Verizon working to repair phone lines

While Dominion Virginia Power crews are working to restore power to nearly 60,000 Henrico residents who are without it, Verizon officials also are working in the region to replace damaged poles and repair facilities damaged by water and wind.

But Verizon spokesman Harry Mitchell told the Citizen that despite some damage, "our landline network survived Irene well.

"Our teams of technicians are out assessing the damage and making repairs," Mitchell said. "Many of our facilities are on backup generators or batteries that enable us to provide voice phone service even though the power is out in some areas."
 
Some Verizon customers in the Richmond region are without phone, internet and TV service as the result of power outages or other storm-related issues, Mitchell said, declining to provide specific numbers for Henrico.

The numbers "rise and fall virtually by the minute based on new repair reports coming in, repairs made by our technicians and the restoration of power, which in turn will often restore some of our services."

Verizon's restoration efforts are partially dependent upon the efforts of road accessibility and restoration of power, he said.

"We're committed to restoring service for customers as quickly, and safely, as we can," Mitchell said.
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project:HOMES’ ‘Renew Crew’ helps Henrico citizen


The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.

The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.

Alzheimer’s Walk raises $436,000


More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.

The event is one of three walks that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and is held in celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year and can be made at http://www.alz.org/walk. In total, the three walks this year have raised more than $644,344. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Richmond Concert Band will perform “A Christmas in Great Britain” at 7 p.m. at Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.richmondconcertband.org. Full text

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