Participants sought for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’


The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook, and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond is seeking participants.

The event, one of three walks the association will hold in its service area this year (the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk was held Oct. 7 and the Fredericksburg walk Oct. 14) raises money to help the association fight the disease, which affects more than 26,000 people in the metro Richmond region.
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Hermitage quarterback Jay Carney escapes defenders during the Panthers' 33-0 win against Godwin Friday night. Hermitage is 8-0 and has won its past four games by a combined score of 172-28.
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Lakewood to break ground on $64M expansion


A senior community in Henrico's Far West End is planning a massive expansion project.

Lakewood, located on Lauderdale Drive, will break ground on the project Oct. 19 during a celebration that also will commemorate the community's 40th anniversary.
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Fresh Air Fund seeking summer host families

The Fresh Air Fund, which transports more than 4,000 inner-city children to suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada each summer, is seeking local families interested in hosting a child this summer.

The program, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.
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‘Hot Healthy Love’ series seeks nominations

Do you know an amazing couple whose love inspires you? Safe Harbor wants to hear from you. The nonprofit organization is seeking nominations for its second annual “Healthy Love RVA: Hot Healthy Couples” series, through which it will highlight healthy relationships in the region. Last year, the organization shared eight couples’ love stories.

Selected couples will be interviewed and their love stories will be featured on the Safe Harbor website.
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Students, staff give thanks at VHBG

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls John G. Wood School held a gratitude event to celebrate the holidays last month. Students, staff and teachers wrote things they were grateful for on colorful paper strips, then linked them together on the soccer field and shared their reflections with one another.
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NBC News to broadcast live from UR Oct. 27-28

Anchor Lester Holt will host "NBC Nightly News" and Sunday "Today" from the University of Richmond Oct. 27-28.

The public is invited to attend and observe the Sunday "Today" telecast as part of the live audience, similar to those the program has in New York at Rockefeller Center.
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Christmas Mother applications begin Oct. 29

The 2012 Henrico Christmas Mother Program will take applications on Mondays Oct. 29 through Nov. 19 at the Christmas Mother Warehouse on Dabbs House Road, across from the Eastern Government Center. Times vary - on Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19, applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Nov. 12, applications will be accepted from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Safe Harbor hosts open house

Safe Harbor held a community open house Sept. 20 to highlight the agency’s work throughout Henrico County. Representatives from the agency’s programs were available to answer questions about Safe Harbor’s work supporting survivors of sexual and domestic violence and promoting healthy relationships in the community.

Pictured at right, Vanessa Durrant stands in Safe Harbor’s playroom, where children impacted by sexual and/or domestic violence receive supportive services to help them deal with their experiences.
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DAC chapter presents memorial gift of books

The Pocahontas Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, recently presented four of the Society’s lineage books to the Library of Virginia in memory of past Chapter Regent Mary Leigh Boisseau. Boisseau, who died earlier this year, was a genealogist, author, and active volunteer supporting veterans and active duty military throughout Virginia. She was serving as chapter registrar and Virginia State First Vice Regent at the time of her death.

Library of Virginia Collections Management Coordinator Tom Ray accepted the books at the chapter’s Sept. 13 meeting from Chapter Librarian Betty Camp.
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VHS honors Henrico resident

At a special luncheon on July 18, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) presented awards to individuals – including one from Henrico – who have made significant contributions to research, education and the mission of the society.

The Patricia Rodman and Martin Kirwan King Volunteer Award, which recognizes the outstanding volunteer of the year, was awarded to Henrico resident Lee Ball, who has been volunteering in the advancement office at VHS for more than a year. A total of nine VHS awards were presented.
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Swimmers make a splash with hunger relief

This summer’s inaugural ‘Dunk Hunger’ food-and-funds drive, sponsored by Richmond Family Magazine and the Virginia Swim Shop, has begun and will run through July 31. The competition benefits the Central Virginia Food Bank.

The swim team or pool club that collects the largest overall donation by July 31 will enjoy a free celebratory party poolside in August. A $10 donation will provide 50 meals.
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ARC volunteers assist Garden

Greater Richmond ARC volunteers Edna Teagle and Mary Snellings, with supervisor Patty Haymans, weed and prepare mulch beds for trees at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Groups of 10 adults with special needs travel with ARC staffers to the garden every Wednesday to help with a wide range of garden-related activities, including mulching and weeding a section of trees.

While the garden benefits from the help, the ARC volunteers accomplish many of their individual goals,
including community integration, volunteerism and socializing with others, all with the added bonus of being outdoors.
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CVWMA’s regional recycling rate exceeds 55 percent

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) recently notified Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) that its regional recycling rate has again exceeded 55 percent. An estimated 56.6% of the waste generated in the region in 2011 was recycled and kept out of area landfills. This is a slight increase from CVWMA’s rate of 55.5% in 2010.

The trash generation figure is an estimate based on national research. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that citizens create an average of 4.43 pounds of trash per person per day.
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A new home for Henrico PAL

Henrico police officers and members of the board of directors and staff of the Henrico Police Athletic League (HPAL) held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony May 10 at the organization's new administrative offices at 8655 Staples Mill Road.

Preparing to cut the ribbon (from left) are board members Carol Jellie and RIR President Dennis Bickmeier; Assistant Chief Tom Leary and Assistant Chief Freddy Bolling; Sgt. Kenneth Ragland, executive director; and board members Charles Adams and Johnny Newman.
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