Dominion restoration schedule for Aug. 31
Dominion Power crews will be working to restore power in the following Henrico locations today:
Eastern Henrico – Charles City Road; Dan Street; Jennings at Nine Mile Road; Osborne Turnpike at Battery Hill Road and south of Battery Hill Road; Thalen Street; Harvie Road at Byron Street; Harvie Road at Howard Road; Route 5 south of Buffin Road; Osborne Turnpike; Strath Road;
Glen Allen – Virginia Center Commons at Virginia Village Drive;
Northern Henrico – Boxwood at Woodman Road; Club Road; Danley Lane; Hilliard Road; Hood Drive; Hungary Spring Road; Kent Street; Lakeside Avenue; Laurel Fork Drive; Maplewood Avenue; Moody Middle School; Shadyhurst Drive; Stoneleigh north of Dumbarton;
Highland Springs – Cedar at East Nine Mile Road; Holly Avenue; South Holly Avenue; Washington Street east of Mullins; Hillcrest Avenue;
Sandston – Challis Lane; East Union Street; Elko Road at Old Williamsburg Road;
Huntsman Place; Meadow Road; Old Williamsburg Road; Old Williamsburg Road west of Boar Swamp; Portugee Road; White Oak Place; Wilson Avenue north of Sedgewick Street
Western Henrico – Camden Drive; Coleburn at Three Chopt; Dancer Road; Debryshire Road; Dover Road; Fon Du Lac Road; Forest Avenue; Gayton Road; Gayton Road east of Andover; Landis at Three Chopt Road; Lorraine Station Road; Marroit Road; Mooreland Road; Parham Road; Parham Road north of Spalding Drive; Patterson Avenue west of Gayton; Pepper north of Patterson; Randolph Square Lane; Ridge Road; River Road; River Road east of Lower Tuckahoe; River Road west of Nomas; Rolando Drive; Santa Clara Drive; Santa Clara Drive north of Sierra; Shelley Road; Skipwith Road south of Hungary Spring Road; Skipwith Road south of Vanta; Summit Drive; Tapoan west of Three Chopt Road; Tarrytown Drive; Twinridge Lane; University Boulevard; Wistar Road; Yolanda Road
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.
Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.
Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.
Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.
The Dominion GardenFest of Lights Grand Illumination takes place tonight at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. You can also celebrate Thanksgiving again – tomorrow at Henricus Historical Park. More great events – Lavender Fields Herb Farm and Wilton House Museum will both host their holiday open house events this weekend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ lovable robot Baymax delight
It may be time for Olaf to step down as our nation’s reigning cartoon character. Big Hero 6, the latest animated feature from Disney, contains a challenger to the throne: Baymax (Scott Adsit), another lovably chubby white wonder, who will bring joy to children’s hearts and invade every home in America inside a six-foot pile of Disney merchandise.
Big Hero 6 (based ever so slightly on a Marvel comic of the same name) is the story of Baymax – and also his closest companion Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter). And then also their four friends, all of whom join together to form the titular superhero team.
At first, though, it’s only Hiro, a young boy and an engineering prodigy, who’d rather spend his time in underground robot fight clubs than do something productive with his gifts. > Read more.
Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.
In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)
For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > Read more.
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CalendarCelebrate the holidays in Colonial Virginia at the Wilton House Museum’s Holiday Open House from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, crafts, games, and performances by Barefoot Puppet… Full text