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SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY 10.14.10 Parade begins Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. - see P10 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY || ONLINE EVERY DAY EXPLAIN EXPLORE EXERCISE EXPECT EXTRA •P3 Community College Workforce •P6 Apples are in full swing in the •P7 Following the football coaching •P9 A peek from the shores to the •P10 Celebrating the 2010 Village of Alliance launches Richmond Project fall. career on the ﬁeld pumpkin patch. Midlothian Day Festival and Parade 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 BON AIR || BRANDERMILL || GENITO || MIDLOTHIAN || ROBIOUS || SALISBURY || WOODLAKE 2 || OCTOBER 14, 2010 EXPLAIN NEWS || FEATURES CRIME REPORT MIDLOTHIANEXCHANGE.COM 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. MIDLOTHIANEXCHANGE.COM EXPLAIN NEWS || FEATURES OCTOBER 14, 2010 || 3 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 INQUIRE TODAY TO SEE IF YOUR HOME QUALIFIES! 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 Sabot. Liz Cheney, a daughter Waugh said, “Cantor’s idea of member of the board of of former Vice President health care is that if you can’t directors of Media General afford it, you die.” Inc., parent company of the Dick Cheney, was the main Richmond Times-Dispatch.) 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 Caring for you the people of the 7th District know where he stands on the issues. He has spent much of the campaign going around and your family. the country stumping for GOP congressional candi- dates. 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Retreat Doctors’ • John Randolph • Spotsylvania 4 || OCTOBER 14, 2010 EXPLAIN NEWS || FEATURES MIDLOTHIANEXCHANGE.COM LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Events spotlight the Village of Midlothian BY ELIZABETH FARINA email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org "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- email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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He related how he shoots - not only cabbages Ann Caws [Distinguished clearly heard a “faint, distant & 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 ﬁxtures but was more struck before her work was a success ed it, except that his friend Dance Team and more by the dark, caged eleva- in the United States.” “almost immediately turned 100% of the net proceeds will go to beneﬁt: www.PinkTieGala.org tor and the built-in icebox Edith Wharton was aware to him and asked, ‘Did you 804-745-0006 outside the kitchen on the of the humanity around her hear that?’” Tickets on sale now, $65 Space is limited! ﬁrst ﬂoor. The Mount does a that made her luxurious life Molly McFall, The commendable job of keeping possible, people who had to Mount’s librarian who has All young children occupied cope with daily realities thatan ofﬁce in the mansion, says American Insurers 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, 25 Virginia Wineries my books, I tried to see as many of the places as pos- One visitor to The Mount’s when her family was on an THANK YOU TO OUR sible in France where she Friday Night Fright, in its extended tour of Europe. She PLATINUM SPONSORS had lived or visited, but, of second season of Friday course, Edith had a chauffeur. nights from June through WRIGHT P6 SILVER SPONSORS 09.02.10 IELD COUNTY OF CHESTERF COMMUNITIES SERVING THE JOHN WATKINS Virginia Senate DAY ONLINE EVERY Y THURSDAY || EXPECT PUBLISHED EVER EXPLORE EXERCISE EXPLAIN EXTRA f career es to shine in gol Anderson continu be the Anderson will often BY FRED JETER special correspond ent Never mind putter- ing along the scenic route; lone girl in contenti the 14-person MHS on. On “Being the only girl roster, she’s the solo female. has BRONZE SPONSORS is leaving Lyberty Anderson its pros and cons,” she says. lane rubber in golf ’s fast “I don’t like being the only to stardom at Manchester of cool, girl; but it’s kind get noticed High. ﬁnd- too, because you Before so much as ing her locker or tasting her more.” pizza, Anderson, who caught ﬁrst slice of cafeteria her the golf bug some nine years GITS MASONRY, INC. Anderson was arguably ago while at a birthday party bout school’s most talked-a outing, actually turns heads her bag. athlete. r wherever she totes The talented daughte In the spring of 2008, of Wayne and Christal ce at age 13, followin g her , Anderson will commen seventh grade year at Bailey HISTORI CAL SOCIETY freshma n classes Sept. 7. she became SY OF THE VIRGINIA 2005.013 8 ﬁled Bridge Middle, PHOTO COURTE Preceding that, she nd Women’s 1903 strike against operator of the Virginia Passeng Richmond and er and Power Co., Petersburg streetca community. The r lines, strike lasted the best overall score 5-under 139) Aug. (70-69, the Richmo 24-25 ion Golf Association’s ever champ. youngest- FLATROCK by much of the in the VSGA Foundat dence she VILLAGE CORP. l Guard This past spring, was supported that the Nationa became so violent Invitational at Indepen d her two months and and property, while successfully defende to protect persons aid of strikebreakers. title. was called out d to run with the Golf Club. RWGA private sector Main ,’ streetcars continue the company ofﬁces at 7th and The almost all-boys Now, she’s turning to while Militiamen guarded (seen on the left in the image), “by invitatio n only,” event chool action, and nd streets in Richmo the line on Seventh the state’s public-s open car leading a dozen rode the ly failed in their efforts to win better featured many of blending in as part of a half golfers, Street. Strikers ultimate elite high-school team concept in a largely pay and hours. from some 30 schools, individual sport. ibition Cen- including reigning While Lancers’ coach New museum exh explores evolutio n of the tral Region medalis O’Neill of Deep Run. day of class, Anderson t Chris Also before the ﬁrst was a Chris Weaver critique he ninth-grader’s skill also acknowledges character. s his set, her high Golfer Lyberty this fall. Anderson will PHOTO BY ELIZABE be attending Manche TH FARINA ster High family. middle-class working an Over 100 juried Arts & Craft vendors –a shopper’s paradise ory r 69 at state’s Union hist medalist (3-unde s “Lyberty is a fabulou Plug Into 26 tri- quick to help anyone.” Father Wayne runs Salisbury) in an Aug. and golfer,” says Weaver. “But Anderson, who plays River match with James she’s an even better part person. First Tee a out of the public ANDERSON P8 have never said, Midlothian. “She’s very much 10, hails from a most Virginia women On the overwhelmingly and she’s off Route More than likely, h Mason, for advocat ing for of the team aspect circuit, you, Lucy Randolp don’t stop male high-school 10 food vendors offering a regional variety – from Oysters to Barbeque to Brunswick Stew “Thank children the 1920s.” Virginia s inistrator position women’s rights in right now if it be working in a factory tee display at deputy county adm and think, “I could l Child Labor Commit American Bailey, Hicks ﬁll weren’t for the Nationa Many African wn Exposition.” cur- the 1907 Jamesto that the jobs they she served in an might not realize pal bond bank, where workers in Virginia result of a strike at Richmond tobacco Admin- and is credited be a ns hesterﬁeld County outstanding capacity C rently hold could of working Virginia er an- ﬁnancial support to And the majority istrator Jay Stegmai with quadrupling stemmeries in 1937. how the 1935 Wagner Act and 1947 ced two appointments to Bill id nities according Want to Give Your Business Live Entertainment by Casper and Steve Bassett & Ammon Tharp a Powerful Boost? with the Mystic Soul Bubbas Place your advertising where it will be seen and used. the Power of Powhatan Chamber of Commerce Master of Ceremonies: Get hooked up with a great rate on compelling print and online advertising when you contact us today! 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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 it might be an effect created by my headlights, 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. 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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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org Bruce Blackwell FILE PHOTO BY PATRICK DOBBS Chesterﬁeld County www.thehousegeek.com State Certiﬁed Home Inspector 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 Chesterﬁeld County Su- Paid Political Advertisement rs ! Yea Fun Ce ce Ed 25 nd ing tion a rat a leb uc Jessica Morgan’s of D a n School of Dance Check out our website at www.jemsone.com Call Today to Get on Our Welcome to 2nd Semester Mailing List. Registration begins ‘Midlothian Day’! Monday, November 29th. Enjoy Our Community We offer classes for: & Enjoy Your Day! Delegate Lee Ware 897-0260 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Two Great Locations: 6915 Chital Drive (804) 739-7600 65th House District MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE N & Child Development OLD HU ROSELAND 1.8 MILES Center is conveniently located on 2021-C Huguenot Village (804) 272-2108 NDRE GSLC&CHILD # Old Hundred Road at Hallsley DEVELOPMENT CENTER D RD. HWY 288 D. HALLSLEY RD AL ER and Roseland neighborhoods in TE OT Western Chesterﬁeld County area. POWHITE PKWY. Authorized and Paid for by Friends of Lee Ware, Advertise in Midlothian Exchange! Bill Edmunds, Treasurer Call Sara Snyder at (804) 908-6086 or 1401 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian 23114 www.goodshepherdmidlo.com Sara Carter at (804) 201-6071 for details. MIDLOTHIANEXCHANGE.COM OCTOBER 14, 2010 || 11 Tour Midlothian Mines STUFF TO DO E-mail your event to email@example.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. 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(½ off color & highlights with Trish & Holly through November 30th, 2010.) www.centralvabank.com 12 || OCTOBER 14, 2010 MIDLOTHIANEXCHANGE.COM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit the MJWC website at www.midlothianjuniors.org.
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