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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH.
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RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters.
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project:HOMES’ ‘Renew Crew’ helps Henrico citizen


The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.

The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications.
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Alzheimer’s Walk raises $436,000


More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.

The event is one of three walks that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and is held in celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year and can be made at http://www.alz.org/walk. In total, the three walks this year have raised more than $644,344.
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‘Father Christmas’ to provide 15 local dads $100 gift cards for holidays


As part of its second-annual 'Father Christmas' initiative, the Relationship Foundation of Virginia (formerly First Things First of Greater Richmond) will select 15 local fathers who will be treated to lunch and awarded $100 gift cards to make Christmas merrier for their families this holiday season.

Recipients must be nominated through a form online at http://www.fatherchristmasrva.com. Nominations are open Nov. 20 through Dec. 14. To be eligible for consideration, nominees must live in the greater Richmond area, be at least 18 years of age and be facing financial hardship.
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American Legion, Va. War Memorial collecting worn American flags


The Virginia War Memorial is again partnering with the American Legion to collect and properly dispose of old, worn and soiled American flags. This is the fourth year that the Memorial and Legion have offered this program to the public.

Now through Saturday, Dec. 3, any individual, organization, group or business with an American flag or flags in poor condition can bring them to the Virginia War Memorial at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond. The flags will be collected and properly retired as part of a formal ceremony conducted by members of American Legion Post 84 in Henrico County.
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Pet Valu to raise funds for local shelters throughout November


Pet Valu, with two locations in Henrico County, will hold a Thanks for Giving collection drive throughout the month of November to raise awareness of and collect food and supplies for local shelters and rescues that serve homeless animals in need.

Customers are encouraged to make monetary donations in store and to drop off food and unused supplies for pets at their local Pet Valu stores. Customers will also be able to feed a homeless dog or cat for a week by purchasing a food care package for $5.
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West Broad Village’s ‘The Rink’ to open Nov. 11


West Broad Village again will open The Rink, an outdoor ice skating venue at 3939 Duckling Drive in Glen Allen, this holiday season. The venue will open Friday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. and will operate daily (weather permitting) through Jan. 29, 2017, including holidays.
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The film “Home Alone” (PG) will play at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets and concessions are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491. Full text

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