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RAR Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony

The Richmond Association of Realtors recently hosted its annual Installation Reception and Award Ceremony at the University of Richmond, recognizing the following members: A. Kenton Muhleman, Jr. Scholarship Award – Philip Innes (RE/MAX Commonwealth); Realtor of the Year Award – Jacqueline S. Atiyeh (Long & Foster); Adrian L. Bendheim, Jr. Sales Associate of the Year Award – Richard Bower (Joyner Fine Properties); Civic Leader of the Year Award – Lummie Jones.

The president of RAR in 2011 will be Cheryl Hamm of Joyner Fine Properties. Joining Hamm on the board of directors will be president-elect for RAR Scott Ruth of Long & Foster; president-elect for CVR MLS Shanna Wiseman of Parr and Abernathy; vice president Linda Staples Terry of Tranzon Fox and Karen Smith of RE/MAX Commonwealth. Woody Hogg, with ERA Woody Hogg & Associates, will chair the 2011 Broker Council and serve on the Board of Directors. The newly elected Board of Directors members are Nancy Cheely, Dawn Bradley and John Finn, Jr. Incumbent directors include Thomas Innes, Wayne Johnson, Lummie Jones, Richard Bower, Mark Joyner, Jean Longest, Bill White and Amy Enoch.
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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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The Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University four-week fall lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Dr. Jim Somerville, storyteller and… Full text

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