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2017-05-24 / Announcements

Del. Kirk Cox receives awards for supporting tech, business


Del. Kirk Cox 
ASH DANIEL Del. Kirk Cox ASH DANIEL Speaker of the House of Delegates designee Del. Kirk Cox received two prestigious awards this month. Cox, a Republican who represents the 66th District, received the Legislator of the Year award at the annual RVA Tech Gala in recognition of his support of the technology field.

Cox was also chosen as a recipient of the Champion of Free Enterprise Award from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for his role in advancing legislation that supports a strong economy and the business community in the commonwealth.

Speaking about the awards, Del. Cox said, “I’m honored to be chosen for these two awards. A strong economy is one of many issues important to the people of the 66th District, and I work each day to help make that a reality.”

Business

Martin’s Food Markets has announced the closing dates for its Chesterfield County locations. On July 10, the stores at 6401 Centralia Road, 5201 Chippenham Crossing Center and 11361 Midlothian Turnpike will close. The stores at 12601 Jefferson Davis Highway and 200 Charter Colony Parkway will close on Aug. 2.


Sycamore Veterinary Hospital recently held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new medical center at 13217 Midlothian Turnpike, just a few doors down from its previous address. Marking 30 years of veterinary service to the Midlothian area, this facility is a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that effectively triples Sycamore’s operational space and capabilities. Sycamore Veterinary Hospital recently held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new medical center at 13217 Midlothian Turnpike, just a few doors down from its previous address. Marking 30 years of veterinary service to the Midlothian area, this facility is a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that effectively triples Sycamore’s operational space and capabilities. Henricus Historical Park has announced that it will again join the more than 2,000 museums across the United States that participate in the Blue Star program, which offers free admission at participating museums to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/ BlueStarMuseums.


A group of Providence Middle School students spent a day on the James River with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on May 2. During this hands-on outdoor learning experience, the eighth-grade science students, along with teacher Alice Anne Potts, canoed the river, explored marshes, tested for water quality and caught fish and critters in a seine net. 
ALICE ANNE POTTS A group of Providence Middle School students spent a day on the James River with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on May 2. During this hands-on outdoor learning experience, the eighth-grade science students, along with teacher Alice Anne Potts, canoed the river, explored marshes, tested for water quality and caught fish and critters in a seine net. ALICE ANNE POTTS Organizations

The Teen Ambassadors program is seeking high school juniors and seniors to serve as mentors to elementary school-aged children next fall. Volunteers must be Chesterfield residents who live substance-free lifestyles. Teen Ambassadors build relationships with children, participate with them in activities that reinforce a substance-free lifestyle and help with homework. Selected ambassadors will mentor their assigned children after school once a week for one and a half hours at Chalkley or Harrowgate elementary schools. Applications for the fall semester must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7. An interview and a day of training are required. For more information or an application, visit chesterfieldsafe.org or call Sherry Callear at 717-6404.

Achievements

Chesterfield County was honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids. The Playful City USA program honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. Some of Chesterfield’s initiatives to improve and highlight play in the county include increasing pedestrian and bicycling access to playgrounds, offering free Learn-to- Swim programs in conjunction with SwimRVA, emphasizing play at historical sites like Henricus Historical Park and offering new specialized athletic facilities in the county.

Sports Backers, a Richmond-based nonprofit focused on inspiring an active lifestyle, recently awarded 43 Chesterfield County schools with Active RVA certifications this year. These 43 schools represent the most of any school division in the Richmond-metro area and are five more than were recognized last year. Seven high, 11 middle and 25 elementary schools were honored for implementing innovative programs to promote physical activity and for serving as wellness role models for the community. For a list of the schools, visit chesterfieldobserver.com.

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