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.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Balé Folclórico da Bahia in “Bahia of All Colours” at 7:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center. The troupe, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil, is comprised of 38 dancers, musicians, and singers that perform a repertoire based on “Bahian” folkloric dances that have African origins. These dances include slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, and those that celebrate Carnival. Tickets are $30 to $38 with discounts for seniors, children and groups. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text

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