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Lisa Powers.

Volunteer brings color to South Anna Elementary School

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

When Lisa Powers volunteers, she surrounds herself with opportunities that involve one of her passions—art. Since 1998, Powers, a Montpelier resident and artist, has immersed herself in the community in a few different capacities. However, the most recent has been her involvement at South Anna Elementary School, where she has dedicated her time in a few ways, but most recently she has been creating colorful paintings on the interior walls.

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  • Girls inspired to help families battling colitis

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Ambria Ingram, Amir Massenburg, and Asia Ingram.

    After three young Mechanicsville girls saw their loved one suffer through a digestive disease a couple of years ago, they were inspired to help others who are diagnosed with the illness. For the past few years, Asia Ingram, 14, Ambria Ingram, 16, and their 15-year-old cousin, Amir Massenburg, have banded together to raise awareness of ulcerative colitis. The main reason they said they want to give back to others who

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  • Volunteer has served in many ways

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Dana Nelson.

    Many may know of Hanover resident Dana Nelson from Operation Hope, the organization he co-founded with Katie Stilwell, and their efforts, along with the community, to fundraise and create three all-inclusive playgrounds for children with disabilities to enjoy. However, Nelson’s volunteer efforts in the county extend beyond his more well-known work with the community project. A big portion of his efforts involved him giving back to Hanover’s schools in more

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Education

41st annual Festival of Arts and Sciences set April 25

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

Hanover County Public Schools’ 41st annual Festival of the Arts and Sciences will be held Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Patrick Henry High School located at 12449 West Patrick Henry Road. Admission is free, and food will be available for purchase. Over 2,000 students will participate in this community event that highlights their accomplishments during the school year. It will feature exhibits and live performances

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  • Changes coming to Hanover High’s specialty center

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Hanover High School's specialty center is scheduled to receive an overhaul in the fall of 2016.

    The makeup of Hanover High School’s more than 10-year-old specialty center will receive an overhaul in the fall of 2016. April 14, the School Board unanimously approved a redesign proposal that will establish a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy and a Health Science Specialty Center at the high school’s existing center. Some of the proposal was part of a recommendation from a facilities work group on how to better

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  • Aging school facilities on committee’s radar

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:01 am

    David Myers, assistant superintendent of business and operations.

    By PAIGE BAXTER H-P Staff Writer   Now that the county and Hanover Public Schools’ financial situations are starting to look up and some schools have received much-needed makeovers, county and school officials are starting to discuss how to address the division’s older facilities’ needs that may extend beyond repairs and smaller-scale maintenance projects. David Myers, assistant superintendent of business and operations, initiated that discussion April 1 at a joint

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Religion

Church News, week of April 23, 2015

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:23 am

Forest Grove UMC Forest Grove United Methodist Women will host their annual Baked Spaghetti Dinner Friday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner consists of baked spaghetti, tossed salad, bread, dessert, and a beverage. The cost for adults is $8; $4 for children 10 and under. Take-out plates are available. The church is located at 13384 Ashland Road, 5 miles west of Ashland. For additional information, please call (804)

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  • Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale presents spring concerts in May

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale is looking forward to two performances of its 2015 spring concert, featuring the Duruflé Requiem, Four Motets on Gregorian themes, and Shenandoah, an American folk song arranged by the late James Erb. Artistic Director David Sinden will conduct the Chorale, and concert organist Daniel Stipe will accompany as well as perform. The Ashland performance will take place Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m., at Duncan

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  • New priest has vision for historic Fork Church and community

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Father Nik Forti

    “The greatest blessing of Fork Church is the people. It’s a community of really wonderful folks,” said Forti, a native Virginian. Noting its deep-rooted family tradition, Forti is excited by Fork’s “growth into a community that still has the feel of family but is opening up, bringing new people in and proclaiming Christ to the community.”

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Health

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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  • 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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