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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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Enjoy the holiday season through several concerts in Henrico this weekend: The Central Virginia Wind Symphony, the Richmond Men’s and Women’s Chorus and The Ranier Trio all perform. Theatre performances this weekend are at HATTheatre and the Gayton Kirk. For all our top picks, click here!
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Trees the season

“Illumina – Festival of Trees” opened Dec. 1 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, featuring a festive display of Christmas trees – each with its own special theme. The exhibit was designed by curator Yvonne Hopkins and continues at the center through Jan. 3.
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‘Golden trowel’ for Lewis Ginter

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (LGBG) was one of four organizations and individuals honored with a Golden Trowel Award at Tricycle Gardens’ Fourth Annual Harvest Celebration, held Nov. 9 at Historic Main Street Station. Among LGBG staff members and supporters celebrating the award were, from left, Brian Vick, Grace Chapman, Laura Schumm, Shane Tippett, Shannon Smith and Randee Humphrey.

Founded in 2007, Tricycle Gardens is a Richmond nonprofit organization focused on growing healthy food, healthy communities and healthy food access.
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Historical Society selling signature teas

The Henrico Historical Society has created three signature tea blends as part of its annual fundraising campaign. The teas – Henrico’s Coconut Almond, Brookland’s Summer Passion and Tuckahoe’s Walnut Green (pictured) – are available for purchase through the organization’s website, http://www.henricohistoricalsociety.org/shopping.html. The cost is $6 for 15 gourmet tea bags.

Henrico’s Coconut Almond is a combination of sweet coconut and almond flakes and can be made as a hot or cold tea.
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With wrestlers like Camela Toe and Bruisin’ B. Anthony, the inaugural bout of RAWFL this weekend is guaranteed to thrill – and raise money for Safe Harbor. Another women-empowering event: “Deck the Halls” on Sunday benefits Hilliard House. For more top picks this weekend, including one for our four-legged readers, click here!
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present Flowers After 5 on Thursday evenings through September. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy live music from Whiskey Rebellion, as well as family activities, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for Fidos After 5 where leashed pets are allowed. Admission is $8 to $13 or free for members. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org. Full text

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