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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ seeking help for the aged

A program that provides holiday cheer, companionship and gifts for Richmond area seniors is partnering with businesses and community members to collect items for aging adults. Sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Richmond and surrounding areas, the Be a Santa to a Senior program provides gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

Holiday shoppers who want to participate in the gift-giving can visit one of eight area Christmas trees, which feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests – such as a pair of slippers or a small pharmacy gift card. In Henrico, trees are located at The Crossings at University Park, 2422 Pemberton Road; The Hermitage at Cedarfield, 2300 Cedarfield Parkway; Lakewood Manor, 1900 Lauderdale Drive; Our Lady of Hope, 13700 N. Gayton Road, and Home Instead Senior Care, 2565 Homeview Drive. > Read more.

HCPS to host suicide prevention workshop Dec. 3

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. among children and teens ages 10 to 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help educate parents, friends and others about the warning signs, risk factors and strategies to help support youngsters, the Henrico County Public Schools School Counseling Department will host a suicide prevention workshop Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road. > Read more.

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.
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Virginia Credit Union, which created its own real estate company, Virginia CU Realty, in 2010 to serve the needs of members, has now established a new division of the company to reach additional clients who may not be Virginia Credit Union members. The new division, called Virginia Select Realty, was formed in May. Virginia Select Realty is beginning operations with seven realtors and a transaction coordinator to provide administrative support. Additional agents are being actively recruited. Virginia Select Realty has offices under construction in Henrico at 6641 West Broad Street in the Reynolds Crossings development, and expects to locate there by mid-October. Mark Goad is the managing broker for Virginia Select Realty. > Read more.

HCPS Band Showcase set for Oct. 19

All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the HCPS Band Showcase, to be held at Varina High School’s Blue Devil Stadium, 7053 Messer Road. In addition to the showcase of some of Virginia’s best marching bands, there will also be a STEAM fair – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – organized by Varina’s faculty.

The performance is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother. > Read more.

Henrico store sells $150k Va. Lottery ticket

You might call it a late-night premonition. Susan Trainham was getting ready for bed when she said something just told her to go to the store and buy a Lottery ticket. So that’s exactly what she did.

Despite the late hour, she went to Friend’s Mart at 6308 Horsepen Road in Henrico and bought a ticket. When she won $20, she decided to use it to buy a few more tickets. The first one she scratched won $10. The next ticket won $150,000.

“I’m very excited,” she said as she claimed her prize. “This is a blessing and there’s no way to describe it.” > 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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