Lake Anna’s Culinary Delights: 13 Must-Try Menu Eats for Your Bucket List

Jen BaileyAll Articles, Food & Dining, Issue 107, Spotlight, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024 Leave a Comment

In the tri-county region surrounding Lake Anna, numerous restaurants dot the landscape, but this article isn’t just about lake views—it’s about satisfying grub. We asked our readers about their favorite eats in and around Lake Anna, and we’ve compiled a mouthwatering list of 13 dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Starting with our featured photo, El Gran …

Mineral Farmers’ Market to celebrate their Sweet 16 at the new ‘Whitlock Family Park’ on May 4th

Debbie MoonAll Articles, Community, Featured, Issue 107, Louisa, Louisa County, Mineral, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024 Leave a Comment

When the Mineral Farmers’ Market opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 4, 2024, it will mark the first event at the new Whitlock Family Park. For the last 15 years, the Whitlock family has granted the use of their land along Louisa Avenue to the Mineral Farmer’s Market. Since then, the market has grown from 10 vendors to …

Battling Algae Blooms: The Fight for Ecological Balance

Jen BaileyAll Articles, Featured, Issue 107, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024 Leave a Comment

Blue Green Algae isn’t algae, its Cyanobacteria, and it’s the primary culprit behind the Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) problem at Lake Anna. These microscopic organisms possess the ability to produce toxins, posing risks to both humans and aquatic life. HAB occurrences in Lake Anna are not uniform across the entire lake but tend to concentrate in specific regions, particularly in …

Super Straley: A Legacy of Service and Leadership

Jen BaileyAll Articles, Community, Featured, Issue 107, Louisa, Louisa County, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024 Leave a Comment

At the core of Louisa County Public Schools (LCPS) stands a figure whose dedication to education and community has shaped the lives of countless students and families for nearly three decades. Superintendent J. Douglas “Doug” Straley II is a cornerstone of leadership, inspiring everyone he touches with his commitment to the community. Having been honored as Region V Superintendent of …

The Flatwaters: Grandkids Visit for Spring Break

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Monthly comic strip by Jennifer Christian, exclusively for The Lake Anna Breeze! Jennifer ChristianJennifer Christian is a Lake Anna watercolor artist and designer. Coming from the Detroit area in early 2019, she fell in love with the natural beauty of the lake and surrounding fields and forests. Much of her artwork looks to capture the essence of the lake and …

Cocktail Hour: “Friday Night Delight”

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Refreshing on a Friday at Callie Opie’s or really any day of the week, this mellow but flavorful drink is served by none other than Jenn Bernard, working the event barn at Callie Opies Orchard on most Friday and Saturday nights. If you see Jenn, she is usually working with speed and a smile!  Start with IcePour in 1oz Coconut …

Prepping for Impact: Navigating Potential Spring Storms

Michael EckertAll Articles, Featured, Issue 107, Lake Anna Weather, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024 Leave a Comment

As Winter fades in the rearview mirror, we need to turn our attention to the upcoming season. In 2023 we actually had very little severe thunderstorm activity, due to the drought. So, what will 2024 bring?Usually, exiting an El Nino winter results in a slightly lower threat for severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, hail and strong winds. But, so far this …

Beau’s Perspective: Two Leggers’ Foot Things

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Woof! I have to tell you that I have figured out how my two-legged pack family operates. I keep my eyes on my two-leggers most of the time. I don’t want them doing anything fun without me. And I don’t want them leaving me at home either. I don’t like that. Two-leggers are funny animals because they don’t have much …

Meet the Musician: John Hobbs and the Lake Dawgs

Jen BaileyAll Articles, Entertainment, Featured, Issue 107, Meet the Musician, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024 Leave a Comment

John Hobbs discovered his love for music at a young age. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, Hobbs was born into a family that appreciated music. With a constant musical presence, it was almost destiny that he would find his rhythm behind the drum kit. Fast forward 56 years, and Hobbs’ beat still resonates – but here at Lake Anna, near …

Cutalong Corner: Springing Into Golf Season

Jen BaileyAll Articles, Featured, Issue 107, Sponsored, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024 Leave a Comment

Warm weather, more extended daylight, and the “Master’s” Tournament mark the beginning of another year for the avid golfer. With each passing year comes the hope for a better than last year’s adventure out on the links. It will never happen by accident or divine intervention; it will only come with some practice and patience. So let me help you …