Harrison Up for Top Collegiate Award

HarrisonQueen Harrison, a Hermitage High School and Virginia Tech graduate, is in the running for The Bowerman, the nation's top award for collegiate track and field athletes.

The Bowerman is given each year to the top male and female collegiate athletes in the sport of track and field. Performances during both the NCAA indoor and outdoor track and field will be considered, but an athlete does not have to participate in both seasons to be considered. The Bowerman is given by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and is named in honor of Bill Bowerman, a track and field coach recognized for his numerous contributions to the sport.

Harrison won Virginia Tech's first national title in women's track and field at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, winning the 60-meter hurdles. She also broke a school record in the 400-meter dash three times in the season. Harrison was named ACC performer of the Week twice during the indoor campaign and named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year.

In outdoor track and field, Harrison became the first female in NCAA history to win both the 100- and 400-meter hurdle national titles. She also won the ACC crowns in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles and was given ACC Women's Track MVP honors for the outdoor season.

Harrison also participated in the 2008 summer Olympics in China.

The male and female finalists with the highest point total after the tabulation of ballots, fan voting, and USTFCCCA member voting will be declared the winner. Fan voting is available online until Aug. 20 at thebowerman.org.
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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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Weekend Top 10


The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The tenth annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15-16 at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave. Festival attendees can enjoy homemade traditional Jewish and Israeli foods, including a selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. There will also be an Israeli market, where attendees can purchase grocery items to take home. Live music is presented both days. Admission and activities are free. For details, visit http://www.RichmondJewishFoodFestival.com. Full text

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