August 27, 2014

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Lock up the house, grab the kids and prepare for battle! Soldiers in blue and gray will again descend on the Richmond battlefield for the annual Battle of Richmond Reenactment.

This year’s event will be August 23-24 at Richmond’s Battlefield Park. Sponsored by the Battle of Richmond Association, military and civilian camps will both open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m., with the battles being fought at 2 p.m. each day. Expect loud cannons and fast, beautiful horses.

Hundreds of re-enactors and living historians from several states come to commemorate the pivotal Battle of Richmond, fought on Aug. 29-30, 1862. It was the second largest Civil War battle in the Commonwealth.

Visitors will have the entire day filled with demonstrations, exhibits, and concessions. Begin your visit with a stop at the Battle of Richmond Visitors Center. They have maps, highlights of the battle, video presentations and general exhibits.

For more information visit or call 859-248-1974 or 624-0013.

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As parents prepare for yet another “back to school” season, they will scurry to malls in search of new clothes for their ever-growing child along with a litany of school supplies too numerous to name. But, let’s not forget healthy school lunches and after-school snacks as we plan ahead for the upcoming school year.