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National Barbecue Month: Best BBQ Side Dishes

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

May is National Barbecue Month! With the weather getting warmer, it’s a great time to indulge in delicious barbecue and side dishes outside on a nice day. Barbecue is a classic food that is perfect for kicking off summer. Although we have to continue to practice social distancing, you can still enjoy a delicious outdoor meal while doing so. Need …

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Tips for Working Out at Home

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

It can be difficult to gather motivation to go to the gym. It’s even more difficult to find the motivation to workout at home! With gyms closing their doors indefinitely, many of us have had to readjust our workout routines. Many obstacles like lack of equipment and guidance can hold us back from our full potential. However, with apps, workout …

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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, it is likely that you are having to readjust your typical Mother’s Day plans. Typically, you may go out to your favorite restaurant for a delicious brunch. This year since the options are a bit limited, why not bring brunch to the mothers in your life? Whether it’s your mom, wife, sister, or …

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National Picnic Day: Perfect Picnic Foods

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Tomorrow, April 23rd, is National Picnic Day! While we are stuck at home, we may be feeling a bit restless. What better way to get out of the house, then going outside for a picnic? Get some inspiration for your outdoor feast. We’ve compiled a list of perfect picnic foods! Potato Salad Potato salad is a classic picnic, barbecue, and …

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Move More Month: The Importance of Exercise

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

April is Move More Month! Although we are confined to our homes and gyms are closed, there are plenty of ways to stay active. Exercise is important to not only our physical health, but also our mental health. Since it is is Move More Month, make it a goal of your to do just that–move more! The Importance of Exercise …

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National Pet Day: Celebrate Your Pet!

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

April 11th is National Pet Day, and as a pet-friendly community, Beacon on 5th recognizes the importance that pets have in our lives. During these isolating and uncertain times, our pets are there for us now more than ever. In fact, dogs and cats act as great emotional support animals. What cheers you up better than a cuddly furry friend? …

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Easter Crafts for Kids

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

With all that has been happening in the world and with social distancing in place, it is likely that all the plans you’ve had for the near future changed a bit. In fact, with Easter approaching quickly, there’s a chance that your usual Easter activities may differ this year from the rest. However, there are plenty of ways to get …

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Ways to Entertain Children Out of School

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

With the recent happenings in our country and throughout the world, our everyday lives have been turned upside down. With children all home from school and you potentially having to work from home, it can be a difficult transition. How will you entertain your children out of school for the rest of the year? For their sanity (and yours), we …

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Beacon on 5th Earns ENERGY STAR: How to Reduce Energy Consumption

In News by Tammy Brown

Beacon on 5th recently received the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification! What exactly does this mean? Beacon on 5th’s ENERGY STAR Score is 97, meaning that it is more energy-efficient than 97 percent of similar properties nationwide. Partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency, the goal is to deliver energy-efficient solutions to protect the climate. ENERGY STAR works to improve public health …

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Visit the Crozet Artisan Depot

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Located in the historic Crozet train depot, the Crozet Artisan Depot displays the workmanship of artists from the surrounding area. As a hub for artists in the region, they display and sell the work of a different guest artist each month. Pay a visit to engage in a unique, cultural experience while supporting the hard work of local artists. Crozet …