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2011-06-08 14:45:00

RICHMOND, Va., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, Special Olympics Virginia provides opportunities for physical and emotional achievement to intellectually and developmentally challenged children; this includes the eye, ear and general health screenings provided by local doctors for the athletes through its Healthy Athletes program. For the 2011 Special Olympics Summer Games in Richmond, Healthy Athletes will expand its healthcare services to include dental screenings for the...

2011-05-25 07:15:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James River Writers is pleased to announce that June on the James, its sixth annual literary soiree, will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Dominion's Tredegar Complex (120 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219). Beyond the food and fun that have characterized the event for years, this year's fete will celebrate a cross-section of local writers whose work uplifts readers and inspires a more literate and culturally dynamic...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School has adopted the Just Neighbors poverty awareness curriculum, as the service learning component for its first year medical students. Beginning in the fall of 2011, all 200 first year medical students will be exposed to a working understanding of poverty and the physical and emotional toll it takes. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School has adopted the Just Neighbors poverty awareness curriculum, as the...

2011-05-02 14:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), today asked its Virginia regulators to approve a new natural gas-fired power station and annual rate adjustments for transmission services and increased fuel costs. The power station and transmission applications are part of Dominion's "Powering Virginia" strategy, which is designed to ensure continuation of reliable service to the company's 2.3 million Virginia electric customers...

2011-04-28 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary T. McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cox Communications of Virginia, has been inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. A ceremony formally inducting McCollum occurred on Wednesday, April 27. The event was held at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/PH90101 ) McCollum oversees a telecommunications organization with nearly 2500 employees. He is a...

2011-04-21 07:42:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For 15 years, All Fired Up in Carytown has been Richmond's original paint your own ceramics studio for local artists, birthday parties, date nights, field trips and fundraising. To celebrate this milestone, the company that allows customers to create mugs, plates, clay creations and even fused glass art is letting Richmonders compete to earn free studio sessions, gift certificates and more in its I Heart Art contest now through May 8, 2011. The...

2011-04-08 05:24:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visible Proof, a recently launched Richmond design consortium, has received the GRACRE award for outstanding design and implementation as part of the 10th annual awards ceremony by the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate. Kristi Lane, formerly of 3North, founded Visible Proof in 2010 and has since completed a series of high-profile commercial projects -- including the redesign of the creative department at The Martin Agency...

2011-04-01 08:35:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) said today that Nicole McMullin, digital products manager for the Richmond Media Group, and Roslyn Ryan, editor of the weekly newspaper Powhatan Today, have been named to Editor & Publisher's "25 Under 35." In its April 2011 issue, Editor & Publisher said, "The awards recognize next-generation leaders, who are young, bright and capable of tackling whatever the changing climate throws at them. They are...

2011-03-24 09:41:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power plans to spend more than $1.7 billion over about a two-year period to strengthen its electric grid, support growing demand for electricity and improve service reliability for its 2.4 million customers. "While our service reliability has continued to improve over the last seven years, we are not satisfied unless every one of our customers has power," said Paul D. Koonce, Dominion Virginia Power president and chief...

2011-03-15 20:04:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visible Proof, a recently launched Richmond design consortium, announced today that it has completed a series of high-profile commercial projects - including the redesign of a critical area of The Martin Agency and two new retail locations in Short Pump. Kristi Lane, formerly of 3North, founded Visible Proof in 2010. Quickly gaining a reputation for creating a complete design experience, Visible Proof was chosen above other local and national...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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