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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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    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)

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  • 51 immigrants turn U.S. citizens at Patrick Henry’s home

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Immigrants pledge their allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony at Scotchtown last week, where 51 individuals hailing from 26 different countries became Americans.(H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    Last Wednesday, 51 individuals became American citizens at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, during the 10th annual naturalization ceremony held at the renown Patriot’s home, where they obtained all the same rights and freedoms as U.S.-born citizens. And for many, it was an emotional time and a moment they’ll never forget.

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  • Carnival, blood drive raises childhood cancer awareness

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    From left: Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Company members Joe Mallory, Jeff Males, Scott Mallory, Matt Middleton, Kenny Jones, Alcie Hall and Christopher Perry with Drew Goodman as he is named an honorary member. (Photo courtesy of Gina Goodman)

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  • Beaverdam Ruritans host second annual beer festival

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Volunteers pour a beer from Breckenridge Brewery during Saturday’s Second Annual B’dam Brew Jam in Western Hanover. (H-P photo by Paige Baxter)

    Competing with other beer festivals, Pedal Fest in Richmond and Chesterfied’s Chamber Craft Beer Festival, last Saturday, Sept. 13, the Beaverdam Ruritan Club offered their own Western Hanover spin on the typical beer event that may be held in Richmond or other larger localities in hopes of putting this one on the map

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  • Fund will keep Rockville man’s memory alive

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Family hopes a scholarship fund will help Gabriel Pearce’s memory live on. (Contributed photo)

    The memory of one 22-year-old Rockville man who died this summer will live on. To make sure that happens, Gabriel “Gabe” Pearce’s sister, Alisa Pearce, created a scholarship fund in honor of her younger brother, a Henrico County sheriff’s deputy.

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