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Lawn care seminar series to begin

The Henrico County Extension Office will kick off its free annual lawn-care seminar series with a program on weed control March 8-10.

The seminars are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations (each location will present the same program): March 8 at Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd.; March 9 at Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd.; and March 10 at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd.

“Spring Weed Control” will provide information on a range of topics, including the use of herbicides and the application of pre- and post-emergence products to control weeds before and after they appear. The seminar is free and open to the community.

Call 501-5160 or visit http://www.co.henrico.va.us/extension to register.
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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.

Virginia Christmas tree guide now available

Looking for a Virginia-grown Christmas tree this year? You can find a list of all locations that offer trees in the 2015 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide, published by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) in cooperation with the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association. The guide is designed as a resource for finding choose-and-cut, fresh-cut and live Christmas trees across the state. Complimentary copies are available through tourist information centers, libraries and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices.

“Most choose-and-cut tree farms and retail lots open the Friday after Thanksgiving,” said VDACS Commissioner Sandra J. Adams. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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