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Hodges reflects on 30 years of Hanover County planning He steered county growth as population doubled By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com When John Hodges walks out of the Hanover County administrative building today, he brings to a close 30 years of service to government. As he heads into retirement, his last official day is Dec. 31. And in those three decades, the deputy county administrator for community development has seen the county more than double in population and enjoy growth in economic development. He was promoted to that position in 1998. “I’ve seen a lot of change,” he said. “There were about 50,000 [residents] in the county in 1980 and now there’s over 100,000. I’ve seen the population double. But I think it’s come generally

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John Hodges, whose last day is Dec. 31, has spent the last 30 years working for Hanover County.

with a reasonable and manage- only two traffic lights in the able rate of growth, which I county. “When I came, one was hope I have helped contribute.” at Routes 1 and 54 in Ashland and the other was at Lee Davis Only two traffic lights (Road). [Interstate] 295 had not opened; it was under conLooking back over the years struction and the county was and the growth, Hodges said almost predominantly residenhe remembers when there were tial or at least the areas around

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New EPA rules could cost county millions By Jim Ridolphi For The Mechanicsville Local New EPA regulations regarding cleanup measures for the Chesapeake Bay could carry a large price tag for Hanover and other localities required to comply with the proposed guidelines. The clock is ticking on a final draft of an EPA document that could implement backstop measures to ensure the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment in the Bay and it tributaries. Public Utilities Director Frank Harksen and Mike Flagg, director of public works, spoke at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting and outlined the possible implications of the revised Total Daily Maximum Load (TDML) requirements. The state submitted a Watershed Implementation Plan to EPA earlier this year, but the agency found the measures outlined in the WIP had “serious deficiencies.” It also determined the submitted plan relied too heavily on voluntary

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Local responsibility “In most cases, the Virginia (WIP) plan makes local governments responsible for the implementation,” Harksen said. The agency is currently considering a revised WIP submitted by the state, and the EPA is slated to issue its final version of the new guidelines by the end of the year. Harksen said the cost to localities could be staggering, if the agency employs backstop measures to ensure compliance. Localities would be expected to be in 60 percent compliance by 2017 and full implementation by 2025. In many localities, that would require upgrading treatment and water facilities to the tune of millions of dollars. see EPA, pg. 15 `


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management, and my answers would be based on some bad Continued from pg. 1 b experiences with growth in the county in the ‘60s and ‘70s Hanover; they jumped from the without a plan and without fiscity to Hanover.” Because of that, cal constraints on paying for “there was a spike of growth that at utilities,” said Hodges. the time the county used to justify construction of a sewer system.” Bad plan – bad experiences “They were looking at the growth patterns and they thought The lack of what he called that they needed a sewer system. “good planning” led to those There were a number of signifi- “bad experiences” in the ‘60s cant growth-related issues in the and ‘70s. “The property tax rate ‘60s and ‘70s before I got to the for the county was supporting county over building sewer infra- utilities in the Mechanicsville structure to support subdivision area” at one point in the ‘70s, development,” he added. he said. That stemmed from “I only mention that because the county selling general oblipeople ask why is a conservative gation bonds, which, Hodges county like Hanover so sup- said, was “backed by the full portive of planning and growth faith and credit of the county

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to support putting utilities into the Mechanicsville area based on growth projections that were not realized.” That move meant “everybody in the rest of the county – through their property taxes – had to pay off the general obligation bonds for those utilities.” Hodges said, “That created a significant political reaction that resulted in hiring or creating the position of growth management director.”

AAA bond ratings Since assuming the director’s position, Hodges has been instrumental in helping the county grow reasonably without finances becoming an issue to the taxpayers. By being fiscally conservative, Hanover County has achieved AAA bond ratings. Another positive, Hodges said, is the fact that “the county’s got a good comprehensive plan, which coordinates the provision of utilities with land use expansion.” “The plan that resulted in the early ‘80s when I got to the county was one that put limits on utility growth,” he added. As the face of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors changed through the years, Hodges said, it was agreed that there would be no more growth in the utility system unless funds were provided through federal grants or by developers.

Avoided rural sprawl With what Hodges described as a relatively small watershed area next to the City of Richmond, Hanover County has managed “to keep the availability of utilities inside the Chickahominy watershed.” This has allowed the county “to avoid sprawl and unplanned growth going out into its rural areas.” Two keys to Hanover’s growth management, he said, is “to get land use that is residential rezoning and development inside the

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Chickahominy watershed where it can be sufficiently served by utilities instead of leapfrogging out.” The other was “to discourage new growth in the rural area, with a 10-acre minimum lot size. So you’ve got a land-use policy where growth is not encouraged in the rural areas; it’s encouraged in the suburban areas where we’ve got utilities close to [Interstate] 295.”

Backed suburban growth Hodges also said that the county’s schools are primarily located in the suburban service areas, “so we created a policy where growth was encouraged in suburban and discouraged in rural areas of the county, and hopefully that’s helped us maintain the quality of life that folks come to expect of the county.” As deputy county administrator, he has supervised the Planning, Public Works, Public Utilities and Parks & Recreation departments, in addition to Board Administration. Before moving into the county administrative offices at the government complex, Hodges served as planning director for 16 years.

A project manager first Germany in Kansas He joined county government in November 1980 as the first project manager for growth management. Two years later, he was promoted to planning director. Hodges brought with him to his Hanover County government positions two degrees from the University of Virginia: a B.A. in history and a master’s in planning. His father was in the U.S. Army, and the family spent time in the Washington, D.C., area, as well as overseas in London and Germany. Hodges was born in Fort Dix, N.J. Even though he did live in Europe, Hodges pointed out that he graduated from high school in Anne Arundel, Md. “I’m an Army brat,” he said. “My father was raised in Williamsburg and my mother’s from Mississippi.” “I was young when we were living in London and middleschool age when we were living in Germany,” he said. Like his father, Hodges served in the Army. “I was in the 1st Infantry Division – a platoon leader – and went overseas once a year to do exercises for two months.”

He said he participated in the Reforger (Return of Forces to Germany) concept, which meant he was stationed with the 1st Infantry at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a NATO unit “even though we were housed in this country.” He served in the infantry from 1970 to 1974 but was not sent to Vietnam. His overseas experience with the military was in Germany. Hodges and his wife, Vandi, whom he met in 1969 in Williamsburg after his father retired, were married in 1970. “She accompanied me to Fort Riley, where my first son was born.” He got out of the Army in 1974 and went to Charlottesville to pursue his master’s of planning degree. When he completed his education, Hodges said he “went to work for Harland Bartholomew and Associates in Richmond. That’s what brought me to the Richmond area.” The year was 1976. The Richmond firm did work for Hanover County, “and we participated in planning work for Hanover County. I did a land use survey of the Town of Ashland and liked the county a lot. When there was a job opportunity in 1980, I see HODGES, pg. 16 `


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Honoring Bill of Rights Day By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day. This year is the 219th anniversary of the adoption of the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution—the Bill of Rights. Few Americans notice Bill of Rights Day. That isn’t surprising, since we have done such a poor job of upholding and abiding by its provisions. Rather than debate individual amendments, let’s consider a more fundamental problem: We poorly understand the elementary concept of rights. Many Americans, both conservative and liberal, further cloud the issue by asserting that responsibilities frequently eclipse rights. To the founders, government’s sole legitimate purpose is to protect our rights. The Declaration of Independence specifies two essential points we need to understand about our rights: 1) They are God-given; 2) they are inalienable. Divine authority is a stumbling block for some Americans, but it is the second point that is the immediate issue. That our basic rights are inalienable means, simply and unequivocally: No person or group of persons, including government, is justified in trespassing upon anyone’s rights—that is, in taking life, liberty or property from another—except via due process of law as a penalty for having harmed

or violated someone else’s life, liberty, or property. One person’s rights end where another person’s rights begin. The clear understanding of our fundamental rights has eroded over the decades. The property right has suffered the greatest damage. Under the influence of progressive/socialist ideas, the traditional American negative right to not have somebody take one’s property has been corrupted and inverted into a positive premise. One of the most famous examples of this inverted concept of rights was President Franklin Roosevelt’s socalled “Economic Bill of Rights.” In 1944, FDR asserted that Americans had a “right to a useful and remunerative job,” “a decent home,” “adequate medical care,” “a good education,” etc. Nobody objects to decent jobs, homes, health care, and education, but these good things can’t be “rights.” If one person has a legal right to have a home, then other people must be compelled to provide that home. That would violate those citizens’ rights to their own liberty and property. In other words, “rights” in FDR’s sense negates “rights” in the founders’ sense. The assertion that we have become too “rights-centered” and that we need to strike a balance between rights and responsibilities is inaccurate and misleading. see EDITORIAL, pg. 8 `

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Principles, not law In response to Mr. Deane’s letter in the December 8th edition: Emmet, You obviously did not read my letter, and it would seem you’ve been learning your civics from Glenn Beck or some similar moron. Nowhere did I say or in any way indicate that the Preamble was law. What I said was that the Preamble defines a set of principles the founders wanted to be the basis for the operation of our government. Not laws – principles. The rest of the Constitution lays out a

definition and general rules for a government that is supposed to operate in accordance with those principles. And in spite of the silly, ignorant and just flat wrong concept you cling to that the government has no power to do anything not specifically provided for in the Constitution and everything is an overreach, the government can indeed enact laws in accordance with those principles, and such has been upheld again and again by the Supreme Court … because the founders made it clear that they designed the system that way. Now, there are lots of things that the govern-

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Celebrate Hanover County as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People! The trophy will be circulated for display at all the branches of the Pamunkey library for community members to see and enjoy. Congratulations to the winners of the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winners: Hannah Card, First Place $2500; Hannah Blanco, Second Place $2000; Brian Ketchum, Third Place $1500. Ms. Ginger Palmen was also recognized as Lee-Davis Teacher of the Year for 2010-11. The theme of the contest was “Does My Generation Have a Role in the Future of America?” We are grateful to the members of VFW Post 9808 for their support of our students and faculty and for their service to our country. Hanover Scholars and Honored Educators were recognized at a reception in November. The Roll of Scholars for Lee-Davis: Benjamin Aaron, Becca Blade, Aleah Boisseau, Caleb Bradberry, Cody Bryant, Mallory Bullock, Morgan Carlton, William Castelvecchi, Amanda Chisholm, Jonathan Compton, Travis Cook, Dustin Crayton, Sean Cronley, Caitlin Daniel, Elizabeth Donnini, Taylor Edwards, Alexandra Elliott, Randall Ferrance, William Franklin, Montasia Golden, Cameron Gordon, Ashley Gouldman, Amanda Hogue, Meredith Holmes, Courtney Hostetler, Philip Ivanhoe, William Jordan, Olivia Klevgard, Julie Kusnerik, Madison Lewis, Ariel Libbon, Robert Longest, Gerard Mitchell, Joseph Newton, Anar Panjwani, Michael Panton, Hunter Parsley, Angela Rodriguez, Rachel Shrull, Patrick Silvis, Shelby Smith, Vittoria Sportelli, Anthony Talley, Blake Thompson, Luis Vega, Allyson Verlander, Kala Westbrook, Tyler Womble, Lauren Wright. Each scholar nominated a teacher who has helped them achieve this recognition, and the Honored Educators are: Robert Almodovar, Chris Barnett, Lesa Berlinghoff, Serena Campbell, Hunter Dickenson, Alexia Denton, Karen Drake, Lynn Griffey, Jason Hancock, Pennye Hanky, Marty McDonnell, Rebecca O’Boyle, Ashley Partin, Benjamin Pryor, Charles Stevens, Robyn Thompson, Mike Tignor and Aimee Walters. Congratulations to all of these outstanding individuals. “Trout in the Classroom” is currently underway in the classes of Ms. Nichols and Mr. Davis. Approximately fortyfive eggs have hatched and are now in the “fry” stage; the next stage will occur approximately 3-4 weeks later and the trout will then be termed “fingerling.” They will hopefully be released into a stream in April. L-DHS has maintained and continued efforts towards environmental education and has received recognition as a “Virginia Naturally” school for a second year. Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country team: they are Capital District Champions and finished sixth in the Central Region Meet. Sophomore Bonny Turnage qualified for the State Cross Country Meet at Great Meadows on November 13. Coach Neil Mathews was named Capital District Coach of the Year for Girls Cross Country. Boys Cross Country finished third in the District and seventh at the Central Region Meet. Cody Snyder was the Capital District Champion and was named Runner of the Year. Seniors Cody Snyder and Robbie Longest qualified for the State Cross Country meet at Great Meadows. The L-DHS Golf Team placed second in the Capital District and competed in the Central Region Tournament in October. Boys Volleyball finished second in the Capital District and competed in the Central Region Tournament in November. Competition Cheer placed fourth in the District and competed in the Central Region Competition. Field Hockey and Girls Volleyball completed their seasons third in the Capital District. Congratulations to our fall sports athletes and their coaches!

Lee-Davis photography teacher Madison Fairburn was awarded First Place in the Art Works Simply Photography juried group show. The show is on display in the Jane Sandelin Gallery through January 23, 2011. A record 37 students were selected for All-District Chorus this fall. Congratulations to Kylie Armstrong, Darius Anderson, Emma Ballie, Hunter Boothe, Tay Brown, Catherine Burnett, Morgan Carlton, Sara Cheatham, Lindsay Coggins, Katrina DeOliveira, Emily Earls, Ashley Fauteux, Cameron Gordon, Taylor Groome, Maggie Jackson, Chelsea Kane, Nicole Kirkwood, Olivia Klevgard, Andrew Lacombe, Zach Leber, Peirce Long, Sara Messere, Jessica Morgan, Kaycee Newcomb, Dat Nguyen, Emma Nolan, Grant Paylor, Shane Rodriguez, DeVonte Scott, Nick Smith, Shelby Smith, Vittoria Sportelli, Christina Taylor, Ben Turner, Israel Vaughan, Lee Williams and Katie Zavodny. The cast for the Winter One-Act, Invisible Man. Has been announced: Jessica Aicholtz*, Lauren Aicholtz*, Darius Anderson, Teddy Blue*, Jamie Boler*, Hunter Boothe*, Kyle Brent*, Amanda , Chisholm*, Allen Coates, Casey English, Donald Evans*, Kaylee Ferguson, Alison Fling, Brittany Gifford* , Kent Holden*, Nicky Hollins, Josh Lentz, Shelby Loveday, Ellen O’Brien*, Sylvia Pelucchi, Christina Penzer, Caleb Rose, Scotty Shafer*, Shelby Smith*, Vittoria Sportelli*, and Michael Thibodeau* will represent Lee-Davis in the district festival at Henrico High later this winter and a showcase performance is planned following competition. The Lee-Davis Players Advanced Theatre Production class will open Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor on Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 can be purchased at the door each evening. Doors will open each night at 6:30. We hope to see you there. The cast includes students in the above article with an asterisk * beside their names, and Alinia Fazio, De’vonte James, Eryn Mann, Carlos Ordaz, Travis Pence, Jayson Williams and Alex Woerner.

Our NJROTC Unit excels both on the field of competition and in the classroom. The Drill and Exhibition Drill teams performed superbly at Osborne Park, in November where they garnered 3rd place overall, 2nd place Standard Armed and Unarmed, and 2nd place Exhibition Drill. This was only the second performance by our newly formed Exhibition Drill Team. Cadets James Persinger (HHS) and Robert Talley received medals for top performance in the individual military precision drill Knockout phase of the competition. The teams continue to prepare for the King George Drill Meet in December and the prestigious Martin Luther King Meet in January. We take this opportunity to congratulate three of our cadets who were inducted into the National Honor Society: Hannah Blanco, Julia Snipes, and Catherine Schumacher (HHS). Cadet Snipes was also inducted into the Beta Club. Cadet Blanco also received 2nd place in the Voice of Democracy Writing Competition sponsored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars; she will now proceed to the next stage of competition. Moreover, our Unit’s Commanding Officer, Robert Evans is a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Finally, our Academic Team, Cadets Catherine Schumacher (HHS), Wyatt Wills, Alex Lambeth, and Nichalous Friedhoff successfully competed against 224 other teams to earn a top spot in the 2011 Navy & Marine JROTC Academic Bowl. We were one of two Virginia schools to advance to the 2nd Level. “Job well done” to all our cadets who continue to excel academically. As we proceed into 2011, from our Unit to your families, we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

F.Y.I. . . . The monthly “Letter from the Principal” can be found on the Lee-Davis website. From the home page, click on Principal’s Blog to read the latest insights and comments from the principal’s “Vantage Point.” A kids basketball camp for boys and girls, grades 3 through 8, will be held from 12/27-12/29 (9 a.m. to noon) in the Main Gym. The cost is $75 per participant and can be paid at registration that Monday. For more information, please contact Activities Director Della Childress dchildress@hcps.us. The Mock Exam for AP English 11 and 12 will be given on Saturday, January 8 at 8:00 a.m. at Lee-Davis. All of these students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have questions, please contact department chair Connie Thompson at cthompson@hcps.us Exams are scheduled to be given the week of January 2427, 2011 in the order listed: January 24 (A1 and A3); January 25 (B2 and B4); January 26 (A2 and A4) and January 27 (B3 and B1). Students must remain in the exam room for the entire exam period. Students must take the exam to receive credit for the course. High school dismisses as 1:15 p.m. on each of these days. Parents are using Cafe Prepay, an online payment system, to keep their students’ accounts up to date. Money that is received after 9:30 a.m. on any day will be posted to the student’s account on the following school day. Any money that is deposited to Cafe Prepay on the last business day of the month will not be made available to the school until the next business day, due to that company’s update process. Please be sure that your student has cash for lunch on days that meet these circumstances to avoid any check-out issues.

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IB CORNER. IB Diploma students raised money for “Bead for Life” by selling jewelry hand-made by women in Uganda. The proceeds will be used by the women as income for food, medicine, education, vocational training, etc. To learn more visit http://www.beadforlife.org/ Emily Jordan has been organizing a game night for the Hilliard House. Each month the IB students travel over to Hilliard House and play games with the residents. Joey Newton, said “I get such a good feeling from playing games with the kids because I know how happy it makes them to have someone older willing to spend time with them.” Blake Thompson also said he enjoys “interacting with the students and serving as a positive role model.” Six IB Diploma students and one teacher visited Challenge Discovery to participate in team building activities. The students learned lessons about communication and teambuilding that they can take with them in the future. If you have any questions about the IB program at LeeDavis, please contact Lesa Berlinghoff at 723-2246. The IB Diploma and Certificate recipients for May 2010 will be recognized on Thursday, January 6 at 10:15 am in the auditorium. The Junior IB students who have made a commitment to pursue an IB diploma will also be recognized. Invitations have been mailed.

SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS . . . The annual all-county Curriculum and Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Hanover High School. Students and parents from L-D & SJMS are invited to attend. Core, elective and specialty courses will be represented, giving students the opportunity to learn about the many programs of study that are available to high school students. School Counselors will be available to answer related questions about registration for next year’s classes. Career professionals from the business community will be on hand to talk with students and their parents about careers in the fields of health sciences, engineering, electronics, automotive technology, and computer technology. More information will be on the HCPS website, Channel 99 and on the e-mail connection.

The Hanover County School Board does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability or national origin in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Administrator for Special Education is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination for access to and implementation of programs under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination regarding matters under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Event School Resumes: Boys JV Basketball Girls JV Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball 1/5 Varsity Indoor Track Varsity Wrestling Varsity Gymnastics 1/6 Girls JV Basketball JV Wrestling Boys JV Basketball 1/7 Varsity Wrestling Varsity Indoor Track Girls Varsity Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball 1/8 Varsity Wrestling Varsity Swimming Varsity Indoor Track 1/10 Athletic Boosters 1/11 Faculty Meeting Boys JV Basketball Girls JV Basketball PTSA Meeting Registration Information Boys Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball 1/12 Varsity Gymnastics 1/13 Boys JV Basketball Girls JV Basketball JV Wrestling 1/13-15 Play Boys Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball 1/14 Varsity Indoor Track Boys JV Basketball Girls JV Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball 1/15 Varsity Indoor Track Varsity Wrestling Varsity Gymnastics Varsity Swimming 1/17 Student/Teacher Holiday1/18 Girls JV Basketball Boys JV Basketball 1/19 Principal’s Coffee Varsity Wrestling 1/20 JV Wrestling Varsity Gymnastics 1/21 Varsity Wrestling Girls Varsity Basketball Girls JV Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball Boys JV Basketball 1/22 SAT Test Center Varsity Wrestling Varsity Indoor Track Varsity Swimming Boys JV Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball 1/24-27 Exams 1:15 E. D. 1/28 Student Holiday Varsity Indoor Track Boys JV Basketball Varsity Indoor Track Boys Varsity Basketball Girls JV Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball Special Olympics Varsity Wrestling Varsity Indoor Track 1/31 Boys JV Basketball 1/31 Boys Varsity Basketball 2/1 Boys JV Basketball Girls JV Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball Sophomore Class Meeting 2/2 Varsity Indoor Track Report Card Distribution 2/3 Girls JV Basketball Boys JV Basketball 2/4 Varsity Indoor Track Blood Drive Girls Varsity Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball 2/5 Varsity Gymnastics Varsity Indoor Track Varsity Wrestling 2/7 & 8 Sophomore Ring Parent Night 2/8-9 Sophomore Ring Orders Boys JV Basketball Girls JV Basketball PTSA Meeting Boys Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball 2.9 Varsity Indoor Track 2/11 Varsity Wrestling Varsity Indoor Track Girls JV & Varsity Basketball Boys JV & Varsity Basketball Varsity Wrestling 2/12 Varsity Indoor Track Varsity Swimming 2/14 Athletic Boosters Boys& Girls Varsity 2/15 Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball 2/16

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First, our Republic has always been rights-centered—after all, we have a Bill of Rights. Second, no mature adult denies that we have responsibilities. Citizens have at least three primary responsibilities in our constitutional, rights-based order: First, to respect the rights of others; second, to provide for self and dependents; third, to find a way to render something of economic value to others in the social division of labor as the means to be self-supporting.

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Flying too high According to recent government calculations, it costs approximately $181,000 per hour to operate Air Force One. President Obama has spent more hours on Air Force One than any other president at this juncture in his presidency. You do the math, that is a significant number of jobs that could have been “saved or created” and with unemployment near 10 percent and underemployment near 20 percent, it makes you wonder if he really is all that concerned about “the little guy.” Jackie Lee Mechanicsville

Better define limits On 360, there is a Tea Party sign that declares that “good government is less government.” But anyone who has kids in elementary school, or who can still afford groceries in old age thanks to Social Security, or who feels safer with police on ready alert knows that, in reality, the best government is one that governs according to the will of the people. Tea Party politicians may

But don’t we have a responsibility to help those who are in need? Yes, we who are in the Judeo-Christian tradition have a responsibility to extend charity to those who are incapable of helping themselves. This, however, is a moral responsibility, not a legal one. It makes no sense to say that those who work hard, are productive, and have savings, have a responsibility to provide for those who shirked that very same responsibility. That position denies the premise that we all share the same responsibilities. It is to maintain that some

competent adults have responsibilities and others don’t. The traditional American credo is that we all have equal rights and responsibilities. Progressives, by contrast, believe that government should decide whose “rights” and “responsibilities” receive privileged treatment. Which side of the fence are you on?

promise tax cuts for the middle class and the rich, but to pay for it they will cut funding for programs such as education, which Virginia’s rich citizens, who can afford to send their kids to private schools, are less inclined to support. True, you may get a $100 tax cut, but if your kid’s college tuition bill goes up $1,000 (to pay for the special tax deals for the rich), that means the Conservative tax plan would leave your family $900 poorer each year than it would have been otherwise. Sarah Palin may have her own Reality TV show, but by focusing on tax loopholes for the rich, these Conservative politicians reveal their elitist prejudices. So the next time Conservative politicians or the Tea Party talks to you about limited government, be sure to ask them which of your resources they’ll be limiting.

occurred. As its final report states, “If the university had provided an appropriate timely warning after the first shootings, the other members of the campus community may have had enough time to take similar actions to protect themselves.” This failure was not merely a lapse of basic judgment, but also (as the same report concludes) a violation of federal law. And the penalty for contributing to the murders of those additional 30 people? The university may face a fine of up to $55,000. From the day of the shooting until now, senior university leaders have waged a largelysuccessful P.R. campaign to portray themselves as victims, too, equating criticism of their leadership with a second assault against Virginia Tech itself. Those who still embrace this self-serving rationalization may feel that having the school pay nearly $1,900 per life is contrition enough for the guilt of its top officials. But the rest of us now repeat the call we made three years ago: Charles Steger must resign, or be dismissed.

Joshua Rellick Aylett

Tech president should be out After more than three years of foot-dragging, the U.S. Department of Education has now confirmed what critics of Virginia Tech president Charles W. Steger have been saying ever since that fateful day in April 2007: the Tech administration was culpable in the magnitude of the fatalities that

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson is a faculty member, economist, and contributing scholar with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College.

Joseph Pierro Virginia Tech M.A., 2004 Mechanicsville see LETTERS, pg. 18 `


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Heart Havens dedicates Ashland group home

Photos by Jim Ridolphi

It was standing room only at last weekend’s Heart Havens group home dedication in Ashland.

First residents will arrive in January By Jim Ridolphi For The Mechanicsville Local Six years ago, Bob Tate had a dream. He envisioned a group home in the Ashland area catering to the needs of residents with intellectual disabilities.

Last weekend, that dream became reality as Heart Havens dedicated its new home on Snead Street in Ashland. Tate serves as vice chair for the organization’s board of directors. During the past six years, Heart Havens and Tate have been the constant in the project. With the help of countless volunteers and many area churches, the project slowly took shape. “Bob has been the driving force behind this project,” said Heart Havens director of development Pat Maehr. Heart Havens was originally

founded as an affiliated agency of the United Methodist Church. In 2004, the charity gained independent status but still maintains a close relationship with the denomination. The construction was a joint private/public venture between Hanover County, Heart Havens and the numerous church and civic organizations that donated time and money. Hanover County donated the land, and the county’s Community Support Services assisted in identifying and evaluating potential residents and assisted with the grant

The Dunnevant family and Fredericksburg United Methodist Men sponsored efforts to purchase this van for the new house.

process. Chairman of the Hanover Board of Supervisors and Ashland District representative Ed Via said the fruition of the project is a perfect example of a public/private venture that worked to perfection. HCSS donated more than $75,000 toward the construction of the new home. “Because of this collaborative effort between Hanover County, Hanover Community Support Services and Heart Havens, five human beings with disabilities will have a supportive, nurtur-

ing environment to call home,” Via said. For four initial clients, the home will provide a safe and secure location. Some of the residents work during the day while others participate in community day programs. The residents will be supervised on a 24-hour basis. “This makes a big difference in their lives,” said Maehr. She said the effort benefits everyone but is vital to aging parents who have children with intellectual disabilities. “We don’t want them to suddenly move from a loving, caring home to an institution.

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This gives families the opportunity to plan ahead for their care, and the residents find a new family here,” she added. Heart Havens CEO Jennifer Boyden-Barrett said the effort was truly a community project and said the generosity of so many made it possible. The group operates 12 homes across Virginia. “This house will support five adults with intellectual disabilities and will open in January,” Boyden-Barrett said. “It took a see HAVENS, pg. 13 `

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of Richmond, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Carlisle

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Local teen taking talents to Texas By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com real thing” in Abram Dean’s “first this ing paid off earlier terms of perform the title of Hanover year when he captured Junior Idol. ement from Thanks to some encouraghe took the , Lunsford Debbie his mom of music. And now leap into the world is from Mechanicsville the 16-year-old his to Texas to pursue preparing to move dream. and his mother On Aug. 20, Abram he has been where Dallas to will head skills — and hone his accepted to study Septien Entertainment — with the Linda Group. d Abram enter Debbie said she suggeste and Activities Centerthe Hanover Arts ion because he competit Idols d sponsore let’s this music thing, so “wants to get into see TEEN, pg. 14

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School district again expects full accreditation ive For the ninth consecut Public year, Hanover County receive 100 Schools will again tion. percent full accredita Dale S. According to ications Theakston, commun tion is specialist, the accredita 2009on the determined based assess10 Standards of Learning information ments. Preliminary Department from the Virginia the of Education indicates status. tion accredita reports Final accreditation 15. are expected on Sept.

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has Development. entries Hanover County VACo received 60 by the been recognized statewide contest. ion of for the Virginia Associat Former Hanover County recipient administrator Counties as the ent assistant of the 2010 Achievem n Marilyn Blake joined Lane Dominio the Award for former Chesterfield Greente ch Ramsey, rator, and Resourc es County administ direcIncubator. Tedd Povar, associate The county was honored tor of the Virginia Institute of governfor its model local ent, in judging this Governm catego4` ment program in the see HONOR, pg. nomic nity/Eco Commu of ry

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services were held Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. Graveside services were at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Hospital Alumnae Scholarship Fund, in care of Kay Creasy, 4115 Rockhill Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.

Jean Phelps Blaylock, 87, of Center Cross, Va., formerly of Richmond, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Corrine Mackie Phelps; and is survived by two daughters, Barbara Koenig (Alan) and Jeanne Grubbs (Dallas); five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Agnes Cash. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Church Hill, retired from C & P Telephone Company and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. The family received friends Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where a funeral service was conducted on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. Graveside services followed in Washington Memorial Park.

day, Dec. 8, 2010 at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechanicsville. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at the Catholic Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville. Graveside services were held at Westhampton Memorial Park. Mrs. Clements was retired from Children’s Hospital after 45 years of service, but her greatest accomplishment was being the world’s best wife, mom, and grandmother.

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Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Ann Dempsey DiGiacomo. On May 2, 1987 in Henrico County, he married the former Karan Lynne Crumpler, who survives. John grew up in Long Island, NY and Ashland. He was retired from Lucent Technologies (formerly Western Electric and AT & T) and was employed by UNICCO Government Services at the GAO in Washington, DC until his death. John was an avid boater and enjoyed exploring the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay with his wife and their wonderful loyal companions, Buddy and Gracie Belle. He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Karan Crumpler DiGiacomo of Manassas; three sons, Eric DiGiacomo and his wife Kim of Mechanicsville; Tony DiGiacomo and his wife Brenda also of Mechanicsville; Zachary Denton of Greenville, SC; his grandchildren, Isabelle and Joshua DiGiacomo and his many loving sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the Baker-Post Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas. Graveside services were private and took place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Capital Hospice, 10530 Linden Lake Plaza, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20109, or see OBITUARIES, pg. 11 `


Rachel, William Black and Raymond Black; her Continued from pg. 10 b brother-in-law and wife, Harold, and Jean Kaeding; to www.caringbridge.org. also nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been Her lifelong interest in art entrusted to the Bakerand music led her to earn Post Funeral Home & Crea Master’s degree in music mation Center, under the at UCLA. Though her direction of Michael Post. primary goal was to raise Please sign the guestbook her family, she also held at www.bakerpostfh.com. positions of public school music teacher and organist Alice Irene Delbridge and choir director at sevJones, 84, of Mechanicsville, eral churches. Later in life formerly of Emporia, passed she became a painter and away Monday, Dec. 6, bought her first computer 2010. She was the daughat age 80. She developed ter of the late Walter and an intense interest in her Lucy Allen Delbridge and family history and histhe widow of Wilmer Lee tory in general. Her warm Jones. She is survived by a personality and interest in daughter, Alice Faye Mclife will be greatly missed Nett (husband, Stephen); by her family and friends. son, Phillip Keith Jones, Family received friends her Angel from Heaven; Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at and another son, Gary the West Chapel of BenJones; a grandson, Austin nett Funeral Home, 11020 McNett; a sister, Dorothy West Broad Street, Glen Sykes; a niece, Sonja Soles; Allen, Va., where funeral and many other family services were held Tuesmembers. The family reday, Dec. 14, 2010. Graveceived friends on Tuesday, side services were held Dec. 7, 2010 at Bennett Fu- at Greenwood Memorial neral Home, 8014 Lee-Da- Gardens. Contributions vis Road, Mechanicsville. may be made in Barbara’s Graveside funeral services memory to Voice of the were held on Wednesday, Martyrs, www.persecution. Dec. 8, 2010 at Weavercom, or Samaritan’s Purse, Jones Family Cemetery in www.samaritanspurse.org. Valentines, Va.

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Rosa L. Spurlock, 73, of King William, passed away on Dec. 3, 2010. She is survived by 15 children, Alphonzo and Wyman Edwards, Mamie Harris, Catherine Spurlock, Leatha Carey, Jennifer Freeman, Maurice, Derrick, Rondeu Jr., Major, Manuel, Timothy Spurlock, Madeline Brown, Mertine Clarke and Mary Tyler; 46 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pearl Brantley; four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, other

relatives and friends. Family received friends at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 31220 Old Dawn Road, Hanover, Va. 23069. Graveside services were held at Mangohick Baptist Church Cemetery.

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met his future bride, Helen Hunter Gibson. On August 5, 1944 Fred and Helen were married. After a short 10-day furlough, Fred was deployed and served with the 102nd Infantry Division throughout the European campaign during World War II. He returned home to Richmond in March 1946 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Mr. Weisensale entered Virginia Tech in the fall of 1946 and graduated with honors in Architectural Engineering with the class of 1950. He was proud to be a “Hokie” and continued to be involved with Virginia Tech as an alumnus. He was a member of three honor societies; Tau Sigma Delta, Tau Beta Phi and Phi Frederick Ehrhart Kappa Phi. After graduaWeisensale Sr., passed tion, Mr. Weisensale was away at home on Sunday, Dec. employed by Sacks, Willard 5, 2010 surrounded by his and Robertson in Baltimore, loving family. Mr. WeisenMd. Later that year, he moved sale was born on July 29, to Richmond to open a new 1923, son of the late Carl and office. He was then employed Bernice Weisensale of York, by Continental Can Company Pa. His brother, Glenwood, in Hopewell as a structural also preceded him in death. engineer from 1952 to 1954. After graduation from high In 1954 Mr. Weisensale was school in Pennsylvania, Fred employed as assistant chief attended the Army Ordinance engineer of Liphart Steel School in Philadelphia, Pa. Company, where he later On completion of his schoolbecame president. Shortly ing, he was sent to their office after becoming president, he in Richmond, Va., where he

Lorenzo George Washington; daughter, Kendra Y. Washington; son, Mallory L. Washington; five grandchildren, one sister, three brothers, a host of nieces and nephews, two greatnieces, and a host of other relatives and friends. The family received friends at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hanover, Va. 23069. Graveside services were held in the church cemetery.

started an ESOP program, which enabled the employees to own 100 percent of the stock upon his retirement. During his tenure at Liphart Steel, Fred served as president of the Engineers’ Club of Richmond, president of the Richmond Builders Exchange, president of the Virginia-Carolina Structural Steel Fabricators Association, and treasurer of the Downtown Lions Club. He was also a member of the Association of General Contractors of Virginia, which presented him with the Honorable Associated General Contractors Award. He retired on July l, 1988 as president, chairman of the Board, and chief executive officer of Liphart Steel Company. Mr. Weisensale was an active member of Christ Ascension Episcopal Church in Richmond, and later, Church of the Creator in Mechanicsville, Va. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen Gibson Weisensale; daughter, Suzanne and husband, Brian Sigmon; sons, Frederick Jr., Michael and wife, Michelle Duncan Weisensale, Stephen and wife, Sheila Phillips Weisensale; daughter, Ann and husband, Claude Lundquist. There are

seven grandchildren, Zachary and Elisha Sigmon, Stephanie and Emily Weisensale, Nicholas Weisensale, and Ethan and Kyle Lundquist. A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 10:30-12:30 p.m. at Covenant Woods, 7090 Covenant Woods Drive, Mechanicsville. Private graveside services to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred’s honor may be made to: The Director, The National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 11A-16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md. 20892.

John K. Wynne Jr., 62, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Wynne. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Amy L. Wynne; two sons, John K. Wynne III and Michael A. Wynne; two sisters, Betty Wright and Donna Wynne; as well as many other loving family and friends. He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a retired veteran, and was a member of the Local IBEW Union. Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Cremation Society of Virginia, 1927 Westmoreland Street, Richmond, Va.

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Assessments down 4%, but rate of decline leveling off By Jim Ridolphi For The Mechanicsville Local In trying economic times, real estate values are often the last to rebound from the crisis. A recent reassessment in Hanover County confirms that theory, and supervisors considered those figures at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting. The latest reassessments reveal a decline in values of approximately 4 percent overall. The decrease

equates to a loss in revenue for the county of about $4 million. The good news is the trend seems to be at least leveling off, and values decreased less in the recent reassessment than in the past two years. About half of Hanover’s homes were reassessed, most of those located in the western and northern parts of the county. There are approximately 45,000 parcels in the county, and about 25,000 were reas-

sessed. New construction is down for the third year running but there are signs of recovery. “The decline is slowing down,” said chief assessor John Nelms. He also said the challenged economy has resulted in altered building styles. “There are less expensive homes being built,” Nelms said. The average new home price in the latest reassessment was $252,000, down almost seven percent since January.

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start of the meeting when the schedule dictates. Most panel members agreed the measure had good intentions, but some were hesitant, stating the flexible start time could cause confusion for the public. South Anna supervisor John Gordon suggested moving the start time to 3 p.m. permanently. Chickahominy supervisor Robert Setliff said he thought it should remain at 2 p.m., the current start time.

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New county decal In other matters, Director of Public Works Mike Flagg suggested the county initiate a new decal program aimed at allowing those who do not have regular county decals to enter transfer sites. Currently, a resident must display a county sticker to enter a site and dispose of trash. While the program works well for the majority of Hanover residents, it does not address entry problems for some. Cars not registered in Hanover but driven by county residents or commercial trucks or vans could gain access with a new special exception sticker. Also, farm vehicles that are not required to display county stickers would also be eligible for the new system. McGhee thought the $10 price tag associated with the new decal was just one more burden on see BOARD, pg. 15 `


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farmers, who sometimes have numerous work vehicles. “It’s just another tax,” McGhee said. The measure passed with Beaverdam supervisor Aubrey Stanley and McGhee voting in opposition. Flagg said the program would be introduced gradually with a “soft rollout.”

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“These documents are going to have a potential significant impact for all Hanover citizens and all Hanover residents,” Harksen said.

Totopotomoy upgrades Locally, the Totopotomoy Wastewater Treatment plant would require upgrading at a cost of $15 million by 2017 if the new guidelines are initiated. All three of the county’s treatment plants would require significant improvement by 2025 with the reduced wastewater guidelines contained in the TDML. “We may be able to upgrade the Totopotomoy plant first and be able to use that as a mechanism to defer the other two upgrades until after 2017. So, we’d be looking at that $15 million prior to that time,” Harksen said.“ The budget I’ll be proposing to you in February recognizes that expense,” he added. The new regulations would affect both new and

Legislative update County Attorney Sterling Rives presented a legislative update to board members and voiced the county’s position on several key issues slated for General Assembly debate in the upcoming session. One measure would eliminate machine and tools tax in localities. Another would allow the county to tax in the same

established developments regarding stormwater management, a significant change from the old plan. “If you think of the stormwater regs as a subset for new development, this TDML covers the rest of the universe,” Flagg said. Existing development would require “urban refits” to ensure reduced runoff and pollution impact on the impaired tributaries of the Bay. The Virginia Municipal League issued a statement asking the EPA to hold off on the new regulations. In a news release, the organization said the backstop measures that could be contained in the final draft “will severely limit local options for reducing pollution.” The cost burden for the required upgrades and refits will ultimately fall on local citizens. “The way it looks right now, these are local costs through either the taxpayers of Hanover County or the local businesses,” Harksen said. “There are no state or federal funds identified for these improvements.”

manner as cities. Rives indicated localities are facing serious funding problems, and additional mandates from the state are not recommended. Rives said the county is facing expiring funds from the federal stimulus, increased Medicaid spending, a growth in debt service payments, a renewed payment to the Virginia R e t i re m e nt Sy ste m , unfunded transportation

needs, federal health-care reform and a required replenishment of the Rainy Day Fund. In addition to all of those funding challenges, state aid to localities is expected to decrease. Supervisors also presented county registrar Robert Ostergren with a proclamation recognizing his long and dedicated service. He is retiring after 23 years with the county.

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I was the breadwinner for my entire family, which includes my elderly father, mother, fiancé, and 4-year-old beautiful daughter, Victoria. Like many other families we feel as though we have hit the bottom with the job search, bills piling up and now Christmas coming. In October my fiancé needed the assistance of Company 7 and I thought of them as angels then. Just their mental support and love and advice really had an impact on my fiancé about not giving up. With lots of prayer we get by day by day. On Thanksgiving, the company brought us a Thanksgiving dinner. My daughter was very excited about cooking the turkey. Now, she could go to Pre-K and tell her classmates what a wonderful dinner she had with her family. I was very upset on 12/8 and I got down on my knees and prayed out loud for God to please help me and please help my daughter have a wonderful Christmas. I have been physically sick with worry, and tears seem to be apart of everyday life for me. Today, the fire Company 7 showed up and said that our story and struggles have touched their lives and they would like to adopt our family for Christmas. We had no words, just tears, and an abundance of thank yous. This is the first year the station has decided to adopt a family and they chose us. I can only believe they are angels. I do not have much to offer and would like to help them and I am begging Mechanicsville Local to recognize their giving hearts and hands of God. I sincerely from the bottom of my heart appreciate what they are doing for us. I hope one day I can do something like this for someone else in need. I hope that they will be blessed with many donations needed for the station. With Love, The Mechanicsville Family


Hanover Memorial Park Cemetery giving away Christmas Trees In the spirit of the holidays Hanover Memorial Park Cemetery is giving away Christmas trees for the second year in a row. “Last year was very rewarding and hopefully made the holidays a little bit easier for families that may not have been able to purchase a tree,” said Meredith Monaghan To commemorate their tenth year anniversary, Hanover memorial Park started the tree giveaway last year and, with many families still having a difficult time economically, wanted to do it again this year. The cemetery and the Monaghan family

has served over 600 families in the county and the surrounding communities and wanted to give back. “We know the economy has been very tough on many people and this was our way of trying to help make the holidays brighter, said Kevin Monaghan. He continues, “What better way than putting a smile on a child’s face.” The trees are located at the cemetery at 4447 Mechanicsville Turnpike and will be given out on a first come-first serve basis beginning on December 3rd.

Karen Winston receives prestigious award from CRAV Karen Winston, Deputy Commissioner for the Hanover Commissioner of the Revenue’s office, has received a prestigious award from the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia. Winston, an Ashland native and resident, is the Association’s 2010 recipi-

ent of the Margaret Ann Anderson Award. This award is given to the top Deputy Commissioner in the State. Winston has served customers of the Hanover Commissioner of Revenue’s Office for more than 35 years. She started as a drafting technician in the office’s real estate division in the

summer of 1974, weeks after graduating from Patrick Henry High School. “Through her own initiative and commitment, Karen quickly became skilled in the processes necessary and assumed primary responsibility for the time-consuming handdrawn adjustments of

tax property maps,” said Scott Harris, Hanover’s Commissioner of the Revenue. Harris nominated Winston for the Margaret Ann Anderson Award. Winston was promoted to Deputy Commissioner for Real Estate in 1992. In 1995, she completed the courses necessary for the

designation as a Master Deputy Commissioner. “I like working with the people,” she says. “We have a lot of handson contact with the general public in this office and it’s one of my favorite things about the job. We have a chance to help people solve their problems and we try to do that as much as we can.”

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Social Services Commissioner Martin Brown recently spoke at Hanover luncheon Martin Brown, Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Social Services, was in Hanover County recently. He spoke to an audience of 40 child care center owners and directors at a Child Care Director’s Training Luncheon held by the Hanover Department of Social Services. Commissioner Brown addressed the group not only in his official capacity but as a parent who understands the importance and value of quality early childhood education. He reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s commitment to early childhood education and challenged all attendees to be “first in class”, “do no harm” and to “make decisions that work toward the goal of strengthening families.” Donna Douglas, Director of the Hanover County

Department of Social Services, said that “Commissioner Brown’s commitment to early childhood education is evident in both his speech and his actions.” “It was a comfort to hear, in his own words, his perspective on the importance of quality child care as it related to him personally and professionally,” Douglas said. “I was extremely humbled by his willingness to come to Hanover County and support our community efforts to provide quality child care.” In addition to hearing from Commissioner Brown, attendees were provided information on prevention services available for parents from Hanover Community Services. They also heard a presentation from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative Director with the Virginia

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to shape history. Smithson was hired by and reports to Hanover’s Electoral Board, which consists of Jennifer D. Shirey, Susan W. Leachman and Ernest H. Mason. Her staff consists of Shirley M. Morris, Deputy Registrar and Sharon A. Griffin, Assistant Registrar. Morris has been with the county for over 27 years. She is passionate about her Officers of Elections, protecting and serving the Voters of Hanover County. Griffin has been with the county for over 18 years. She has an eye for details and a tenaciousness to resolve issues and guard the voters of Hanover. For more information about the Hanover Voter Registration Office, see www.co.hanover. va.us/registrar/ or call 3656080.


Village Bank recently named one of Virginia’s best places to work in 2011 Contributed Report news@mechlocal.com Village Bank was recently named as one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of Best Places to Work was created by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group. This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its work force and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 50 companies in three groups based on number of employees. Village Bank has been

named in the medium (100250 employees) category. “Long before Village Bank opened, we knew our most important asset would be our people,” said Tom Winfree, president and chief executive officer. “We continue to believe our people are the best and the brightest in the industry and we are honored to have been chosen for this most prestigious award,” Winfree added. Organizations from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems

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In addition to the CES designation, the NAA’s Education Institute offers designation for Accredited Auction Real Estate (AARE), Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Graduate personal Property Appraiser (GPPA), as well as various certificate programs. With more than 6,000 members from through-

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Army National Guard Pfc. Robert M. Tuthill has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremo-

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battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. He is the son of Penny Tuthill of Lexington Road, Richmond, Va., and Shawn

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damaged. “This year, sporadic wet weather did help keep the overall number of fires down,” said John Miller, VDOF’s director of resource protection. “Of the fires we did have, four were more than 100 acres in size and two were greater than 300 acres. These are big fires, and it’s worth noting that 57 homes were directly protected from wildfire damage as a result of our efforts. VDOF is very fortunate to have skilled personnel with

great expertise along with the unwavering cooperation of Virginia’s volunteer and structural fire services.” Regular rainfall was typical of the 2009 fall fire season, when the Commonwealth experienced 25 fires that burned 638 acres. Miller reminds everyone that just because the “official” fall fire season has ended, it doesn’t mean that wildland fires can’t still occur - they can. So continue to take great care anytime you use fire in or near Virginia’s

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Farmers’ Last Chance to Win $2,500 for their Communities In the season of giving, Virginia farmers can get into the holiday spirit by registering to win $2,500 for their favorite nonprofit organizations through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. One farmer in each of Virginia’s 14 participating counties will win. As the holidays are quickly approaching, so is the Dec. 31 deadline for registration. Farmers can apply online at www.growcommunities.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332 for the chance to direct $2,500 to organizations such as 4-H, FFA, local libraries or fire departments. Farmers, age 21 and over, who are actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton, or 40 acres of open field vegetables, or at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture, are eligible.

Pilot programs in 10 states resulted in $1.2 million being donated to nonprofit organizations in rural communities. Now, farmers in more than 1,200 counties across 38 states have the opportunity to support youth organizations, schools and community groups of their choice. In addition to the $2,500 donation to a local organization, local United Way chapters will receive a $1 donation from the Monsanto Fund with each farmer sign-up, providing yet another opportunity for farmers to make a difference in their communities. Eligible counties in Virginia include Accomack, Caroline, Chesapeake City, Essex, Hanover, Isle of Wight, King William, Northampton, Northumberland, Rockingham, Southampton, Suffolk City, Sussex and Westmoreland. Visit www.growcommunities.com to sign up and to

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CELEBRATIONS | Births, Engagements, Weddings & Anniversaries

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Mr. and Mrs. C. Keith Marsh of Richmond, announce the engagement of their daughter Samantha Adrianna Marsh of Richmond, to Albert Neal Hollins of Richmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie S. Hollins of Mechanicsville. The bride-to be is a graduate of Atlee High School and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is employed by the Virginia Department of Education. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Atlee High School. He is employed by Sealing and Maintenance Products, Inc. A May 2011 wedding is planned.

Jonathan and Rachel (Robinson) Clark are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son, Landry Robinson Clark. He was born June 9, 2010 at 4:56pm, weighing 5lbs. 14oz. and at 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are Kenny and Donna Fletcher, Oscar and Beth Giles, Bob and Patsy Clark, all of Mechanicsville, and Dale and Lei Robinson of Glen Allen. Proud great-grandparents are Jean Conway, Linda Bailey, and James Robinson, all of Richmond. Special great-great-grandmothers Vernelle Robinson and Mary Spicer and great-aunt Pam Turner, along with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins, couldn’t be happier. Landry was welcomed home by his furry brothers and sisters, Tanner, Duke, Maddie and Charlie!

CASSIE DIANE NEAL and DANIEL MORGAN BOOTH

Gregory and Carolyn Neal, of Chase City, Va., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Diane to Daniel Morgan Booth, son of Donald and Arlene Booth of Mechanicsville. Cassie is a 2010 graduate of Liberty University and is a licensed insurance agent for the Neal Agency. Daniel is a 2009 graduate of Campbell University and is an Auditor for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The couple will unite in holy matrimony on Feb. 5, 2011.

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Wednesday, Dec. 15 The Friends of the Mechanicsville Library will hold their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Library. Please join us. The Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce celebrates the season with a Christmas Social from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Manor House at Kings Charter, 9400 Charter Crossing Drive in Mechanicsville. Food and beverages will be provided by Edwards Catering. Bring a guest or valued customer to network with other Hanover County business owners and community leaders. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for guests. Register online at www. habcc.com or call 798-8130.

The Newcomers Club of Richmond (for women new to the area) will hold their monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. at the Hermitage Country Club, $23. Reservations are due by Dec. 8. call Brenda, 754-0460. Hanover Association of Business and Chamber of Commerce will hold a Christmas Social from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Manor House located at 9400 Charter Crossing, Mechanicsville Va. 23116. The event is $20 for members and $25 for non members. The Social is catered by Edwards Catering. For more information, contact the HABCC at 804-798-8130 or habcc@ habcc.com.

Thursday, Dec. 16 6th Annual Make It and Take It Ornament Class at the Atlee Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Ages 11 and up. Make an ornament to take home or give as a gift. Class size is limited. Registration required by Dec. 9. Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For more information call 559-0654 or visit the library

at 9161 Atlee Road. The Mechanicsville Tea Party is comprised of Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Republicans. We are a very active, solutions-oriented group that focuses on educating the public, presenting legislation and defending the Constitution. Christmas Pot Luck Social, Thursday, December 16, 7:00 pm, 8493 New Bethesda Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Bring a covered dish to share. Contact Linda Dean at 723-5048 to list what you’re bringing or find out what types of food we need. All are welcome. Join us for food and fellowship. For more information, please visit us on Facebook or call 769-8884.

laughter and dining at 8067 Atlee Road. The magic starts at 7 p.m. each evening and the sit down dinner, similar to one enjoyed by the Lords or Ladies of the castle court in “merrie olde England” in 1590, is served by candlelight. The Madrigal singers are an ensemble of 14 voices, bringing you the sounds of Christmas. The jester entertains all and trumpet fanfares punctuate the evening. Tickets are $15 and include the dinner and concert. Call 746-5765 or visit www.mccforchrist.org for info.

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Stonewall Jackson Wrestling team win the scrimmage, they scored a win for their community. For more information on donating to MCEF, please contact Lynn Saunders at 804334-6590.

Mechanicsville families in need of assistance. Coaches Evans, Tyler and Edwards supported the team effort, demonstrating that Stonewall wrestlers have heart both on AND off the mat. Not only did the

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Hanover Sheriff ’s Office accredited by Department of Criminal Justice The Hanover County Sheriff ’s Office was recently accredited by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Certified Crime Prevention Community. This is the second time the Sheriff ’s Office has received this designation. The Sheriff ’s Office is one of 13 Virginia jurisdictions that currently hold this designation.

The program requires applicants to provide proof of overall community involvement in mandatory and optional criteria. Those agencies receiving certification have proved their dedication to the safety of the community. The evaluators of the Hanover County application noted, “Hanover’s emphasis on their senior and youth

the Metro-Richmond area, having seen a decrease of 22% during the 2006-2009 reporting period.” For more information on the Certified Crime Prevention Program and how it benefits our community, go to http://www.dcjs. virginia.gov/cple/cpc/ccpcp. cfm or contact the Hanover County Sheriff ’s Office at 365-6110.

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Drive Thorugh Live Nativity at Hanover Baptit Church, 11239 Cedar LN., Glen Allen, VA 23059. For more information please With a record number visit www.hbcva.org. The of foreclosures and layoffs event will be held from 7:30this year Heritage Outreach 8:30 p.m. There is no cost to Ministries is proud to attend. assist over 100 families this year with Christmas Toys. Saturday, Dec. 18 These families are diverse The Chickahominy Fire from the following localiCompany – Station 10 will ties: Richmond, Chester, hold a Community Breakfast Hopewell, Petersburg, With Santa. From 8– 11 a.m. Midlothian, and other counat their Firehouse, 10414 ties. Assisting these various Leadbetter Road in Ashland families during Christmas (23005). The Community will put a smile on the faces Event is an annual tradition. of over 130 children. This Bring your family and friends is the season and time for to celebrate the approach- giving back to the families ing holidays. Proceeds from who make of the fiber of our this breakfast fundraiser communities. Together we will support our emergen- stand strong as a community cy response effort and help in supporting the families of fund Firefighter training our communities. Join us at

2 p.m. at 118 Cowardin Ave., and dining at 8067 Atlee Road. Richmond, VA as we assist The magic starts at 7pm each families who are struggling. evening and the sit down dinner, similar to one enjoyed by Three Oaks Opera the Lords and Ladies of the Company along with area castle court in “merrie olde choristers and the Belmont England” in 1590, is served United Methodist Church by candlelight. The Madrigal choir will perform selections singers are an ensemble of from George Frideric Handel’s 14 voices, bringing you the Messiah at the historic Fork sounds of Christmas. The Church on Saturday, Dec. jester entertains all and trum18, at 3 p.m. Deidra Palmour pet fanfares punctuate the Gorton conducts. Ms. Gorton evening. Tickets are $15 and is the founder and artistic include the dinner and condirector of Three Oaks Opera, cert. Call 746-5765 or visit as well as the Director of Music www.mccforchrist.org for at Belmont UMC. A second info. performance will take place at Belmont United Methodist The First Shiloh Church, Richmond, Sunday, Baptist Church presents Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. The Fork “A Christmas Cantata - A Church is located at 12566 Old Celebration of Praise” 5 Ridge Road, Doswell, Virginia p.m. The church is located 23047. This performance is at 8150 Walnut Grove Road, free and open to the public. Mechanicsville, VA 23111, Belmont United Methodist Dr. R. Neal Siler, Pastor. Church is located at 3510 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, Hanover Tavern presents Virginia 23234 and welcomes its final Art Workshop of the all to Sunday services. year at 2 p.m. Participants will learn the art of Hand The Mechanicsville Weaving, just in time to Madrigals present an evening make a unique gift for the of Christmas music, laughter see CALENDAR, pg. 29 `

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holidays! Cost is $15 and includes all supplies and instruction. All ages welcome. For more information and a complete calendar of upcoming events, visit www. hanovertavern.org. Hanover Humane Society will hold its annual “Santa Claws” fundraiser at the Virginia Center and

Mechanicsville PetSmart stores from 11-4 p.m. Bring your pet to have its picture taken with Santa. Proceeds benefit Hanover Humane Society. Please visit www. hanoverhumanesociety.org for more information. Hanover Humane Society will hold a dog adoption stand at its facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland from 9-12 p.m. Cat adoption stands will be held at the Mechanicsville and

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its music.

Overbrook Presbyterian Church (Dumbarton Rd.) will present a cantata, “Night of Wonder, Night of Joy” at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The 40 voice choir is composed of members from Lakeside, Overbrook, and Salem Presbyterian Churches. They will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. Come and enjoy the beauty of Christmas and

Hanover Writers will meet at the Mechanicsville Library 7461 Sherwood Crossing Pl, Mechanicsville, VA - Just past Lee Davis High school coming West or before Lee Davis High School coming East. Our starting time is 10 a.m.

Shalom Baptist Church will present “Night of the Father’s Love” - a beautiful music portrait of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. All original arrangements by Pepper Choplin. Free to the public. Event to be held at 5 p.m., located 1 mile east of Lee Davis on Rt. 360.

offered at Lebanon United Methodist (Intersection of Stumpy and Peaks Road, Hanover) at 5 p.m. in the Chapel. The holiday season is usually thought of as a joyful season. But it can be a joyless, “blue” time for persons who find the season difficult because of the many reminders they carry of what they have lost or never had. The loss of loved ones or friends,

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financial insecurity, broken relationships, ill health, the loss of a beloved pet and many other factors can leave us feeling “blue” in this season of celebration and good cheer. Lebanon United Methodist invites you to join them for a service of comfort and healing in their historic Chapel (old Sanctuary). Please feel free to extend an invitation to friends and neighbors who would appreciate this worship opportunity. For more information, you can contact the church at www.lebanonumc.org or 746-0980 or lebanonumc@ netscape.net. Rural Point Baptist Church will be performing their Christmas Drama/Cantata, “A Father’s Legacy”, at 6p.m. A story of a father’s decision, a son’s rebellion and a legacy left behind. Please join us for this special evening. Rural Point Baptist Church, 6548 Studley Rd. Call 730-3226 for more information.

Tuesday, Dec. 21 A Concert of Christmas Music for the benefit of The Central Virginia Food Bank; performed by the Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort, George Tuckwiller directing. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 105 S. Snead St. Ashland, Va. 23005. There is no admission charge. The Central Virginia Food Bank greatly appreciates donations of canned goods and money. Please join us! At 7 p.m., The Mechanicsville T.E.A. Party will be showing the video, “America’s Godly Heritage”. Learn how Christian principles were the historic foundation on which our Republic was founded, and how these principles have been systematically removed from the public affairs of our nation. The video will be shown in the meeting room of the Eastern Hanover Volunteer Fire Station #3 at 4428 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, Va., 23116. This educational event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Mechanicsville T.E.A. Party on Facebook or call 769-8884.

Ha n ov e r Hu m a n e Society will hold a cat adoption stand at the Virginia Center PetSmart store from 2-5 p.m. Please visit www. Friday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services hanoverhumanesociety.org for available animals and at New Highland Baptist additional adoption infor- Church, 3 Candlelight Communion services; 3:30 mation. p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Ha n ov e r Hu m a n e Nursery provided for 3 and Society will hold its annual under. The event is being “Santa Claws” fundraiser held at 9200 New Ashcake at the Virginia Center and Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. Mechanicsville PetSmart 23116. For more informastores from 11-4 p.m. Bring tion please call 550-9601 or www.newhighlandyour pet to have its picture visit taken with Santa. Proceeds baptist.org. benefit Hanover Humane Shalom Baptist Church Society. Please visit www. hanoverhumanesociety.org will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. for more information. All are welcome and encour-

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aged to worship with us as we prepare our hearts for the greatest gift ever given. The church is located at 6395 Mechanicsville Turnpike. For further information please contact the church at 746-7737. Gethsemane Church of Christ, located at 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m. For more information please call 7792044.

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New Bethesda Baptist will conduct their annual Christmas Eve Candle Light and Communion service at 5 p.m. The public is invited. The church is located at 9019 New Bethesda Road in Mechanicsville. For more information, please call 7792101.

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301 BP 9159 Chamaberlayne Road

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Atlee Branch Library 9161 Atlee Road

BB & T - Mech 8074 Mechanicsville Tpke

EVB (Kings Charter) 9495 Charter Gate Drive

Covenant Woods 7090 Covenant Woods Dr.

Hogg Professional Building 9137 Chamberlayne Road

Colonial Pharmacy 7510 Mechanicsville Tpke.

La Bella Hair Design 9369 Atlee Road, Ste 3105

EVB Bank (Mechanicsville) 8123 Mechanicsville Tpke.

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New Bethesda Baptist Church Choir will present “The Promised Hope” at 6 p.m. The choir is under direction Mrs. Tiffany Talley. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at 9019 New Bethesda Road in Mechanicsville. For more information call 7792101.

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Fre e C om mu n it y Christmas Concert at Hanover High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. The even will feature Delane Floyd Martin and local musicians. For more information please call 921-8971.

Friday, Dec. 31 VFW Post 9808 New Year’s Eve dance is from 8-1 a.m. featuring live music at 8:30 p.m. by the Blue River Band playing country, 50’s and 60’s tunes. Entry fee is $40 per couple or $20 for singles. Ticket includes entertainment, set-ups and heavy see CALENDAR, pg. 43 `

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Hot holiday toys for 2010 Elmo can even get back up to a Also banking on the popstanding position. ularity of Zhu Zhu pets is Hasbro’s version of electronic pets. These creatures can inter“Twilight” Action act with one another and scurry Figures around playsets, which are sold Based on the popular separately. “Twilight” saga, these action figures are bound to be the next Dance Star Mickey collectibles for kids who love In Elmo-like fashion, this “Bella,” “Jacob” and “Edward.” Girls and boys can continue doll dances, talks and moves. to play out the popular tale of Kids who are enamored with all Moon Dough vampires and werewolves at things Disney certainly will be requesting their favorite mouse. Moon Sand is a popular home. molding product that doesn’t dry out. The trouble is, it tends Extreme Micro RC Furby to be messy. Moon Dough is a Helicopter less sticky version that’s easier Furby is back, probably as a on clean-up. result of the popularity of last This infrared helicopter is year’s Zhu Zhu pets. This incar- the smallest on the market and nation of Furby can react with can dart and fly around inside Tickle Me Elmo true emotions thanks to new or outdoors. That loveable Elmo is back technology. in an ‘extreme’ version. He Rock Band: The laughs, tells jokes and rolls to Furry Frenzies Beatles the ground in fits of laughter. Every child wants the popular toys for Christmas. Each year parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles head to the stores in search of those sold-out items and must-have gifts. So what gifts are bound to be snatched from toy store shelves this season? Here are a few that kids are bound to be requesting.

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Those who love previous incarnations of Rock Band and playing along to favorite songs will enjoy The Beatles version. It’s bound to be “Beatlemania” all over again!

technology and measures how kids concentrate. Players follow the directions to make their way toward Jedi master.

Other toys and gaming systems are bound to be favorites again this year. Expect kids to Star Wars Force be collecting and trading more Jedi Trainer Silly Bandz in many different This toy uses brain wave shape themes. Nintendo Wii

needs no introduction. With scores of game offerings, this gaming system is still tops on holiday gift lists. Expect to see different high-tech educational items for children, including digital book readers and coloring sets geared toward helping kids learn writing and reading skills.

Workplace gifting dos and don’ts Exchanging gifts goes beyond friends and family members every year. Many coworkers exchange gifts come the holiday season. The rules that govern gifting workplace acquaintances may differ from those involved with gifting family. Well-meaning employees can send the wrong message when choosing gifts inappropriate for the workplace. Here are some dos and don’ts to serve as guidelines when choosing presents for the office. DO find out if the company has a gift-giving policy. This will help establish the rules regarding exchanges and can make the process easier.

DON’T assume the people in the office share your tastes. Try to choose a generic gift that will appeal to the masses. Gift cards can be versatile. DO set a spending limit on gifts. DON’T buy something extravagant for coworkers or the boss simply to show off. DO stick to gifts that are not overly personal. DON’T buy gag gifts or those that are off-color. DO include a gift receipt so items can be returned if necessary. DON’T exchange gifts in front of others with whom you didn’t choose to exchange gifts. This can be uncomfortable for

all involved. DO participate in a Secret Santa or holiday grab bag if the entire company is doing so. DON’T select gifts that are political or religious in nature. DO shop in advance so you’ll have ample time to select the best gift for coworkers.


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Gift ideas when you’re pressed for time The Christmas countdown has begun, and the days will no doubt fly off the calendar like they do every year. Before you know, it’s only a few days until the holiday is here. Those who haven’t yet started shopping may feel pressed for time and worry that they will not be able to find gifts for everyone on their lists – at least gifts that don’t look like they were afterthoughts. But good gifts can be found in the eleventh hour.

Adults • Visit the local liquor store for a bottle of wine in the price range desired. Wrap it in a wine bag or leave it as is with a nice bow. • Pick up passes to a local attraction, such as an amusement park or a museum. Put together tickets for a play paired with a soundtrack of the production. • Food is often appreciated. A box of fine chocolates or one of those edible fruit arrangements will be a taste-

ful, and tasty, gift. • Fill a large bowl with a scooper, sprinkles, cherries, and other toppings for making ice cream sundaes. • Pick a gift that embraces the holiday spirit. Holiday music, ornaments or table decorations can be used this year or next.

children, full of paints and markers. If a complete set can’t be found, make an art package with a bunch of supplies packed into a gift bag. • Choose an educational gift that is still fun, like alphabet flash cards or puzzles. A subscription to a children’s magazine would also work, seeing as children love getting mail. Children • Few kids will turn down • Pop into a toy store or a a DVD of their favorite teledepartment store and pick up vision characters. The DVDs a cuddly stuffed animal. should feature an age-appro• Buy an art set for older priateness rating to make choosing one even easier.

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so a monetary gift will be onesize-fits-all. • Teenage girls may appreciate a gift basket of delicious scented lotions. • Passes for movies can Teenagers make date night less expen• Teenagers can be finicky, sive.

• Consider a gift card or e-gift coupon for digital music downloads. • Give a subscription to a teen magazine so that everyone can keep abreast of their favorite celebrities.

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(MS) – For a little girl, there is no more magical gift to receive during the holidays then a beautiful new doll. Despite all the high tech toys, classic doll play has stood the test of time giving children today the same wonderful imaginative play experiences as they did centuries ago. Dolls are important to children at each stage of development, providing comfort, security and “an available friend.” Here are some helpful tips from the experts at Corolle (corolle. com) on how to pick the right play doll for the right age. The size of the doll should be proportionate to a child’s size and strength. When she cradles the doll in her forearm, she should be able to hold the doll’s bottom in her hand, and its head should nestle in the crook of her elbow – exactly the way a baby would be held by an

adult. The weight of the doll should also be proportionate to that of the child, which makes the doll easy to manage. Here are some other tips specific to your child’s level of development:

0 +: As a baby begins to investigate her new world of shapes and textures and develops essential skills, she needs a snuggly security companion. Select a plush and washable doll that is lightweight and between 10 and 12 inches tall; perfectly sized for tiny hands to hold and hug. 18 months+: As baby transitions to the toddler years, she begins to care for and nurture her doll, imitating her parents. Select a doll that will make an ideal playmate. Look for a doll that is about 12 inches tall and is soft, lightweight, and easy to dress

and undress.

3 years +: Little girls at this age begin to act out many real-life situations with their dolls. They may become big sister, mother or babysitter. Baby dolls encourage creativity and inspire pretend play memories young girls will cherish forever. For the added fun of hair play, choose a doll with wellrooted hair that can be combed. 5 years +: Girls begin to project themselves into their world and start to develop and value friendships. In turn, they are looking for playmates. Select dolls that have a variety of wardrobe, hair design and accessory choices. With so many made for every age and every stage, finding the perfect doll has never been easier!


Hot holiday gift ideas to match every cook’s style (MS) – For the cooking enthusiasts on your gift list, hone in on each person’s style of cooking and entertaining to find the perfect match from today’s ever-widening array of culinary tools and equipment. To help streamline your shopping this season, here are some new and recently launched products that are sure to get lots of smiles and good use in the kitchen.

Back to Basics Cooks The “back to basics” cook is always on the search for nononsense equipment that will help get meals on the table faster with minimal fuss and fanfare. The elegant, utilitarian design of the new Anolon Wood Tools ($7.00-$13.00 retail) will please the cook who craves simplicity and convenience. These natural beechwood tools will not scratch delicate cooking surfaces, and the modern, lightcolored wood tone pairs well in both contemporary and traditional style kitchens. Another winning gift for the no-nonsense baker is the new gourmet-quality BonJour Bakeware, which includes 8 basic pieces, as well as 3 specialty items ($10.00-$25.00 retail). Designed for years of rigorous use, BonJour Bakeware is constructed of professional-weight aluminized steel with wirereinforced rims for additional strength. The interior nonstick surface is the best quality available to home cooks, and the lighter exterior nonstick prevents over-browning and makes clean up super fast and easy. Best of all, each piece includes an imprint of its exact measurements and dimensions for foolproof results.

If you’re looking for a gift that will add sparkle to someone’s everyday cooking, consider the new vibrant red hue offered in the popular Rachael RayTM Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware ($160.00 for the 10-Piece Set). Grippy silicone handles in matching red are comfortable and oven safe to 400*F while tempered glass lids allow for monitoring of foods without lifting the lid. Slow oven roasting, a hallmark of “back to basic” cooking, is one of the easiest ways to prepare affordable cuts of meat, as well as tease out sweet and robust flavors of winter vegetables, such as pumpkin and acorn squash, sweet potatoes and parsnips. The retro-style KitchenAid 13x15 Covered Dome Roaster with Flat Rack ($70.00 retail) features a bright red porcelain enamel over stainless steel exterior, and can be used with or without the rack and lid for all types of oven

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Locavore Cooks and Entertainers Sophisticated foodies are becoming increasingly keen on using seasonal, locally grown and produced ingredients, whether purchased from the supermarket, farmer’s market or picked from their own back-

yard. Encourage their dedication to preparing fresh and delicious meals from scratch by shopping for holiday gifts that are top-notch in quality and performance, and built to last. For example, Anolon Ultra Clad Cookware ($400.00 retail for the 10-Piece Set) provides all the benefits of professional-style clad metal cookware with added convenience features. It’s made with three permanently bonded layers of metals for optimum cooking performance, including a thick core of aluminum for fast and even heating and a stainless steel cooking surface that won’t react with acidic foods. A portion of the exterior layer of stainless steel that is stripped away and covered with a handsome black band to keep the cookware from getting too heavy and difficult to lift. It’s also dishwasher-safe and compatible with all cooktops, including energy-efficient induction burners. For cooks who are partial to using traditional culinary tools, there’s the new BonJour Mezzaluna and Cutting Board ($40.00 retail). A staple in European home kitchens for centuries, the mezzaluna has two extra sharp blades for dicing and mincing fresh herbs, nuts and other ingredients with precision and speed. The updated and contemporary beechwood cutting board includes a concave basin to corral ingredients for chopping, and the reverse, flat side can be used to slice bread. For safe storage, the mezzaluna slips over the handle of the board and remains securely in place with magnets. Heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil is a favorite ingredient of Food Network star Rachael

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Gift ideas for the family music maven (MS) – Every family has at least one, and every one has several family members who simply don’t know what to get them come the holiday season. Music mavens are the family music expert, the one family member who can tell you all you need to know about the Beatles and all you don’t want to know about Vanilla Ice. But all that expertise can make it very difficult to find the right gift for the music maven come the holiday season. Shopping for an expert often requires seeking advice from an expert. Bowers & Wilkins, Britain’s leading exporter of loudspeakers and the number one imported brand in North America, offers the following tips to shoppers puzzled about what to buy the family music maven this holiday season. • Send them to the show. Most music afficionados would admit there’s no experience quite like a live concert. Put a smile on your favorite music fan’s face this holiday season

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card is too impersonal, the P5 Mobile HiFi Headphone comes supplied with a “Made for iPod” approved cable, allowing for speech and device control while improving sound quality. What’s more, the P5 also comes with a high-quality standard audio cable with gold-plated plugs, and switching between the two cables takes only a matter of seconds. • Book it! Few music fans can resist a book by or about a favorite artist. Anecdotes often abound when musicians write books, and such anecdotes make the perfect fodder

for devoted fans. Such behindthe-scenes looks at the life and times of successful musicians often proves too tempting to resist, and the slew of titles by musicians from Anthony Kiedis to Anne Murray is proof positive that when it comes to holiday gifts, books on bands and artists are a can’t-miss. For more information on Bowers & Wilkins, visit www. bowers-wilkins.com. Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones can be found online at www.apple. com, www.jr.com and www. crutchfield.com.


Gift ideas for the household handyman (MS) – Many homeowners have taken cues from the recession and are choosing to stay in their homes a little longer rather than sell in a buyers’ market. Those who want to make their current abodes more livable or attractive to future buyers may choose home improvements that raise the value and/or add more space. These options present great opportunities for gift givers wondering what to buy for the household handyman. For many, home improvement renovations have become do-it-yourself projects out of necessity, as DIY is often more cost-effective than hiring a contractor. However, projects can go awry and cost more money in the long run unless the right tools and techniques are used. Gift givers should select tools that will offer the most bang for their buck and help homeowners sail through many projects. Woodcraft offers these ideas for Metro Services The American Woodshop host Scott Phillips makes quick work successful holiday gifting. of drilling pocket holes for joinery with a handy jig.

Shaping and Drilling Whether crafting furniture or sizing and shaping wood for various home repairs, quality routers, planers and jigs are needed for the fine-tuned preci-

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The Art of Woodturning For centuries, woodworkers have enjoyed the feel of virgin wood in their hands and the pleasure derived by turning that piece of wood into an amazing piece of artwork. Check out the Easy Wood Tools Detailers in mini, mid-sized and full-sized models that are ideal for adding detail to projects such as bowls or chair stiles. Pair these detailers with other gouges, scrapers and lathe accessories for the hobbyist or professional woodturner on your gift list.

What DIY woodworking hobbyist couldn’t use a little more space in his or her workshop? While it’s not always possible to move up or out, keeping tools neat and portable can make maximizing space much easier. Moving large machinery around the shop can be a challenge, but a four-pack of see HANDYMAN, pg. 40 `

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WoodRiver Plate Mounted, Machine Leveling Casters can solve the problem by helping handymen to move, level and reduce the vibration of various shop machines. Likewise, the WoodRiver Adjustable Mobile Base moves and levels tools, enabling shop owners to get the most out of their existing space.

free shipping, instant discounts and complimentary gift wrapping. Check out websites like RetailMeNot.com for coupon and discount codes for hundreds of retailers. Also, you can save time and money by having gifts shipped directly to recipients, eliminating lengthy shipping lines. However, if you prefer to touch and feel a product before you buy, consider this often overlooked fact about getting the best price: many brickand-mortar retailers will pricematch a deal you found online. Online or in-store, For example, some electronics stores will match their own always get the best online prices, and some stores price will price-match items from other retailers. Be sure to use Savvy shoppers know to your knowledge of prices from do their window shopping the Web to snag the best value. online, using the power of the Internet to find the best values. By browsing online, you get an Maximize rewards idea of current prices and deals and incentives at a variety of retailers without If you have a credit card the hassle of driving from store with rewards, you may be able to store. You can even get great to redeem them for gift cards or deals and exclusive offers sent to you by signing up for retailer other must-have items. Notable e-mails and becoming a fan of is Discover card’s redemption program, which actually allows brands on Facebook. If you decide to buy online, customers to redeem their often you can find additional rewards - known as Cashback value by taking advantage of Bonus - for more than face value by selecting gift cards from hun(ARA) - In this tech-savvy age, electronics are on the top of most holiday wish lists. Last year, the Consumer Electronics Association reported that 80 percent of Americans intended to purchase technology as a holiday gift. With new products appearing daily - from smart phones to 3D televisions - this percentage will likely increase this season. Before swiping that credit card or clicking that mouse, consider these tips to get the most value when purchasing your gifts.

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Accessories are essential Most tech toys are ready to use straight from the box, but the right accessories can make all the difference. When you buy a tech item to give as a gift, accessories can ensure instant usability and enjoyment. They make great stocking stuffers and can make you the hero of the holidays. Here are a few popular suggestions: • Mp3 player - downloadable music gift card; portable speakers; protective case. • Digital camera - extra memory card; back-up battery; travel tripod. • Laptop - wireless mouse; portable flash drive; carrying case.

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›› “Fast & Furious” (2009) Vin Diesel. ‘PG-13’

King

Suite/Deck Chris

Seinfeld ’

How I Met

Lombardi ’ Å

››‡ “Red Heat” (1988) ‘R’ Å

Seinfeld ’ Auction

How I Met

Family Guy

Reba Å

Family Guy Auction

Fish Hooks

››› “My Cousin Vinny” (1992, Comedy) Joe Pesci. Å

Reba Å

Phineas Reba Å

›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947, Fantasy)

24/7 Penguins/Capitals

Reba Å

Entourage

How I Met

Glory Daze Criminal Ways Die

Wizards

(:15) ›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) Maureen O’Hara.

››‡ “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) ‘PG-13’ Å

(:45) ›› “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009) Ben Affleck. ’

The Office

Katie

(:45) “Pirate Radio” ‘R’

›››‡ “Braveheart” (1995) Mel Gibson. ’ ‘R’ Å

The Mechanicsville Local

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DECEMBER 18, 2010 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30

1:30

COMCAST 4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8

(8-ABC)

Raceline

Paid Prog.

Estate

9

(6-CBS)

Sabrina

Paid Prog.

Highlight Show

Paid Prog.

›‡ “Soldier” (1998) Kurt Russell.

College Basketball: USC at Kansas. (Live) ACC Basketball Tip-Off

11

(35-FOX) Paid Prog.

12

(12-NBC) Willa’s Wild Pearlie

13

(65-CW) (WGN)

Into Wild

College Football: New Mexico Bowl

College Basketball: Orange Bowl Classic Paid Prog.

Smoking

Movie

Basketball

Paid Prog.

ESPN Sports Saturday

College Basketball: Stanford at Butler. (Live) Å

Paid Prog.

McCarver

Judge Judy Judge Judy Action Sports ’ (Live) Å

Exploration Animal Adv Animal Atl. › “Ladybugs” (1992) Rodney Dangerfield.

4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8 9

Sunday NFL Countdown PBA Bowling

College Football Final

Redskins Kick-off (Live)

NHL Hockey: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins.

(8-ABC)

Paid Prog.

Paid Prog.

(6-CBS)

The NFL Today Å

Game Day

Athlete

(35-FOX) Fox NFL Sunday Å

NFL Football: Regional Coverage. ’ (Live) Å

12

(12-NBC) No Diet!

Inside Edit. Paid Prog.

13

(65-CW) (WGN)

Smoking

“Secret of Giving” ’

Law Order: CI

15

Best of Joy Watercolor

Travel

23

(23-PBS) Richmond

24

(57-PBS) Kitchen

Victory

Food

Old House

Woodwright MotorWeek

24

(57-PBS) Cyberchase Washington Need to Know ’ Å

Old House

Hometime

34

(TNT)

Law & Order Quit Claim

(:05) ››‡ “The Forbidden Kingdom” (2008)

35

(WTBS)

(10:37) “Last Holiday”

(12:55) ››‡ “This Christmas” (2007) Delroy Lindo. Å

37

(A&E)

››‡ “Sixteen Candles” (1984, Comedy) Å

(:15) ››‡ “Murder by Numbers” (2002) Å

39

(SPIKE)

Trucks! ’

Gangland One Blood ’

Gangland Sin City Å

Gangland Bandido Army River Monsters Å

MuscleCar

“Pirates of the Caribbean: End” (:05) ››› “Shrek 2” Jim

Stargate Atlantis Home

The Insider Adv. Sports

›‡ “Swimfan” (2002) Jesse Bradford.

“The Man Who Saved Christmas” (2002) ’ Å

Law Order: CI

Simp. Ming Nonna

››‡ “The Golden Compass” (2007) Nicole Kidman. Å

Paid Prog.

››› “Bridge to Terabithia” (2007, Fantasy)

Law Order: CI

(USA)

Paid Prog.

11

Cook’s

33

Paid Prog.

Billiards Halls Fame

NFL Football: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts. (Live) Å

(23-PBS) Avec Eric

Steves

DECEMBER 19, 2010 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30

1:30

23

15

Walker, Texas Ranger

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 12 PM 12:30 1 PM

COMCAST

Currents

Farming

“Diva’s Cmas”

Paris the Luminous Years (N) ’ Å

Virginia

Religion

To Contrary Paris the Luminous Year

33

(USA)

(9:00) “Titanic” (1997)

34

(TNT)

(11:00) ›› “Deep Impact” (1998)

35

(WTBS)

(11:30) ›› “Fred Claus” (2007) Vince Vaughn.

37

(A&E)

The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling Å

Biography Å

Peace

39

(SPIKE)

Trucks! ’

CSI: NY No Good Deed

CSI: NY Green Piece ’

CSI: NY ’ Å Gold Rush: Alaska ’

Law & Order: SVU

MuscleCar

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

››› “I Am Legend” (2007) Will Smith. Å

Termintr 2

››› “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) Å

Peace

44

(DISC)

River Monsters Å

River Monsters Å

River Monsters Å

44

(DISC)

MythBusters ’ Å

MythBusters ’ Å

Gold Rush: Alaska ’

49

(NICK)

iCarly ’

Jackson

Big Time

Victorious

SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob

49

(NICK)

The Troop

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

OddParents Fanboy

Fanboy

50

(DISN)

Wizards

Wizards

Good Luck

Shake it

Hannah

50

(DISN)

Wizards

Wizards

Good Luck

Shake it

Hannah

Hannah

Shake it

53

(FAM)

“Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” (1980)

Year Without a Santa

53

(FAM)

(11:30) “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992)

60

(LIFE)

“Will You Merry Me?”

“A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride” (2008) Å

“A Christmas Wedding”

60

(LIFE)

“Town-Christms”

56

(AMC)

“The Last Sunset” Å

››› “Support Your Local Sheriff!” (1969) Å

“Support-Gunfighter”

56

(AMC)

Christmas

301

(HBO)

(11:30) Lombardi Å

››› “Drag Me to Hell” (2009) Å

(:45) ››‡ “Sherlock Holmes”

301

(HBO)

›››‡ “Coraline” (2009) ‘PG’

320

(MAX)

›› “Valentine’s Day”

(:05) ›‡ “Half Baked” (1998) ‘R’

›› “Enough” (2002) ‘PG-13’ Å

320

(MAX)

“Couples Retreat” Å

SATURDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30 5 PM

5:30

COMCAST

Hannah

Rudolph’s Shiny Year

6 PM

Suite/Deck

6:30

Suite/Deck

7 PM

7:30

8 PM

4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8

(8-ABC)

9

(6-CBS)

11

(35-FOX) Amer. Dad

12

(12-NBC) Triathlon: Ironman World Championship. (Taped)

News

NBC News

13

(65-CW)

“A Nanny for Christmas” (2010), Dean Cain

Judge

Judge

15

(WGN)

Law Order: CI

Law Order: CI

The Unit The Wall Å

Bones ’ Å

Bones ’ Å

Lawrence Welk Show

Served

Nature The Desert Lions

Nova ’ Å (DVS)

College Football: New Mexico Bowl

College Football: Udrove Humanitarian Bowl -- Fresno State vs. Northern Illinois. (Live)

College Basketball

Profiles

NBA Basketball: Miami Heat at Washington Wizards. (Live)

(3:00) ESPN Sports Saturday Sports anthology. (N)

News

ABC News

Wheel

College Basketball: North Carolina vs. Texas.

News

CBS News

23

(23-PBS) Antiques Roadshow

Katie

Currents

News

24

(57-PBS) Aviators

Hannah

Place, Own

Antiques Roadshow

Aviators

Rudy Maxa

››‡ “Observe and Report” ‘R’

9:30 Postgame

SportsNet

Wizards

College Basketball: Wooden Classic News

(:35) Criminal Minds ’

Extra (N) ’ Å

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI: Miami Meltdown ’

48 Hours Mystery Å

News

(:35) Brothers & Sisters

The Office

Raymond

Cops (N)

America’s Most Wanted

News at 10

Paid Prog.

Paid Prog.

The Office ’ Å

WWE Tribute

Law & Order: SVU

Payne

Payne

›› “Christmas With the Kranks” (2004, Comedy)

Cops Å

Seinfeld ’

TMZ (N) ’ Å

›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947, Fantasy)

Keeping Up My Family

As Time...

Vicar

Red Green

››‡ “The Night They Raided Minsky’s”

34

(TNT)

(3:05) ››› “Shrek 2”

›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983) Å

35

(WTBS)

Raymond

King

Funniest Commercials

›› “Fred Claus” (2007, Comedy) (PA) Vince Vaughn. Å

37

(A&E)

“Murder by Numbers”

The First 48 Å

The First 48 One Heart

The First 48 Alias; Duel

The First 48 Å

39

(SPIKE)

Gangland ’ Å

Gangland ’ Å

Gangland Death in Dixie

››› “Elf” (2003) Will Ferrell, James Caan. Å

›››› “Titanic” (1997, Drama) Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. Å

›››› “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) Å (DVS)

Seinfeld ’

DECEMBER 18, 2010 10:30 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

10 PM

››› “Madagascar” (2005) Voices of Ben Stiller.

(2:30) “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”

Seinfeld ’

Minority

››› “Clueless” (1995) ’ ‘PG-13’

Dog for Christmas

Jeopardy!

(USA)

King

“You’ve Got Mail” Å

(:45) ›‡ “The Fourth Kind” (2009) ’ ‘PG-13’

33

Raymond

“Home by Christmas”

College Football: R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl -- Ohio vs. Troy. From New Orleans.

Wizards

› “Highlander: Endgame” (2000) Adrian Paul.

“The Road to Christmas” (2006) Jennifer Grey.

9 PM

SportsNet

Amer. Dad

››‡ “Home Alone 4” (2002) French Stewart.

(:45) ››‡ “Santa Claus” (1985) Dudley Moore. Å

8:30

Shake it

Fringe Marionette Å News

Wilde

(:29) Saturday Night Live

Deadliest Catch ’

Outdrsmn.

How I Met

South Park

How I Met

EastEnders EastEnders Paris Globe Trekker ’

Nature ’

Psych Å

Action Spo.

(:15) ›››› “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) Judy Garland.

››› “Shrek 2” (2004)

›‡ “Billy Madison” (1995) Adam Sandler.

Marijuana: A Chronic History Å

Meth’s Deadly High

›› “The Transporter” (2002) Jason Statham. ’

›› “The Transporter” (2002) Jason Statham. ’

›› “Die Another Day” (2002) ’

Double Life ’ Å

First 48

44

(DISC)

River Monsters Å

Almost, Away

Almost, Away

Ten-of the Mafia

Almost, Away

Get Out Alive (N) Å

Ten-of the Mafia

49

(NICK)

Penguins

Penguins

Fanboy

Fanboy

SpongeBob SpongeBob Big Time

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

Big Time

Victorious

Jackson

Lopez

Lopez

Lopez

Lopez

The Nanny

50

(DISN)

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Wizards

Wizards

Hannah

Suite/Deck

Fish Hooks

Fish Hooks

Fish Hooks

Fish Hooks

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Shake it

53

(FAM)

Miser Brothers

Santa Is Comin’ to Town

60

(LIFE)

“A Christmas Wedding”

“A Christmas Proposal” (2008) Nicole Eggert. Å

56

(AMC)

“Support Your Local Gunfighter” Å

301

(HBO)

“Sherlock Holmes” Å

320

(MAX)

Enough ’

SUNDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30

›››› “WALL-E” (2008) Voices of Ben Burtt.

›››› “Toy Story” (1995), Tim Allen Å

“Deck the Halls” (2005) Gabrielle Carteris. Å

›››‡ “Chisum” (1970) John Wayne, Forrest Tucker. Å

5 PM

COMCAST

(:15) ›› “Jennifer’s Body” (2009) Megan Fox.

›‡ “Couples Retreat” (2009) Vince Vaughn.

SportsNet

Caps

News

ABC News

›› “The Santa Clause 2” (2002) Tim Allen. ’

8

(8-ABC)

Paid Prog.

9

(6-CBS)

NFL Football: New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers. (Live) Å

11

(35-FOX) Postgame

12 13

Billiards Stargate Universe Air

8 PM

SportsCenter (Live) Å

Billiards

Redskins Post Game Live (Live)

››‡ “Indecent Proposal” (1993) ’ ‘R’ Å

SportsNet

(CSN)

7:30

(:15) ›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) Maureen O’Hara. Ricky Gervais

Game 365

(ESPN)

7 PM

8:30

9:30

30 for 30 (N) Å

SportsNet

SportsCenter (Live) Å Redskins Post Game Live

“The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006)

60 Minutes (N) ’ Å

Survivor: Nicaragua (Season Finale) (N) ’ Å

Two Men

Wilde

Simpsons

(12-NBC) Action Sports From Breckenridge, Colo. Å

News

NBC News

Football Night/America

(:15) NFL Football: Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots. ’ (Live) Å

(65-CW)

America Now Å

Heartland Å

Ugly Betty ’ Å

(WGN)

››› “Dan in Real Life” (2007) Steve Carell.

“Diva’s Cmas”

Scrubs ’

Scrubs ’

Just Shoot

Simpsons

Chris

Chris

(23-PBS) ›››› “Elmer Gantry” (1960) Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons.

Roadtrip

Globe Trekker

Nature Å (DVS)

24

(57-PBS) Paris the Luminous Year

Europe

VCU Insight Currents

Celtic Woman-Christmas

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Celtic Woman-Christmas

How I Met

How I Met

Cleveland

33

(USA)

Law & Order: SVU

34

(TNT)

(3:30) ›››‡ “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

››› “True Lies” (1994) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis. Å

35

(WTBS)

››› “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) Å

›‡ “Billy Madison” (1995) Adam Sandler.

37

(A&E)

Jewels

39

(SPIKE)

44

Jewels

King

King

How I Met

News/Nine

Replay

Europe

Storm

Friends ’

Comedy.TV Monk ’

Keeping Up Contemp Nature ’

Law & Order: SVU

Psych Å

Leverage (N) Å

Leverage Å

Leverage Å

(:45) ›› “50 First Dates” (2004) Adam Sandler. Jewels

Leverage Funniest Commercials

Motley Crue Å

Jewels

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI

(DISC)

Gold Rush: Alaska ’

Man vs. Wild Ireland ’

Man vs. Wild Belize ’

Man vs. Wild ’ Å

Man vs. Wild Texas ’

Man vs. Wild ’ Å

Man vs. Wild ’ Å

Man vs. Wild Texas ’

Man, Wild

49

(NICK)

Penguins

Penguins

SpongeBob SpongeBob Jackson

Big Time

50

(DISN)

Shake it

Good Luck

Wizards

Hannah Forever

53

(FAM)

Year Without a Santa

Santa Is Comin’ to Town

60

(LIFE)

“Home by Christmas”

“Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage” (2008)

Jewels

56

(AMC)

(3:00) ››‡ “You’ve Got Mail”

301

(HBO)

(3:30) ›››‡ “Minority Report” (2002) Å

››‡ “The Book of Eli” (2010) ’ ‘R’ Å

››› “Good Hair” (2009) ‘PG-13’

320

(MAX)

(:10) ››‡ “Stargate” (1994) Kurt Russell. ’

(:10) ›› “Fighting” (2009) Channing Tatum. Å

›‡ “Couples Retreat” (2009) Vince Vaughn.

SpongeBob ›› “Curious George” (2006) Premiere. ’ Å

The Nanny

The Nanny

The Nanny

The Nanny

The Nanny

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah

Shake it

Shake it

Hannah

›››› “Toy Story” (1995), Tim Allen Å

Hannah

Shake it

Sonny

Hannah

›››› “Toy Story 2” (1999), Tim Allen Å

›››› “Toy Story 2” (1999), Tim Allen Å

“Marry Me” (2010) Lucy Liu, Steven Pasquale. Two best friends fall in love with the same woman. Å

››‡ “Prancer” (1989) Sam Elliott, Rebecca Harrell. Å

December 15, 2010

Jewels

Golden

CSI: Crime Scene Penguins

Jewels

America

Friends ’

College Basketball

Law & Order: SVU

Jewels

News Monk ’ Å Served

Van Impe Family Guy

Family Jewels

Hannah

Jewels

How I Met

Masterpiece Contemporary Endgame ’

News

Enthusiasm Entourage

CSI: Crime Scene

Wizards

Jewels

Seinfeld ’

The Closer Å

›› “50 First Dates” (2004)

Jewels

News at 10

(:35) House ’ Å

CSI: NY Prey ’ Å

The Mechanicsville Local

Jewels

Law & Order: SVU

Survivor: Nicaragua

Beauties

News

CSI: NY ’ Å

42

Jewels

Law & Order: SVU

How I Met

Family Guy Å

Inside Lingerie ’

DECEMBER 19, 2010 10:30 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

10 PM 30 for 30 Å

NHL Hockey: Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators. (Live)

23

15

9 PM

24/7 Penguins/Capitals

Two Men

Rock & Roll Figure Skating

››› “Happy Feet” (2006) Å

›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947, Fantasy)

6 PM

7

6:30

Santa Is Comin’ to Town

“Marry Me” (2010) Lucy Liu. Two best friends fall in love with the same woman. Å

››‡ “The Book of Eli” (2010) ‘R’ Å

5:30

4

Estate

Suite/Deck

(:15) ›› “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) Shia LaBeouf. Å

››‡ “Yes Man” (2008) ‘PG-13’

Billiards

Hannah

Almost

›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947, Fantasy)

Gulliver’s

J. Osteen

“Home by Christmas” (2006) Å

(:15) ›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) Maureen O’Hara. Big Love ’ Å

›‡ “The Fourth Kind” (2009) ’

››‡ “Hoodlum” (1997) Laurence Fishburne.

Lingerie ’


CALENDAR Continued from pg. 30 b

hors dóeuvres buffet with 1 champagne bottle/table. Everyone is invited to come out to ring in the New Year at your local VFW Battlefield Post 9808 with your dancing shoes! Membership is not required. For tickets, table reservations and information, contact VFW Mon-Fri mornings from 8-12 p.m. at 746-9808.

Friday, Jan. 7 Kidstuf is high octane fun packaged in a 45 minMONDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30

COMCAST 4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8

(8-ABC)

9

(6-CBS)

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(35-FOX) Maury Å

12

(12-NBC) News

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

ute production where kids bring their parents to learn. This monthly production coined “First Fridays” is held on the first Friday of every month at Atlee Community Church. Kidstuf is virtue driven where character and faith are taught by emphasizing a monthly virtue. The January virtue is determination……deciding it’s worth it to finish what you’ve started. This program is creatively wired where video, lights, sound and drama are used to make a lasting impression. It is a place where parents and their children can come together in a unique envi-

5 PM

5:30

ronment that will give them a shared experience that they can discuss further together during the week. It is free to the community and there will be a variety of activities to enjoy before Kidstuf beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Kidstuf theatre opens its doors at 7:15 PM for the production. This event unites families while providing a fun environment filled with laughter and learning. Kidstuf is a “no drop off zone”. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Atlee Community Church is located at 7171 Verdi Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

You can call 730-3676 if you would like more information you can also find us at www. atleechurch.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 12 The New Virginians (a club for women new to the Richmond area in the last two years) will have its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, (11800 West Broad Street, #2204, Richmond, VA, 23233). January is “Friendship Month” for our club this year. We have planned fun activities for our members to enjoy. The cost for the luncheon is $25

7:30

8 PM

9 PM

Around

Interruption SportsCenter

Harbaugh

Post Live

Redskins

SportsNet

Wizards

NBA Basketball: Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards.

Oprah Winfrey

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8 News

News

ABC News

Wheel

The Dr. Oz Show Å

News

News

News

Inside Ed.

Monday Night Countdown Å

8:30

NFL PrimeTime Å 1 Winning

Jeopardy!

and leadership skills as well as general confidence. For more information on Testifying Toastmasters, contact Sandy Sanders, PR VP at eesjresquire@ The next meeting of the netscape.net. newly chartered Testifying Toastmasters will be at Wednesday, Jan. 19 6:30 p.m. at Hanover Felt Cap Fashions at Church of the Nazarene Hanover Branch Library, and also Jan. 26, Feb. 9 located at 7527 Library Drive and 23 and March 9 and Hanover, VA 23069. Come 23. I encourage all to get join other teens and tweens involved in Mechanicsville’s to make and model winter only Toastmasters club: felt head gear. Materials will Testifying Toastmasters! be provided and snacks will Toastmasters International be served. Event begins at helps its members devel- 6:30 p.m. For more informaop better public speaking tion please call 365-6210. for club members and their guests. Reservations for the luncheon are requested by noon on January 5.Contact Sam Gentz – 639-7042.

9:30

DECEMBER 20, 2010 10:30 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

10 PM

Postgame

SportsNet

Redskins

SportsNet

Post Live

1 Winning

Nightline

J. Kimmel

Skating With the Stars

Castle Beckett’s relationship with Demming. Å

News

Two Men

News

CBS6 News Extra (N)

How I Met

Hawaii Five-0 Lanakila

News

Late Show W/Letterman

Judge Judy Judge Judy Simpsons

TBA

Two Men

Two Men

Million Dollar Money Drop (Series Premiere) (N) ’

FOX News at 10 (N)

How I Met

Family Guy

News

News

NBC News

Ent

Inside Ed.

The Sing-Off The winning group is announced.

Chuck ’ Å

News

Tonight Show w/J. Leno

News

News

Rules

Mike

Wendy Williams Show

Judge Mathis ’ Å

Judge B.

Payne

Payne

90210 2021 Vision Å

Gossip Girl ’ Å

TMZ (N) ’

Jeannie

Cheers

Cheers

Funniest Home Videos

Dharma

Dharma

Chris

Funniest Home Videos

WGN News at Nine (N)

BBC World

Business

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Curious

Clifford

Bewitched

SportsCenter Å

NFL Football: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings. (Subject to Blackout)

23

(23-PBS) Fetch! Ruff

Cyberchase Electric

WordGirl

24

(57-PBS) Arthur

Cat in the

Peep

Chris

Antiques Roadshow (N)

King

Independent Lens The Calling (N) Å

Chris

Earl

Friends ’

King

Scrubs ’

Scrubs ’

South Park

Independent Lens The Calling (N)

Globe Trekker

The Buddha Life of the Buddha. ’ Å (DVS)

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

(USA)

Law Order: CI

Law & Order: SVU

NCIS Heartland Å

NCIS Nine Lives Å

NCIS Hide and Seek ’

WWE Monday Night RAW ’ (Live) Å

(:05) ››› “Ocean’s Thirteen” Å

34

(TNT)

Law & Order Melting Pot

Law & Order Paradigm

Law & Order Rumble ’

Bones ’ Å

The Closer High Crimes

The Closer (N) Å

Men of a Certain Age

The Closer Å

Age

35

(WTBS)

Friends

Raymond

King

Seinfeld

The Office

Family Guy

Family Guy

Conan (N)

Lopez

37

(A&E)

Hoarders Patty; Bill

Intervention Marquel

Intervention Lorna Å

Intervention Ashley.

Intervention Rob Å

Hoarders Å

Intervention

39

(SPIKE)

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI: Crime Scene

UFC Unleashed ’

UFC Unleashed ’

››› “Bad Santa” (2003) Billy Bob Thornton. ’

››› “Bad Santa” (2003) Billy Bob Thornton. ’

44

(DISC)

American Chopper ’

American Chopper ’

American Chopper ’

American Chopper ’

American Chopper ’

American Chopper

Black Ops Brothers

American Chopper ’

Chopper

49

(NICK)

Big Time

iCarly ’

SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob iCarly ’

My Wife

Lopez

G. Martin

The Nanny

The Nanny

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Yellow Jackets win with record three-for-all R-MC stings Guilford with school record 17 three-pointers By Arthur Lee Thompson IV For The Mechanicsville Local When the No. 12 ranked Randolph-Macon hosted Guilford in last Saturday’s ODAC matchup, the Yellow Jackets figured there would be a lot of perimeter offense. The Quakers sported an excellent array of shooters and playmakers. However, it was the Yellow

Jackets who packed the most perimeter punch, connecting on a school record 17 three pointers on their way to a 67-48 victory. Perhaps in a foreshadowing of things to come, RandolphMacon tied the previous record this past Wednesday with 15 trifectas in a win at Lynchburg (story pg. 45). Against Guilford, it was senior Eric Pugh who led R-MC to a win by hitting seven three pointers while finishing his day with 22 points and four assists. “I feel like I took some good

ones,” Pugh said of his performance. “My teammates fed me the ball. They screened for me and we played inside out. Once we threw it into the post they helped a lot. And we just made shots.” Ironically, it was Guilford who started off with the first punch. The Quakers jumped out to an 11-5 lead behind long range bombs and the playmaking of Josh Pittman. But Randolph-Macon was able to get into a perimeter groove and began to clamp

Patriots end swoon vs Hawks By Dave Lawrence For The Mechanicsville Local

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Patrick Henry’s Raymon Minor goes up in a crowd of Hawks to close out the Patriots’ 64-56 win over Hanover. Minor led the Patriots with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

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By the time the Patrick Henry boys basketball team hosted Hanover Friday night, the Patriots had been in a swoon, losing three games they felt they should have won. That swoon looked as if it was going to continue when the Hawks, with deadly 3-point shooting in the third quarter, mounted a furious comeback that made it look like the Patriots might be on the way to their fourth defeat. But a couple of missed Hanover shots and greedy Patrick Henry rebounding in the fourth quarter shifted momentum back in the Patriots’ favor and they held on to win 64-56. see PATRIOTS, pg. 50 `

down on Guilford’s offense. By the 9:37 mark of the first half, Randolph-Macon’s Jordon Brown (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist) hit back-toback buckets to give his team a 20-18 lead. With their offensive game intact and pressure matchup defense working they never relinquished the lead again. “We got off to a great start but we were just not able to sustain it,” said Guilford head coach Tom Palombo. “Their defense had a lot to do with that. Our ineptness on offense had a lot to do with that. We blew some assignments to give them some shots. At the same time Eric Pugh hit some tough shots. We knew we needed to get off to a fast start especially here. We know how good those guys are.” Randolph-Macon held the Guilford’s potentially explosive offense to 37 percent field goal percentage for the game while they themselves hit open shots all day long. That shooting made it is easy to recognize the athletic skill and prowess of RandolphMacon’s guard play but it was their overall depth, versatility and post play which contributed to the win and will perhaps navigate the team’s run to post season success. “We are deep,” said Randolph-Macon head coach Nathan Davis. “I have said for a couple years now that our strength is our depth and our

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Randolph-Macon senior guard Eric Pugh (5) goes up for an outside shot in the Yellow Jackets’ 67-48 win over Guilford on Saturday. Pugh scored 22 points and hit seven of R-MC’s school record 17 three-pointers in the game.

post players. I am not saying this to knock our guards who are obviously pretty good too. But the one place we consistently have an advantage on our team is our depth and in the post with Danny (Jones), Jordan, and (Brandon) Braxton.”

Braxton and Jones are both averaging in double figures this year. Jones came into the game as the team’s second leading scorer at 12.6 ppg while Braxton is scoring on an 11 ppg clip. Neither player see THREES, pg. 45 `


Long range shooting sends R-MC past Lynchburg No. 12 Randolph-Macon knocked down 15 shots from beyond the arc and shot 52 percent from the floor to pick up an 89-55 ODAC road win at Lynchburg last Wednesday. R-MC got a game-high 18 points from senior guard Eric Pugh, who tallied all his points on six threes. Yellow Jackets’ guard Calvin Croskey connected on three triples, finishing with 11 points in the win. Senior center Brandon Braxton had nine points for R-MC, while Danny Jones chipped in with eight points off the bench. The Yellow Jackets made 34-of-65 shots on the night, were 15-of-28 from the beyond the three-point line and assisted on 21 of their made field goals. Pugh dished out six assists and Adam Desgain had four. Senior Jordan Brown snared seven rebounds on the night to help R-MC to a 36-32 edge on the glass. With the Jackets up 20-15, R-MC went on an 18-4 run in the final 5:28 of the first half, taking a 38-19 lead into the locker room. Over the course of the first eight minutes of the second half, R-MC went on a 24-5 run fueled by five, three-point field goals, capped by a Lamar Giggetts bucket making the score 62-25 with just under 12 minutes to play. The R-MC lead reached as many as 41 in the second half, as the Jackets notched its second straight win and dropped Lynchburg to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in the league.

Lynchburg was led by Andrew Simmons who had 13 points off the bench for the Hornets. Lynchburg shot 40 percent on 22-of-55 attempts from the floor and turned the ball over 21 times leading to 35 R-MC points. RANDOLPH-MACON 89, LYNCHBURG COLLEGE 55 RANDOLPH-MACON (62/2-1 ODAC) PUGH, Eric 610 0-0 18; CROSKEY, Calvin 4-6 0-0 11; BRAXTON, Brandon 3-5 3-4 9; JONES, Danny 3-8 23 8; BROWN, Jordan 3-8 0-0 7; DESGAIN, Adam 2-6 0-0 6; COLE, Dylan 2-2 1-1 5; VOELKEL, Kevin 2-3 0-0 4; GIGGETTS, Lamar 26 0-0 4; POWELL, Jamaal 2-3 00 4; SCHEELER, Thomas 1-2 00 3; ROBINSON, Jamie 1-1 0-0 3; DESGAIN, Chase 1-2 0-0 3; SIMON, Andre 1-1 0-0 2; CAMPION, Billy 1-2 0-0 2; COOK, Chris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-65 6-8 89. LYNCHBURG COLLEGE (5-4/1-2 ODAC) SIMMONS, Andrew 4-10 3-4 13; HERNANDEZ, Manny 4-4 0-0 9; CAMPBELL, Nate 3-10 2-2 8; CHILLEMI, Austin 3-6 0-0 6; MINOR, Shawn 2-5 0-0 4; LUCAS, Tucker 2-4 0-0 4; BOONE, Gary 2-5 0-0 4; BURNETT, Tyler 1-2 0-0 3; MORRIS, Chad 1-2 0-0 3; CONNOR, Brandan 0-0 1-2 1; KAISER, Robby 0-3 0-0 0; BOYSAW, Tristan 0-1 0-0 0; ALDRIDGE, Quintin 0-1 0-0 0; GLOVER, Michael 0-2 0-0 0; WIMS, Michael 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 6-8 55. Randolph-Macon..... 38 51 - 89 Lynchburg College... 19 36 - 55 3-point goals--Randolph-Macon 1528 (PUGH, Eric 6-10; CROSKEY, Calvin 3-5; DESGAIN, Adam 2-5; ROBINSON, Jamie 1-1; SCHEELER, Thomas 1-2; DESGAIN, Chase 1-1; BROWN, Jordan 1-2; GIGGETTS, Lamar 0-1; JONES, Danny 0-1), Lynchburg College 5-12 (SIMMONS, Andrew 2-3; HERNANDEZ, Manny 1-1; MORRIS, Chad 1-1; BURNETT, Tyler 1-2; LUCAS, Tucker 0-1; KAISER, Robby 0-2; ALDRIDGE, Quintin 0-1; MINOR, Shawn 0-1). Fouled out--R andolph-Macon-None, Lynchburg College-None. Rebounds-Randolph-Macon 36 (BROWN, Jordan 7), Lynchburg College 32 (MINOR, Shawn 6). Assists--Randolph-Macon 21 (PUGH, Eric 6), Lynchburg College 10 (CONNOR, Brandan 2; SIMMONS, Andrew 2). Total fouls--Randolph-Macon 11, Lynchburg College 10. Technical fouls--Randolph-Macon-None, Lynchburg College-None. A-276

Guilford.................... 27 21 - 48 Randolph-Macon..... 38 29 - 67 Photos by Skip Rowland/For The Local

Above left: Randolph-Macon center Brandon Braxton goes up for an inside shot against Guilford. Above right: Yellow Jacket guard Adam Desgain (21) dishes off a pass to teammate Calvin Croskey (22).

THREES Continued from pg. 44 b

reached double digits against Guilford but it was a concerted team effort. Adam Desgain came off the bench and finished with nine points and five rebounds. Pugh’s back court mate, Calvin Croskey, finished the game with 12 points (4 three pointers). Still the star of the night was Pugh, but his individual numbers seemed to mean nothing to him in comparison to team goals. “Everybody contributes and everybody is capable of doing different things,” said Pugh just before he greeted a young child who hit a three pointer in Saturday’s halftime challenge. “On any given night anyone is capable of scoring big points. It’s just the way we play. We play together.” The Yellow Jackets will be off this week for exams before traveling to Averett College on December 19 in a nonconference game. R-MC returns home on Dec. 30-31 for the Johns Hopkins

Coaches Classic. Even though last year’s D-III Final Four appearance was a tremendous accomplishment, according to the coaches and players they are only concerned on the present and future. After suffering back-toback losses two weeks ago, the Jackets appear to be back on the right track. “Last year was great but it really won’t carry a lot of weight as far as what happens this year,” Davis said. “We are

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Billy Parker gets the job done... again Former Atlee player intercepts second straight Grey Cup with CFL’s Alouettes By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com At the end of November, the Montreal Alouettes found themselves in a tight matchup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the second straight year as the two teams battled for the Canadian Football League’s coveted Grey Cup. And for the second straight year, former Atlee and William & Mary standout Billy Parker found himself in position to make a game-changing play. Last season, as a rookie defensive back with Montreal, Parker’s late game interception gave the Alouettes an opportunity to kick the winning field goal as time expired. This year, Montreal and Parker found the shoe on the other foot. It was the Alouettes that held a 21-18 lead and watched as Saskatchewan attempted a dramatic comeback. Behind the outstanding play of quarterback Darian Durant, the CFL’s leading passer in his fifth year out of North Carolina, the Roughriders were looking for a last second score and win. But Parker knew that a big play of some type was on the horizon. “The last two or three series before we were getting pressure on the quarterback,” he said. “So we just kept talking about how something was going to happen and everybody do their job and there’s going to be opportunities.” Likewise, Parker knew if Saskatchewan was going to make a comeback, the odds were they would come in his direction. All game long, he found himself as a

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In his second year with the Montreal Alouettes, and playing in his second consecutive CFL Grey Cup, defensive back Billy Parker made his second key interception to seal a championship trophy. Parker played his high school ball at Atlee before going on to star at William & Mary. To keep up on his off-season skills, this past winter, Parker worked as an assistant defensive back coach with the Richmond Revolution.

target of the Roughrider passing game. “Their better players lined up on my side and they wanted to run their plays to those players,” Parker said. “It wasn’t like they were picking on me, it’s just the way the game played out.” As such, Parker, who finished the season tied for fourth on the team in tackles, had his opportunity to affect the game in the final minute of play. Durant put the Roughrider’s play in motion at his own 20yard line but quickly found himself swallowed by the Montreal defense. However, doing his best Michael Vick impersonation, Durant refused to be taken down and instead made a remarkable escape. “Durant made, probably

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what would have been the biggest play of the game,” Parker said. “He just did not get sacked. It really showed how much of a champion he is. They had him all wrapped up and he got loose.” Escaping the initial assault, Durant rolled to his left and with a Montreal defender diving onto his legs tried to make a pass. “I think he was trying to throw the ball away out of bounds,” Parker said. “There was just too many guys hanging on him and the ball just kind of floated in my direction.” Running towards the sideline, Parker leapt into the air, pulled in the ball and landed inbounds at the 39 yard line to seal the Grey Cup victory and

put his name on the only turnover of the game. With two Grey Cup championships in two years, Parker said it hard to compare them. Last year’s championship came on the heels a personal redemption for Parker. When his arena league team folded, Parker came face to face with his own football mortality. “My football career could be over,” he said. “You have to swallow that knowledge. No football player is ever ready to quit. It catches you off guard. I had to go through that. Football might be over for me.” Parker not only found redemption as part of the Montreal roster but also by making a play to set up the 2009

Grey Cup win. “That’s very, very special,” he said. This season, Parker said the doubt came from outside the program, as the team faced constant reports that they were incapable of a Grey Cup repeat. “There was so much doubt outside of our organization about us,” Parker said. “We weren’t the same team that we were last year. It was just special because we had to just stay together as a team and not listen to any of that and get the job done.” And though the game took place in Edmonton, Canada, over 2500 miles away, Parker said he owes this season’s success to football in Richmond, Virginia; specifically the Indoor

Football League’s Richmond Revolution. For Parker, it was his work as an assistant defensive back coach with the Revolution last winter that prepared him for his second CFL championship run. “It allowed me to assist and look at the game in a different way and examine it,” he said. The talented Revolution players gave Parker constant motivation by reminding him of what he had gone through only a year before. “It reminded me of how special the game is,” he said. “So, when I left to go play this year, I had been around guys that are hungry to play, hopeful for another opportunity and just loving to play the game. see PARKER, pg. 47 `


Cantrell and R-MC blow by Randolph 97-30

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Jordan Cantrell (23) led R-MC with 26 points at Randolph.

Staff reports The Randolph-Macon women’s basketball team shot 52.6 percent from the field including an 11-for-23 mark from three en route to a 97-30 win over host Randolph last Tuesday in Lynchburg. Sophomore guard Jordan Cantrell led four Yellow Jacket players in double figures with a career high 26 points. R-MC Freshman center Lindsay Sharman opened up the scoring with a layup just 18 seconds in to ignite a 10-0 opening run which was capped by Taylor Wieczorek jumper. R-MC steadily built a 30 point advantage and freshman Paige Mills capped the half with a steal and an assist to Cantrell who hit a layup at the buzzer putting the Yellow Jackets up 42-10 at the break. R-MC opened the second half on a 12-3 run that started with a Sharman layup and finished off a jumper from Molly Brown. The Jackets continued to pull away and led by as many as 67 on the way to a 97-30 win. Every player on the R-MC roster scored as Cantrell went 9for-12 from the field including a 5-for-6 mark from three. Maggie Roy dropped in 14 points and four assists. Wieczorek finished with 12 points and seven boards while Brown chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds. R-MC held a 59-33 rebound-

ing edge. Randolph-Macon now travels to Daytona Beach, Florida for the Daytona Shootout where they will face Wisconsin –Eau Claire on Sunday, December 19 at 9 p.m. RANDOLPH-MACON (5-2/3-1 ODAC) CANTRELL, Jordan 912 3-3 26; ROY, Maggie 6-15 00 14; WIECZOREK, Taylor 5-10 2-3 12; BROWN, Molly 5-9 0-0 10; SHARMAN, Lindsey 4-5 00 8; PHELPS, Christina 4-5 0-0 8; ASAY, Jillian 3-7 0-0 8; DULANEY, Madison 1-4 0-0 3; MILLS, Paige 1-3 1-1 3; WILLIAMS, Katie 1-3 0-0 3; O’BRIANT,Jennifer 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 40-76 6-7 97. RANDOLPH (0-7/0-4 ODAC) JOHNSON, Olivia 4-16 4-6 12; FRENCH, Lauren 3-17 00 8; SUBLETT, Sam 2-3 0-0 4; BOUCHARD, Courtney 1-7 2-2 4; WITT, Brandie 1-9 0-0 2; HAMLETT, Shondria 0-1 0-0 0; TILTON, Liz 0-5 0-0 0; THOMPSON, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0; FOLDEN, Rebecca 0-5 0-2 0. Totals 11-64 6-10 30. Randolph-Macon..... 42 55 - 97 Randolph College..... 10 20 - 30 3-point goals--Randolph-Macon 11-23 (CANTRELL, Jordan 56; ROY, Maggie 2-4; ASAY, Jillian 2-5; DULANEY, Madison 1-4; WILLIAMS, Katie 1-2; O’BRIANT,Jennifer 0-1; PHELPS, Christina 0-1), Randolph College 2-17 (FRENCH, Lauren 2-10; BOUCHARD, Courtney 0-2; WITT, Brandie 0-1; FOLDEN, Rebecca 04). Fouled out--Randolph-MaconNone, Randolph College-None. Rebounds--Randolph-Macon 59 (SHARMAN, Lindsey 8), Randolph College 33 (FRENCH, Lauren 5; SUBLETT, Sam 5; WITT, Brandie 5). Assists--Randolph-Macon 30 (DULANEY, Madison 6), Randolph College 5 (JOHNSON, Olivia 3). Total fouls--Randolph-Macon 12, Randolph College 14. Technical fouls--Randolph-Macon-None, Randolph College-None. A-219

More racing is what Richmond International Raceway fans wanted, and more racing is what they will get next season. RIR has added the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race in the spring to create a tripleheader weekend beginning Thursday, April 28, 2011. It will be the first NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend in Richmond since 2005. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series features separate schedules and championships for the East and West, and makes up the top step of the NASCAR Home Tracks ladder—a launching pad for developmental drivers and home for veterans of motorsports. In addition to producing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has served as the starting point for some of the top up-and-coming talent now in NASCAR’s three national series, including Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne, Brian Ickler, Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Truex. “We are excited to bring

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“I think that helped me when I went back to play this year because I wasn’t away from the game,” he said. “I was around it, enjoying the game, enjoying people fighting, playing, learning and bonding as a team and doing well.” Parker signed a mid-season deal that extends his contract with Montreal through the 2012 season but nearing age 30, he knows that his time playing football is limited. Parker hopes to one day return to coaching but currently he plans to enroll in a program at VCU to complete his Masters in Education.

another great racing series to the best fans in all of motorsports at Richmond International Raceway,” said track president Doug Fritz. “The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, which is a huge effort to promote youth and diversity in motorsports—will be a great addition to our Spring 2011 weekend, which includes the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.” For additional information on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, log on to www. NASCARHomeTracks.com – the ultimate online destination for fans of all of NASCAR’s developmental series. Tickets for the Spring 2011 NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend go on sale Friday, January 14, 2011. All tickets for the Thursday, April 28 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race are $10 and general admission, with children 12 and younger admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets for the BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, April 29 start at $30. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections. The weekend’s main event— the Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 NASCAR Parker was not the only local connection in this year’s Grey Cup. Former University of Richmond wide receiver Danny Desriveaux is in his fourth year with Montreal and averaged 11.3 yards with four receptions this season. VMI wide receiver Tim Maypray is also in his first year with Montreal. On the opposite of the field, Saskatchewan rookie wide receiver Cary Koch made an impressive debut in his first year out of the University of Virginia. On the season, Koch had 21 catches for 299 yards and three TDs. Koch had four Grey Cup receptions including the longest of the game at 40 yards.

Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, April 30—marks the return of hometown hero and 2010 series runner-up Denny Hamlin. He will battle it out “under the lights” with five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale

Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and all of your favorite drivers. Saturday’s tickets start at $45. For tickets and information, please log on to www.rir.com or call 866-455-RACE (7223).

Congratulations Dynamo U18

Photo submitted by Sandra Hillquist

Front: Chelsea Martz (J R Tucker), Megan Dover (Lee-Davis), Liz Donnini (LD), Lauren Aicholtz (LD), LeeAnne Kesler (Hanover), and Maria Piccolomini (H). Back: Coach Shawn Martin, Ashley Oswald (LD), Becca Kretzer (Cloverhill), Lauren Hillquist (JRT), Nicole Shelton (H), Kelsey Hoffman (JRT), Lauren Kesler (H), and Sarah Wright (LD).

The Dynamo Soccer Club U18 Girls won their second tournament this season – the Hunt Country Classic in Fauquier County. The win on November 21, 2010 was based on a 3-2 score in penalty kicks after tying 0-0 in regulation and double overtimes. Submitted by Sandra Hillquist

Congratulations Militia U13

Photo submitted by Chris Cook

Pictured: Hunter Bagby, Adam Farnsworth, Davis Hatch, Kevin Lawlor, Hunter Bellows, Cal Harris, Eric Peck, Colin Shirey, Trevor Cook, Jacob Wright, Jacob Hale, Connor Saul, Raymond Gillespie, Alexander Helm, Zach Jacobs, and Jack Cook. Coaches were Chris Cook, Randy Hale, Scott Wright, and Shawn Bagby.

The Mechanicsville Militia U13 Lacrosse Team won the Va Beach Turkey Shoot Tournament on November 20. The Militia went undefeated on the weekend including a 5-1 win over the Richmond Shock in the championship. Submitted by Chris Cook

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Atlee Raiders be-deviled by No. 10 Varina Blue Devils no longer a mystery By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com Coming into this season, the Varina girls basketball team was a mystery to nearly everyone outside of the program. But after handing visiting Atlee a 69-41 loss on Friday night to move to 4-0 there is no longer any mystery in why the Blue Devils are undefeated on the young season and ranked No. 10 in last week’s TD Top 10 poll. “We are out to kind of prove ourselves,” said Varina head coach Becky Snow. “We got off to a good start last year but never could really beat another ranked team so really that’s our goal this year, to pull out some of those wins.” Atlee head coach Anna Prillaman was not surprised by what she saw from the Blue Devils. “I think they’re a great team,” she said. “I’ve said from the beginning I think they can scare some people. They’ve been young for so many years and now with their experience— I feel like I’ve seen all of these faces for three years and Becky does a great job with them. So I think Varina can definitely give Henrico and some of the other teams in the region a run for their money.” Adding to Atlee’s disadvantage was the absence of sophomore Karlie Suber and her backup Mattie Fitzgerald, both of whom are out with concussions. Knowing that Varina possessed a quick and athletic team, Prillaman sent her Raiders to the floor to play a 1-3-1 zone defense, which was very successful in the first quarter. The zone halted the Blue Devil penetration and forced them

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Above left: Atlee senior guard Taylor Henderson tries to tip the ball away from Varina’s Mia Fitts. Right: Atlee’s Steff Staples (11) drives past Varina’s Jordan Wilson (23) for a layup. Staples turned in a solid performance scoring 14 points in the loss to the Blue Devils.

to ineffectively shoot from the parameter, keeping Atlee in the game, to trail 13-12 at the end of the first. “The first quarter I think we started off a little slow,” Snow said. “We were shooting a lot of three pointers in the first quarter and they weren’t falling.” When the Raiders’ Cierra Shelton dished off to Steff Staples for a short jumper 30 seconds into the second quarter Atlee took a 14-13 lead. But from there it was all Varina as their shooters suddenly found their touch and the Blue Devils went on a 22-7 run to close out the half. Mia Fitts connected on a three from the left wing and Ashley Logan scored on a shot inside. Neka Dunaway (16 points) and Logan were fouled inside for four straight free throws then Dunaway and Fitts each scored to cap a 16-2 run by

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the host team. “Basically I told the guards try to drive a little bit so they can get to the free throw line,” Snow said. “Once they started doing that they sort of loosened up and started hitting their three-point shots and it all kind of fell into place from there. We got hot from behind the line and that’s really been our first game that we shot well. We have great shooters but we haven’t shot well yet. So four games in we finally shot well.” “They just started making open shots,” Prillaman said. “We played the zone to stop their penetration. I feel like they’re a quick team. We stopped that but they started hitting threes. So it’s tough when you have those many different weapons that started to work, so we had to pick up man from there.” Trailing 35-21 heading into the third, Atlee tried to hang

with Varina but the inside-outside combination of Logan and Mica Cox (20 points) proved too much. When the Blue Devils weren’t hitting shots, Logan (8 rebounds), Fitts (7 rebounds) and Cox (5 rebounds) were inside to pull down the ball and maintain possession. “We have a couple of big girls but we have some really athletic girls who can jump and get in there,” Snow said. Likewise, Varina’s board work forced Prillaman to go away from the zone. “That’s the problem with that zone,” she said, “especially the 1-3-1 it’s hard to box out from, it’s hard to rebound out of the zone and they were taking advantage of us on the offensive boards.” Offensively, Atlee was hampered by the absence of Suber and Fitzgerald therefore pressure to score fell on the shoulders of senior point guard

Taylor Henderson, who led the Raiders with 14 points. But Henderson’s frustration grew as she attempted to run the floor while becoming a focal point of the Varina defense. “With Karlie being out, Taylor’s really the only big offensive threat,” Prillaman said. “I think there’s a pressure with that and when the other players aren’t stepping it up and doing their part she gets frustrated. But she’s a senior, she’s a leaders, she’s got to be able to fight through that.” Also, with so many new players this season, Prillaman felt her team was thinking too much and therefore their shots were not falling. “These girls, their basketball IQ is not where it needs to be yet so they’re thinking so much out on the court sometimes they forget to just play basketball,” she said. “So when they finally do get

that open shot they’re worried so much, ‘Did I do the right thing to get that open shot?’ and it kind of messes with them.” Despite the lopsided outcome, Atlee newcomers Tyler Clarke and Shelton turned in solid performances to compliment Staples (14 points) lategame shooting. “I feel like because we are so young our learning curve is going to be much steeper than some other teams,” Prillaman said. “And plus with us not having two key players, we’ll be a different team the next time we play them for sure.” Playing without Suber last Tuesday, Henderson scored a game high 28 points in a loss to county rival Hanover, 46-35. With 15 points, Hanover sophomore guard Amber Norris led a group of four Hawks in double figures. see ATLEE, pg. 49 `


Cox. Highlights: V—Raneka Dunaway Continued from pg. 48 b 3 assists; Micha Cox 5 rebounds; Ashley Logan 8 rebounds; Mia Fitts 7 rebounds. HANOVER 46, ATLEE 35 NO. 10 VARINA 68, ATLEE 41 ATLEE (1-3, 0-2 Capital) — Staples HANOVER (1-1, 1-0 Capital) 14, Mullen 0, Bami 0, Doggett 0, —Woolard 10, Norris 15, Henderson 14, Shelton 3, Tyler 7, Throckmorton 1, Fehl 10, Douglas 10, Laukford 0, Hess 0. Totals—15 Booth 3. Totals—17 4-9 41. VARINA (4-0, 1-0) — D. Cox 8, 14-23 46 Dunaway 16, Fitts 8, Tedder 1, ATLEE (1-2, 0-1)—Staples 2, Barry 0, Mitchell 2, M. Cox 20, Tart 4, Logan Fitzgerald 0, Henderson 28, Shelton 0, Tyler 2, Booth 3. Totals—14 3-6 10. Totals—24 14-19 69. 35 Atlee 12 9 12 8 — 41 Hanover 11 15 8 12 — 46 Varina 13 22 20 14 — 69 3-point goals — A—Henderson 2, Atlee 8 11 7 9 — 35 Booth; V— M.Cox 4, Fitts 2, D. 3-point goals— H Woolard, Norris; A Henderson 4.

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Congratulations Outlaws

Congratulations Comets U11

Photo submitted by Christine Blythe.

Congratulations Blue Star Photo submitted by Sam Stone

Front from left: Jakob Pridemore, Sam Rettig, Cody Powers, Lucus Weaver, Tyler Robertson, Brett Langhorne, Grayson Lambert. Back: Coach Mike Whitt, Matthew Alfonso, Carson Stone, Matthew Corley, Josh Whitt, Austin Hileman, Manager Sam Stone (not pictured Si Strong).

Front: Caroline Nham, Kate Anderson, Jill Nix, Hannah Hedden, Melina DeNunzio, Back: Megan Rummel, Symone Bullock, Natalie Nettemeyer, Schuyler Biltz, Emma McMichael, Nikki Rizer, Mackenzie Hoang. Lauren Didlake (not in photo). Coaches: Tom Nham and Steve DeNunzio.

Congratulations Rebels

The Richmond Outlaws Baseball Team completed their fall season by winning the 15U Gold Bracket of the USSSA Richmond Travel League. The entire team is made up of Lee Davis, Hanover, Patrick Henry, and New Kent High Schools. Great Season Outlaws! Submitted by Sam Stone Congratulations to the Metro Youth Football League “Super Bowl” Champions. The Blue Star Cowboys Pee Wee JV Football Team was the first Pee Wee JV team in Blue Star’s 40 year history to win a championship and the first to complete an undefeated season. This team of young men outscored their opponents 289 to 33. Thank you to our great coaching staff. Head Coach: Terry Warren, Tracy Watkins, Trey Kirby, Doug Sutkus, Chris Cray, & Mark Jones. Submitted by Michelle Hutcherson

Congratulations Militia Photo submitted by Chris Grubbs

Front from left: Micah Rice, Robbie Grubbs, Luke Warner, Bray Wiggins, Cody Wickham, Aden Halsey, Alex Fearnow, Matthew Sargent, Noah Goodman, Kimara Murray. Middle: Dalton Basham, Austin Drew, Steven Smith, Kyle Mesco, Kyle Oakley, Thomas Goswick, Ethan Oliva, Josiah Testerman, Brick Haynie. Back: Coaches Bart Smith, Shane Wickham, Mark Claytor, Andy Halsey, Mike Basham, Donnie Oakley.

Congratulations Hanover 12u

Photo submitted by Don Kalinowski

Playing for the Militia were: Austin Wilson, Tanner Bazemore, Daniel Glymph, Colin Proctor, Alec Eberle, David Crytser, Tye Burris, Coleman Adams, Tres Adler, Casey Cook, Austin Peck, Troy Goodale, Phillip Sening, Casey Kalinowski, Matt Cummings, Nick Clarke, Chalin Fairly, and Jacob Hale. Coaches were Chris Cook, Kevin Clarke, and Don Kalinowski.

Photo submitted by Michael Morris

Front from left. Zane Durbin, Mathew Holler, Nolan Caler, Cole Cerrano, Russell Jenkins. Back: Dustin Barden, Tyler Morgan, Taylor Rudd, Justin Sorokowski, Austin Morris, Manager Dawson Langhorne.

The Hanover Sports 12u Baseball team won the 13u Gold Division in the season-ending Richmond Travel League Tournament held at Mechanicsville November 13-14. Submitted by Michael Morris

The Mechanicsville Rebels’ Pee Wee Gridiron Green Team placed first in its division’s regular season with a 6-2 record. They also won their division’s playoff championship by defeating Kanawha Redskins 20-7. They fell in a closely fought Richmond Gridiron Pee Wee League Championship to the Western Wildcats’ Royal Blue team 13-14. This is the first year the Rebels’ organization competed in the Gridiron League. Submitted by Chris Grubbs

Congratulations Kirby

Samantha Kirby of The Mechanicsville Militia Lacrosse Team won the Colonial Mechanicsville harvested this Challenge Tournament in Yorktown on December 5, defeating 20 inch wide 8-point buck while select teams from around the Commonwealth. The Militia went hunting with her father. undefeated and the defense dominated by holding opponents to an average of one goal per game, while the offense averaged 10 This is her first year huntgoals per game. The Mechanicsville Militia is made up of only ing and her first buck with a Mechanicsville area athletes and they compete against programs shotgun. that select players from several counties and districts. Submitted by Don Kalinowski Submitted by Michele Kirby

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Photo submitted by Michele Kirby

At right: Mechanicsville’s Samantha Kirby poses with her 8 point buck.

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Coward carries Lancers

Photo courtesy of Longwood University

In her sophomore season at Longwood, former Hanover High school standout Chelsea Coward is the Lancer’s second leading scorer, averaging 11.3 points per game. On Saturday, Coward scored 18 points in a win over visiting Wright State.

Staff reports On Saturday afternoon in Farmville, the Longwood University women’s basketball team snapped a six-game skid with a 74-70 victory over visiting Wright State University of the Horizon League. Sophomore Chelsea Coward (Hanover) led four double-figure scorers for the Lancers (2-6) with 18 points and a career-high seven assists. Longwood returns to action this Saturday, December 18, when it travels to Virginia Commonwealth University for a 4 p.m. matchup.

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A solid performance by Raymon Minor keyed Patrick Henry’s win. Minor finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, but he was modest in his assessment of his performance. “I did OK. I didn’t do my best,” Minor said. “I forced a lot of shots I shouldn’t have took.” The Patriots (2-3) dominated the first half while Hanover – in its first game of the season – had to rely upon its threepoint shot. But the Hawks knocked down only three as they stumbled to a 28-14 halftime deficit. However, in the third, the Hawks found the range, knocking down seven three-pointers as they took advantage of a 27-point quarter to close to within three points, 44-41, of Patrick Henry. The Hawks (0-1) stayed within two points of the Patriots for most of the first three minutes of the fourth quarter, but turnovers and missed shots in the middle of the quarter stalled their comeback. With the score 56-53, Patrick Henry began to pull away in the final two minutes when Hanover began sending the Patriots to the foul line.

“That three is a great shot when it’s on, and they hit three or four tough ones,” said Patrick Henry coach David Wyatt. “But when they missed a couple, that got us motivated to do a little bit better job in our half-court offense.” Minor indicated solid fundamentals gave the Patriots the winning edge. “We just had to play good defense, get a lot of rebounds,” Minor said. “They came down and made it, we had to come back and make it. We had to knock down our free throws, too.” Patrick Henry was solid from the foul line, converting 13-of-19 attempts. Wyatt credited Rashad Lewis’ inside play with helping turn the tide back in the Patriots’ favor in the fourth. “Down the stretch in the fourth, we had Rashad Lewis rebounding the basketball,” Wyatt said. “I knew they couldn’t keep making those threes like that. They did a good job, great comeback, but then they missed a couple and we just owned the boards after that.” Hanover coach Troy Manns said that the three-point game was all they had to work with at first.

R-MC players receive gridiron recognition Cross, Keyser and Peoples named to D3football.com All-Region Team Staff reports Randolph-Macon seniors Earl Peoples, Morgan Cross and Ben Keyser have all been named to the D3football.com All-South Region Third-Team as the website announced its first round of early awards last Thursday. Peoples, earns his second straight all-region recognition after making 88 catches for 1,181 yards in 2010. Peoples’ 8.8 catches per game ranks 7th in the NCAA Division III

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games with 10+ catches. For his career, Peoples has 187 catches for 2,512 yards and 14 touchdowns. Cross anchored an offensive line which helped R-MC rush for 2,241 yards on the ground. Its 227.0 yards per game on the ground was second in the ODAC and 20th in Division III ... Helped R-MC to an ODAC best 41.6 ppg which also ranks 12th in Division III. Cross and his teammates in the trenches paved the way for R-MC to average 449 yards per game ranks second in the ODAC. The R-MC offensive line allowed just 9 sacks on the season.

Keyser and his right foot helped R-MC rank third in the nation in net punting. Keyser’s 42.8 yards per punt would rank second in nation in punting average, but is just shy of the NCAA minimum. Keyser did not have a blocked punt and nine of his 30 punts where downed inside the opponents 20-yard line. Randolph-Macon closed out the 2010 season with a 7-3 record. The Jackets’ seven victories are the second most by the program since the 1998 season. The Yellow Jackets also secure their fourth straight winning season since 1995-98.

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Hanover’s Dee Taylor, right, started raining three’s as the Hawks exploded in a furious third quarter rally. Taylor scored a team high 23 points including five three pointers in the Hawks’ 64-56 season opening loss to Patrick Henry.

“That’s all that (Patrick Henry) gave us. We just had to take what they gave us,” Manns said. “Patrick Henry did a very good job defensively the first half, and we had to make adjustments. We just have to rebound the ball better. That’s the bottom line.” Hanover was led by Dee Taylor with 23 points – 15 from 3-point range. Taylor also came up with several steals in the third and fourth quarters that the Hawks converted into points in their comeback run. Tyler Shannon scored 11 points – 9 from 3-point range. All of his points came in the third quarter. Greg Lewis scored 10 points. Kenny Mock scored 13 points for Patrick Henry. Manns never doubted his Hawks’ ability to get back in the game, but that wasn’t enough to win.

“My guys are tough,” Manns said. “I knew we would come back. I wasn’t worried about that. … But you’ve got to rebound the ball – you’ve got to defend first. I thought we defended okay, but if you don’t rebound the ball, you’re going to lose the game, and that’s what happened.” PATRICK HENRY 64, HANOVER 56 HANOVER (0-1) — D. Taylor 23, Haynesworth 3, Lewis 10, Peebles 6, Alexander 3, Shannon 11, Gilliam 0, Rogers 0. Totals—21 2-6 56. PATRICK HENRY (2-3) — Morris 6, Mock 13, Lewis 4, D. Smith 5, A. Jackson 5, King 2, Minor 24, Wiltshire 3, D. Jackson 2. Totals—24 13-19 64. Hanover................... 8 6 27 15 — 56 Patrick Henry .....13 15 16 20 — 64 3-point goals — H—Taylor 5, Shannon 3, Peebles 2, Lewis, Alexander; PH— Minor 2, D. Smith. Highlights: H— Dee Taylor 5 3pointers. PH—Kenny Mock 10 rebounds.


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Mechanicsville Christian Center, 8061 Shady Grove Road – Sundays 9 & 10:30 am; Wed. Children & Small Groups 7pm, Mid & HS Ministries Sunday & Thursday Nights. 746-4303 or www.mccag.org

Truth Baptist Church Independent, friendly We are a new church that loves people! Meeting at: The Meadowbridge 7th Day Adventist Church, 7410 Pole Green rd. Sunday School-9:40a.m. Worship service-10:30a.m. Sunday evening - 6:00p.m. Pastor Erik Hastings Call for Wed. location (804) 627-2170 www.truthbaptistonline.org

MECHANICSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN Atlee & Signal Hill Rd. Carol C. Fisher, Pastor 746-5496 www.mechpres.org Sunday Schedule: 9am Contemp.; 9:45am Education; 11am Tradional

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST Trinity Christian Church, 8469 Atlee Rd. 746-4838. A Gateway to God’s Transforming Loving Grace. Sunday School 9:30am, Worship 10:45am & a Tues. Service 8am Gregory L. Ott, Pastor Amantha Barbee, Minster of Music Helen Simpson, LCSW, Minister of Counseling

EPISCOPAL All SOULS CHURCH Worship at 9:30am on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays at Cool Spring Elem. School 9964 Honey Meadows Rd. Mech. Barbara Marques, Interim Vicar www.allsoulsva.org Immanuel Episcopal Welcomes You! 779-3454 3263 Old Church Rd. Sun 9&11am Holy Eucharist. Education for all ages at 10am. Nursery 10-12. Refreshments after 11am service. immanueloc.org St. Paul’s Episcopal Church , Rte 301 & 54, Hanover Courthouse, VA 23069, Fall Schedule: Sunday Service will be at 8am & 10:30am with Christian Education for all ages at 9:15am. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers at the 10:30am service. Rev. Jack Sutor 537-5516. stpaulshanover.com

EVANGELICAL FRIENDS Hanover Evangelical Friends 6420 Mech Trnpk. 804-730-9512, friendlychurch.org Worship: Sundays 8:30 or 11am, w/Sunday School @ 9:45. Daily preschool & after school child care.

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST Hanover Baptist Church ( 3 mi from Va Ctr Commons Mall). Practical Bible preaching & conservative, sacred music. Active teens & children’s master club. Family oriented & God-centered. Emphasize personal salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior. 798-7190 www.hbcva.org LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH 4000 Creighton Rd., 1.8 mi. west of I295. "The Church With Your Family At Heart" Sunday School 9:45; Worship 11:00 Evening Service 6:00; Wednesday Evening AWANA (KJV) 7pm, Prayer Service 7:30 Pastor Don Sumpter. Find out more on our web: landmarkbaptistrichmond.org Rural Point Baptist Church Independent Baptist (KJV) 6548 Studley Road, (804) 730-3226 Sunday School - 10 am, Sunday Worship Services - 11 am & 6 pm Wednesday Evening Adult/Teen Bible Study - 7 pm Children’s Music Scripture Class 4-10 yr. old Check us out on the web, or better yet, come visit us! www.ruralpointbaptist.com Advertise with The Mechanicsville Local Call 746-1235 for more details!

INDEPENDENT CHRISTIAN Fairmount Christian Church, 559-8070 6502 Creighton Rd. Sunday AM Worship Traditional 8:15 & 11am, Contemporary 9:30am, Bible School ay 8:15, 9:30am & 11am. Rick Raines, Senior Minister Chris Santasiere, Associate Minister, Mike Langley, Associate Minister, Tracy Thomas, Worship & Music Minister, Joe Thompson, Youth Minister, Rose Williams, Children’s Director. fairmountchristian.org Liberty Christian Church 8137 Liberty Circle, 746-8412 Sunday Services: Bible School 9:45am AM Worship 10:45am, Wed. Bible Study & Youth 6:00pm Minister: Shawn Williams libertychristianva.com Liberty Christian School Preschool-7th grade 746-3062 LCS Administrator: Margaret Greer libertychristianschool.org Pole Green Church of Christ 8319 Lee Davis Rd. 746-3376, 9am Sunday School; 10am Morning Worship; 7pm Evening Worship; 7pm Wednesday Bible Study Senior Minister, Danny Stalls. 746-3376 www.pgchurchofchrist.com

LUTHERAN Messiah Lutheran Church & School 8154 Atlee Rd. 746-7134 www.mlcas.org Sunday Service- 8:15 & 10:45am, Sun. School 9:30. Preschool for 3 -5 yr olds. Child Care 7am-6pm St Paul Lutheran Church (LCMS) @ Bennett’s Chapel, 8014 Lee Davis Rd. 427-7500 saintpaul-lcms.com Rev. Rod Bitely, Pastor, Worship Service 10:30am. Nursery Provided.

NAZARENE Hanover Church of the Nazarene - Come Experience the Transformational Life. Relevant Teaching & Vibrant worship each week at 10:45 AM. 8391 Atlee Road Mech. VA 23116 746-3900. www.hanoverlife.com

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Speaking Spirit Ministries Non denominational worship services, Sun. 11am Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road. 804-254-0123 www.speakingspirit.org The Master’s House, 303A Ashcake Rd. Ashland, Sun. 10AM, Wed. 7PM, "KIDMO" Kids Ministry., Youth Media/Gaming Ctr., 368-7592 www.mastershouse.net

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SALEM Presbyterian Church - Loving members, biblically-based teaching & preaching. Join us in our historic sanctuary! Worship 11AM, fellowship after. 5394 Studley Rd. Pastor: Sandi Shaner 746-0732

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Meadowbridge Seventh-Day Adventist Church 7400 Antique Lane Mechanicsville, Saturday Services: Sabbath School, 9:30am. Worship Service 11am. Wed. evening Prayer Meeting & Kids Clubs for Children of all ages, 7pm. Church phone #746-2788

SOUTHERN BAPTIST Black Creek Baptist Church , 6289 McClellan Rd. Sunday School, 9am; Worship 10:15am (Nursery prov.); Wed. night prayer service 7pm. 1st & 3rd Wed. Children in Action, Preschool to 5th grade, 6:45-7:45pm. Rev. John Johnson. Youth Pastor, Reverend Craig Secor. Church 781-0330. www.blackcreek.org Broadus Memorial Baptist Church , 5351 Pole Green Rd. Mechanicsville 23116. 8:45am Traditional Worship 10am Bible Study for all ages, 11am Contemporary Worship, Phil Peacock, Pastor. #779-2700 broaduschurch.org Cool Spring Baptist Church , 9283 Atlee Station Rd. For information, activities & service times visit www.coolspring.org or call 746-0800. Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church Celebrate Jesus with us on Sundays in Bible Study for all ages at 9:15am. Morning Worship 10:30am, & evening worship at 5:30pm. Child care is available for all services. The church is located on Mech. Trnpk, Hwy 360, just east of Laburnum Ave., and 2.2 miles west of 295. For info., call 329.5420. Family Life Baptist Church. Meeting at Laurel Meadows Elementary School, 8248 Lee Davis Rd. Mech. Sunday Service, 10:30am Pastor Paul McDaniel, 804-803-0363 familylifehanover.com First Union Baptist Church, 6231 Pole Green Road (3 miles east of 295) We invite you to worship and grow in the spirit with us. Join us for church school at 8:45am & morning worship at 10am, community bible study 11am & 7:30pm each Wed. 746-4095 Hillcrest Baptist Church 11342 Hanover Courthouse Rd. 730-1500. Wed Eve 6 p.m.-Dinner & Study, Sun 11am Svc 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. hbchanover.org Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Rd, 746-7253 Dr. Rev.Tim Madison Sunday Schedule: 8:45am Contemporary Worship, 9:45 Bible Study & 11am Traditional Worship

New Bethesda Baptist Church 9019 New Bethesda Rd. 779-2101 Todd Combee, Pastor Emily Swartz, Minister of Youth & Education Sunday School 9:30AM, Worship 10:45 am. Bible Study/Youth activities; 6:00 pm Wednesday Dinner/Prayer/Youth/Children 6pm www.newbethesda.org New Highland Baptist Church Worship 8:30 am & 11 am, Sunday School 9:45am Pastor Robert Lee 9200 New Ashcake Road, Mech. 550-9601 www.newhighlandbaptist.org Northside Baptist, 7600 Studley Road 746-4952 www.northsideva.org Worship 10:15am, Bible Study 9:00am Wed. activities for all ages: 5:30-7:30pm Shalom Baptist Church 6395 Mech Trnpk 746-7737 Rev. Mark Miller Sunday School 9:45am, Worship 11am, Wed. 6:30pm Children Bible Study / Youth Ryan Greene -Youth Min, Jean M. Dart, Music shalombaptist.net

SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST New Hope Baptist - Located at 5452 Spotslee Circle, Mechanicsville. Sunday school 9:45 am, Morning worship 10:30 am, afternoon 1pm, Wednesday prayer & Bible study 7:30 pm. L. Ronald Staley, Pastor. For more info 321-2110. www.sovereigngraceinmechanicsville.org

UNITED METHODIST Enon United Methodist Church, 6156 Studley Rd. Mech. VA. 23116 Rev. Kanguk Lee. 746-4719. Come & Join us for Worship each Sun. 11am (Nursery prov) Sun. School, 9:45am for all ages. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 8492 Peaks Rd, 746-0980, R. Spencer Broce, Pastor Sunday Worship 9am & 11am (Nursery Provided) Sunday School all ages. 10 am. Staff Youth Director. www.lebanonumc.org Mechanicsville United Methodist Church 7356 Atlee Road, Join us for Sunday School at 9:45AM, Worship at 8:30 & 11 am. & Wed. night worship service at 6:45pm. Kerry D. Boggs, Pastor. 746-5118 Shady Grove United MethodistCelebrate Christ on Sunday Mornings. Traditional worship: 8:15 & 11:00. Contemporary worship: 9:45, Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00- All Ages. Nursery for preschoolers at all services. Corner of Meadowbridge & Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville. Jay Kelchner Pastor. 746-9073 shadygroveumc.org

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By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com Abram Dean’s “first real thing” in terms of performing paid off earlier this year when he captured the title of Hanover Junior Idol. Thanks to some encouragement from his mom Debbie Lunsford, he took the leap into the world of music. And now the 16-year-old from Mechanicsville is preparing to move to Texas to pursue his dream. On Aug. 20, Abram and his mother will head to Dallas where he has been accepted to study — and hone his skills — with the Linda Septien Entertainment Group. Debbie said she suggested Abram enter the Hanover Arts and Activities Centersponsored Idols competition because he “wants to get into this music thing, so let’s see TEEN, pg. 14 `

Photo courtesy of Brian Sizemore/The Wayne County (W.Va.) News

Taylor Dragum, Alex Goleski, Laci Miller, Courtney Chenault and Madison Cox cheer on the Atlee All-Stars on Saturday, July 31, during the opening game of the Tournament of State Champions at Mitch Stadium near Huntington, W.Va. For more, see Sports, page 32.

School district again expects full accreditation For the ninth consecutive year, Hanover County Public Schools will again receive 100 percent full accreditation. According to Dale S. Theakston, communications specialist, the accreditation is determined based on the 200910 Standards of Learning assessments. Preliminary information from the Virginia Department of Education indicates the accreditation status. Final accreditation reports are expected on Sept. 15.

County receives VACo honor Hanover County has been recognized by the Virginia Association of Counties as the recipient of the 2010 Achievement Award for the Dominion Resources Greentech Incubator. The county was honored for its model local government program in the category of Community/Economic

Development. VACo received 60 entries for the statewide contest. Former Hanover County assistant administrator Marilyn Blake joined Lane Ramsey, former Chesterfield County administrator, and Tedd Povar, associate director of the Virginia Institute of Government, in judging this see HONOR, pg. 4 `

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Social Services officers discuss benefits, demand in demand for the agency’s ser- Cold Harbor District while By Melody Kinser Fuller is from Mechanicsville. vices. mkinser@mechlocal.com Lynn H. Saunders and David Four-year terms are appointed With a mission to help those by the Hanover County Board who are least able to help them- W. Fuller moved into their new of Supervisors. selves, the newly-elected chair positions on July 27. Both are Saunders, in the role and vice chair of the Hanover now in their seventh year on of chair, said she sees firstCounty Social Services Advisory the board. see NEED, pg. 25 ` Saunders represents the Board talked about the increase

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Walnut Grove Road

Gorgeous 2-story Dutch Colonial on 5.84 acres! This custom built home features 3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, family room with brick fireplace, formal living and dining rooms, large utility room with extra cabinets, 20x30 unfinished room over garage that can be easily made into a 4th bedroom, large rear deck, 2-car garage, detached carport that is perfect for a boat, and 1-year ERA buyers home warranty. $378,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100.

Aylett

Come see this beautiful 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath, almost 1,300 sq. ft. Transitional Ranch home! This lovely home offers hardwood floors and cathedral ceilings in the Family room with gas fireplace, spacious eat-in kitchen with bay windows, new dishwasher, new hot water heater, and large rear deck. The home sits on 1.23 acres with a detached storage shed and fenced rear yard. $148,925.

Call Kevin Morris at 804-652-9025 or Jeremy Roberts at 804-382-6899 for more details.

Spring Meadows

This lovely all-brick rancher has been well-kept and features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook, family room with fireplace, formal dining room, 2-car garage with attached Florida/Rec room, like new hardwood floors, covered patio with pond, fenced rear yard, and 1-year AHS buyers home warranty. $217,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details.

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Strawhorn

Battlefield Farms

Don’t miss this beautiful Cape that sits on over an acre parklike private lot in the Hanover High School district! This home features over 1,800 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, huge family room with gas fireplace, master suite with his and hers closets and private balcony, country front porch, huge rear deck, and newer heat pump. $214,950.

Lovely Tri-Level home featuring 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths, family room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook, formal living room, formal dining room, hardwood floors, 2-car attached garage, 1-car detached garage, fenced rear yard, and 1-year ERA buyer’s home warranty. $209,950.

Call Kevin Morris at 804-652-9025 or Jeremy Roberts at 804-382-6899.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details. REDUCED PRICE

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High Point Farms In-Law Suite

Cherrydale

This lovely 4-bedroom, 3 full bath all-brick rancher features eat-in kitchen, formal living room, family room with fireplace, new heat pump, replacement windows, and a huge addition that makes a great in-law suite with a private bathroom. Home also features a 2½-car detached garage and seller is providing a 1-year ERA buyer’s home warranty! $244,950.

Charming all-brick rancher on a large corner lot. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, family room with fireplace, formal living & dining room with hardwood floors, replacement windows, new roof, and new heating system. Also featuring attached garage plus oversized detached garage with separate work place. 1-year warranty included! $179,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100. OPEN SAT. 12-3 PM

Davis Place New homes being built in the new section of Davis Place in Mechanicsville! Ranchers and 2-stories available. Over 40 floor plans to choose from. Several options available. Many lots to choose from. Starting in the $220’s. Call Woody Hogg for more details on this great opportunity!

804-427-5100 REDUCED PRICE

Sandston – Reduced By $10,000! Wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Ranch home in the heart of Sandston! This house would make a great starter home for a growing family. Home sits perfectly on a corner lot with fenced rear yard and storage shed. Convenient to Interstates 295 and 64 and just minutes from downtown Richmond. $164,950.

Call Michelle Davenport at 804-363-7765 for more details.

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Mayfield Farms Renovated all-brick Rancher featuring 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, beautiful kitchen with new countertops and fresh paint, formal dining room, formal living room, family room with fireplace and built-in bookshelves, seasonal sunroom, replacement windows, private rear yard, large storage shed, covered patio, and 1-year warranty. $192,950.

Call Kevin Morris for more details at 804-652-9025.

Jeremy Roberts 804-382-6899

Quail Creek

Welcome to Charlestown charm in Mechanicsville! This beautiful 2-story home features 3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, open family room with gas fireplace, large kitchen with breakfast bar and desk area, 1st floor master suite with luxury master bathroom, 2 paved driveways, rear entry 2-car garage, side privacy fence, irrigation system, and striking front porch with full balcony above. Don’t miss this Southern charm! $309,000.

Call Kevin Morris at 804-652-9025. A Y ERRANT A Y R ERRANT WA R WA

Ridgeview Estates

Charming all-brick rancher on quiet cul-de-sac lot featuring 3 nice-sized bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook, family room with fireplace, den, attached carport, and 1-year ERA buyer’s home warranty. This is great starter home! $169,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details.

Davis Place

Charming vinyl sided rancher featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook and granite countertops, family room with fireplace, formal dining room, master bedroom with master bathroom, fenced rear yard, rear deck, 2-car attached garage, and seller is providing 1-year ERA buyer’s home warranty! $244,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details BANK OWNED

Beautiful Cape in Royal Glen

This home sits on a professionally landscaped lot located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Boasting 2,700 sq. ft., this home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, fully finished basement, hardwood floors, living room with gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, and master suite with hardwood flooring, Exterior features include country front porch, rear deck, double-width paved driveway, 2-zoned heat pump, rear patio, irrigation system, and fenced rear yard. $249,000.

Call Kevin Morris at 804-652-9025 for more details. REDUCED PRICE

Battlefield Green

This lovely 2-story home is on a great and private lot. This home features a great floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook, huge 2-story family room with fireplace and hardwood floors, formal dining room with hardwood floors, master bedroom with bathroom, and lovely rear deck. 1-year warranty provided! $244,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100.

Gorgeous 2-Story on 13 Acres in King William Gorgeous custom-built home on very private lot. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, large family room with fireplace, bright and open eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook, granite countertops, & double oven, formal living and dining rooms, master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet, separate apartment that would make a great in-law suite, a bright sunroom that leads out to the patio, gorgeous inground pool, and 2-car attached garage. This home is a must see!

Call Kevin Morris at 804-652-9025 for details!

Lease Purchase Option Available

This lovely Rancher looks like a Cape but is a one-level beauty and has been updated throughout! This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, family room with fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with all appliances, formal dining room, office, den which is also part of the addition, rear porch, large rear yard, and detached garage. $193,000.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details!

Meadowbridge This lovely 2-story features 4 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook, skylights, and fresh paint, family room with gas log fireplace, formal dining room, home office, master bedroom with new carpet and paint, fresh paint in all bedrooms and both bathrooms upstairs, 2-car garage, paved driveway, fenced rear yard, irrigation system, and storage shed. Seller providing 1-year ERA buyer’s home warranty. $249,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100.

Mansfield Woods Varina’s Newest Subdivision! Two Stories and Ranchers Available. Starting in the low $200’s. 1 – 10 Acre Lots. Open House every Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details.

Spicetree

Spring Meadows

Extremely immaculate 4 bedroom, 2 full bath Cape with hardwood floors, large master bedroom, dual heat pumps, paved driveway, rear deck, detached storage shed, gas fireplace, and much more. $214,900.

Laurel Meadows Elementary School. 1,040 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with replacement windows, newer roof, central heat and air, shed, gas fireplace, hardwood floors and a nice level lot with a fenced yard and paved driveway. $149,950. Call John Thiel at 804-467-9022

Call John Thiel at 804-467-9022 for more details.

Property Management Services PROPERTIES Let Us Handle the Hassles! AVAILABLE Screen Tenants – with Credit FOR LEASE PURCHASE Report. Advertise Property & 7337 Luck Avenue – 3 Bedroom, 2 bath renovated rancher with garage.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5101 for details. December 15, 2010

Collect Rent. Inspect Property & Protect Your Investment! Joe Inge – Property Manager 804-427-5119 rentals@erawoodyhogg.com

Completely Renovated Rancher

Renovated All-Brick Rancher

This charming 3 bedroom rancher has been completely renovated with new roof, new windows, new heat pump, new bath, new carpet, all new kitchen with new stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and washer and dryer. All this plus, a large 2-car garage. OwnerAgent. Seller paid closing costs. $109,950.

This charming rancher features 3 bedrooms, new windows, new carpet, all new appliances, new kitchen, new paint, new lighting, new roof, new heat pump and central air, new bathroom, repaved driveway, utility room with washer and dryer, and carport. Owner-Agent. Seller paid closing costs. $105,950.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details.

Call Woody Hogg at 804-427-5100 for more details.


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