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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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Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers.
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Short Pump Park grand opening planned June 25

The grand opening of the new Short Pump Park will take place on Saturday, June 25, from 1-4 p.m. A dedication ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.

The new park has been 10 years in the making and will feature a water play-area with spray fountains and an off-leash dog park. In addition, the new park is 75 percent wooded and includes a walking trail.
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Regency Square Farmers Market opens


Regency Square shopping center this week opened a farmers market that will operate weekly on the site. The center joined with Grow RVA to bring the first-ever such market to the facility.

The market will be held Mondays through Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting, in the parking lot on the Quioccasin Road side of the center.

Approximately, 15-20 vendors will sell a mixture of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, fresh eggs, baked and canned goods.
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The Pemberton at University Park to host ‘Wall of Honor’ ceremony June 9


The Pemberton at University Park senior community will host a dedication ceremony for its Veterans Wall of Honor June 9 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will honor residents who have served in the military.

Deep Run High School Cadets will provide a color guard for the event.

Community members have taken photos of residents in uniform, as well as residents with pictures of their military units from their days of service that will be on display the day of the event.
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19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992.
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