Immigrants pledge their allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony at Scotchtown last week, where 51 individuals hailing from 26 different countries became Americans.(H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

51 immigrants turn U.S. citizens at Patrick Henry’s home

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Last Wednesday, 51 individuals became American citizens at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, during the 10th annual naturalization ceremony held at the renown Patriot’s home, where they obtained all the same rights and freedoms as U.S.-born citizens. And for many, it was an emotional time and a moment they’ll never forget.

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  • Carnival, blood drive raises childhood cancer awareness

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    From left: Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Company members Joe Mallory, Jeff Males, Scott Mallory, Matt Middleton, Kenny Jones, Alcie Hall and Christopher Perry with Drew Goodman as he is named an honorary member. (Photo courtesy of Gina Goodman)

    Two years ago, the Beaverdam community was mourning the loss of a beloved child. This weekend, they will come together to shed more light on childhood cancer ­while remembering Drew Goodman, who died at the age of 12 from the disease.

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  • Beaverdam Ruritans host second annual beer festival

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Volunteers pour a beer from Breckenridge Brewery during Saturday’s Second Annual B’dam Brew Jam in Western Hanover. (H-P photo by Paige Baxter)

    Competing with other beer festivals, Pedal Fest in Richmond and Chesterfied’s Chamber Craft Beer Festival, last Saturday, Sept. 13, the Beaverdam Ruritan Club offered their own Western Hanover spin on the typical beer event that may be held in Richmond or other larger localities in hopes of putting this one on the map

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HYSC collects 4,550 items from school supply drive

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Thanks to the generosity of the Hanover community, local students started school with new backpacks, markers, notebooks and much more. The Hanover Youth Service Council’s (HYSC) 17th annual school supply drive collected over 4,550 school supplies. An additional 43 zipper binders were donated thanks to a grant provided by the Youth Philanthropy Project. The collected school supplies were sorted and distributed to all of Hanover’s public schools. Supplies were also

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  • Supporting roles that keep Hanover schools going

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

    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.

    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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Church News week of September 25, 2014

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Mt. Hope UMC Mount Hope United Methodist Church, located on 11325 Mt. Hope Church Road in Doswell is hosting their annual Homecoming Day Sunday, Sept. 28. The members are hoping you can join them for this very special occasion. The service is at 11 a.m. and will include some beautiful music. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service where you can enjoy a delicious meal along with some

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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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EWL offering free health, cancer screenings for qualified women

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm

The Chickahominy Health District, the district serving Hanover, is offering free mammograms and Pap tests to eligible women. The Every Woman’s Life (EWL) health program is administered by the Virginia Department of Health. EWL provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and other diagnostic services for low income and uninsured or underinsured women. The program is provided to help detect early stages of cancer and increase survival chances

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  • AARP hosts Senior Health Fair Sept. 13

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mechanicsville AARP Chapter 5407 will be hosting its first annual Mechanicsville AARP Senior Health Fair it will be held at the Richmond East Moose Lodge No. 1947 located at 7167 Flag Lane, just past Home Depot, Martin’s and Target on Bell Creek Road. Although it is primarily for folks 50 years of age or older, everyone is welcome. Walgreen’s will

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  • 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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