2016-08-17 / Announcements

‘Cameron’ homes honor teen’s memory

Magnolia Green, one of the county’s most popular new homes communities, has partnered with CraftMaster Homes to build and sell six “Cameron” model homes in memory of Cameron K. Gallagher.

The Cameron pays homage to Gallagher, a 16-year-old Freeman High School student from Henrico County who tragically passed away from heart failure after completing a half-marathon on March 16, 2014. In her honor, Cameron’s parents, David and Grace Gallagher, created the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. It aims to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety, which Cameron battled.

As of now, six Cameron homes have been sold in Magnolia Green’s Stafford Park neighborhood. To date, CraftMaster Homes has built more than 20 Cameron homes in the Richmond area.

“CraftMaster Homes is a wonderful partner, and we’re honored to play a small role in keeping Cameron’s legacy alive,” says Tom Page, vice president of iStar, owner of Magnolia Green. “The Cameron’s craftsman-style exterior and open floor plan have proven very popular with buyers.”

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The Virginia Department of Education has awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant totaling $180,887 to Chalkley Elementary School. The grant will be used to provide before- and after-school programs during the school year and four weeks of summer programming.

Cosby High School student Merilyn Zinkwich recently returned from a sixday expedition on the James River. She was one of nine Virginia high school students who were selected to paddle by canoe down the lower James River from Hopewell to Hampton while exploring the ecology of the river. The group camped on the river’s banks and learned the history and importance of the river from expert guides. They also conducted water-quality monitoring, studied wildlife and toured the Surry nuclear power plant, the Jamestown archeological dig, Fort Pocahontas and other interesting places along the river. Zinkwich will share her experiences with an earth science class at Cosby when school reopens.

Virginia State University 4-H specialist Albert Reid recently graduated from the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) program. VALOR is one of about 40 active agricultural leadership training programs in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia that promote culturally appropriate agricultural leadership training using a research-based experiential learning approach to build professional leadership skills.


Bruce Boardman, a sales associate with Long & Foster Real Estate, has been named June’s top seller in the Midlothian office. Laura Taylor was the top closer. Debbie McGee was the top lister. The Beran Group was named top listing team and top selling team. The Foster Johnson Group was top closing team.

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