Board of Supervisors – Fairfield District
FRANK THORNTON, DEMOCRAT
1. Why should residents of your district elect you? Many citizens who have followed my candidacy and my record while in officer, I feel, would conclude that I have been accessible, attentive and aware of the concerns and issues they have shared and articulated to me. I have been productive in this regard. I have attempted to address and reconcile many of these concerns and issues.
2. What will be your top focus if elected? If re-elected, I will focus on economic development and stability with an emphasis on assisting and stimulating more retail and commercial impetus, which can add to additional job growth.
3. What is the most critical issue: 1) facing your district? 2) facing the county as a whole? How do you propose to address these? The downward economic spiral and a lack of job growth are essential to the improvement of the lifestyle in the Fairfield District and the county as a whole. The citizens and I as a local elected official must impress upon our state and congressional leaders the need for visionary leadership. We all must learn that we must work together for the good of county, state and federal governments.
4. How will you involve citizens in matters of government? We must listen to our citizens, first of all, and we must work together to assist our neighbors and communities in coping with the present economic climate. We may all have to learn how to live with less until the present economic situation improves.
5. What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend? I enjoy reading historical works as well as working in my yard to improve my lawn and to work with repotting various plants. I also enjoy collecting and listening to records of the “oldies and goodies” genre from the period 1955-1970.
Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarLewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host October Oddities Oct. 1-31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Refresh your “garden spirit” with displays and activities for all ages throughout the month of October. Enjoy vignettes designed to provoke a sense of curiosity and wonder using underappreciated oddities of nature and “horti-torture.” Pick up a Gourd Quest at the admissions desk before heading down to the Children’s Garden. Included with regular admission which is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org. Full text