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Job fair for veterans planned at RIR

A veteran-hiring event, connecting veterans and military spouses with local and national veteran-friendly employers, will be held Jan. 31 at Richmond International Raceway. Produced by RecruitMilitary in cooperation with The American Legion, the expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Raceway, located at 600 East Laburnum Avenue. Veterans who already have civilian work experience, as well as men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other military family members are invited to attend.

Holidays will delay some CVWMA collections

CVWMA curbside recycling collection and trash collections will have a one-day delay in collections Dec. 25-28 (red week) and Jan. 2-5 (blue week). There will be no collections on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

Curbside recyclers should place bins or carts at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day after their regularly scheduled day. Friday collections will take place on Saturday.

Pediatric Dentistry@VCU offers free services on Feb. 3

Pediatric Dentistry@VCU, located on the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, will offer free services to children in need of dental care that do not have dental insurance on Give Kids a Smile Day.

The event will take place Friday, Feb. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Wood Memorial Building, 521 N. 11th St., Suite 315. Pediatric Dentistry@VCU and its Pediatric Dental Specialist will provide exams, cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions and minor restorations for children ages 0-18 years old.

Local McDonald’s owner receives franchise’s highest honor

Local business owner Sue Durlak recently was named the 2011 recipient of the Ronald Award from the McDonald’s Corporation. The honor is presented annually to a McDonald’s franchisee for outstanding service to the McDonald’s brand and local community. Given to only one percent of McDonald's owner/operators nationwide, the award is the highest honor a region can bestow upon a franchisee, as well as the rarest to receive during a franchisee’s career.

Martin’s donates $26,215 to Christmas Mother program

Martin's Dumbarton Square store manager Bill Balderson (center) presented a check for $26,215 to a host of Henrico Christmas Mother program volunteers – and Christmas Mothers past – Dec. 22 at the store.

The money was donated in part by shoppers at Martin's Henrico stores through a donation program that ran in stores during the fall months, as well as a contribution from Martin's. Each of the company's stores in Henrico witnessed an increase in the amount donated by shoppers this year, compared to last year; the Dumbarton store showed the
highest percentage increase, according to Martin's spokeswoman Vicki Kiger.

Civil War sites in Henrico preserved

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently announced 10 state grant awards to organizations that are working to conserve historic Civil War battlefield lands – including two sites in Henrico County. The awards are drawn from the Civil War Historic Sites Preservation Fund that McDonnell and the General Assembly permanently established in 2010.

Henrico approved for economic injury disaster loans

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently approved economic assistance for businesses in Henrico County, as well as 15 other localities, that experienced damage due to drought and excessive heat from May 25 to Aug. 27, 2011. The economic injury disaster loans are provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and are available to eligible farm-related and non-farm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture and nursery enterprises, agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply to SBA for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.

Upcoming holidays will not impact curbside recycling

CVWMA curbside recycling collection will continue on regularly scheduled collection days the weeks of Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-6. There will be no holiday delay for curbside recycling collection services on Monday, Dec. 26 and on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Curbside recyclers in Ashland, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico Counties, and the cities of Richmond and Colonial Heights should place bins at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled day.

22nd Citizens’ Fire Academy graduates

The 22nd Henrico Citizens' Fire Academy graduated twelve citizens December 7. Participants attended class one night a week for 12 weeks to learn about Henrico County Division of Fire, the Office of Emergency Management and various response teams. They also participated in fire related training and learned about prevention as well as how to be better prepared to handle emergencies.

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