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Boys Home Christmas Tree Farm Opens on November 25, 2022

November 15th, 2022

On Friday, November 25, Boys Home Christmas Tree Farm will open for its 29th season. The updated hours for the 2022 season are below. In her bequest, Joanne Tannehill, left her Augusta County Tree Farm to Boys Home as a teaching and learning experience for students. The Boys Home Christmas Tree Farm is maintained throughout […]

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REC’s Eugene Hamrick Recognized as Leader in Utility Analytics

November 15th, 2022

Fredericksburg, Va. — Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) Eugene Hamrick, Director – Enterprise Analytics and Innovation, was recently named in the Top 25 Thought Leaders in Utility Analytics by the Utility Analytics Institute. The institute is a top advisory group for utilities on analytics efforts. The group’s thought leaders are professionals who are most active in […]

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Averett UniversityReceives more than $500,000 Gift from Caesars Virginia to Create Hospitality and Tourism Academic Program

November 9th, 2022

Averett recruits seasoned industry veteran to lead program as inaugural director DANVILLE, Va. (Nov. 9, 2022) – Averett University today announced a major gift from Caesars Virginia, a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment (“Caesars”) and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (“EBCI”), signaling a significant investment in the hospitality and tourism future of the region. Caesars […]

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UMW Makes Princeton Review’s List of Green Colleges

November 9th, 2022

If you’ve enjoyed the pollinator gardens and no-mow zones on campus or taken part in events like the Tree Festival or Eco-Carnival on Earth Day, you’ve already experienced some of the University of Mary Washington’s commitment to the environment. The Princeton Review has recognized that commitment as well, including UMW in the 2023 Guide to Green Colleges. […]

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Fall Open House hosted at Boys Home

November 9th, 2022

On Thursday, October 13, Boys Home of Virginia hosted an attentive crowd at the Fall Open House. The day began at 10:30 a.m. with guests viewing displays and projects prepared by teachers and students. At 11:00 a.m., Executive Director Chris Doyle welcomed the group and gave an update on how he is enjoying his first […]

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Breeden Construction announces construction completion of Richmond, Va. school building addition

November 9th, 2022

Richmond, Va. – October 28, 2022     Breeden Construction is proud to announce the completion of an addition to an early education and care school in Midlothian, Virginia, the Primrose School of Midlothian Village. The project was completed for the developer, M&B Property LLC; Breeden Construction served as general contractor. The half million-dollar project began in […]

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Column: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is not best approach

October 31st, 2022        Barry DuVal

  Column: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is not best approach Written by: Barry DuVal, Virginia Chamber President & CEO The Virginia Chamber has long supported policies that prioritize investments in energy that ensure competitive rates, attract economic development and protect the environment to move Virginia forward. Unfortunately, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is not consistent […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Christmas Decorations Requested for Boys Home of Virginia

October 28th, 2022

A time-honored tradition at Boys Home is the annual Christmas cottage decorating contest. The tradition started in 1966 and is anticipated by all on the hill. Darling Cottage was the winning cottage for 2021 and is pictured above. As you and your families are sorting through and putting away your Christmas decorations this year, please […]

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Energy Saving Tips From Virginia Energy Sense

October 27th, 2022

Every fall, the onset of cold weather can result in higher energy bills for Virginia businesses, but taking a few easy steps can help offset these costs. Virginia Energy Sense (VES) is a statewide consumer education and outreach program that helps businesses, institutions, and households across the commonwealth increase their energy efficiency and save money. […]

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Campus Recreation Scores Mary Washington Healthcare Sponsorship

October 26th, 2022

The University of Mary Washington is getting a big boost from Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC), which has committed to a sponsorship that will provide $100,000 for Campus Recreation (CREC) over the next five years. “Mary Washington Healthcare exists to improve the health of all people in the region,” said MWHC Senior Vice President and Chief […]

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