Any time of year is a good one for checking out some cookbooks, but I feel like the fall/winter holiday season is one of the best. The upcoming gatherings with family and friends, the warm and hearty meals that help take off some the chill, and the overall festive atmosphere are great reasons to cook up something special.
This road is back open in Hanover. (Source: VDOT)Route 708 - better known to Hanover residents at Pleasant Mill Road - is back open ahead of schedule. The Virginia Department of Transportation originally said the road would be closed for a few months after being washed out last month due to heavy rain. VDOT says, though, the road is back open. Crews will need to return to complete paving and shoulder work as weather permits.
The work on Mechanicsville Turnpike and Interstate 295 and Bell Creek is finally complete. If you have driven through the area, you will notice VDOT removed all the construction barrels. Crews recently finished repainting the lines on the road, so now there are more lanes as you head east on Mechanicsville, towards the Bell Creek Shopping Center. Bell Creek Road was also realigned with more turn lanes onto Route 360. This was a big project for what's considered Hanover's busiest intersection.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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