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‘Charlottesville 12’ member to speak in Henrico

Virginia Trailblazer Charles Alexander, one of the “Charlottesville 12” who integrated Charlottesville schools in 1959, will speak and answer questions at the Dumbarton Area Library, located at 6800 Staples Mill Rd., on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. No tickets or registration required.

In anticipation of his visit, a documentary film about desegregation in Virginia, “Locked Out: The Fall of the Massive Resistance” that features Mr. Alexander, will be screened at North Park Branch Library, located at 8508 Franconia Rd., on Feb. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and at Fairfield Area Library, located at 1001 N. Laburnum Ave.

For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .

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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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