Thanks to Downton Abbey, we are all now familiar with the fashion, society norms and events surrounding the early 1920s. It was this time period that saw the birth of many of the volunteer and non-profit organizations that we see in Richmond today, including the Junior League of Richmond and Maymont. As an amateur historian, … More 1926: Richmond during the beginnings of the Junior League
What are you doing for dinner on Tuesday, May 3? How about joining me and a few friends – Cokie Roberts, Lesley Stahl, Floyd Cardoz, Kathleen Grissom, Laura Lippman and The Honorable L. Douglas Wilder – who will drop by to discuss their new books at the League’s annual Book & Author Dinner? This is … More Join Us for Dinner…
This month our guest blogger is Nicole Kappatos, a Newsroom Researcher/Archivist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. As we highlight our 90th anniversary and contributions to the community this year, Nicole sheds an inside look at one of our more colorful endeavors! “Last month a reader reached out to me and asked if I could delve into … More The Junior League Puppeteers!
I would have been a New Member of the Junior League of Richmond (JLR) in the Fall of 2002, but I missed the deadline to apply – so unlike me. Given this epic fail, I checked the website religiously to make sure I would not miss the deadline again. After checking month after month, the … More Seeing Me, Seeing Us
Did you make a resolution this year? And do you make them every year? According to Merriam-Webster, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. While countless Americans resolve to improve themselves in some way, only 46% are on target to meet these goals after 6 months into the year. … More 10 Simple Ways to Eat Clean
Are you looking to make a charitable donation during this holiday season? With so many wonderful organizations in Richmond, it can be overwhelming to find a new cause to support. Check out our list of amazing groups below; these organizations complement the work that the League already does in the community. And don’t forget – … More Spirit of the Season: Holiday Charitable Giving
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, … More The Importance of Being Grateful