Happy New Year from Madison+Main!
Ready to ring in the New Year? The Madison+Main-iacs took this week off for a well-deserved break — but they still had time to email me about what their New Year’s resolutions are for 2022. What is your resolution? Email me back so I can hold you accountable!
Kennedy Heidel: My New Year’s resolution is to enter 2022 with the confidence of Kanye West.
Katie Rossberg: My New Year’s resolution is to enter 2022 with the confidence of Kennedy Heidel. JK my real resolution is to go on a new hike once a month!
Derek Fair: My New Year’s resolution is to eat more fruit…snacks.
Art Webb: My New Year’s resolution is to find a resolution, just kidding. To not overreact to issues as they arise. To slow down and evaluate life and work. To be more Zen.
Leanne Pillow: Vitamins. Why can’t I remember to take my vitamins?! This is the year! All the healthy boosts.
AJ Stuit: My New Year’s Resolution is to cook at home more! My stomach (and my wallet) will hopefully agree with this idea.
Marita Cardenas: My New Year’s Resolution is to work out as much as I wear workout gear.
Mollie Banks: My New Year’s Resolution is to be kinder to myself. Adequate is okay — progress over perfection!
Allison Nida: My New Year’s Resolution is to not just be “a regular mom, but a cool mom.” #SoFetch
Alex Osepchuk: My New Year’s Resolution is to finish the book I started for last year’s New Year’s Resolution.
Kent Brockwell: In the year 2022, I resolve to drink more water, walk more trails, and eat more bacon (like an absurd amount of bacon that causes people to question my judgement and sanity on a daily basis. If people aren’t randomly calling me The Bearded Bacon Kid out in public by 2023, it will be a failure.)
Molly Whitfield: My New Year’s Resolution is to use my Five-Minute Journal to be more mindful of each day.
Erin Rebmann: My New Year’s Resolution is to accept the things that are out of my control, and to put my faith in those around me more.
Jenna Farley: 2022 is the year to finish all those small projects! All things crafty or homey are gonna happen!
Caitlin Sherman: My New Year’s Resolution is to finish all of the half-written songs I have hidden away in my Notes app and record at least one professionally to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a rockstar (and the coolest kid in my family).
Carissa Ghaffari: My New Year’s Resolution is to cut everyone a break. Myself, my family, my computer struggling under the weight of Photoshop and After Effects open at the same time.
Andrew Simpson: My New Year’s Resolution is to set more personal goals for myself and actually follow through, like my years’ long goal of entering into a half or full marathon.
Jeremy Colb: My New Year’s Resolution is to spend more time outdoors. And when I’m not outdoors, I will catch up on all of the classic movies I still need to watch so I can avoid the ongoing judgment from the rest of the team.
Rochelle Sommer: My New Year’s Resolution is to spend more quality time. Time on walks with my pup, time with my family soaking in moments that will be remembered, and time with myself…at the gym…sweating…for the wedding.
Bailey Broughton: My New Year’s Resolution is to improve my posture!
Dave Saunders: To read the Slack chat that asked me to complete this form.
A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE EVENTS
Sip & Shop: Holiday Vendors Market
Stony Point Fashion Park
Guys if ya hate shopping, this is for you; you can sip beer wine, or cocktails when your wife is shopping. This Saturday and Sunday.
Richmond’s Fourth Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
Returns this Saturday. It runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Shockoe Bottom. Tickets are $22.99. Check out the venues and snag a ticket on BarCrawlLive.com.
Bold Rock’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
If you wanna get away, Bold Rock Hard Cider in beautiful downtown Nellysford, Virginia in the heart of Nelson County is having live music, cider, craft cocktails, and…. an ugly Christmas sweater contest. Join them on Saturday, December 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hermitage Richmond’s Illumination on the Lawn
From December 4 until January 6, the grounds at Hermitage Richmond will be transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland display of holiday lights and reindeer. The festivities are for the whole family — including your pets! Join us there!
Hermitage Roanoke’s Festival of Lights
From December 4 until January 1, the beautiful grounds at Hermitage Roanoke will be transformed into a spectacular display of holiday lights and decorations that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car — or your “sleigh” rather. As part of the December 4 kickoff festivities, the first 500 children who visit the drive-thru event will receive a special goody handed out by one of our very merry special guests — Mrs. Claus!
Texas Inn’s 86-Day Food Drive
The Lynchburg Legend is hosting a food drive to give back to the community and Blue Ridge Food Bank. Drop canned The Lynchburg legend is hosting a food drive to give back to the community and Blue Ridge Food Bank. Drop canned goods at both locations of the T Room — Downtown & Cornerstone.
Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education Performances
New Performances Weekly!
Check out a plethora of performances at Chesterfield’s Premier Center for the Arts & Education — including a new gallery show! Tickets can be bought online.
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.“ — Brad Paisley