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Obama visits UR

President Barack Obama visited the University of Richmond today, urging support for his $477 billion jobs package before a crowd at the Robins Center estimated by White House officials at 8,900. The address was Obama's first to promote the jobs bill, which he formally announced during a speech last night in Washington.

In addition to urging listeners to contact their representatives in Congress to voice their support for the American Jobs Act, Obama urged students to "hit the books."

Tickets for the event, which was free and open to the public, were snapped up by the thousands inside of two hours yesterday.




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Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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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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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks May 27 to Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the… Full text

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