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American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Talbot’s on River Road

October 10 2015 - October is Liver Awareness Month, 11 a.m., Free
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Talbot’s at 6223 River Rd. October is Liver Awareness Month. Liver transplants are the second most common type of transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative, B negative and AB blood. For details, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org

Bon Secours for Women’s My Health Cafe to offer seminar on caring for aging parents

October 15 2015 - Speakers are from Bon Secours Medical Group and Senior Connections, 4:30 p.m., Free
Bon Secours for Women's My Health Cafe will offer a free seminar featuring a panel of experts with advice on taking care of aging parents from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital Education Room. Topics include social aspects of aging, advanced care planning, medication concerns and normal signs of aging. Speakers are from Bon Secours Medical Group and Senior Connections. To register, call 298-3500 or visit http://www.bonsecours.com/womensevents


Ruritans Club marks 50th anniversary

Are you old enough to remember when gas was 31 cents a gallon and you could buy a new car for $2,650? How about paying rent of $118 a month? You could have been cruisin’ down Mountain Road in a new Dodge Charger, or riding a new skateboard to Mr. Allen’s Market. That was the year – 1965 – that the world was introduced to contact lenses, Spirograph, Bounty, Get Smart, Lost in Space, Gatorade, Apple Jacks, and Spaghetti O’s.

It was also in 1965 that the Glen Allen Ruritan Club was founded – and today the Ruritans are still going strong. The Ruritans are the folks that have cleaned up Mountain Road; raised money for scholarships at local high schools through the Healy Gala; supported local schools and charities such as Lamb’s Basket, St. Joseph Villa, the Henrico Christmas Mother and the juvenile jail by cooking their locally famous barbeque; and put on Glen Allen Day for the last 19
years. > Read more.

West Broad Village donates to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

West Broad Village and its parent company, Excel Trust, recently donated more than $13,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Virginia. The money was raised during the community’s Summer Concert Series.

Pictured above, Philip Hopkins (front) accepts a $13,480.50 check from Tammy Philblad, Excel Trust regional property manager. Joining the presentation (back row, from left)are Melody Thomas, Excel Trust administrative assistant; Kendall Rumsey, Excel Trust director of marketing; Terri Q. Quinan, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Virginia Chapter executive director; and Philip’s mother Catherine Hopkins. > Read more.

New restaurant opens at Virginia Center Commons

Virginia Center Commons is now home to Alpozio’s Grill & Lounge, a new American-themed, family-owned and operated restaurant concept from industry veteran Al Williams.

“We are excited to welcome Alpozio’s, adding another dimension to Virginia Center Commons’ popular mix of specialty stores, eateries and entertainment venues,” said Sheryl Raulin, mall manager at Virginia Center Commons.

The kitchen at Alpozio’s focuses on classic American favorites with Italian influence. Menu items include everything from crab cakes to ribeye with a selection of kid-friendly favorites and decadent desserts, such as strawberry shortcake and grandma’s apple pie. > Read more.


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Richmond Montessori School, located at 499 N. Parham Rd., will hold an open house for early childhood students (age two through kindergarten) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tour the… Full text

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