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2012-07-04 14:20:14

RICHMOND, Va., July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power continued today to make progress in restoring power to all customers who lost electric service because of last weekend's severe thunderstorms. In the last 24 hours, service was restored to another 50,000 customers - many in areas that suffered the most severe damage. In all, Dominion has restored service to more than 95 percent of the 1 million customers whose service was disrupted in the largest non-hurricane event in the...

2012-06-14 10:22:28

RICHMOND, Va., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The third annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, presented by Altria is only a few weeks away. Over 30 national and international jazz artists from around the world will showcase their talent in Richmond, VA, August 10-12, 2012. The Richmond Jazz Festival is a 3-day event. On Friday, August 10th local and regional artists will perform at "Homegrown at the Hipp" at the historic Hippodrome Theater. August 11th and 12th...

2012-05-31 02:21:44

RICHMOND, Va., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is providing $1 million this summer to help Virginians in financial need pay part of their cooling costs, bringing the company's 2012 contribution to its EnergyShare program to $2.5 million. Applications are being accepted June 1 through Sept. 28 to participate in the year-round cooling and heating assistance program in Virginia. "These grants make a real difference in the quality of life for those most in need who are...

2012-05-29 06:21:54

TE PUKE, New Zealand, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Zealand-based internet retailer of fishing products, Richmond Worldwide Enterprises LLC, today announced the launch of a new e-commerce Web site: www.Rod-Fly-Fishing.com. Richmond Worldwide Enterprises LLC is a small, family owned and operated business that takes great pride in being able to sell high quality fishing products at great prices over the internet. Although a New Zealand-based retailer, the company ships within the...

2012-05-10 10:27:30

RICHMOND, Va., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CapTech partnered with the First Tee of Richmond & Chesterfield to increase awareness of their organization by providing social media strategy services. "High impact nonprofit organizations understand that they cannot achieve maximum results without being able to build collaborative networks," says Brent Schneider, First Tee of Richmond & Chesterfield Executive Director. "Through our partnership with CapTech, The First...

2012-05-08 06:31:45

RICHMOND, Va., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In Hanover County, 600 families live below the poverty line, 146 families have no source of heat and nearly 200 families lack complete plumbing supplies. In the majority of these homes, there are children under the age of 18. The rise in the price of land coupled with the economic downturn has forced even more families out of the housing market. Hanover Habitat for Humanity seeks to eradicate substandard housing in Hanover County by building safe,...

2012-05-01 10:24:54

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. and RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Press Media Group (DPMG) and Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) today announced that they have reached a production agreement for Media General's Operations & Distribution Solutions Group to print and package DPMG's three newspapers, the Daily Press, The Virginia Gazette, and Tidewater Review at Media General's production facility in Hanover County, Virginia. "The decision to move our printing and packaging...

2012-04-03 02:22:41

Contest Will Help Homeowners Identify Energy Savings and Become More Efficient RICHMOND, Va., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) and the state's Virginia Energy Sense program today launched the Earth Day Energy Challenge with 16 other organizations to help Richmond-area residents make their homes more energy efficient. To enter the challenge, which runs from...

2012-03-30 02:23:06

RICHMOND, VA., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It is no secret that substance abuse is a common problem, but it is surprising to learn just how many American adults have struggled with it -- and found victory. According to new research, however, one out of every ten grown-ups in the United States has, at some point, participated in a recovery program for substance abuse. That figure points to the prevalence of substance abuse, but also to its ultimate treatability. Indeed, Drugfree.org CEO...

2012-03-29 06:22:03

RICHMOND, Va., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Commonwealth University and Dominion, one of the nation's leading energy providers, will partner to use the VCU School of Engineering's West Hall as a five-year test site for efficient energy technologies and research as a micro-grid project. VCU and Dominion signed an agreement that calls for the use of Dominion experts, VCU engineering faculty and Facilities Management personnel and third-party products and services to gather and share...