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Welcome to May 2015 Edition!
It certainly has been a gorgeous spring here in Louisa, hasn't it? We are truly blessed here in the heart of Central Virginia, with the great weather and all the beautiful flowers and trees in full bloom. May brings Cinco de Mayo and the much awaited Memorial Day, when summer kicks into high gear with all the anticipated outdoor activities and events. At LouisaOnline.Com, May also brings a delightful new writer for our "Food for the Soul" column, Pastor Alex Riffee. Welcome, Pastor Alex and a big "Thank you" for your contribution!
Due to all the inclement weather this past winter in Louisa, the school year has been extended; the final day of class is June 2nd. And, it's a busy time of year for everyone, including students who have SOL testing and final exams this month. Of course, the Louisa County High School senior class holds its graduation at the LCHS Stadium on May 22nd. What an exciting time!
A Big Thank You to All of Our Sponsors: Chameleon & Company Salon, Dickinson's Store, Joe-Joes Super Heroes, Joe Pine Builders. Lake Anna Veterinary Hospital, Sabor A Mexico Restaurant and Small Country Campground. A Special Thank You to Dr. David G. Schwartz, M.D. for his "Health & Wellness" articles and Pastor Alex Riffee for his "Food for the Soul" articles. Many thanks to these local businesses and individuals for making this site possible! If You would like to sponsor this widely used local resource with over 1 million hits per year from the U.S.A. and over 3 million hits world-wide, please Contact Us.
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Sponsor Spotlight - Small Country Campground
Nothing Is Small At Small Country Campground!
Do you like to camp? How about mini-golf, boating, arcades, swimming (both pool and lake) and just having a great time in the great outdoors? If any of these interest you, you are in for a real treat! Louisa County is the home of "Central Virginia's Funnest, Finest Campground" - Small Country Campground! And this year is the perfect time to visit, as Small Country celebrates its 39th anniversary!
Small Country is much more than a campground. Owners Bill and Ruth Small have put their hearts and souls into Small Country and have created a beautiful, wonderful retreat for a day, week or weekend, right here in the heart of Louisa County.
There is so much to do in Central Virginia this May! Whether your tastes run to comedy, live music, holiday celebrations, wrestling or other, you can find something to do on LouisaOnline.Com! Don't forget that the Mineral Farmer's Market opens for the season on May 2nd; stop by and pick up some delicious local produce and support our farmers!
The Louisa County Aquatic Facility opens for the summer on Wednesday, May 27th and will remain open through Labor Day weekend. The summer Music & Wine Concert Series begins at the Louisa Arts Center on Thursday, May 14th and continues throughout the summer.
Whatever you enjoy, just be sure to get outside and have a great time!
Food for the Soul by Pastor Alex Riffee
Editor's Note: We are happy to welcome Pastor Alex Riffee to LouisaOnline.com's Food for the Soul. As in the past, please feel free to contact him about any of his articles. PLEASE CLICK HERE to learn more about Pastor Alex Riffee.
Over a short period of time, I found that my wife and I get a great amount of joy when we work on puzzles together. Earlier in the winter an ice storm knocked out the power in our neighborhood. With enough light shining through the windows of our home we looked about to see what we could do together and found an unopened 1000 piece puzzle that had been gifted to us some years ago (It is amazing when you find little treasures like that lying about).
We found ourselves struggling at first, gazing at the picture on the box and feverishly putting together corner pieces to make the task seem less burdensome. Little by little the picture of a tree began to line up with the babbling brook that ran under the base of an 18th century English-style flour mill. We completed the puzzle with daylight to spare.
Your Health & Wellness Advice by Dr. David G. Schwartz M.D.
BOOK REPORT AND COMMENT ON "HEALTHY AT HOME" BY TIERAONA LOW DOG, M.D.
How is home-based plant medicine important? If it can save us from complications of conventional medical care, it can be invaluable. Commonly conventional medicine admonishes us that natural medicine could be dangerous if it delays getting regular (FDA-approved) medical care. My premise turns this statement on its head by saying that natural medicine could prevent injury or death if the “approved” medical care is avoided, especially when someone well qualified in conventional medicine and in traditional plant medicine like Dr. Low Dog gives specific guidelines about when to seek conventional medical care, when to go for emergency care, and when to stay with home treatments.
The following is my explanation (not Dr. Low Dog’s explicit commentary) for relying on natural methods whenever appropriate as much as possible before utilizing standard medical treatment. If you have read my previous papers on about medical care, you may understand this rationale:
Stay healthy. Have healthful habits, activities, and attitudes such as exercise, sleep, good food, supportive relationships, spirituality, stress management, humor, purposeful living, a positive attitude, following common sense safety measures, etc.
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See what these countries are reporting and compare with what is being reported here in the United States. Very Interesting. [SEE LIVE BREAKING NEWS]
Current List of Animal Food Recalls and More!
A Constantly Updated List of All Animal (Exotic, Farm, Pets, etc.) Food Recalls from The American Veterinary Medical Association. Check Back Often! [SEE CURRENT RECALL LIST]
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