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Arizona shooting victim had family in Henrico County

One of the victims of this weekend's shooting in Tucson, Az., was the aunt of two Henrico County men and the sister-in-law of a Henrico woman.

Phyllis Schneck, who died in the shooting that also killed five others and injured Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was the aunt of Edward Schneck, a teacher in the HCPS Non-Traditional Programs department; Chuck Schneck, a Henrico resident; and the sister-in-law of Jeanette Schneck, also of Henrico.

"We will miss her smile and hospitality shared whenever we visited her and other family members," Edward Schneck said in a statement released by Henrico County Public Schools spokesman Mychael Dickerson today. "She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister-in-law and aunt.  May you rest in peace, Phyllis. We would also like to thank all of those who have shared their prayers and sentiments of support with our family."

Phyllis Schneck, 79, was a widow who spent summers in New Jersey and winters in Tucson, according to news reports. She had two daughters, one son, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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HandsOn Day set for Oct. 17

HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.

Online tool helps identify best native plants for pollinators

Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.


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