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Dominion Foundation donates $1 million to groups providing critical community needs

Dominion Resources announced recently that it is providing $1 million in grants through its charitable foundation to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across 12 states this holiday season. Donations will be shared by 119 non-profit organizations providing essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services.

Eligible organizations in targeted areas within Dominion’s footprint were encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each. More than 250 applications were considered, with selections made based on an organization’s demonstrated ability to serve communities, meet basic human needs, and prevent future need for assistance. > Read more.

Bon Secours expands nitrous oxide program for low-intervention births

Bon Secours Richmond Health System is expanding the availability of nitrous oxide, an effective low-intervention tool for pain management during labor, into several hospitals throughout the Richmond region. According to Dr. Cara Golish Hartle, OB/GYN with Virginia Physicians for Women, more and more women desire to create a unique birthing experience that includes low-intervention options for handling pain and letting labor progress on its own before medications, such as an epidural, are administered. > Read more.

Henrico County Division of Police graduates 44th Citizens Academy

The Henrico County Division of Police graduated the 44th class of its Citizens Police Academy Nov. 5. Academy graduates were: Mark Brickey, Jeffrey Brush, Jonathon Brush, Miranda Brush, Hemal Desai, Catherine Link, Lisa Loudermilk, Jacqueline Madison-McCreary, Sonya Magamoll, Robert Marshall, Rose Martin-Turnage, Justin Murphy, Tom Murray, James Pfister, Chasity Turnage, and Breona Tyler.

The Citizens Academy allows participants to receive much of the same hands-on training and experience that actual police officers and recruits undergo. > Read more.
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Allegiant to launch new flights from RIC to Orlando area

Allegiant has announced it is expanding its flights from Richmond with new service to Orlando/Sanford beginning April 14.

The nonstop flights will operate twice weekly between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).

Since debuting in Richmond in February 2015, Allegiant has flown more than 10,000 local travelers to experience Florida. Orlando / Sanford will become the second destination served by Allegiant from Richmond, adding to existing nonstop service to Tampa / St. Pete.
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Henrico Police seek leads on cold case murder

On the second anniversary of the death of Alex Tremaine Perkins, Henrico Police officials are seeking assistance from the public in solving the homicide.

On Nov. 15, 2013, police responded to a firearm violation in the 7000 block of Hunt Club Lane. Once on scene, officers located Perkins in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred shortly after Perkins left his place of employment at Tyson Foods. While initially there were persons of interest in this case, it still remains open. > Read more.

SJV wins statewide housing award

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently that St. Joseph's Villa is one of five winners of the 2015 Virginia Housing Awards, given to organizations and government entities throughout the Commonwealth to recognize extraordinary efforts to address affordable housing challenges in Virginia.

St. Joseph’s Villa won the Best Housing Program or Service Award for its Flagler Rapid Re-housing Services. > Read more.

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Varina Ruritans honor police, fire officials and community members

The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).

The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs. > Read more.

The Rink to open at WBV Nov. 14

The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.

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