Crossings eagle returns to roost

All eyes were on the eagle June 11 as the 3000-pound landmark sculpture -- with a boost from a 160-ton crane -- was re-installed in its perch atop the refinished golden dome of the Jefferson Building at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen.

The eagle, which has resided atop the Jefferson Building since the complex served as Figgie International's headquarters in the 1980s, had spent a week "nesting" on the ground after its June 4 removal. Among the restoration and repair tasks performed during the bird's makeover was the regilding of its 24-carat gold leaf wings.

At a ceremony prior to the eagle's flight, the sculpture was re-dedicated in honor of America’s Armed Forces and their families and re-christened the Liberty Golden Eagle. A number of veterans from the adjacent Crosspoint community attended the ceremony, and representatives from Fisher House and the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia accepted donations from the Wyndham Virginia Crossings.

Read the full story of the restoration here: http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/the_eagle_has_landed0608.
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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


If the snow last weekend had you stuck at home, then you will appreciate free admission all weekend long at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Other free options this weekend include a Classic Family Film series at Varina Library, “Crafternoon” at Libbie Mill Library and the tenth annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival taking place Sunday and Monday at the Weinstein JCC. Concert options include the 8th annual Djangoary Music Soiree at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Flight Risk, performing at The Tin Pan. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Shepherd’s Center begins its Open University four-week winter lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Bill Lohmann, author and Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist, will present “On the Road Again: More People, Places and Pies Around Virginia.” A brown bag lunch precedes at noon with dessert and beverages provided. The series is open to all persons 50+ at no charge. For details, call 355-7282 or visit http://www.tscor.org. Full text

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