Lifestyles

Dougee Zeno, seated at the piano in this family photo, is remembered as an entertainer who could hold “the audience in the palm of her hand.” (contributed photo)

Curtain closes for beloved Ashland entertainer

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

When Dougee Zeno took the stage, all eyes were on her and only her. Those who knew her best said her voice and skill at the piano could capture an audience like no other entertainer. Zeno, who was known by many outside the state and locally for her participation in several notable musicals, died Sept. 5 at the age of 89.

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  • Youth hopes to curb playground blues

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Ethan Lynne, right, with his  mother  Karen and sister Lucy install a “Buddy Bench” at Henry Clay Elementary School Saturday morning. Ethan raised enough funds to place a bench there and another at John Gandy, where he is a fifth grader. (Contributed photo)

    After seeing some of his peers alone during recess time, one 10-year-old elementary school student began to wonder how he could help them. That’s when Ethan Lynne, a fifth grader at John M. Gandy Elementary School, heard about an idea for a “buddy bench.”

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  • Hanover Senior Rides hopes to expand

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Charles “Charlie” Rasnick, director of Hanover Senior Rides, hopes to be able to expand his program in Hanover County. (Contributed photo)

    The lack of public transportation options in Hanover sometimes makes it hard for the elderly population to get around. One local program, Hanover Senior Rides, hopes it has a solution.

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Education

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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Religion

St. James the Less Episcopal Church presents Designing Wellness program

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

“Connection is health. And what our society does its best to disguise from us is how ordinary, how commonly attainable, health is. We lose our health – and create profitable diseases and dependences – by failing to see the direct connections between living and eating, eating and working, working and loving.” – Wendell Berry, “The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays” Please join us at St. James the Less

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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

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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