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A buzz of investment activity is arising from the ranks of savvy entrepreneurs. We talked with five Richmonders who are behind the groundswell — we learn about their experiences building companies up, and how they’re helping transform the region by throwing their might and money behind some promising local startups. By Chris Dovi
The Richmond Tycoon
After the Civil War, Henry W. Rountree started a simple business with his brother and later become one of the richest men in the city. Eighty-five years after his death, his ancestors rediscover his success story and the harsh economic fallout that buried his legacy. By Tom Tozer
The idea of a large show spotlighting young people of differing abilities came to Erin Thomas-Foley in a dream. The result was a 2012 event called “Live Art,” featuring a dazzling array of talent that included Grammy-winner Jason Mraz. Here, we introduce some of the faces involved with “Live Art” later this month. Photos by Dean Whitbeck
Where Are They Now?
This collection of people and places we’ve featured during the past few years is worth revisiting. Among others, we chase down VCU alum Brad Burgess, former Bachelor contestant Rozlyn Papa and Miss America Caressa Cameron Jackson. By Anne Dreyfuss, Tina Eshleman and Harry Kollatz Jr.
A gingerbread mystery comes together at the Jefferson Hotel.
They’re baaaaaack. The 2013 Dead Dogwood Awards
The Blake House offers respite for women military vets; storytelling is the thing at HometownJunket.com.
Bigger means better for VCU’s student newspaper.
Exiting Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling
How one patient kept moving with a total ankle replacement
Can a state legislator untangle some of the region’s transit issues?
And Another Thing …
When your kids get wise about Santa
By Janet Giampietro
The State Capitol’s early 20th-century makeover
By Harry Kollatz Jr.
John Mayer at the Richmond Coliseum, MythBusters at the Landmark, a Monster Drawing Rally and visions of sugarplums all over town
A boutique for
Alexandria’s riverside appeal
A greenhorn gets the hang of gift giving.
By Anne Thomas Soffee
Scouts develop a patch for Holocaust studies.
By Nancy Wright Beasley
Cure by Design
The Daily Kitchen and Bar
Book signings, gingerbread houses and more
Daddy G’s Rockin’ Salsa
Pecans mean pie.
Free doughnuts at Sugar Shack;
The food lover’s holiday gift guide
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Carytown at a Glance
Above It All
Shops, eats and more
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Central Virginia’s NARI Contractor of the Year award winners
A couple updates a Midcentury home with contemporary design.
Red Hot Holiday
Raul Cantu, of Nacho Mama’s, knows how to feed a crowd.
A guide to making a garden-style centerpiece, garland and wreath for the holidays
Our holiday gift list
Sarah Wiley of Huger Embroidery
How to make a map lampshade
When the holidays collide
Adam Braun and Megan Jones’ Mid-century collection
The infamous stories of 200-219 E. Grace St.
Our holiday entertaining tips
Holiday happenings around town
Antiques Roadshow appraiser Matthew Quinn
Stuff we like
Gnarly spoons, tree houses and a Mormon-mom blog