Lifestyles

Roger Reynolds, of the Ashland-based CJ"s Thumbs Up Foundation.

‘Thumbs Up’ cofounder honored for his efforts

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:41 am

With a warm, friendly personality, you wouldn’t know that roughly 4 years ago Roger Reynolds’ and his wife’s world was turned upside down. That’s when their 4 1/2-year-old daughter, Charlotte Jennie “CJ” Reynolds, lost her battle against the brain tumor she fought so hard to beat.

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  • First to the finish line, but looking back with love

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Herbert Cross, a longtime Ashland resident, died Aug. 8 at the age of 80. (Contributed photo)

    My dad died Aug. 8. I miss him. And for those who knew my dad, or know me, here goes, a FB post I never wanted to write. He wasn’t quite as funny as Robin Williams, or as sultry as Lauren Bacall, but my father Herb Cross had his moments, and he died last week.

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  • ‘Lights! Camera! Action!’ in Ashland

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Roof-mounted floodlights help illuminate an interior shot as crews film a commercial in Ashland.

    With its Victorian houses, towering oaks and white picket fences, the neighborhood lining the Railroad tracks in Ashland offers a glimpse of a bygone era. That small-town nostalgia’s exactly what attracted a Richmond studio to film a commercial onsite last week.

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Education

Top left, going clockwise: Janitor Ava Tunstall, bus driver Michelle Woods, cafeteria manager Tonda Pasowicz and crossing guard Denise Franklin all play supporting roles for the Hanover school system.

Supporting roles that keep Hanover schools going

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

Usually, top school administrators and officials are the ones in the limelight, but not all of the individuals that help keep the schools running make it there. With the new school year starting Sept. 2, the Herald-Progress spoke with four of the division’s key people; without people like them jobs such as keeping the buildings clean, preparing and serving food and transporting children to and from school could not be accomplished.

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  • Patrick Henry High School & Liberty Middle School

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Run 1 – Bus 88 Start run on Breedens Road (7:20 a.m.); Right on Breedens Road to Route 1 (Washington Highway, North); Right on Washington Highway; Left on Mount Hope Church Road (p/u’s); Cross over Doswell Road and continue on Mt. Hope Church Road (turn around location); Continue back down Mt. Hope Church Road; Right on Doswell Road (p/u’s) (cross over bridge); Continue on Doswell Road; Right on Old Ridge

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  • Hanover High School & Oak Knoll Middle School

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Run 1 – Bus 193 Start run at the intersection of: Walnut Grove Road and Mechanicsville Turnpike (7:50 a.m.); Continue on Walnut Grove Road to Old Cavalry; Left on Old Cavalry Drive; Left on Dugout Terrace (turn around at end); Continue back on Dugout Terrace; Right on Old Cavalry Drive to Walnut grove Road; Left on Walnut Grove Road (no student pickups); Left on Pole Green Road (no student pickups);

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Religion

Church News week of Aug. 28, 2014

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Oak Grove Baptist Church The Women’s and Men’s Ministries of Oak Grove Baptist Church will be sponsoring its “Second Annual Community Day” Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date – Sept. 13). Activities planned for the day include: classic/new car, truck and bike show (trophies awarded); carnival food and games; face painting; live gospel music; praise dance teams; representatives from Walgreen’s Pharmacy to provide Medicare Part

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  • Sacred Marriage with Gary Thomas Live

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Strengthen your current or future marriage. Uncover how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. A First Things First of Greater Richmond event, hosted by West End Assembly of God on August. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person by July 31; $25 through August 23. Childcare available by reservation. For more information and to register visit

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  • Sheriff’s office starts ‘Worship Watch’

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    The Sheriff’s Office unveiled its new Worship Watch program May 4 during the Sheriff’s Office’s second “Faith Leadership Summit” at Patrick Henry High School.  Here, leaders from over 80 churches, various ministries, and non-profit organizations representing more than 50,000 citizens learned about this new program, which aims to streamline communication and enhance partnerships with the faith-based community. This follows the first “Faith Leadership Summit,” held in September 2013, where leaders

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Health

New health program provides free cancer screenings for women

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program administered by the Virginia Department of Health. This program provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services for low-income and uninsured or underinsured women. EWL provides free routine screening services that include a mammogram and Pap test, as well as diagnostic services and treatment if needed, for women ages 40-64. Diagnostic services are provided for women ages

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  • American Legion Post 175, McGuire VA Medical Center co-host Outreach Forum

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    McGuire’s Rural Health team partners with community organizations to enhance healthcare services to Veterans living in rural communities Thursday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. VA staff members will be available to provide information on how to access Veterans healthcare benefits and provide guidance on other Veteran-related issues, such as: Disability Compensation, Pensions, Women’s Veterans Health, Crisis Prevention, Survivor Benefits, and how

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  • New health program provides free cancer screenings for women

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Don’t let cancer come between you and those you love. Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program administered by the Virginia Department of Health. This program provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services for low-income and uninsured or underinsured women. EWL provides free routine screening services that include a mammogram and Pap test, as well as diagnostic services and treatment if needed, for

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