Author Archive: LeighGiza

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Black Friday, Thursday Evening Local Store Hours

Black Friday, Thursday Evening Local Store Hours

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments | Holidays

Find out when all your local stores open on Black Friday (or Thanksgiving evening). Purchase locally to bring more money back to the community, and spread some holiday cheer!

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Roving I: Saying Goodbye to Summer

Roving I: Saying Goodbye to Summer

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized, Weekend Beat

Here’s a few of the things on my 2012 summer to-do list that are going to have to wait until at least the summer of 2013 to get done, and also some suggestions of suitable fall substitutes for all you roving souls out there.

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Roving I: Consider Day Trips Close to Home

Roving I: Consider Day Trips Close to Home

| August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

We’ve got three capitals and one provincial Virginia town that you should consider visiting before the summer’s over. With minimal planning you can be taking in the sites and sounds of a nearby city or town. Check out our suggestions!

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ROVING I “Regrets, I’ve Had a Few…”

ROVING I “Regrets, I’ve Had a Few…”

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

I recently read somewhere that as we age, we regret the things we haven’t done and wish we had more than the things we have done and wish we hadn’t. It got me thinking…

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Roving I: Numbers Don’t Lie (But Sometimes They Fib)

Roving I: Numbers Don’t Lie (But Sometimes They Fib)

| June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

I’m sure you’ve heard that saying “Numbers don’t lie.” When I first heard it, my thought was, well, of course numbers don’t lie. How could they?

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The Roving I: (On Mother’s Day) You Can Go Home Again

The Roving I: (On Mother’s Day) You Can Go Home Again

| May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

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ROVING I: Teenagers and Tiaras

ROVING I: Teenagers and Tiaras

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

Nearly 35 years later, with prom season in the air, I’m wondering just what, if anything, I missed out on by not going. Might I have fallen in love? Had my heart broken? Learned how to slow dance without feeling compelled to lead?

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The Roving I: To Buy or Not To Buy?

The Roving I: To Buy or Not To Buy?

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

No big deal?! Says who???!!! Buying a house (townhouse, condo) is one of THE biggest deals I know of.

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Roving I: Check Out Your Local Library

Roving I: Check Out Your Local Library

I know libraries aren’t exactly a sexy topic for a column, but I’ve become aware that sexiness is not the most important thing in life. My column is a plea on behalf of that wonderful community institution known as the public library. Or, as it has come to be better known to many in recent years, the place where you can get free Internet access.

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