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JR Tucker PTSA Spring Golf Challenge planned

The J.R. Tucker High School PTSA will host its Spring Golf Challenge on Saturday, April 30 at Sycamore Creek Golf Course in Manakin-Sabot. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will raise money for the organization's scholarship program.

The cost to play is $100 per person or $400 per foursome and includes green fees, cart rental, dinner, prizes and refreshments. Checks should be made payable to JRT PTSA.

Those who register before the end of March will save $5 off the individual registration fee. For details or to register, visit http://www.jrtscholarshipgolf.com
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HandsOn Day set for Oct. 17

HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.

Online tool helps identify best native plants for pollinators

Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.

Growlers to Go opens in Short Pump; opening celebration Oct. 15

Growlers to Go has opened its second area location – in Short Pump, next to Trader Joe's.

Unlike the flagship store on the Boulevard in Richmond, this location is equipped with a Tasting Room, offering customers the opportunity to drink pints or tasting wheels as well as order snacks on premises. > Read more.


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The Academy at Virginia Randolph will celebrate its centennial Oct. 17, marking a century since the Henrico County school was dedicated in honor of the pioneering educator. The event will… Full text

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