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Glen Allen woman raising companion dog


A Glen Allen woman recently began raising an assistance dog in-training for Canine Companions for Independence, a national non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.
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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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West Broad Village donates to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


West Broad Village and its parent company, Excel Trust, recently donated more than $13,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Virginia. The money was raised during the community’s Summer Concert Series.

Pictured above, Philip Hopkins (front) accepts a $13,480.50 check from Tammy Philblad, Excel Trust regional property manager. Joining the presentation (back row, from left)are Melody Thomas, Excel Trust administrative assistant; Kendall Rumsey, Excel Trust director of marketing; Terri Q. Quinan, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Virginia Chapter executive director; and Philip’s mother Catherine Hopkins.
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Presentation on native plant partnership takes place Oct. 1


Carol Heiser from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will discuss the Virginia Native Plant Marketing Partnership Thursday, October 1, at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue. The monthly meeting of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 p.m., and all are invited to come early and get to know others with similar interests. A short business meeting will follow the presentation.

In her role as Wildlife Habitat Coordinator for DGIF, Heiser has helped lead the agency’s efforts to enhance wildlife habitat by encouraging corporate landowners, private landowners, schools and homeowners to improve environments in their communities to benefit Virginia's songbirds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife.
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Lakeside passports offer UCI race attendees discounts at Lewis Ginter


Spectators who attend the UCI race can score discounts at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden by completing a Lakeside passport.

The Garden will offer a buy-one, get-one-free admission offer to all patrons who bring a completed passport to the Garden's admissions desk between Sept. 19-27. To receive a passport, visit participating Lakeside businesses or visit https://www.facebook.com/Lakeside-Avenue-104727612962395/timeline/ to download and print one. Visitors must collect a stamp from a business in each of five zones along Lakeside Avenue, then present the completed passport at Lewis Ginter. No purchase is necessary.
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3 earn Eagle Scout rank


Three members of Boy Scouts Troop 770 from River Road Presbyterian Church recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

The three – William Evans, Dillard "Trey" Laughlin and Anthony Q. Vinson II – are students at Freeman High School. For their Eagle Scout projects, Evans constructed two picnic tables for Deep Bottom Park in Eastern Henrico; Laughlin directed a large group of Scouts in the construction of benches for a Section 8 housing development; and Vinson landscaped a garden and installed a stone walkway at the Little Sisters of the Poor, which he funded through gifts and donations.
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Garden greens


Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution.
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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 Trio na Bossa, 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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