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Local Woman Certified to Speak on Mental Illness

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

On May 3, 2015, Andi Chrisman became a certified presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ program “In Our Own Voice”. Andi will now travel around Central Virginia, telling her story of severe mental illness, how she overcame it, and why she now works as an advocate to help others struggling with mental illness. The presentation is also given to end stigma and discrimination of the mentally ill. Call

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  • Hanover Safe Place to offer training

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Hanover Safe Place will be hosting a volunteer training in May. The nonprofit organization is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who are interested in helping victims of domestic and/or sexual violence in Hanover County.  Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, hospital accompaniment, office tasks, fundraising events, and outreach events. Volunteers must complete the appropriate level of training based on the task they wish to volunteer for. Training will start

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  • Hanover’s Spirit of Volunteerism celebration open to the public

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:59 am

    May 12, Hanover will be celebrating “big hearts” in a big way and everyone is invited to attend. Hanover’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism celebration will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Hanover High School auditorium. This free event is open to the public and celebrates the generosity of daily contributions that volunteers make within our community. It is a gathering for all volunteers, within various organizations

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  • American Red Cross in need of platelet donations

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Following round after round of snow, freezing rain, and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in nearly 7,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. This shortfall follows more than 26,400 uncollected blood and platelet donations

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  • Habitat for Humanity joins #Giving Tuesday

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Hanover Habitat for Humanity has joined #GivingTuesday. Taking place Dec. 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter

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  • Ashland Train Station benefits from Garden Club’s beautification project

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Garden Club train station

    Members of The Ashland Garden Club are excited about their project to beautify the Ashland Train Station and Ashland/Hanover Visitors Center. Starting mid-November, Greenfield Landscaping, LLC will begin removing hardscape and re-grading the .25 acres that surround the Visitors Center to accommodate new plantings, seating and new patio areas.  Justin Flagg, owner of Greenfield Landscaping, expects, weather permitting, that this initial construction will be completed by January. The concept for

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  • Hanover Safe Place seeks volunteers

    Posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Hanover Safe Place is seeking volunteers to aid in their mission of promoting freedom from domestic and sexual violence. They are looking for individuals 18 years and older to volunteer with RHART (a hospital accompaniment program), children’s support group, special events and more. No previous experience is required, however volunteers will be provided with the necessary training. The next training starts Jan. 20. If you are interested in learning more

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