The winter solstice and the holidays are behind us, but we still have a few months of short days and cold weather before the first blush of spring. In this time of low gray skies, bare trees and blistering wind, many people suffer from “seasonal affective disorder,” or the winter blues, which is characterized by feeling depressed and a lack of energy.The exact cause of the winter blues isn’t known for certain, but one major factor is that the low level of natural light creates a drop in serotoni... Read More...
2018 has gone by quickly for us here in Central Virginia, and it’s hard to believe the end of the year is upon us. As we look back to this time last year at Brandermill Woods, we’d just completed our Expansion Project, and we were making plans to upgrade our irrigation system and refurbish our on-campus wood shop—two projects we successfully completed earlier this year.This year, perhaps the biggest news is that our Executive Director Mira Pallotta is retiring after 29 years with our organizatio... Read More...
An old Christmas tune says we’re in “the most wonderful time of the year.” We at Brandermill Woods love the holiday season—the lights, the baked goods, the carolers, the time to spend with our families. There’s a lot of magic in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but the holidays can also be incredibly stressful:Dec. 21 is the winter solstice, the “shortest” day of the year. Read More...
The holidays are upon us once again, starting with Thanksgiving. This fine American celebration has interesting roots here in Virginia going back 400 years to the settlement of Jamestown. There, our country’s earliest settlers experienced an extremely harsh winter in 1609-1610. Read More...
Cold weather will be here before we know it. Because we had such a long, sweltering summer here in Central Virginia, a little brisk weather is a nice relief. There’s nothing like donning a light jacket for a walk, or sipping a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa to take off the chill early in the morning or after the sun goes down.While we are enjoying the beginning of sweater weather and autumn leaves, now is the time to take care of a few things to get ready for the teeth-chattering cold of winter... Read More...
Diabetes is one of the most widely prevalent but consistently under-estimated diseases in America. You might associate it with eating too much sugar or the old Wilford Brimley commercials. But as the American Diabetes Association notes, more than 30 million Americans (9 percent of the population) had diabetes in 2015. Read More...
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14311 Brandermill Woods Trail
Midlothian, Virginia 23112
Contact: Amy Willmarth
2100 Brandermill Parkway
Midlothian, Virginia 23112
Contact: Mary Hodges