Stepping Up

A child watches bubbles rise at the fifth annual Step Up for Down Syndrome event at Short Pump Town Center Oct. 8. The event raised funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.



"Team Sarah" (left to right) Monica Balduf, Sarah Balduf (age 3 1/2) and Jean Atkinson.

Nicholas Laganke (age 2 1/2)


Sarah Whitehead (with son, Jake Whitehead, 2) ran to raise awareness.>

Emily Dodge, age 7, receives high-fives from hundreds of supporters as she crosses the finish line.

Hatch Brooks (age 19 months) gets a helping hand from family and friends as he takes his first steps.

Chandler Salmon, age 1.

Bonkers and Sweet Thang the clowns entertain with balloon sculpting, face painting and magic.

Savannah Atwood, age 2.

Brenden Banka, age 3.

(Left to right) Shea Zatkulak, 19 and a First Lt. in the JROTC at Powhatan H.S., with friend Max Dryfus, 17 and a student at Charlottesville H.S.
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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. > Read more.

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. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


If the snow last weekend had you stuck at home, then you will appreciate free admission all weekend long at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Other free options this weekend include a Classic Family Film series at Varina Library, “Crafternoon” at Libbie Mill Library and the tenth annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival taking place Sunday and Monday at the Weinstein JCC. Concert options include the 8th annual Djangoary Music Soiree at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Flight Risk, performing at The Tin Pan. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Members of the Richmond theatre community will join others across the country at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone for the Ghostlight Project at CAT Theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. in Henrico. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater for safety, supporters will renew their pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone – regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Rain or shine. For details, email Alison Eichler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://tinyurl.com/ghostlightevent. Full text

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