Local recyclers rewarded for efforts

Eighteen local recyclers – including two from Henrico County – won prizes from the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) in celebration of the America Recycles Day 2011, a national awareness campaign that celebrates the successes of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps to raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year.

CVWMA partnered with WTVR CBS6 and Virginia This Morning, TFC Recycling and Valpak to “award” recyclers for making a difference by recycling.

As a part of the campaign citizens are encouraged to pledge their commitment to recycle and buy more recycled products in the upcoming year. In return for their support, a variety of awards were distributed throughout the region. Winners included: CBS6, TFC Recycling and CVWMA Contest Winners – Carter Johann, of Henrico (pictured above right with Jessica Noll of Virginia This Morning); Chris Winch, of Chesterfield; Jim Tipton, of Richmond; and Don and
Maggi Owens, of Colonial Heights; CVWMA Pledge to Recycle Winners – E. Cordie, of Chesterfield (winner of a Wal-Mart gift card); a Henrico County winner who asked not to be identified (Wal-Mart gift card) and grand prize winner S. Jameson, of Richmond (Wal-Mart gift card); CVWMA's Valpak "10 in 10" Recycling Cart Winners – 10 winners, including one from Henrico County.

According to CVWMA officials, the volume of materials recycled through its curbside and drop-off programs each year could fill up The Diamond three times.

Visit http://www.cvwma.com or call the CVWMA hotline at 340-0900 to learn more about recycling programs.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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The Saint Gertrude Alumnae Association Board will present the annual “Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Over 40 local vendors will be selling items including wreaths, soaps, Christmas items, pet items, jewelry, scarves, hats, frozen casseroles and more. Tickets for the “Pre-Spree” on Nov. 18 are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. On Saturday, admission is free and there will be pictures with Santa and a trip through Santa Land. For details, visit http://www.saintgertrude.org/hollyspree. Full text

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