Henrico County VA

Power play at new energy facility

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (pictured below, second from right) got help from Maureen Matsen, Virginia's deputy secretary of natural resources, as he cut the ribbon Nov. 3 to celebrate the dedication of Republic Services’ new landfill-gas-to-energy facility at the Old Dominion Sanitary Landfill on Charles City Road.

Joining Bolling and Matsen for the ceremony were (left to right) Tim Loveland and Bill Held of Republic Services, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) President and CEO Jack Reasor, and Fortistar President Mark Comora. Following the ribbon-cutting, guests were led on a tour of the facility that included a peek at the control room (above, with Benny Benson of engineering) and the four generators that will provide electricity.

The 6.4-megawatt renewable energy facility, a joint project of Republic Services, Fortistar and ODEC, uses methane from the landfill to power generators that will meet the energy needs of an estimated 4,500 area residences.
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Varina Ruritans honor police, fire officials and community members

The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).

The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs. > Read more.

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.

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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