63 / Hit The Trail Whether you like to travel by wheel or by foot, we guide you through four regional trails, highlighting what to see and hear, whom to shake hands with along the way, and what to detour, too. By Maureen Egan, Harry Kollatz Jr. and Mark Robinson
The Ingram sisters, Sadie and Janet. (Photo courtesy of Sadie and Janet Ingram)
For a half-century, Virginia sought to rid itself of “mentally defective” residents through the eugenics-based sterilization of thousands. This year, the state finally began making amends by offering payments to victims. By Gary Robertson
An AmeriCorps staff member leads a game of “Big Ball Soccer” with members of the Southside Boys & Girls Club. AmeriCorp members spend 15 hours a week with Club members to support BGCMR programs and practices. (Photo courtesy The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond)
Greater Richmond is home to 1,000 nonprofits. We asked the leaders of 14 of them to choose three local nonprofits they admire and to tell us what makes them great. Plus, when nonprofits go off course, Randy Wyckoff steps in. By Tina Griego, Jackie Kruszewski and Jack Cooksey
Go West Guide
103 / Work begins on GreenGate in Short Pump and other developments in the Far West End.
106 / Friends Helping Friends: We Heart Harlie and Friends helps children with complicated medical needs.
Harlie and her dog at Deep Run Park. (Photo by Paige Stevens Photography)
112 / Lighting the Way: Going solar in Glen Allen
Sekar Veerappan in front of his home, which was recently outfitted with solar panels. (Photo by Jay Paul)
117 / Where to shop, eat and play
24 / Richmonder of the Month Singing the praises of Jackson Ward
Illustration by Richie Pope
24 / Media The Times-Dispatch turns to young, energetic, digitally savvy hires.
A weekly RT-D news meeting. (Photo by Jay Paul)
26 / Field Notes It’s stump speech season. Time for Mad-Lib fun.
28 / Breakdown Having trouble keeping track of the grocery-store shuffle? We can help.
(Graphic by Sarah Lockwood)
30 / Sunday Story A juror in the Harvey murder case speaks out 10 years later. By Tina Griego
36 / Flashback Richmond’s first African-American woman on City Council recalls crucial times. By Harry Kollatz Jr.
City Council's seven incumbents and two new members, including Willie Dell (fourth from left), taking the oath of office in 1978. (Photo courtesy Richmond Times-Dispatch)
176 / … And Another Thing Six times Virginia was like its new state reptile — the eastern garter snake. By Janet Giampietro
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
39 / Datebook Natalie Prass plays Friday Cheers, Blue Man Group hits Altria Theater, the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” tour arrives at The National and the Richmond Symphony’s Big Tent extends to two music festivals.
(Photo by: Lindsey Best)
42 / Q&A Shaggy 2 Dope holds forth on Juggalos and the spirituality of Insane Clown Posse.
(Photo courtesy: Psychopathic Records)
43 / Spotlight The Science Museum's “Speed” comes in for a landing.
(Photo courtesy: The Science Museum of Virginia)
46 / Profile A filmmaker blends history and imagination in “Black Wall Street.”
51 / Excursions Eclectic adventure awaits in Lexington.
56 / Health The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s $200 million, one-stop outpatient treatment and diagnostic facility opens.
60 / Picture This Carnevale Ball benefits Commonwealth Catholic Charities.
164 / Review Talley’s Meat & Three
165 / Quick Take Los Gauchos
166 / Ingredient Finding spring through fennel
168 / Profile Just outside of the city, new winery Upper Shirley Vineyards awaits. Best Bites Richmond’s finest ham biscuit and more
169 / Purveyor Stop and smell the flowers at Lavender Fields Herb Farm. Events Strawberry fields (and shortcake and wine) forever
170 / Profile Byrd House Market is back and better than ever.
171 / 5 Faves Beef up with the city's best steaks.
172/ Food Stuffs Find out how artists are enhancing your favorite meals. By Stephanie Breijo
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