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FeedMore honors Henrico volunteers


FeedMore recognized several volunteers from Henrico County recently in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The volunteers - William Cary, Phil Newton and Yvette Gilmore – have given eight total years of service to the agency, which works to fight hunger in Central Virginia.

“It’s heartbreaking to realize there are kids in our community who are hungry,” said Cary (pictured, at right), a volunteer with FeedMore’s Children’s Programs. “Nobody, young or old, should be hungry.” > Read more.

Battlefield Park acquires Glendale war site


Richmond National Battlefield Park recently acquired 251 acres of the Glendale Civil War battlefield – one of the largest battlefields in Virginia – from the Civil War trust, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving battlefields across the country. The acquisition will allow the park to expand its mission of preservation to be fulfilled and for the historic landscape to be accessible.

“The ultimate goal is to preserve the landscape so that people understand the battles and what transpired on the land at that time,” said Randy Jones, a spokesman for the Department of Historic Resources. “This site has the power to connect us to future generations during a defining period in our history." > Read more.

Henrico HS alum to compete in Miss America pageant

Henrico High School alumna Miranda Harrison, a 2011 graduate of the school's Center for the Arts, will compete in the Miss America Pageant Sept. 15.

Harrison is now a junior at West Virginia’s Marshall University studying broadcast journalism and political science and will compete as Miss West Virginia in the event, which will air nationally on ABC television.

“How exciting that one of our very own Warriors has made it this far, not only with outer beauty, but more importantly with intelligence, talent, and a heart for helping families dealing with the realities of cancer,” said Karen Moody, the lead CFA musical theatre teacher at Henrico H.S. > Read more.

Airport begins another round of growth

Being one of the most efficient airports in the world requires staying ahead of the curve, especially in one of the country’s fastest-growing regions.

Richmond International Airport is continuing to be a leader in development in Eastern Henrico, with planned expansions and improvements on its 300,000 acres to accommodate future business and passenger needs. It was recently named the second-most efficient mid-sized airport internationally by the Air Transport Research Society. > Read more.

McDonnell visits Henrico fire station to commemorate Sept. 11

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, visited Henrico Fire Station No. 2 today to meet with first responders from Henrico's divisions of fire and police, as well as the Henrico Sheriff's Office. with station and county officials in commemoration of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. McDonnell issued a proclamation noting the day as one of remembrance, patriotism and prayer in the state. > Read more.

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Community

Capping the season in tune

The "Knitters of Cedarfield" made their annual donation of knitted caps to the Henrico Christmas Mother Dec. 5 at The Hermitage at Cedarfield, presenting 110 caps to be used by needy families.

The gift presentation was followed by a program of holiday music, performed by members of the Greater Richmond Chorus, who chose Cedarfield resident Russell Johnston as the impromptu subject of their affections during a "Santa Baby" number. > Read more.

Donations needed for ‘Saxon Shoes for the Needy’ program

Over the next two weeks Saxon Shoes will wrap up their 2012 Saxon Shoes for the Needy program. Donated shoes will benefit deserving area families through the programs of The Salvation Army ARC, 2601 Hermitage Rd. All participating individuals, organizations and families must bring their shoe donations to Saxon's Short Pump Town Center location, 11800 W. Broad St., by Dec. 24. For more information, visit http://www.saxonshoes.com > Read more.

Salvation Army’s Christmas Center opens at VCC Dec. 13

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Salvation Army of Central Virginia will begin the distribution of toys, clothing, coats, bikes, books and other items to those in need this holiday season. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Center is located at Virginia Center Commons in the former Dillard’s, 10101 Brook Rd. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place at 8:30 a.m. to mark the Christmas Center’s grand opening. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite food establishment fared during recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ seeks deserving Central Virginia families

The producers of the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are seeking nominations of local families who are deserving of home makeovers or new homes.

“We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for,” said Supervising Casting Producer Adam Drucker. "We're looking for those special people who have amazing strength of character and never give up. > Read more.

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite food establishment fared during recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health.

March 9
Dragon City, 2220 John Rolfe Parkway – One critical violation reported (chicken broth observed at improper temperature) and two non-critical violations reported.
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, 7005 Three Chopt Road – No critical violations reported and one non-critical violation reported. > Read more.

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