Lifestyles

Members of Prospect 7 perform Friday during the Concerts in the Park series at Pole Green Park, put on by the E.J. Wade Foundation.

Concerts in the Park series combines music, message

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

Some might say the Concert in the Park series is a perfect way for families and couples to kick off the weekend sitting in lawn chairs on summer nights at Pole Green Park listening to various musicians and bands for free. More than 3,000 people came out last Friday night for E.J. Wade Foundation’s “Night for Niger,” which is one of five concerts the organization is putting on this year as part of its summer concert series.

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  • Sunshine, tomatoes and crowds abound at festival

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Larry Leber, president of Black Creek Volunteer Fire Company, with Jethro Piland, chief of Hanover Fire-EMS, as he is recognized for 36 years of service to the Hanover Tomato Festival.

    Roughly 35,500 people showed up to Pole Green Park Saturday for the 36th annual Hanover Tomato Festival to enjoy the juicy Hanover specialty and the atmosphere.

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  • Nature as classroom for Patrick Henry HS teacher

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Eric Bohi, a Patrick Henry High School teacher, and another teacher take an opportunity to investigate part of the wetlands “by immersion.” (Photo by Bill Portlock)

    One local high school teacher returned to the classroom this summer, but it just so happened it was a floating classroom out on the river. Last week Eric Bohi, an oceanography teacher at Patrick Henry High School, participated in “Chesapeake classrooms,” a hands-on learning program with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “It was a great trip,” Bohi said. During the five-day class, Bohi learned how to survey the fish population and

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Education

Eric Bohi, a Patrick Henry High School teacher, and another teacher take an opportunity to investigate part of the wetlands “by immersion.” (Photo by Bill Portlock)

Nature as classroom for Patrick Henry HS teacher

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

One local high school teacher returned to the classroom this summer, but it just so happened it was a floating classroom out on the river. Last week Eric Bohi, an oceanography teacher at Patrick Henry High School, participated in “Chesapeake classrooms,” a hands-on learning program with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “It was a great trip,” Bohi said. During the five-day class, Bohi learned how to survey the fish population and

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  • Maintenance projects underway at Hanover schools

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Workers remove an old HVAC system from Chickahominy Middle School as part of an ongoing summer maintenance program at Hanover schools.

    It’s official. Students are out for the summer. But now school buildings are starting to fill up with workers, tools and equipment as Hanover schools undergo a summer makeover. Some of the biggest projects that will get done are bathroom upgrades, HVAC replacements and window replacements.

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  • Future’s bright for 1,433 recent Hanover grads

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Hats fly in the air as the Atlee High School Class of 2014 graduates Saturday.

    Hanover’s four senior classes graduated Saturday at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center, where each class said goodbye to their years spent in high school and looked forward to the future. In this year’s graduating high school class, the class sizes were fairly close: 370 at Patrick Henry High School, 339 at Hanover High School, 396 at Lee-Davis High School and 328 at Atlee High School.

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Religion

Church News week of July 24, 2014

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:26 am

Zion Christian Church Zion Christian Church (DOC) in Beaverdam is sponsoring the McTell Brothers in an open-air concert Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The brothers have been touring extensively throughout the area and have recently recorded an album. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Drinks and snacks will be available. $5 for adults; under age 18 is free. The church is located on 16158 Beaverdam School Road in

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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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