GardenFest of Lights opens Friday at Lewis Ginter 

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights opens Nov. 23, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and continues through Jan. 7 (with the exceptions of Dec. 24 and 25).  A holiday tradition featuring botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities and more than one million lights, the GardenFest of Lights has a theme this year of bringing famous works of art to life. For ticket […]

GardenFest of Lights opens Friday at Lewis Ginter

Greenwood Elementary students put the pedal to the metal

Students at Greenwood Elementary in Henrico County Public Schools are learning how to create electricity through an innovative pedal-a-watt system purchased with a $4,000 grant from Dominion Energy. The project gives students a hands-on, or feet-on, science lesson with real-world applications. The bike-powered system converts energy generated by vigorous pedaling into electricity, which is stored in batteries and used to […]

Housing Families First receives national grant

Henrico-based Housing Families First has been selected to receive a $2.5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund, which will help nearly 500 children and adults exit homelessness into permanent housing during the next four years. Housing Families First helps families experiencing homelessness through three programs: an emergency shelter for families, rapid re-housing to quickly move families into their […]

Postal Service deadlines for holiday shipping

The U.S. Postal Service is reminding patrons about various deadlines for shipping holiday packages to ensure they are delivered before Dec. 25. To give your package(s) the best chance to arrive by Christmas to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses, you should send them by the following dates: • Dec. 4 – APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 […]


Stephen Baker of Glen Allen recently was named to Bob Jones University’s 2018 Chorale, a 50-voice choir comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of degree programs. Baker is a junior majoring in Sports Management. *** The following area students recently were initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at Virginia Commonwealth […]