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Hands-on duties

More than 1,000 volunteers from throughout the region gathered last month as part of HandsOn Greater Richmond to complete more than 60 projects.

The event is a program of the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence.

In Henrico, a group of Target employees (pictured) undertook a project at Fairfield Middle School to help re-plant the school's community garden and paint the outdoor shelter.

Long named Henrico Christmas Mother

The Henrico Christmas Mother Council has announced that Harriet Long, a retired math teacher from the Fairfield District, has been chosen as the 2013 Henrico Christmas Mother.

Long is married to Kenneth Long and has two sons and three grandsons. She is a product of Henrico schools, having attended Lakeside Elementary School and graduated from Hermitage High School. She attended Mary Washington College (now The University of Mary Washington) and received a B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.}

New signs installed in Meadowood

Two new signs were installed this week in the Meadowood subdivision, near Henrico High School, marking the community of 1960s-era brick ranchers and tri-level homes.

The signs of gold lettering on a black background feature an oval picture of birds soaring above a meadow and trees – significant because streets in the subdivision are named for birds. The signs were installed at Lark and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and Sandpiper and Azalea Avenue.}

Reunion planned for Henrico HS’s first 4 classes

In honor of their 45th reunion, the Henrico High School class of 1967 will host a celebration on Sept. 29 at the Torque Club at Richmond International Raceway. The theme is "Fifty Years of Friendship" to commemorate the opening of Henrico High School in 1962. An invitation has been extended to the HHS classes of '65, '66 and '68 to join the party. These four classes represent the original student body of HHS. }

Fairfield constituent meeting to address senior programs

The next constituent meeting of Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton will highlight services and resources available for Henrico’s senior residents. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road.}

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The Richmond Funny Bone, located at Short Pump Town Center, will present comedian Joe Torry at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 6, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 8. Torry received his big break in 1992 when he was given the job of hosting Def Comedy Jam after Martin Lawrence left the show. He has been in many movies and commercials. Torry founded the Giving Back the Love Foundation in 1996 through which he gives back to his hometown of St. Louis through youth and community programs. Tickets are $15 to $17. For details, visit http://www.richmondfunnybone.com. Full text

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