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Guided tour of Malvern Hill planned as part of ‘History at Sunset’ series


A two-hour guided walk through of portions of Malvern Hill July 1 will kick off the Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site's “History at Sunset” series of evening guided walks and programs highlighting new park lands and lesser-known stories. The series will continue at four other local Civil War sites and Evergreen Cemetery at 7 p.m. each Saturday in July.
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Anthem LemonAid registration now open


Every week, a child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. In June 2015, Caroline Morris was one of them. Since then, she has been undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Morris now only requires monthly visits to CHoR and is scheduled to be finished with her active treatment in August. Her blonde hair has grown back, after losing it as a side effect of chemotherapy, and her mom, Carla, is quick to express relief at the thought of getting “back to normal and not worrying so much.”
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YMCA to offer free weekend access for teens this summer


The YMCA of Greater Richmond is bringing back its Totally Teen free summer memberships.

The membership allows teens ages 11-18 to use any Richmond-area YMCA for free Friday, Saturday and Sunday only during the summer. Last year, more than 6,000 teens signed up for the free summer membership. Registration is available online at ymcarichmond.org.

“We had no idea that Totally Teen would take off the way it did last summer and we are so happy to bring it back for another summer! said Tim Joyce, President and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Richmond.
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Henrico NAACP to host public safety forum June 10

The Henrico NAACP will host a public safety forum at Henrico High School Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is designed to inform attendees about how to engage and interact with public safety stakeholders.

Among the organizations that will be present to participate:
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Local gas prices virtually unchanged from last year

Gasoline demand is on the rise, but local drivers are paying just about the same for a gallon of unleaded gas as they did at this time last year.

While national gas prices are higher than they were at the same time last year, prices in the Richmond region fell by a penny, from $2.16 per gallon last June 4 to $2.15 per gallon this June 4, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
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Henrico school, businesses, organizations earn Active RVA awards

Active RVA hosted the fourth-annual RVA Awards May 17, recognizing organizations throughout the Richmond area that create a culture of daily physical activity and encourage active lifestyle.

During the event, Active RVA announced that it had given the Richmond region a grade of B- on its fitness scorecard.

The HHHunt Rivermill Project received the Active RVA Development Certification. Organizations were evaluated along five fundamental areas: space, connectivity, signage, amenities, and buildings. Active RVA presented its Infrastructure Award to the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, which recognizes a project with a positive impact on the active infrastructure of the region.
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New Active RVA certification recipient to be announced May 17


Active RVA, a program of Sports Backers, has announced the addition of a development certification to the Active RVA Awards.

The Active RVA Certification and Awards program highlights and recognizes organizations throughout the Richmond region that create a culture of daily physical activity and encourage active lifestyles. Certifications for cevelopment and early childhood education are new in 2017, and they join workplaces and schools as areas that can be Active RVA-certified for supporting physical activity.
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Anthem LemonAid opens registration for July 14-16


Registration for Anthem LemonAid is now open, and Richmond-area families, businesses and community organizations can look forward to joining together this summer to support local kids with cancer.

It’s free to participate and supplies are provided; just register to set up a lemonade stand the weekend of July 14-16. Every registered participant will receive lemonade mix, cups, a pitcher, a banner, stickers and sunglasses.
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its annual CarMax Free Fourth of July celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All visitors will receive free admission throughout the day, which includes the exhibits Butterflies LIVE! and Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas. Activities in the Children’s Garden from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. include live music by the Happy Lucky Combo and a parade around the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m. Guests are invited to wear red, white and blue and decorate wagons and strollers. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org. Full text

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