Mason’s Toy-Box party kicks off holiday drive Nov. 4

For more than eight years, local businesses, private firms, music venues and individuals have donated new, unwrapped toys to children served by hospitals and hospitality houses through Mason’s Toy Box. In honor of Mason Thomas, who earned his wings in 2011, Mason’s Toy Box collects and distributes toys to each young person with a little help from Santa Claus, reaching […]

$315k grant will help restore stream at Lewis Ginter

Project seeks to reduce pollution to James River and provide demonstration landscape

A stream at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will be restored, thanks to a $315,000 grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment., The grant, part of VEE’s James River Water Quality Improvement Program, will support the Glen Stream Restoration Project at the garden. The project is near the garden’s entrance in an area that catches run-off from nearby neighborhoods, streets and parking […]