Henrico County VA

Two schools partner to collect school supplies for Sandy victims

Arthur Ashe Elementary School and Varina High School are teaming up to gather school supplies for two schools in Far Rockaway, N.Y. that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy. All items will be packaged and sent to the town with a teacher who will be traveling to New York for the holidays and will then be dispersed to the schools.

Through Dec. 18, members of the community are invited to bring supplies
to either Arthur Ashe (1001 Cedar Fork Road) or Varina (7053 Messer Road, Henrico). All items will be gathered and packaged on Dec. 19.

For details, http://www.eastrockawayschools.org/index.html

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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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