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DSGR to present 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival

October 10 2015 - Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE, 8:30 a.m.,
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will present the 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival at 8:30 a.m. in Innsbrook. Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE. There will be free family-friendly entertainment and activities, a fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome, live music by The Groove Motive, the Great DSAGR Pumpkin Patch, exhibitor and advocacy displays, and more. Pet friendly. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/dsagr


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.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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Richmond area Chick-Fil-A restaurants will present Operation Cow Drop RVA 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. A helicopter will drop 2,500 parachuting mini Chick-Fil-A plush… Full text

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