Thank a principal – R.E.B. Awards Distinguished Educational Leadership


The Community Foundation, in partnership with the R.E.B. Foundation, invites nominations for the 2014-2015 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership. Started in 2004, this initiative seeks to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.

The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership will publicly recognize four principals, one each from Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond City public school districts. Each winner will receive a $15,000 grant – a $7,500 unrestricted cash grant to the principal and $7,500 to be used for school-based initiatives of the recipient’s choosing. Principals considered for this award should have held their position at the same school for at least three years.

Chesterfield County Police join national effort to promote teen driver safety

Chesterfield Police Car - Large Cropped

The Chesterfield County Police Department is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to promote teen traffic safety awareness during Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 19-25.

Police will promote teen driving safety by raising the public’s awareness in five key areas: the importance of using safety belts while driving or riding, not speeding, not using alcohol, not using cell phones while driving, and not having more than one passenger. Police hope to raise awareness for teen drivers and their parents through a combination of education and enforcement efforts.

More information about Teen Driver Safety Week can be found at

Midlothian Mines and Rail Road Park presents annual event on October 18

Midlothian Mines Park

Come to Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Road Park on Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and learn about the vast coal mining history that abounded in Midlothian.

Activities include living-history demonstrations, coal mining displays, period music, children’s games and guided walking tours.

Visitors will view a reproduction of the headstock that was part of the coal mining operations and enjoy musical performances by the Press Gang, Virginia Folk Music Association and Scottish bagpipe performances at the new amphitheater. They also will see a Scottish heritage display provided by Saint Andrew’s Society of Richmond.

Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on site. Event is offered in conjunction with Midlothian Village Day. Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13286 N. Woolridge Road, Midlothian, VA 23114, Details: Call 751-4946 or

Video of the week: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?


Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince Ea, is an American rapper and activist.

Here is his latest video: “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? ”

You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here.

Bon Air Village Fair on Saturday, October 18th

Bon Air Village Fair

Bon Air Village Fair


Saturday, October 18th ✩ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm ✩ Rain or Shine!

Admission is FREE / Tickets or Wristbands Required for Games, Inflatables, Food, Etc.


Giant Inflated Fun

Mechanical Bull, Fire truck Slide, Backyard Obstacle Course and Moon bounce.

Carnival Style Games

Cow Milking, Doughnut eating contest, Football Toss, Cake Walk, Soda Toss, Balloon Darts, Field Events, Craft Corner, Face and Hair Painting, Temporary Tattoos and much, much more!

Fair-Style Food

Cotton Candy, Snow cones, Popcorn! All Beef Burgers, Barbecue Chicken, Hot dogs, Veggie Burgers, etc. Food prices range from $2.50 to $6.00. Buy a-la-carte or a combo meal with a drink and chips.

Fire truck tour, Ballon Creations Caricature Drawings

Amazing Auction

Restaurant vouchers, Gift Cards, Summer Camps, Disney passes, Baltimore Aquarium tickets, Jewelry, paintings and so much more!! Come check it out!!!!

Time to get your house ready for winter’s chill


Remember how cold it got last winter in Virginia? Now is the time to start getting your heating system and your home ready so you can stay comfortable and save money when Old Man Winter returns.

Dominion Virginia Power offers energy conservation programs and expert information to help you prepare. A good starting place is

The website includes information on programs and tools such as home energy audits, heat pump tune- ups and upgrades, duct sealing, energy calculators and more. Many programs include rebates and incentives for qualifying customers. You could save 5 to 30 percent on your energy bill by making efficiency upgrades identified in your home energy audit.

No matter what type of heating system you have, now is a great time to have it checked and tuned-up by a qualified contractor. This will help ensure the system is running efficiently and safely and reduce the possibility of a breakdown when it’s really cold.

Here are a few low- or no-cost tips to stay comfortable and save energy in the winter months:

Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11 2014


The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services will recognize Fire Prevention Week October 5-11. The theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

Below you will find a list of Fire Station Open Houses and festivals that the public are invited to attend.

Bon Air Volunteer Fire Department (BAVFD) – Company 4

Open House – October 12, 2014, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Bon Air Volunteer Fire Department will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in recognition of Fire Prevention Week.  This year’s theme is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.  This is a free community service event to educate the public on fire safety and prevention.

This year’s open house will include two adult presentations to be held at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Find out the leading cause of fires in our area and how they can be prevented.  A drawing will be held after each presentation for a chance to win a Ruth’s Chris gift card.

The Open House emphasizes keeping your family safe by providing fire safety materials, demonstrations, and includes simulators such as Chesterfield County’s Fire Life Safety House.  There is also a chance to enter a drawing to win prizes.

BAVFD is located at 2600 Polo Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23113 behind the Bellgrade Shopping Center.

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