Citizen Staff Reports 12/08/11
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.
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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