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Harvie ES students ‘touch’ history

History, past and present, came to life Feb. 16 as Harvie Elementary School students portrayed some of the most influential African American entertainers, scientists, athletes, doctors, political and military figures in American history as part of the school’s “Touch Museum.”

Students stood motionless, holding their poses until touched by their teacher, at which time they sprang to life, naming the figures they were portraying, as well as their accomplishments and other facts of historical note.

Kirah Dandridge as Judith Jameson

Corey Ginn (left) as a Tuskegee Airman and Ramar Sebastian as Alvin Ailey

Deja Carroll as Mary McCleod Bethune

Gianni Ivy as Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

Left to right, Vaughn Huckaby (Tony Dungy), India Dailey (Althea Gibson), Al-JaQuan (Jackie Robinson), Elijah Shelton (Tiger Woods) and Toriaunna Jefferson (Venus Williams)

Darryl Rawlings (left) as Garrett Morgan and Treazure Wooley as Mae Jemison

Corey Ginn as a Tuskegee Airman

India Dailey as Althea Gibson

Kimberly Martinez as Shirley Chisholm

Nia Boyd as Bessie Coleman

Sanihya Turner as Condoleezza Rice

Nassir Bolling as Dr. Benjamin Carson

Jolin Fox as Wynton Marsalis

Ramar Sebastian as Alvin Ailey

Tre Hedgepeth as President Barack Obama
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HandsOn Day set for Oct. 17

HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.

Online tool helps identify best native plants for pollinators

Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.


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