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Dominion Foundation donates $1 million to groups providing critical community needs

Dominion Resources announced recently that it is providing $1 million in grants through its charitable foundation to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across 12 states this holiday season. Donations will be shared by 119 non-profit organizations providing essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services.

Eligible organizations in targeted areas within Dominion’s footprint were encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each. More than 250 applications were considered, with selections made based on an organization’s demonstrated ability to serve communities, meet basic human needs, and prevent future need for assistance. > Read more.

Henrico County Division of Police graduates 44th Citizens Academy

The Henrico County Division of Police graduated the 44th class of its Citizens Police Academy Nov. 5. Academy graduates were: Mark Brickey, Jeffrey Brush, Jonathon Brush, Miranda Brush, Hemal Desai, Catherine Link, Lisa Loudermilk, Jacqueline Madison-McCreary, Sonya Magamoll, Robert Marshall, Rose Martin-Turnage, Justin Murphy, Tom Murray, James Pfister, Chasity Turnage, and Breona Tyler.

The Citizens Academy allows participants to receive much of the same hands-on training and experience that actual police officers and recruits undergo. > Read more.

Henrico Rec and Parks wins 2 statewide awards

The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks received two awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society at its annual conference, held Nov. 7-10 in Virginia Beach. The statewide awards program honors individuals, agencies and organizations throughout Virginia that have demonstrated excellence in several areas during the previous calendar year.

Twin Hickory Park was awarded the Best New Facility (Parks, Playgrounds Greenways, and Trails) in the population category of 100,000+. A few highlights of the site include walking trails, open play areas, multi-purpose field, landscaping, irrigation, a picnic shelter with restrooms, a playground for 2-5 year olds and one for 6-12 year olds. > Read more.
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Filmmaker Ken Burns speaks at Collegiate School

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and historian Ken Burns visited Collegiate School Nov. 5 and spoke to students about his career. He later addressed a paid crowd at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on the subject "Sharing the American Experience."

Burns' visit was the culmination of the school's year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

"Our centennial offers our school community the extraordinary opportunity to honor Collegiate’s rich history and celebrate the broader Richmond community, by inviting Mr. Burns to share with us," said Steve Hickman, Collegiate's Head of School. > Read more.

L.L. Bean opens in Short Pump

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L .L. Bean opened at Short Pump Town Center Nov. 5. The store, a 15,500-square-foot space that took over the mall's food court, is the second in Virginia for the popular Maine-based outdoor retailer. It is L. L. Bean's 25th retail location nationwide and employs about 100 people. The store will host grand-opening events through the weekend. > Read more.

Henrico Police seek robbery suspects

Henrico Police are seeking two suspects in connection with the robbery of an elderly woman in the Virginia Center area of Glen Allen Nov. 4.

At approximately 4:41 p.m. that day, police responded to the 10100 block of Brook Road, where the victim reported that she was placing groceries in her trunk when she was approached from behind by an unknown male. The male demanded the victim bend down, she complied and the suspect removed the victim’s purse from the trunk of the vehicle and fled. No injuries were reported.

Shortly after the incident, the victim’s credit card was used at a business in the 11200 block of West Broad Street to purchase electronics. The suspects, a white male and female, left the business in a two-door, silver Honda Accord with a sunroof. > Read more.

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Varina Ruritans honor police, fire officials and community members

The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).

The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs. > Read more.

The Rink to open at WBV Nov. 14

The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.

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