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Its here! The RVAMAG & GayRVA Reader’s Poll 2022

We have never been the sort of publications to bombard you with polls year after year... but let's face it, every now and then a heat check is in order. After a global pandemic --- Richmond's entire culture has undergone a big change and with this reader's poll, we...

The Last Richmond Fall 2022 Photo Set Of The Year!

To be totally honest, there are only so many photos of the city skyline or James River we can look at. We get a ton of people sending us this stuff everyday. That's totally cool (and we support this happening) but at some point we gotta call it and let our audience...

Goodbye Halloweek 2022! The Richmond Halloween Parade Photos!

Every community needs a few traditions that are homegrown and represent the overall vibe of the people in it. Dominion Energy Riverrock is a great event. The Sport Backer Marathon races are a pain to drive around but hell yeah, let's get people healthy! But think...

Virginia Patients Impacted By Adderall Shortage, Doctors Say

The Food and Drug Administration added Adderall to its drug shortage website last month, and doctors say Virginia patients being treated for ADHD are feeling the impact. The leading reasons for the shortage, which primarily affects immediate-release Adderall and...

The HALLOWEEK 2022 Photo Dump!

The weather was amazing this weekend and people were out celebrating the best holiday of the year, Halloween! A great mix of creativity, some creepy-ness, friends and parties -- Halloweek brings out all the fun freaks downtown and here is the proof. Hot dogging it at...

The Richmond Zombie Walk 2022 Photos!

The 17th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk rambled, groaned and dragged its way through Carytown this past weekend. Photographer Dave Parrish was on hand to document the entire thing.  

Virginia College Students React To Possible COVID Vaccine Requirement

After Attorney General Mark Herring's ruling that Virginia colleges and universities can mandate that students and faculty get a COVID vaccine, universities and students are determining their plans for fall 2021 and beyond. Virginia colleges are beginning to announce mandatory fall COVID-19 vaccine policies following the state attorney...

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Virginia College Students Reflect On COVID-19 Anniversary

One year ago, students at several Virginia universities were on spring break when they received notice they would not return to campus. Students said the past year has been devastating and disorienting, but they have also grown from the experience.  Shayla McCartney remembers where she was when the pandemic closed her university. ...

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Their Side Of The Story

After speaking with numerous individuals experiencing homelessness, we are shedding light on their personal stories – because stories have the power to spark empathy and understanding. “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?”  I used to answer this question with a simple “invisibility.” I often imagined myself vanishing into...

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Virginia Marijuana Card Doctors Now Seeing Patients

With the legalization of medical marijuana across the state of Virginia, qualifying patients can now obtain a recommendation from a qualified physician and access medical marijuana dispensaries.  The medical marijuana laws in Virginia allow doctors to recommend cannabis for any ailment that they believe could benefit from its use. Some of...

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Virtual Learning a Mixed Bag For Special Education Students, Teachers

The COVID-19 era has restructured education for everyone, especially students with disabilities. The lack of peer interaction has negatively impacted some students with disabilities, while allowing others to thrive in the digital classroom. Sebastian and Gabriel Saxon wake up at the same time every day and log into online classes. Sebastian...

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Project Yoga Richmond Celebrates 10 Years of Wellness

Celebrating 10 years of providing yoga and mindfulness classes to the greater Richmond area, the wellness nonprofit continues to uphold its mission of affordability and accessibility. Project Yoga Richmond celebrated its tenth birthday this past month doing what it does best — offering free yoga and meditation classes for the greater Richmond...

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WRIR Goes Remote

With the pandemic stretching on for most of the past year, Richmond's original community-oriented low power radio station is staying on the air with the help of a dedicated squad of volunteers. WRIR 97.3 LP-FM, Richmond’s only independent community radio station, has always been rough and tumble. From its humble beginnings broadcasting online...

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The Beautiful Game Meets A Beautiful Life

Rachel Scott Everett pays tribute to beloved local podcaster Daryl Grove, who passed away from cancer last week. Host of the Total Soccer Show, Grove was a soccer enthusiast who brought his love of the game to many in Richmond and beyond. Last week the world lost an inspiring soccer enthusiast, devoted friend, and all-around good human being....

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Hablando El Idioma

Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center es una organización local de larga data que trabaja para ayudar a las víctimas de violencia doméstica. Sin embargo, desde la llegada de la pandemia de COVID-19, han estado asumiendo más desafíos que enfrenta la comunidad Latina de Virginia Central. Read this story in English "Lo siento, no hablo español."...

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