’d built the boat, he sought to demonstrate that even “an old man” could bring her out, rig the mast and set sail. more »

Aug 22, 2014 The Hat

Richmond Food News: Week of Aug. 22, 2014

The best-selling beer is ... Snow? Best Dish debuts; and Tom Hanks and Spike Lee eat Ed's food — plus edible insects and more newsy nibbles. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Richmag Food

Making the Dish List

Best Dish, a website devoted to identifying the top eats in cities around the country, was quietly launched at the beginning of August by Richmond-based Mobelux. more »

Aug 22, 2014 News & Trends

'Monstrous Optimism' Honors Artist Kerry Talbott

“Monstrous Optimism: In Memory of Kerry Talbott,” is a special event opening at Artspace gallery on Friday (Aug. 22) to help cover medical bills that accumulated during the artist's treatment for brain cancer. more »

Aug 20, 2014 The Hat

The UCI Road World Championships is to cycling what the FIFA World Cup is to soccer. In Europe, it’s one of the biggest international sporting events. Unlike the professional Tour de France, where cyclists ride for sponsored, trade-name teams, the UCI Worlds features the top men and women racing under their countries’ flags. The influx of spectators, media and athletes will dwarf this year’s 2014 USA Cycling collegiate races held in Richmond.

Photo by Graham Watson

The Road to Richmond 2015

One year from now, cycling fans from all over the world will converge on the region for the nine-day UCI Road World Championships. Just how did Richmond attract an epic sports event with a projected attendance of 450,000? And how ready are we? more »

Aug 20, 2014 Features

Photo courtesy of State Fair of Virginia

A Fair to Remember

How to maximize your time at the State Fair of Virginia more »

Aug 20, 2014 Leisure

Horchata can also be found at En Su Boca

Photo by Staff

Oh, Horchata!

With a whole lot of sweetness and just a little grit, restaurants around Richmond have perfected this creamy Mexican drink staple. PLUS: A Horchata recipe from Tio Pablo! more »

Aug 20, 2014 Recipes

Photo courtesy of State Fair of Virginia

Alligators, Banjos and Magic: A State Fair Preview

With more than 331 acres to fill at the Meadow Event Park, the State Fair of Virginia will offer 10 jam-packed days of rides, entertainment, concerts and more. The festivities start Sept. 26. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Leisure

Governor Seeks ‘Oyster Capital’ Designation

Forget Maryland’s crabs, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a crowd of more than 100 people outside of the executive mansion Tuesday morning. “By the time I’m done as governor, it’s going to be all about Virginia oysters.” more »

Aug 19, 2014 The Current

Vrana and crew celebrate Dido's first moments in daylight.

Photo by Harry Kollatz Jr.

Verlon Vrana Built A Boat

A man builds a boat in his Boulevard apartment’s living room. It takes him just over two years. Then on a humid, overcast August late afternoon, he and a few friends lift her off the sawhorses serving as her gantry, turn her on one side and... more »

Aug 19, 2014 The Hat

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