Tuckahoe town meeting Oct. 10 to examine utilities’ response to Irene

The next town meeting of Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will examine the effect of Hurricane Irene on local utilities and their response in the aftermath of the storm. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive.

Representatives from Dominion Virginia Power, Comcast and Verizon will discuss the impact of the storm and their companies’ efforts to restore electricity, phone and cable services. Officials from the State Corporation Commission and Henrico General Services Director Chris Winstead also will be on hand. The officials will join O’Bannon for a question-and-answer period.

Tuckahoe town meetings are open to the public. For details, call 501-4208 or visit http://www.patobannon.com.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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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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Aviator Barrington Irving, who set a world record as the first African American and youngest person to fly around the world solo, will visit the Science Museum of Virginia at 4 p.m. to share his tale of inspiration with area students and families. The program will be followed by a meet-and-greet experience as Irving explores the museum's Speed exhibition with event attendees. The event is free and open to the public, and is partially made possible through support for The Steward School from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, Robins Foundation, and Luck Companies Foundation. To register visit http://www.stewardschool.org/aviator. Full text

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