Lifestyles

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

‘Lights! Camera! Action!’ in Ashland

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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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  • Girls organize youth theater camp in Rockville

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Samantha “Sammy” Finnegan (back row, from left), Kelly Nuckols and Isabelle Giorgis with  (front row, from left) Nuela Dailey, Veronica Finnegan, Hope Karnes, Nora Rufe, Grace Dunning and Leah Sculthorpe during a youth-run theater camp in Rockville.

    When a Rockville mother’s 11-year-old daughter and her good friend wanted to start a summer theater camp for young children, Julie Finnegan said she was worried that it would fall back on her shoulders. “I’m not doing anything. You need to come up with a business plan,” Finnegan recalled telling the girls.

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  • Creativity as a cure for Ashland man

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Henry Jones with one of his paintings. The Ashland resident started painting to help keep his mind occupied as he battles a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

    A 72-year-old man with progressive Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease says he’s in the best mood when he’s doing one thing — painting. That’s when Henry Jones, an Ashland resident, can get peace of mind on days when his illness gets the best of him.

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Travel

Education

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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  • Atlee High School & Chickahominy Middle School

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Run 1 – Bus 240 Start run at the intersection of: Signal Hill Road and Luck Avenuenue (7:50 a.m.); Right on Strain Avenue; Left on Dunfee Lane; Left on Edgeworth Road; Right on Signal Hill Road; Left on Elm Drive; Left on Mechanicsville Turnpike; Left on Edgeworth Road; Right on Signal Hill Road; Right on Jackson Avenue; Left on Lee Avenue; Right on Atlee Road; Proceed on Cold Harbor Road;

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Religion

Church News week of Aug. 21, 2014

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Union Baptist Church Union Baptist Church, Beaverdam, will celebrate their annual Homecoming and Revival beginning Aug. 17. The morning message will be delivered by Pastor Christopher K. Stevens at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service. The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Irving L. Woolfolk, Jr. and congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Supply, Va. Revival Services will be held nightly;

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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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