Over 300 James Madison University students embarked recently on 30 spring break trips around the country and world. The students spent the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group. The following students participated: Terrice Travers, of Richmond; Carlyn Pearce, of Glen Allen; and Brooke Thompson, of Sandston.


Deep Run High School senior Jenny Sinclair, of Glen Allen, has signed to play soccer for Northeastern University, which she will enter this fall. Sinclair plans to major in business administration.


The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) has announced that Executive Vice President Maureen Dingus and Academic and Career Development Director Molly Wash have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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Dr. Brent Rusnak of River Run Dental, 7820 Shrader Rd., will host a Dentistry from the Heart event, providing free extractions, fillings and cleanings to adults. First-come, first-served. Dentistry from the Heart was founded in 2001 as a way to provide free dental care to those without dental insurance. For details, call 262-1060. Full text

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