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Nelson County Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Future Homeowners

Nelson County Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications for partner families for their next 2 builds in Arrington, Virginia. If you have lived or worked in Nelson County for at least one year, you can visit their website at www.nelsonhabitat.org to see if you qualify to become a homeowner or leave a message at 434 361-0201. The partnerships between Habitat for Humanity and our homeowner families aim to be true collaborations, grounded firmly on mutual respect and a core belief that everyone should have an opportunity to live in a safe, decent and affordable home. Their partnerships with families are sound investments in the future, made by people who believe strongly in one another and in the greater good.

February 10th, 2018|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) in Charlottesville believes that strong nonprofits create a strong community, and as a nonprofit, they achieve their mission when nonprofits are connected to the resources they need to thrive. They offer tools, training, workshops and consulting for all things nonprofit in Charlottesville and the surrounding community They have nearly 250 nonprofit member organizations – and when an organization is a member, board, staff, and volunteers are all members as well – so you may be a member without realizing it! You can contact them to see how they can help support you and your nonprofit or help you get more engaged in the nonprofit community. To learn more, you can visit their website at www.thecne.org.

January 31st, 2018|Community Connection|

Virginia Festival of the Book To Be Held March 21-25

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture over five days in Charlottesville each March. The 24th Annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018. The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. The Festival’s annual attendance reached more than 30,000 in March 2017. For information on the event and how to attend you can go their website, www.vabook.org

January 26th, 2018|Community Connection|

East End Cemetery Needs Volunteers for Clearing Land

East End is a historic African American cemetery in Henrico County, established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery. It is the final resting place of an estimated 13,000 people, among them some of the most prominent black Richmonders of the turn of the 20th century. Decades of neglect obscured their graves and thousands of others beneath tangles of ivy, brush, and illegally dumped trash. Since June 2013, a small group of regular volunteers, students and Richmond-area residents have been working to reveal them, slowly uncovering not just long-buried headstones but an entire community. So, if you like whacking weeds, lopping branches, and discovering the history of Richmond, then Friends of East End invite you to join them in their goal to restore East End.  For more information, including progress on the restoration and a calendar of upcoming volunteer work days, their website is www.eastendcemetery.wordpress.com. You can also email me at jshuck@rocketmail.com or call 804-728-9475.

January 26th, 2018|Community Connection|

Richmond Symphony Welcomes Mason Bates

Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He will be at the Carpenter Theater on May 12 at 8pm.  The Richmond Symphony invites you to join them an hour before each concert for a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear. To find out more about the concert, you can click here.


January 26th, 2018|Community Connection|

Students From City Schoolyard Garden To Host Plant Sale

This spring, students from the City Schoolyard Garden at Buford Middle School are growing over 8,000 plant seedlings to distribute to growing organizations, families, and community members. They invite you to join them at Buford on May 3rd and 4th at the entrance to Buford Middle School to take home some of our student-grown plants for your garden or a friends. For more information you go online to www.cityschoolyardgarden.com.

December 18th, 2017|Community Connection|

Virginia Festival of the Book: March 21-25

A signature program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day program of events including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more. The 24th annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. The Festival has consistently attracted audiences of more than 20,000 from more than forty states each year.  To learn more, you can visit www.VaBook.org. I’m Sarah making a Community Connection on WNRN.




November 6th, 2017|Community Connection|

UVA Child Development Laboratories Seeking Participants

The Child Development Laboratories at the University of Virginia are four psychology labs that study how children think and learn about the world around them. They are looking for children from birth to 12 years of age to participate in quick and fun studies. Your child might read a story, play a game, or watch a video, and afterwards, your child will receive a prize for participating! To learn more about a typical visit and register your family, visit www.childdevelopmentlabs.org or call (434) 924-9341.

May 3rd, 2017|Community Connection|