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                                                                      Finding 'repurpose' for #5 plastic
                                                                     BY ELIZABETH FARINA
                                                                     Efarina@midlothianexchange.com




                                                                     W
                                                                                       hen Midlothian resident Tim
                                                                                       Shaw decided earlier this sum-
                                                                                       mer to pursue the Boy Scouts
                                                                                       of America Hometown U.S.A.
                                                                     Award, he had a head start thanks to his older
                                                                     brother Joshua. On Sunday, Oct. 10, the 16-
                                                                     year-old junior at Trinity Episcopal school
                                                                     filled two 60-gallon bags of recyclable #5
                                                                     plastic at Whole Foods Market to complete
                                                                     the eight-week project. “My brother actually
                                                                     started collecting these before I started the
                                                                     project this summer. He had about 1,000
                                                                     bottle caps, which really helped,” he said.
                                                                         Whole Foods, which is located on Broad
                                                                     Street in Short Pump, is the only store in
                                                                     Richmond that accepts the #5 plastic for
                                                                     recycling. Alton Murphy, who is a six-year
                                                                     employee with Whole Foods, explained that
                                                                     the grocer collects the recyclables for its
                                                                     customers that contribute the #5 plastic to
                                                                     its outdoor container. The items, which may
                                     PHOTO BY MARTHA STEGER
Five-year-old Helena Steger marks marble-floor design off
                                                                     otherwise end up in a landfill, are repur-
her scavenger-hunt list at Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount.          posed through a business partner that creates
                                                                     toothbrushes and other food containers with
                                                                     the material, Murphy added.
Novelist’s ghostly home                                                  “It’s a great way of putting post-consumer
                                                                     recyclable plastic back into use and keeping
connects with Midlo author                                           the process going,” he said.
BY MARTHA STEGER                                                         The #5 plastic, such as yogurt cups and
special correspondent                                                plastic bottle screw tops, is usually rejected
                                                                     because of its physically limited malleable
                                                                     properties. “Most recycling centers pick,


T
          he first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, in
          1921, Edith Wharton, generated interest in herself,        choose, plastics based on how quickly they
          not only through her novels and ghost stories,             can be melted down and repurposed for
          but also through books on interior design, whose           something else. The #5 [plastic] is a plastic
principles she put into place in an isolated retreat built in        that is hard to melt down,” Murphy said.
Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains. Most readers know her                Part of the requirements for the Home-
from “The Age of Innocence” (which won the Pulitzer), “The           town U.S.A. Award, which is an award
House of Mirth,” and her novella, “Ethan Frome”; but she             program that was created between the Scouts
wrote 17 other novels; six books on architecture, decoration,        and Keep America Beautiful® organization,
                                                                                                                                                                    PHOTO BY ELIZABETH FARINA
design and travel; and more than 10 other works of nonfic-            was selecting a project that could involve the Tim Shaw of Midlothian empties the #5 plastic recycling collection into a 60-
tion and collections of short stories, some of which were                                                             gallon bag with the help of Whole Foods Market employee Alton Murphy.
ghost stories.                                                                                             SHAW P2
   On an August family trip to Lenox, Mass., I knew I would
have to visit Edith Wharton’s newly refurbished, classical-
revival home, The Mount, for all of the above reasons – plus
a Midlothian connection. Sarah Bird Wright—a local author
who has lived in Midlothian with her husband, retired
                                                                       Triathlon sets a fast pace
neurosurgeon, Dr. Lewis Wright, for 40 years—wrote two
books and edited another on Edith Wharton, one of them on
her travel writing. Wright was searching for a topic for her
PhD thesis in American Studies at The College of William
                                                   WRIGHT P5



Hancock receives SAFE's
Sharyl W. Adams Award
    For her efforts to reduce
substance abuse among
young people, Linda Han-
cock, director of the Wellness
Resource Center at Virginia
Commonwealth University,
is the recipient of this year’s
Sharyl W. Adams Award from
SAFE, Chesterfield County’s
community coalition to pre-
vent substance abuse.                                                   Photo Gallery ONLINE
    Hancock is a family nurse                                           midlothianexchange.com
practitioner who has provid-
ed primary health care to col-
                                    COURTESY OF CHESTERFIELD
lege students for two decades.                       COUNTY                                                                                                             PHOTO BY PATRICK DOBBS
A resident of Chester, she has     Linda Hancock
been a member of the SAFE                                              Don Wilhelm of Richmond keeps up with traffic on Huguenot Trail Road/Robious Road during the
board of directors since 2006.                                          second phase in the Napier Realtors Richmond Sprint Triathlon. The triathlon took place at the
                                   ties for young people.
Hancock has given many
                                       “I love volunteering for
                                                                        ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center in Midlothian on Sunday, Oct. 10. The event, which reached
hours of service as a key                                              over 500 participants, benefited the Massey Cancer Center. Race results link and photos online at
participant in a number of         SAFE because it’s a real team
                                   approach,” Hancock said.                                             www.midlothianexchange.com.
SAFE initiatives. As facilitator
for SAFE’s Café Conversa-          “All types of community
tions, she has helped middle       members — students, school
school kids and their parents      administrators, business
talk about underage drink-
ing issues using creative,
                                   owners, law enforcement,
                                   health care professionals          Spirit of stewardship seen through ‘Sharing Day’
interactive and fun activities.    and parents — we all work          BY LATIKA LEE
She has made presentations         together to reduce the harm        special correspondent
                                   caused by substance abuse.


                                                                      T
at youth forums, town hall                                                       here was a chill in the
meetings and teen citizen          No one can do everything,                     air, but not a cloud in
academies.                         but we can all do something.                  the sky when Dr. Nan-
    Hancock challenges teens’      I invite everyone to become                   cy Rock Poti, pastor,
perceptions about how many         a part of SAFE and its mis-        and members of Trinity Church,
of their peers are drinking        sion.”                             Baptist, began setting up tables
or using drugs. Through                The Sharyl W. Adams            on the lawn of the church last
interactive survey techniques,     Award was established by           Saturday morning for their first
she demonstrates that teens        SAFE in 2009 to recognize          “Sharing Day” event. If you
often overestimate peer use        individuals who make signifi-       drove past the modest, red brick
of drugs and alcohol. She          cant contributions to the pre-     house at the end of Branchway
stresses that most teens are       vention of substance abuse in      Road, then you would have seen
not using but are instead          Chesterfield County. Sharyl         a small congregation of believ-
making healthy choices. Han-       Adams helped to found SAFE         ers with big hearts and signs
cock’s sense of humor and          as a community coalition           that read “Free for All”. The
common-sense approach to           in 1999 and continues to           converted building is located in
sensitive topics have greatly      work for the organization.         a light commercial area which
enhanced SAFE’s substance          For more information, visit        fronts Courthouse Road near
abuse prevention efforts.          chesterfieldsafe.org or call        the entrance to the Stonehenge
She is committed to making         (804)516-1655.                     neighborhood.
both VCU and Chesterfield                courtesy of Chesterfield
                                                                          “In the lectionary,
                                                                                                                                                                              PHOTO BY LATIKA LEE
County healthier communi-                               County
                                                                                                           Rev. Dr. Nancy Rock Poti of Trinity Church, Baptist talks about 'Sharing Day.'
                                                                                        SHARING P4

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                                                                                                                                                               CRIME REPORT
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                                                                                                                                                           All data are based on the publicly available Chesterfield County
                                                                                                                                                           Police Department daily arrest and crime releases and are re-
                                                                                                                                                           ported according to Federal Incident Based Reporting rules.

                                                                                                                                                           23112                            23235
                                                                                                                                                           Oct. 8                           Oct. 10
                                                                                                                                                           16300 block of Heathwood         8200 block of Midlothian
                                                                                                                                                           Court                            Turnpike
                                                                                                                                                           Copper pipes removed from        Locked 1996 Honda Accord
                                                                                                                                                           central air units of newly       reported stolen. No signs of
                                                                                                                                                           constructed vacant homes.        forced entry were noted.

                                                                                                                                                           11500 block of Clay Ridge
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 8
                                                                                                                                                           Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                            1500 block of Tudor Lane
                                                                                                                                                           Copper coil removed from
                                                                                                                                                                                            Multiple unlocked vehicles
                                                                                                                                                           air conditioning unit of house
                                                                                                                                                                                            and one locked vehicle were
                                                                                                                                                           under construction.
                                                                                                                                                                                            entered. The property was
                                                                                                                                                                                            reported stolen. No sign of
                                                                                                                                                           11900 block of Hazelnut          forced entry to the locked
                                                                                                                                                           Branch Court                     vehicle.
                                                                                                                                                           Several unlocked vehicles
                                                                                                                                                           were entered and the prop-
                                                                                                                                                           erty was reported stolen.        Oct. 7
                                                                                                                                                                                            8200 block of Robert Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                            Drive
                                                                                                                                                           Oct. 7                           Victim reported the property
                                                                                                                                                           7200 block of Buck Rub           was stolen from his vehicle.
                                                                                                                                                           Place
                                                                                                                                                           Victim observed unknown          1900 block of Huguenot
                                                                                                                                                           suspects steal a skateboard
                                                                                                                                                                                            Road
                                                                                                                                                           from his front porch then run
                                                                                                                                                                                            Two suspects entered the
                                                                                                                                                           into the woods. The victim
                                                                                                                                                                                            store, one of which was
Whole Foods Market employee Alton Murphy, left, grandmother Rayceine Reardone, Tim Shaw, Rachel Shaw, and Gary                                             ran after the suspects and
                                                                                                                                                                                            armed with a gun and de-
Shaw.                                                                                                                                                      confronted them, at which
                                                                                                                                                                                            manded money from the reg-
                                                                                                                                                           time one of the suspects
   SHAW from P1                  sizes of plastic screw-off tops,   like this, we definitely may       Fish and Wildlife Manage-                                                             ister. After taking the money,
                                                                                                                                                           displayed a gun. The suspect
                                                                                                                                                                                            the suspects fled on foot.
entire troop. For Tim, all 69    children hangers, and orange       need a bigger bin,” Murphy        ment and Environmental                               told the victim to back up,
Scouts in Troop #876 would       prescription medicine bottles      said.                             Science, which are required                          then shot a round into the
                                                                                                                                                           ground before fleeing on          Oct. 6
be able to contribute to the     as well as OxyClean® and              Of course, it wasn’t just      to fulfill the application for                        foot.                            8700 block of Bon View
recycling bin with common        food-based plastic tubs. The       the troop’s members that          the award. Tim, who is the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Drive
items. He announced the          collection grew to 120 gallons     contributed to the recycle        youngest of seven in the
                                                                                                                                                           Oct. 6                           Attempted entry to the resi-
project’s goal at the troop’s    worth of refuse that would         bin. Family members even          Shaw family, has a strong                                                             dence through the rear door.
                                                                                                                                                           6800 block of Winters Prey
Tuesday weekly meeting at        otherwise be in the landfill. “I    as far away as Louisiana          family history in the Boy                            Trail
Mount Pisgah Church on           learned that you can help out      contributed to the cause.         Scouts of America. His                               Suspect(s) pulled electrical     8200 block of Hull Street
Midlothian Turnpike. “It         the community by recycling         “There are even things from       grandfather was a Scout and                          wiring from one house under      Road
helped them become aware         these [#5 plastic] and how         Louisiana from friends and        he even has an older brother                         construction, then removed       Masked and armed suspects
                                                                                                                                                           the contents of two HVAC         entered the restaurant, de-
of how much they can actu-       common, how everyday               family and even some that         who has achieved Eagle                                                                manding cash. Upon taking
                                                                                                                                                           units outside of another
ally help and recycle instead    life they are. You find them        cleared airport security,” said   Scout rank. “I really like the                       house under construction.        the money, suspects walked
of just throwing it away,” Tim   everywhere. A lot of people        dad Gary Shaw.                    Scouting program because it                                                           out.
Shaw said.                       think about it and guess               “My mom [Rachel]              reinforces the characteristics                       5000 block of Parrish
   Items included: Slurpie®      they can throw them away           contributed quite a few,” Tim     my husband and I want our                            Branch Road                      Oct. 2
cups, Starbucks cups, tum-       or recycle them in the wrong       Shaw said.                        children to learn. It rein-                          Dead-bolted front door           10700 block of Midlothian
blers from different restau-     place,” Tim Shaw said.                Tim also earned five out        forces integrity and honest                          kicked open, damaging the        Turnpike
rants, yogurt containers, all        “With great young men          of ten Merit Badges, such as      and discipline,” mom Rachel                          door jamb. Residence rum-        License plates stolen off of
                                                                                                                                                           maged through with items         victim’s Jeep.
                                                                                                      Shaw said.                                           removed.
                                                                                                         Tim will receive his Eagle
                                                                                                      Scout next spring. He has                                                             Oct. 1
     Q & A with Preserve Gimme 5                                                                                                                           Oct. 5
                                                                                                      completed the installation                                                            10700 block of Allecingie
                                                                                                                                                           13400 block of Harbour           Parkway
     How do I participate in Gimme 5?                                                                 of benches at his school for                         Pointe Parkway                   License plates stolen from
     Through our Gimme 5 recycling program, the program accepts all stamped, clean #5                 the Eagle Scout require-                             Suspects were observed           Ford Ranger.
      plastic—any brand, any product. Preserve will sort and recycle your #5 items to give            ments. Highlights from the                           taking property from the
      them new life as Preserve products. (Please do make sure the plastic is clean, as it                                                                 above address. Area officers
                                                                                                      past summer include the
      makes the sorting process much easier and more pleasant for our partners who sort.)                                                                  responded and located the
     You can drop off your #5 plastic at many Whole Foods Markets                                     Boy Scouts of America 100th                          suspects, taking them into       23236
                                                                                                      anniversary Jamboree and                             custody.                         Oct. 9
     What #5s do you/don’t you accept?                                                                sailing in Key West on a                                                              1200 block of Cottonwood
     Good question. We will accept any stamped, clean #5. Of course, some #5 plastic is               40-plus sailboat as a part of                        Oct. 4                           Road
      easier to use than others. We prefer rigid containers (like yogurt, food storage, etc)          his Scouting experience. He’s                                                         Victim advised the prop-
                                                                                                                                                           14700 block of Village
      and other approved #5s (like Brita water pitcher filters and Preserve products--for a            currently busy staying on top                                                         erty was removed from his
                                                                                                                                                           Square Place
      list, check out.                                                                                                                                                                      unlocked residence.
                                                                                                      of academics while play-                             Victim’s purse was removed
     Unfortunately, the material properties of #5 film (used in bags, for example) are quite
                                                                                                      ing football for the Trinity                         from the vehicle while in the
      different than for rigid #5 plastic (in dairy containers, for example). We’re currently
                                                                                                      Titans. He is also involved                          parking lot.                     Oct. 8
      unable to recycle #5 film.
                                                                                                      with his church, West End                                                             500 block of Southlake
                                                      - source www.preserveproducts.com                                                                    Oct. 3                           Boulevard
                                                                                                      Assembly of God as well as                                                            Office entered in the evening.
                                                                                                      Scouts.                                              10600 block of Hull Street
                                                                                                                                                                                            Property removed.
                                                                                                                                                           Road
                                                                                                                                                           Lock cut on storage shed
                                                                                                                                                           with items removed.              800 block of Research
                                                                                                       BUGGY TOP BARNS                                                                      Road
                                                                                                                                                                                            Non-forcible entry was
                                                                                                            10% OFF                                        Oct. 2                           gained to the business and
                                                                                                              up to                                        13500 block of East
                                                                                                             $250 in                                                                        property removed from the
                                                                                                                                                           Boundary Road                    interior. A truck, stored on
                                                                                                         FREE
                                                                                                         options
                                                                                                                                                           Suspect(s) forced entry to a     the lot, was also taken, but
                                                                                                                                                           locked company vehicle and       later returned.
                                                                                                       on all custom
                                                                                                          built &                                          removed items from inside.
                                                                                                         in stock    “Southside Virginia’s
                                                                                                          barns.     Oldest Storage Shed                                                    Oct. 5
                                                                                                                        Manufacturer”                                                       2200 block of Hicks Road
                                                                                                         8'x8' ........................... $1,000          23113                            Victim reported the property
                                                                                                         8'x12' ......................... $1,300           Oct. 2                           was stolen from his locked
                                                                                                         10'x12' ....................... $1,650            900 block of Walmart Way         2009 Toyota. No signs of
                                                                                                         10'x16' ....................... $1,950            The property was reported        forced entry were noted.
                                                                                                         10'x20' ....................... $2,350            stolen from the glove box of
                                                                                                         12'x16' ....................... $2,350            the victim’s vehicle.
                                                                                                         12'x20' ....................... $2,850                                             Oct. 4
                                                                                                      Price Includes tax, delivery and set-up on blocks.                                    10900 block of Trade Road
                                                                                                                                                                                            Property removed from
                                                                                                      • Custom built to your specifications
                                                                                                      • All sizes available 8' x 8' to 12' x 32'           23120                            location.
                                                                                                      • We also build garages, carports, pole              Oct. 8
                                                                                                        buildings and horse sheds.                         19600 block of Lacy Farm         9300 block of Cardiffloop
                                                                                                           Highway 60, 1/2 Mile West of                    Road                             Road
                                                                                                         Cumberland Courthouse, Virginia                   Front window smashed out         Victim’s motorcycle was
                                                                     Reico Kitchen and Bath
                                                                                                                                                           with property removed from       stolen from the driveway
                                                                     2132 Tomlynn Street
                                                                                                                                                                                            where it was left with the key
                                                                     Richmond, VA 23230                  PHONE 492-4444                                    the interior.
                                                                                                                                                                                            hanging from the handlebar.
                                                                     Phone: 804-262-8389
                                                                                                                www.BuggyTop.com
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 2
                                                                                                                                                                                            8600 block of Eastwood
                                                                                                                                                                                            Court
                                                                                                                                                                                            Entry gained to the residence
                                                                                                                                                                                            and property stolen from
                                                                                                                                                                                            inside.


                                                                                                                                                                                            23832
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 8
                                                                                                                                                                                            4700 block of Ball Cypress
                                                                                                                                                                                            Road
                                                                                                                                                                                            Property reported stolen
                                                                                                                                                                                            from victim’s unlocked 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                            Subaru.


                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 6
                                                                                                                                                                                            6900 block of Able Road
                                                                                                                                                                                            Inoperable tan 1995 Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                                                            I Town Car reported stolen
                                                                                                                                                                                            from complainant’s resi-
                                                                                                                                                                                            dence.


                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 4
                                                                                                                                                                                            7500 block of Robinwood
                                                                                                                                                                                            Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                            Suspect was seen taking
                                                                                                                                                                                            copper from an open shed
                                                                                                                                                                                            and from the rear yard of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            residence. Officers respond-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ed and took the suspect into
                                                                                                                                                                                            custody.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 3
                                                                                                                                                                                            6100 block of Snowbird
                                                                                                                                                                                            Court
                                                                                                                                                                                            Property was reported stolen
                                                                                                                                                                                            from victim’s unlocked black
                                                                                                                                                                                            2000 Honda.
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                                                                                                      Community College Workforce
                                                                                                      Alliance and partners offer job creation
                                                                                                      program: Project RICHMOND GATE
                                                                                                                                            area through a partnership       comprehensive resource that
                                                                                                          Richmond-area residents,          between CCWA, the Depart-        will ensure that potential
                                                                                                      who qualify, must attend an           ment of Labor Employment         entrepreneurs have all of the
                                                                                                      upcoming information ses-             and Training Administration,     information for business
                                                                                                      sion before applying to the           and the Virginia Community       success.”
                                                                                                      program                               College System.                     For more information on
                                                                                                          The Community College                “This is a very exciting      the program and to register
                                                                                                      Workforce Alliance (CCWA)             program and opportunity          for an information session,
                                                                                                      is sponsoring, along with its         for residents of our region,”    please visit the RICHMOND
                                                                                                      partners, a program called            said Mac McGinty, CCWA           GATE website at richmond-
                                                                                                      Project RICHMOND GATE                 vice president. “Rather          gate.org
                                                                                                      (Growing America Through              than having so varied and
                                                                               COURTESY PHOTO         Entrepreneurship). More               duplicative programs that the        courtesy of Nina Sims on
Last year, residents select bowls from area artists to support the program to help area                                                                                                   behalf of CCWA
                                                                                                      than 250 potential entre-             public must sift through for
homeless.
                                                                                                      preneurs are expected to              help, we will have a single,
Empty Bowls benefit fills plates for the                                                                benefit from this job creation
                                                                                                      program to receive training,           Crown • Chair Rail • Wall Frames • Wainscoting

area homeless at two local events                                                                     counseling and assistance in
                                                                                                      applying for funding to start
                                                   nity. The dates of this year’s events are:         the business of their dreams
   The Empty Bowls Benefit is a grassroots             Oct. 19 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,       in the Greater Richmond
effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and   (804) 359-5651 ext. 123, at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.       region. In order to apply,
towns across the country to support feeding           Oct. 21 - Salisbury Presbyterian Church,        the applicant must meet two
programs for the hungry in their communi-          (804) 794-5311, at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.                qualifications - be over the
ties. Empty Bowls Richmond, in partnership            Contact the churches directly for tickets.      age of 45 years of age and
with area artists and faith based organiza-           Freedom House is a local non-profit or-          meet the Workforce Invest-
tions, benefits Freedom House’s Conrad              ganization that has been providing breakfast       ment Act (WIA) dislocated
Center Soup Kitchen.                               and dinner seven days per week at the Con-         worker eligibility criteria.
   For a $20 donation, attendees select a bowl     rad Center Soup Kitchen and transitional               Community members,
from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-craft-        housing for homeless single adults at the          who qualify and are inter-
ed bowls donated by Richmond-area artists          Community Shelter and Sean’s Place since           ested in the program, are



                                                                                                                                                    WANTED
and are then treated to a delicious meal           1983.                                              invited to attend one of the
of homemade soups, bread, beverage and                For more information about Freedom              upcoming information ses-
dessert. This is a signature, family friendly      House or volunteering for this event, contact      sions before applying. CCWA
benefit for Freedom House and helps raise           Christy Ellis @ 233-4064 x 209 or visit www.       is hosting two upcoming                                                                       TM
not only much needed funds for our feeding         freedomhouserichmond.org.                          information sessions.                            HOMES THAT NEED ROOFING
program, but also awareness of the hunger
and homelessness that exists in our commu-          courtesy of Cindy Barton on behalf of Free-
                                                                 dom House and Hilliard House Today
                                                                                                                                                A select number of homeowners in Midlothian
                                                                                                        Employment Transition                    and the surrounding areas will be given the
                                                                                                      Center, 4060 Innslake Drive,                 opportunity to have a lifetime Erie Metal
Congressional candidates debate issues                                                                Glen Allen, Va. 23060                                        installed on their home at a
                                event out of deference to the      market were allowed in the           2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
BY TYLER WHITLEY                                                                                                                                               reasonable cost.
Media General News Service      League of Women Voters,            health-care system, more
                                                                                                      Thursday, Oct. 28
   Two candidates for the 7th whose members don’t like             competition among doctors
                                political theatrics.               would result and medical              Resource Workforce Cen-
District congressional seat
                                                                                                      ter, 7333 Whitepine Road,
                                                                                                                                                    pricing and have access to our special low
disagreed on almost every          About 60 people attended        costs would be lowered.
                                the debate, which will be              Bayne said the Gulf of         Richmond, Va. 23237
topic at a debate in Hen-
                                aired Sunday, Oct. 17 at 6         Mexico oil spill represented a        2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
rico County Monday night,                                                                                                                      An                     will keep your home
except that Rep. Eric Cantor p.m. on WCVE public televi-           failure of government.
                                sion.                                  Waugh said the oil spill          The training and ser-                                       and warmer in the winter.
should have been there.
                                   Asked a series of ques-         represented a failure of busi-     vices offered to participants
   “I am very disappointed
                                                                                                      include one-on-one busi-                    An                                     will provide
that the incumbent represen- tions, Baugh, a liberal, and          ness.
                                Bayne, a conservative, took            Waugh said he would not        ness assessments with a
tative doesn’t feel the need
                                                                                                      personal counselor and
                                                                                                                                                  your home with unsurpassed
to speak to you folks,” said    strongly divergent views.          extend the Bush-era tax cuts
                                   Bayne said the govern-          to people making more than         business training courses in
Floyd Bayne of Midlothian,
                                                                                                      marketing, business manage-
an independent conservative ment should get out of the             $250,000 a year, because that
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                                way and let the free-market        would increase the debt while      ment and personnel issues.
who has tea-party backing.
                                system produce jobs and            helping only 2 percent of the      Also provided is application                           www.ErieMetalRoofs.com
   Democrat Rick Waugh,
                                                                                                      assistance for small business
a Louisa County social          wealth. Waugh said the
worker, said Cantor “is more government needs to invest
interested in political power in infrastructure and alterna-
                                                                   wealthier people.
                                                                       Taxing the wealthy would
                                                                   only punish success, Bayne
                                                                                                      loans. Project RICHMOND
                                                                                                      GATE was brought to the
                                                                                                                                                    1-888-693-6945
than he is in representing the tive energy sources to get the      said.
people in his district.”        economy moving.                        “I never got a job from a
   Cantor, a 10-year incum-        Waugh said the health-          poor person,” he added.
bent and a Republican leader    care plan sought by President
                                                                    Tyler Whitley is a staff writer
in the House of Representa- Barack Obama is “not per-                  for the Richmond Times-
tives, was attending a fund-    fect” because it doesn’t cover                          Dispatch.
raiser at a private residence a enough people, but “it’s a
                                                                   (Congressman Eric Cantor’s
few miles away in Manakin- start. We can improve on it.”              wife, Diana F. Cantor, is a
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of former Vice President        health care is that if you can’t     directors of Media General
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attraction.                        Bayne said if the free
   Ray Allen Jr., a spokesman
for Cantor, said the fund-
raising event was arranged
before the League of Women
Voters and Richmond First
Club organized the debate at
the Tuckahoe branch library
in Henrico.
   Cantor has declined two
debate invitations, saying


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                                                                                                                                         Events spotlight the
                                                                                                                                         Village of Midlothian
                                                                                                                                         BY ELIZABETH FARINA
                                                                                                                                         editor@midlothianexchange.com




                                                                                                                                         O
                                                                                                                                                      ctober is a great month to be a Midlothian
                                                                                                                                                      resident. Every year, the community comes
                                                                                                                                                      together on the third Saturday of the month
                                                                                                                                                      in the heart of the village. It's a celebration of
                                                                                                                                         our community that many folks have come to call home.
                                                                                                                                            Maybe it is the parade, or the festival, or possibly the
                                                                                                                                         historic park tour that provides a foundation of pride
                                                                                                                                         that Midlothian means more than just the suburbs of the
                                                                                                                                         Greater Richmond area.
                                                                                                                                            Maybe it's the opportunity on Saturday morning to
                                                                                                                                         walk in to the small businesses at the shopping centers
                                                                                                                                         that make the village more than a breeze-thru on the
                                                                                                                                         way to Route 288. Maybe it's stopping by at the church
                                                                                                                                         displaying the photographic talents while raising money
                                                                                                                                         for Haiti.
                                                                                                                                            Maybe it's the chance, with the road being closed from
                                                                                                                                         8:30 a.m. - noon, that we can all stroll along Midlothian
                                                                                                                                         Turnpike at 5 miles per hour without worrying that our
                                                                                                                                         socks will be blown off by a car speeding along with a
                                                                                                                                         distracted driver and passengers heading to their next
                                                                                                                                         destination. Maybe we'll finally get to use the sidewalks
                                                                                                                                         that line the village's main street as we meet fellow neigh-
                                                                                                                                         bors and notice the small changes in the village that have
                                                                                                    MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE           happened over time.
                                                                                                                                            Midlothian is more than a commuter haven. Hope-
                                                                                                                                         fully the pride we take in our community will shine as
 On the walking path to education                                                                                                        brightly as the sunshine expected on Saturday.



                                                                                                                                          QUESTION OF THE WEEK

                                                                                                                                          Halloween is just
                                                                                                                                         around the corner.
                                                                                                                                         What costume are
                                                                                                                                          you planning on
                                                                                                                                        wearing? What was
                                                                                                                                        the most successful
                                                                                                                                        Halloween costume?

                                                                                                                                                                             Elizabeth Farina
                                                                                                                                                                                    EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                                          editor@midlothianexchange.com

                                                                                                                                                                  "Halloween is a ball
                                                                                                                                                                  of fun in our house.
                                                                                                                                                                  My favorite costume
                                                                                                                                                                  – until nature called
                                                                                                                                                                  – was being a mummy
                                                                                                                                                                  using torn strips from
                                                                                                                                             Jim McConnell        bed sheets.
                                                                                                                                             SPORTS EDITOR        We have been
                                                                                                                                             jmconne@midlothian   everything from a
                                                                                                                                                exchange.com
                                                                                                                                                                  pumpkin to every fairy
                                                                                                                                        "I think the last time    tale princess ever
                                                                                                                                        I got decked out for
                                                                                                                                        Halloween, I was in
                                                                                                                                                                  created. Maybe we’ll
Students from Bettie Weaver Elementary school participated in “International Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Bettie Weaver students and families living in the Lenox Forest neighborhood of River Downs, now have access to a                        college and my girlfriend just combine a tiara, a
walking path to school that is safe and enjoyable, thanks to a grant obtained by former Weaver parent Susan Proffitt.                    (now wife) and I went to wand, and a sparkling
More than 50 students, their parents, younger siblings, and some family pets kicked off the opening of the path by joining              a costume party dressed dress and become our
friends and neighbors for the walk to school. Dr. Holly Richard, principal of Bettie Weaver, met the group at the halfway
mark, and led the walkers to the front doors of the school. - submitted by Coleen Ramsey Madison                                        as prison inmates. I      own fairy tale princess
                                                                                                                                        even had a ball-and-      this year."
                                                                                                                                        chain around my
   SHARING from P1                            ing chalk drawing, face painting and         We’re seeing people who are put in           ankle – boy, talk about
we’ve been talking about sharing and          pictures with pets, as well as music.        our pathway to remind us that God’s          foreshadowing (just
the basis of the gospel being about shar-        The spirit of the day was also a lesson   bounty is here for everyone. If we share,
                                                                                                                                        kidding, honey!)"
ing,” said Pastor Poti. “If we all share,     in hospitality. There was free food avail-   as we were taught as children, people
there’s plenty that’s provided for us.        able so people who hadn’t had a good         will have what they need and that was
But a lot of times, things aren’t divided     meal were able to eat. The members           the basis of the day…that’s what good
equally, but, we discovered, as good          gathered to make an assembly line to         stewardship means.”
stewards of God’s earth, that we can          prepare sandwiches, drinks, fresh fruit          Being good stewards of the earth
share things; and we will always have         and a snack so anyone could take them.       is important and meaningful to the
enough.”                                      They had simple meals that were easy to      members of Trinity Church. Soon they
   The members of the church decided          share, so nothing was wasted.                will be moving into a shared corporate
to invite neighbors near and far to join         “This is the way it should be, you        space which benefits the environment
them in a day of shared blessings. The        know, sharing and exchanging,” said          and the community. The commercial                                                    Sara Snyder
concept for “Sharing Day” was to give         Sandra Scott, a passerby who happened        building had been vacant for two years.                                                   SALES
everything away for free. People could        to see the gathering on the lawn, “there’s       “It’s better to have a building occu-                                      ssnyder@powhatantoday.com
bring items in good condition such as         more of a blessing in the giving.”           pied as much of the 24 hour day as pos-                                       " I’m not dressing up
clothing, books, household goods, and            Among those attending the event was       sible. We’ll be sharing it with the Irvin
                                              a Latino family where the mother was         Law Firm,” said Poti. “We decided to en-
                                                                                                                                                                         this year. However,
other supplies and equipment that they
no longer needed or wanted, and share         eight months pregnant and the father         ter into a partnership where they have              Sara Carter               my favorite costume
them with others who could take what          had just lost his job after relocating to    the upstairs, and the downstairs will be                SALES                 was when my friend
they needed. The freecycle component          the area. They had been driving around       administrative offices of the Ministers        scarter@powhatantoday.com       Chandra and I dressed
to the community event meant sharing          searching yard sales looking for baby        to Ministers (MTM) Foundation. The           " All of my costumes             up as the recalled
not only material items, but also shar-       items.                                       rest will be used for the community of
                                                                                                                                        were homemade                    Firestone tires - the
ing in fellowship and the building of            “They said they were really looking       faith. It will be an open-style, so we can
relationships.                                for a crib,” said church member Laverne      worship in a number of different ways.”      growing up. I loved              ATX and ATX2. You
    “We’ve had a great response from          Newton, “I said I had one at my house.           The first phase of the renovation         being the witch,                 can be very creative
the community,” said church member            So I took them there to get the crib and     project began last spring with the           princess, cheerleader            with paint, tape and
Barbara Warren. “You wouldn’t have            mattress. She was crying.” The church        remodeling of the upstairs space and         and Indian!"                     black garbage bags."
believed it, but within 20 minutes, most      was also able to provide them with a         some common areas. The next phase
of the clothing items were all gone. It       high chair, playpen, baby monitor and        will include the church and MTM
was wonderful.”                               clothes for the family’s three year-old      move-in and the final phase is a ware-         CORRECTION CLARIFICATION
   Since the event was close to St.           son.                                         house retrofit where the facility will
Francis’ Day, the traditional time of            “Sometimes needs just get filled           be converted into a kitchen for dining       Oct. 7, 2010 edition , page 2: a caption was inadvertently omit-
the church year for celebrating the           through ‘Godincidences’,” said Dr. Poti.     facilities. The congregation anticipates      ted "Midlothian Middle School student teacher Natalia Virani,
gift of animal companions worldwide,          “We say that God puts somebody in            receiving County approval and moving          right, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton."
                                              your pathway. Coincidentally, she was        into 501 Branchway Road by the end of        Sept. 29, 2010 edition, page 6: a sports photo identified the
the Blessing of the Animals was also
                                                                                                                                         players in the wrong type of sport. It was lacrosse, not field
integrated into the occasion. There were      here and a member had just donated           the year.                                     hockey.
activities for all ages on the lawn includ-   an entire box of maternity clothes.                                                       We regret the errors.


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& strawberries, but electric                                                                                                           Professor of Compara-         yelp from what sounded like
lights & plumbing.”                                                                                                                    tive Literature, English and  a small dog, coming from                                                           Saturday, October 23
    The five-year-old grand-                                                                                                            French at the Graduate        the direction of the woods                                                        7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at the
daughter, along on my                                                                                                                  School of the City Univer-    nearby the Wharton house”                                                      Marriott Richmond Downtown
visit, noted the old-fashioned                                                                                                         sity of New York]. Wharton    as the guide was talking. He                                                     Dinner and dancing to live music by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Casper, participate in silent auctions,
bathrooms and lighting                                                                                                                 was a huge success in France  said he would have disregard-                                                       enjoy the Celebration of Life
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with a scavenger hunt as they                                                                                                          didn’t trouble her. In “The   her own little dog won’t go
go through the house and the                                                                                                           House of Mirth,” the charac-  into Edith’s bedroom, “even
reward of choosing a sticker                                                                                                           ter Lily Bart notices “the or-when I call her to come”—
when they hand in their                                                                                                                chid basking in its artificially
                                                                                                                                                                     which she says might be
sheet at the end. Helena’s
sharp, kindergarten eyes were
busy finding such items as
                                                                                                                                       created atmosphere could
                                                                                                                                       round the delicate curves of
                                                                                                                                       its petals undisturbed by the
                                                                                                                                                                     attributed to the Whartons’
                                                                                                                                                                     screaming fights, though
                                                                                                                                                                     they maintained separate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    T H E 8 TH A N N U A L
the fake-leopard print that                                                                                                            ice on the panes.” Wharton    bedrooms.
turned out to be stairway                                                                                                              could afford to be an orchid.    If you go by visitors’
carpeting and a design im-                                                                                                                                           reports, the Georgian-revival
bedded in an upstairs marble                                                                                                           Sounds and Shadows            stables at The Mount—slated
floor.                                                                                                                                      In keeping with Wharton’s for renovation next year—are
    In refurbishing the                                                                                                                own published ghost stories, the most haunted part of the
house, designers interpreted                                                                                                           her estate has its share of   estate. The staff at the his-
Wharton’s taste and style to                                                                                                           them, one of which centers    toric home encourages visi-
furnish The Mount in what                                                                                                              on a dog. Wharton loved       tors to take photographs, and
might have been there in her                                                                                                           dogs, and though no dogs      one woman caught a creepy
time. “Management decided                                                                                                              presently live on the prop-   face in a stable window on a
to remove all stanchions in                                                                                                            erty, The Mount keeps a jar   recent ghost tour. Another
the house,” executive director                                                                                                         of dog treats on the dining   took an image of an orb by
Susan Wissler said. “We really                                                                                                         room table. Other than for    the hedge last year.
wanted our visitors to feel                                                                                                            treats, why would a dog’s        Though never encounter-
like guests, and you couldn’t                                                                                                          spirit linger? The author’s   ing a ghost at The Mount
go into the rooms in any sig-                                                                                                          preface to her book of ghost herself, Wright said, “The
nificant way with stanchions.                                                                                                           stories provides one answer: house witnessed stormy
Removing them changed the                                                                                                              “For the ghost should never   emotional currents, includ-
dynamic of the house.”                                                                                                                 be allowed to forget that     ing the final disintegration of
    Everything about the                                                                                                               his only chance of survival   the Whartons’ marriage.” She                                                  Saturday, October 23, 2010 • 11:00 am -6:00pm
house speaks of luxury, just                                                                                                           is in the tales of those who
                                                                                                                                       encounter him…”
                                                                                                                                                                     added, “It’s also helpful to re-
                                                                                                                                                                     member that Edith Wharton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Powhatan’s Historic Courthouse Square
as when Wright told me,
“Edith traveled in style. For                                                                                                              A barking dog does make almost died from typhoid as
                                                                                                                                       its presence felt on tours.   a nine-year-old in Germany,
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my books, I tried to see as
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she was also able to use ghost stories to explore
otherwise taboo feelings and experiences.”
                                                                                                                      Fall is
    Wissler adds that The Mount was a hotbed
of emotions when it was a girls’ school, too:
“Depending on the account you read, the
headmistress was either greatly loved or greatly
                                                                                                                      prime
hated.” Even the ghost-skeptical Wissler had
a recent encounter at the gatehouse that has
given her pause. “In August I was working on
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the driveway to get something. I looked up
at the gatehouse’s second-story window, and
there was a distinct figure looking out from
behind a curtain. As I stared, the figure slipped
                                                                                                                      apples
behind the curtain and disappeared. I thought
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so I backed up and approached the gatehouse                                                                                 Fall and apples go hand in hand. Octo-                                                                                                                                                                              anything else that calls for apple slices and
again – nothing appeared.                                                                                               ber is the peak of the Virginia apple season                                                                                                                                                                            cooked apples.                                                                                                                                                                                        Fresh Apple Cake
    “The strange thing was that no curtains exist                                                                       with a variety of apples ripe for the picking                                                                                                                                                                              Gala –Galas are crunchy, juicy and full                                                                                                                                                      3 cups flour
at the gatehouse windows. I parked the car                                                                              such as Rome, Winesap, Stayman, Granny                                                                                                                                                                                  of flavor. Their crisp texture and excellent                                                                                                                                                     1 teaspoon baking powder
and, with hairs raised on the back of my neck,                                                                          Smith and Fuji varieties. Apples are a nutri-                                                                                                                                                                           taste make them a good snacking apple.                                                                                                                                                          1 teaspoon baking soda
proceeded up the stairs to check out the rooms.                                                                         tious addition to any meal because they                                                                                                                                                                                 They are an excellent choice for eating fresh                                                                                                                                                   1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
No one lives here—it was built for Wharton’s                                                                            are low calorie and high in fiber, especially                                                                                                                                                                            in salads and they hold up well in baking.                                                                                                                                                      1 teaspoon salt
gardener. I opened doors to all of the rooms,                                                                           if eaten with the skins on. Fresh fruit                                                                                                                                                                                 Galas are one of the earliest Virginia apples                                                                                                                                                   2 cups sugar
their closets and the bathroom – no one. Who                                                                            and vegetables contain “phytochemicals”                                                                                                                                                                                 and have an excellent shelf life of 10-14                                                                                                                                                       1/ 2 cup oil
knows what or who the figure was?”                                                                                       (a plant compound that helps our body                                                                                                                                                                                   days.                                                                                                                                                                                           1/4 cup apple sauce
    A visiting psychic saw someone hanging in                                                                           fight disease). Apples contain the flavinoid                                                                                                                                                                                 Fuji – This deliciously sweet apple is                                                                                                                                                       1 teaspoon vanilla
the attic – possibly related to the servant girl                                                                        quercetin, which appears to help prevent                                                                                                                                                                                excellent for snacking and cooking. It stores                                                                                                                                                   2 eggs
who committed suicide after having a baby out                                                                           the growth of prostate cancer cells, reduce                                                                                                                                                                             well, even without refrigeration and is the                                                                                                                                                     4 cups peeled chopped apples
of wedlock – but many people have seen some-                                                                            the incidence of lung cancer and contribute                                                                                                                                                                             perfect take-along for school lunches and                                                                                                                                                       Directions:
one walking in the attic, where people aren’t al-                                                                       to improved lung function. The old saying,                                                                                                                                                                              picnics. Fuji is the best sweet apple avail-                                                                                                                                                    1.     Mix flour, baking powder, bak-
lowed. McFall says, “Besides dogs barking, the                                                                          “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away,”                                                                                                                                                                                able after November 1, so the delicious                                                                                                                                                      ing soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl, set
most common impressions on my ghost tours                                                                               just might have something to it! However                                                                                                                                                                                flavor and great texture will continue long                                                                                                                                                   aside.
are tenseness, the sensation of difficult breath-                                                                        you slice it, apples are not only nutritious,                                                                                                                                                                           past other apples for baking, applesauce,                                                                                                                                                       2.     Cream sugar, oil, apple sauce,
ing and the smell of cigar smoke” (Wharton’s                                                                            they’re delicious. Use the following infor-                                                                                                                                                                             salads and snacks.                                                                                                                                                                           vanilla and eggs in medium mixing bowl.
husband, Teddy, smoked cigars.).                                                                                        mation from the Virginia Apple Growers                                                                                                                                                                                     Virginia Granny Smith – Green,                                                                                                                                                               3.     Add flour mixture to sugar and
    Two years ago, two teams of ghost hunt-                                                                             Association for selecting and using the                                                                                                                                                                                 extremely tart, crisp, juicy and versatile,                                                                                                                                                  oil mixture, fold in chopped apples.
ers, one of them from the paranormal real-                                                                              apples that are just right for you and your                                                                                                                                                                             they’re available year-round. Grannies are                                                                                                                                                      4.     Put cake batter into a greased 9
ity TV show that premiered on Syfy in 2004,                                                                             family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ideal for pies, fried apples, apple crisp and                                                                                                                                                x 13 baking dish. Bake 350 degrees for 30
found indications of ghostly activity at The                                                                                Red Delicious - This crisp, sweet apple                                                                                                                                                                             apple dumplings. They’re also excellent                                                                                                                                                      minutes. Serve with whipped topping or
Mount—footsteps, voices, a head peeping                                                                                 makes it ideal for lunches, snacks and a                                                                                                                                                                                for salads because they don’t brown easily                                                                                                                                                   ice- cream.
around a corner. If you think creaking floors                                                                            refreshing addition when baked into such                                                                                                                                                                                when cut.
                                                                                                                        quick treats as pancakes, muffins and                                                                                                                                                                                       Rome - Firm flesh and mildly sweet                                                                                                                                                              Contributed from University of Wisconsin
and slamming doors, feelings of being watched                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Extension
and whispered words in the wind are tricks of                                                                           crisps. Crunchy with a mildly sweet flavor,                                                                                                                                                                              flavor make these the quintessential baking
the imagination in an old house once inhabited                                                                          they are great in salads.                                                                                                                                                                                               apple to be used in anything from pies to
by a skilled writer, give the house a try, through                                                                          Golden Delicious – Sweet taste, crisp                                                                                                                                                                               pancakes and sauces to salads. When baked
either a guided or self-guided tour.                                                                                    texture and juicy inside makes this an                                                                                                                                                                                  they retain their shape and texture and
    Whether you find Edith Wharton’s beloved                                                                             all-purpose apple. Great as a snack or a                                                                                                                                                                                acquire a rich flavor.
house makes your spine shiver—or you just                                                                               lunchbox treat, this firm apple is ideal for
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River City Crew team members pictured above repeat 1st and 2nd place in several categories at the Head of the James Regatta held this past Saturday.
   This past weekend, Richmond’s own River City Crew                    Jeff Wrobel; Jaime Hiegel; Sebastian Hughes)                    and 30 men from 16 different high schools, middle schools
showed amazing strength as they rowed in the “Head of the               -Women’s Jr. Novice 8+ - 1st Place (Chandler Hoy, cox-          and home school students in the Richmond area. Entirely
James Regatta” at Robious Landing Park. There is a three-            swain; Carter Bruffy, stroke; Hannah Barton; Erinn Powers;         member and donor-supported, RCC relies on membership
mile row up to the starting gates, and then a three-mile race        Helena Barth;                                                      fees, equipment donations, individual monetary donations
back to the finish line at Robious Landing. The race could               Molly Robinson; Emily Faraone; Maggie Cuthbert;                 and corporate sponsorships in order to successfully operate.
be viewed along the south side banks of the James River in           Amanda Quinn)                                                          As members of EVSRA (Eastern Virginia Scholastic Row-
northern Chesterfield County.                                            -Mixed Jr. 8+ - 2nd Place (Connor Odell, coxswain; Mal-         ing Association), the RCC competes in regattas against public
   Results are as follows:                                           lory Powers,                                                       and private schools from Virginia during the fall and spring
   -Men’s Jr. 4+ - 1st Place (Chandler Hoy, coxswain;                   stroke; Scotty Schneider; Anna White; Alexandra Johnson;        seasons. The team practices at the Robious Landing (Hols-
Patrick McKercher, stroke: William Andrews; Anthony Vita;            Nicole                                                             wade Boathouse) managed by Virginia Boat Club.
Jordan Lee)                                                             Fratkin; Savannah Karten; Courtney Hay; Emily Duerk-                Coach, Tom O’Rourke heads up the RCC, and as one of
   -Women’s Jr. 4+ - 2nd Place (Connor Odell, coxswain;              sen)                                                               the club’s founding members, has done so since 2006. Assis-
Meghan Melia, stroke; Grace Kimball; Sophie Peyton; Juli-               River City Crew (RCC) is a scholastic rowing program            tant Coach, Nishant Kishore has recently joined the Club in
anna Markowitz)                                                      consisting primarily of high school students from the Rich-        training advanced rowers. Kishore is an experienced William
   -Women’s Jr. 2X - 2nd Place (Becca Naurath; Sherry                mond metropolitan area and rows out of Robious Landing             and Mary alum, whose experience includes a 3rd place finish
Bell)                                                                Park in Chesterfield County on the James River. It is the only      at the US Rowing Collegiate Nationals in 2x. If interested in
   -Men’s Jr. Novice 8+ - 1st Place (Meagan Tate, coxswain;          organized junior or scholastic private rowing club in our lo-      learning more about River City Crew, please go to the team
Turner Willett, stroke; Brody Schneider, Kyle Moulton, Colby         cal area which is not affiliated with any specific high school.      website at http://www.rivercitycrew.com/
Chafin; Thomas Purcell;                                               This fall’s RCC roster is made up of 61 rowers, 31 women                                               courtesy of Melanie Kimball




A quick break at operation pumpkin patch




Troop 1829 of Midlothian participates in “Operation Pumpkin” where Scouts, adult leaders, and family members help unload a truckful of pumpkins for
Huguenot United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch. Shown here is a Scout taking a work break. -submitted by Jennifer Nelson




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Midlothian Foundation announces Village
Bank Midlothian Parade on Oct. 16
The Midlothian Foun-               lies who come to watch
dation is preparing for            the fun. Side streets
the 18th Annual Village            will remain open as
Bank Midlothian Day                well as a detour avail-
Parade which will be               able using Woolridge
held at 9 a.m., Oct. 16.           Road.

This year’s theme is               In conjunction with the
“Celebrate Education.”             parade’s theme “Cel-
The route begins at                ebrate Education”, the
Village Mill Drive and             Parade Grand Marshal
Midlothian Turnpike (2             is John Tyler Commu-
miles west of Chester-             nity College President,
field Towne Center). It             Dr. Marshall Smith,
travels east 1-¼ mile              who also is a resident
on Midlothian Turn-                of Midlothian.
pike. The grandstand
and judging area is                Prizes will be awarded
situated in front of               for parade participants
Village Bank (13531                in the following catego-
Midlothian Turnpike)               ries: Best Vehicle, Best
and the parade ends                Marching Unit, Best
at the new American                Performing Group, Best
Family Fitness (13141              Overall, Best Business,
Midlothian Turnpike).              and Chairman’s Award.
                                                                                                                                                                                               FILE PHOTO BY PATRICK DOBBS
All lanes of Midlothian            The Village Bank
Turnpike will be closed            Midlothian Parade          the Chesterfield Techni- contact Parade Coor-                            with your entry fee to:                                   Village Mill and Village
between Charter                    is presented by the        cal Center.               dinator Quenton Lee                           Midlothian Foundation,                                    Place Drives under the
Colony and Old Buck-               Midlothian Foundation,                               via e-mail quenton@                           PO Box 99, Midlothian,                                    white tent.
ingham Road from                   a non- profit organi-       If interested in partici- midlothianparade.org,                         VA 23113 or bring                                         - courtesy of Midlothian
8:30 am to noon for                zation that provides       pating, visit the pa-     or call (804) 640-7375.                       registration forms to the                                 Foundation
the safety of the parade           scholarships and ex-       rade website at www.      To obtain the parade                          staging area, which is
participants and fami-             perience to students of    midlothianparade.org or entry form and return it                        located at the corner of


                                                                                                      2010 Parade Participants*
                                                                                                         ACCA Shrine Center           pervisor – Jim Holland                                       Premiere Dance Academy
                                                                                                      (Richmond) - Director’s Staff       Chesterfield/Colonial                                     Modern Woodmen
                                                                                                         ACCA Shrine Center           Heights Christmas Mother                                     Crossroads Irish Dance
                                                                                                      (Richmond) – Divan                  CJW Medical Center                                    Troupe
                                                                                                         ACCA Shrine Center               Doody Calls                                              Ducks Disposal
                                                                                                      (Richmond) - Mini-patrol            Friends of Floyd Bayne                                   Recycle The Clown
                                                                                                         All Star Dance Academy           Grand Marshall Dr. Mar-                                  Rick Waugh for Congress
                                                                                                         American Family Fitness      shall Smith                                                  RideFinders
                                                                                                         Antique Car #2                   Jessica Morgan School of                                 Ron Glunt
                                                                                                         ATA Martial Arts             Dance - THE JEMS                                             Senator John Watkins
                                                                                                         Bounce 2 The Moon                KidsDineFree.net                                         Sonic
                                                                                                         Boy Scouts - Troop 876           Midas of Richmond                                        Village Bank
                                                                                                         American Legion Post             Midlothian Electric                                      Veterans of Foreign Wars
                                                                                                      #186                            Company                                                   Post #1426 - George Corbett
                                                                                                         ATA Martial Arts                 Midlothian Family Den-                                   Village Bank President
                                                                                                         Classic Car #1               tistry                                                    Tom Winfree
                                                                                                         Richmond BMW                     Midlothian Family YMCA                                   Virginia Clown Alley #3
                                                                                                         Antique Car #3                   Midlothian High School                                   VIRGINIA MILITARY
                                                                                                         Cartridge World              Marching Band                                             VEHICLE ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                      –Midlothian                         Midlothian Kiwanis Club                                  Westchester Community
                                                                                                         CCPS Midlothian District         Midlothian Volunteer Fire                             Church
                                                                                                      Teachers of the Year            Department –                                                 Western Chesterfield Busi-
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County Ad-           Miss Chesterfield                                      ness Alliance
                                                                                                      ministrator - Jay Stegmaier         Mt. Pisgah UMC - Mis-                                 *applications to particpate are be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ing accepted for the parade on the
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County           sions in Middle School                                    day of the event.
                                                                                                      Council of PTAs/PTSAs
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County Fire
                                                                                                      Chief
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County Fire
                                                                                                      & EMS
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County Police
                                                                                                      Chief                             “Your Home is My Business”
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County Police
                                                                                                      Chesterfield County Public         P.O. Box 67
                                                                                                      Schools - Midlothian District     Powhatan, VA 23139
                                                                                                      Teachers of Year                  bruce@thehousegeek.com                                               Bruce Blackwell
                                                              FILE PHOTO BY PATRICK DOBBS                Chesterfield County             www.thehousegeek.com                                                     State Certified
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                                                                                                      Democrats Committee               (804) 921-8367                                                           #3380 000220
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County Re-
                                                                                                      publican Committee
 All traffic lanes of Midlothian Turnpike (from Charter                                                   Chesterfield County
                                                                                                      School Board Member - Di-
  Colony Parkway to Old Buckingham Road) will be                                                      anne Pettitt
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County
    closed from 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, Oct. 16                                                    School Board Member - Patty
     for the parade. Side streets will remain open.                                                   Carpenter
                                                                                                         Chesterfield County Su-
                                                                                                      pervisor - Dan Gecker
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Tour Midlothian Mines                                                                                                              STUFF TO DO
                                                                                                           E-mail your event to editor@midlothianexchange.com. Subject line: EVENT
                                                                                                                                    registration fee is required      Regular monthly meetings
                                                                                                                                    for walkers, with proceeds        are held the third Wednesday
                                                                                                 OCT. 16 & 17                       benefiting the Chesterfield         of the month (September
                                                                                                  Bon Air Artists presents the      County Domestic and Sexual        through May). For informa-
                                                                                                  18th Annual “Art Affair” held     Violence Resource Center,         tion on CWL membership,
                                                                                                  at the Mary                       and the Chesterfield Domes-        please call Carolyn at (804)
                                                                                                  Munford                           tic Violence Task Force. The      745-6070 or Geri at (804)
                                                                                                  Elemen-          Midlothian       resource center and the task      608-0426.
                                                                                                  tary School     artist Beverly    force work in conjunction to
                                                                                                  grounds at         Perdue         reduce domestic violence         SATURDAY, OCT. 23
                                                                                                  the corner of speaks about        in the community and its
                                                                                                                                                                      Bon Air United Methodist
                                                                                                  Cary Street        the Bon        effects on victims, families
                                                                                                                                                                      Church Fall Festival from 10
                                                                                                  and West-         Air Artists     and children. Registration
                                                                                                                                                                      a.m.-2 p.m., 1645 Buford
                                                                                                  moreland                          forms are available online
                                                                                                                    annual 'Art                                       Road. Pumpkins for sale,
                                                                                                  Street, Rich- Affair' at www.     at the Domestic and Sexual
                                                                                                                                                                      hayrides, children’s games,
                                                                                                  mond. The                         Violence Resource Center
                                                                                                                    midlothian                                        huge yard sale, health fair
                                                                                                  Juried Fine exchange.com          page. The 5k Domestic Vio-
                                                                                                                                                                      with flu shots, Rosie the
                                                                                                  Art show                          lence Memorial Walk-a-Thon
                                                                                                                                                                      clown doing face paint-
                                                                                                  features                          is sponsored by the Medical
                                                                                                                                                                      ing and balloons all day.
                                                                                                  regional and                      Careers Institute School of
                                                                                                                                                                      Jonathan Austin, juggler
                                                                                                  national artists and proudly      Health Science at the ECPI
                                                                                                                                                                      and magician at 11 a.m.
                                                                                                  supports “Art 180”.               College of Technology. Oc-
                                                                                                                                                                      Jeff Beatman, musician and
                                                                                                  Hours, Saturday, Oct. 16          tober is Domestic Violence
                                                                                                                                                                      storyteller at noon. Susan
                                                                                                  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and        Awareness Month.For more
                                                                                                                                                                      Greenbaum, singer and mu-
                                                                                                  Sunday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.      information, contact Patricia
                                                                                                                                                                      sician at 1 p.m. Hamburgers,
                                                                                                  to 4 p.m. (RAIN OR SHINE)         Jones Turner, Chesterfield
                                                                                                                                                                      hotdogs and drinks. Fun for
                                                                                                  For more information visit        County domestic violence
                                                                                                                                                                      the whole family!
                                                                                                  www.bonairartists.com             coordinator, at 804-706-1272
                                                                                                                                    or jonesturnerp@chester-
                                                                                                                                                                      Pink Tie Gala will be held
                                                                                                                                    field.gov. A rain date for the
                                                                                                 SATURDAY, OCT. 16                                                    from 7:30pm to 12:30am
                                                                                                                                    walk is scheduled for Oct. 23.
 Come out to Midlothian Mines and Rail Road Park on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. - 3                                                                                at the Marriott Richmond
                                                                                                  The 29th Annual Midlothian                                          Downtown. The fourth an-
p.m. and learn about the vast mining history that abounded in Midlothian. From 1703 to the                                         WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20
                                                                                                  Village Day Festival and                                            nual dance to raise funds for
early 1900’s Chesterfield County’s coal mines produced abundant supplies of coal that was
                                                                                                  Craft Fair, sponsored by the      The Chesterfield Women’s           Breast Cancer awareness,
sought after both domestically and abroad. Living history demonstrations, period music and
                                                                                                  Midlothian Junior Woman’s         League meeting will be held       education, and research, in
guided walking tours to be provided. Shuttle bus will transport from satellite parking area to
                                                                                                  Club, a non-profit organiza-       from 9:30 a.m. - noon at The      our community. Enjoy a night
event site. Event is free and open to the public. Details: Call (804) 751-4946.
                                                                                                  tion will be held from 10 am      Villages of Charter Colony        of great food, dancing to live
courtesy of Chesterfield County                                                                    to 3 pm at the Midlothian         Clubhouse, The Charter            music with Casper, Silent
                                                                                                  Middle School on Midlothian       House at 1101 Charter Club        Auctions, The Celebration of
                                                                                                  Turnpike. Volunteers needed       Way in Midlothian. Re-            Life Dance Team, and more
Enjoy the games at the Midlothian                                                                 for kids' games. For more
                                                                                                  information, visit www.
                                                                                                                                    freshments will be served.
                                                                                                                                    Newcomers to the area and
                                                                                                                                                                      dancing! Tickets are only $65
                                                                                                                                                                      and 100% of the net pro-
Festival and Crafts fair                                                                          midlothianfestival.net            women interested in learning
                                                                                                                                    more about the League are
                                                                                                                                                                      ceeds go to the Richmond
                                                                                                                                                                      Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
                                                                                                  The first 5k Domestic              encouraged and welcome to         for the Cure® Space is lim-
                                                                                                  Violence Memorial Walk-a-         attend. The October meeting       ited, so order early
                                                                                                  Thon will be held Saturday,       will feature representatives      (Advanced tickets only. No
                                                                                                  Oct. 16, at Rockwood Park,        Wendy McCaig, represent-          tickets will be sold at the
                                                                                                  3401 Courthouse Road.             ing Embrace Richmond,             door. )
                                                                                                  Registration will begin at 9      and Shelley Smith who will            MORE EVENTS
                                                                                                  a.m. at Shelter 1. The walk       be talking about FRIENDS
                                                                                                  will begin at 10 a.m. A $4        Association for Children.                 ONLINE

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            29th Annual

          Midlothian Village Day
           Festival&Craft Fair
                               Saturday, October 16, 2010
                                     10 am - 3 pm
                                Midlothian Middle School
                               Entertainment, Crafters, Games,
                                       Inflatables, Food,
                                  Silent Auction and Raffles
                   For more information, visit www.midlothianfesival.net
                                 or find us on Facebook!
              The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club would like to thank the following 2010 Platinum Patrons:




                                Enjoy A Fun Fall Family Day.
                            Come out and celebrate our community!
                         GOLD PATRONS                                                     BRONZE PATRONS
                         American Family Fitness                                          A&W Power Washing LLC
                         Jessica Morgan School of Dance                                   Chiropractic Centers of Virginia
                         Primrose School of Midlothian at Waterford                       Edward Jones Financial–Lee Carroll
                         Primrose School of Swift Creek                                   Good Shepherd Child Development Center
                         Sign Crafters                                                    Integrative Health
                                                                                          Long and Foster
                         SILVER PATRONS                                                   Martin’s
                         Friends of John Watkins                                          Melani Brothers
                         Hawkins Family Dentistry                                         Mobile Spa
                         Primrose School of Midlothian Village                            Sudden Values
                         Snyder Home Services                                             Ultimate Karate Academy
                                                                                          Window Depot of Virginia


                               Parade starts at 9 a.m.
                For more information, contact the Midlothian Foundation
                               at midlothianparade.org.

                                       Proceeds from the Midlothian Village Day Festival & Craft Fair
                             support the projects of the Midlothian Junior Women’s Club,
                                    including the Cinderella Dreams Prom Dress Project.

                                     The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club is a civic
                          organization dedicated to philanthropic efforts in a wide
                               variety of areas. MJWC is a member of the General
                                 Federation of Women’s Clubs and meets at Winfree
                                              Baptist Church, September through June.
                                                  Women over age 18 are encouraged
                                           to contact Alicia at join@midlothianjuniors.org.
                                      For more information, please visit the MJWC website
                                                                   at www.midlothianjuniors.org.

				
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