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Dunlop House

Where the Fun Begins! Hawaiian Luau Social

Friday, June 27 • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Bring a friend and enjoy games and tropical treats fresh from the Dunlop House kitchen.

Offering assisted living and memory care, Dunlop House is an energetic community focused on the individual needs and desires of every person who chooses our worry-free lifestyle. Having personalized support allows our residents to have fun and embrace what they truly love, unburdened from daily chores and concerns. A member of the Colonial Heights community since 1999, Dunlop House blends a rewarding and vibrant lifestyle with a wide range of services, living options, luxuries, amenities and convenience. Dunlop House is simply the choice for senior living in the area. Coordinated Services Management, Inc.

Professional Management of Retirement Communities Since 1981

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Friday, July 18 • 2:30 pm Let the Mariachi Band entertain you while you munch on Chef Jeff’s signature chips and salsa along with other Mexican treats.


About Us


Fiesta Friday




Call us today at 520-0050 to RSVP for an event or to schedule your personal tour.

Assisted Living & Specialized Memory Care


235 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights

Prince George Self Storage

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History Having been in operation since 2005, we were very pleased to have been voted Best Self Storage Facility in the Tri-Cities, by readers of the ProgressIndex in March of 2012. We have always supported our local community. In fact, our owners helped local students in the Hopewell High School Inventeens to build their outstanding invention that received national recognition and awards.

4110 Commerce Road Prince George, VA 23875 (804) 452-2001 Management/Owner:

S. Wayne & Kathryn K. Funk, Owners Wil & Linda Frederiksen, Managers Nature of the Business: We are a locally owned selfstorage facility offering a security gate with 24/7 access; Climate Controlled spaces; locks, boxes and packaging supplies, as well as a military discount. You also receive FREE truck use with your move-in. We have a total of 463 units available, 77 of which are climate controlled. Unit sizes vary, from 5’ by 5”, up to 15’ by 30”.

We care about the safety, security, and condition of your property!

Southside Dental Associates

Profile Address: 3277 S. Crater Rd. Suite B Petersburg, VA 23805 Phone Number: 804-732-5776 website: Management/Owner: Dr. Milan Bhagat, DMD Nature of the Business:

History Southside Dental Associates came to Petersburg in February of 2009. Now under the new ownership of Dr. Milan Bhagat, DMD.

Southside Dental Associates offers Family, Cosmetic, and Comprehensive Dentistry. Specializing in Dental Exams and Cleanings, Fillings, Crowns/Bridges, Root Canals, Extractions, Restoration Implants, Dentures, and Teeth Whitening. Dr. Bhagat is very happy to welcome new patients and is looking forward to getting to know the members of the Petersburg community. Call TODAY to make your next dental visit a warm and pleasant experience. 804-732-5776 The Progress-Index, Petersburg, VA Friday, June 13, 2014




KIRKPATRICK’S PHARMACY HAS BEEN SERVING THE TRI-CITIES SINCE 1968 AND PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING “A DIFFERENT KIND OF PHARMACY.” The pharmacy completed a remodeling in May 2013 of the exterior and interior of the business to enhance the perception and look of the business and to offer a more customer friendly shopping environment. The pharmacy has also added new staff members to handle the needs of our customers more efficiently. We want to be known as the local pharmacy that can handle multiple healthcare needs and be a resource for patients and the local medical community. The pharmacy, locally owned by Robert McClelland, is located in the heart of Petersburg on South Sycamore Street. The store at 518 S. Sycamore St. is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. And Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ON TOP OF OUR EXCEPTIONAL PHARMACY SERVICE, WE HAVE: O • Custom compounding for people & pets • Hard to find and "Old Fashioned" remedies • Prescription Delivery Available • Aids to daily living & incontinence products • Foot health & Support products • Commonly needed over the counter products • Canes & Accessories

• Certified fitter on staff for orthotics, mastectomy products & compression stockings • Large selection of wound care products • Business services such as fax/copy, UPS shipping • Notary Public on hand

For more information, call 804-733-5888

or visit us online at

Ford Agency, Inc. Insurance & Real Estate Profile 111 W. Poythress Street, Hopewell, VA 23860 804-458-6333 Management: Michael L Mahaney, President

James C Fannin, Vice-President, Lee Mahaney, Vice-President Front Row, Seated: Michael L. Mahaney, President; James C. Fannin, Vice-President. Second Row, Standing: Donna Pollard, Commercial Lines Coordinator; Lee Mahaney, Vice-President; JaniceTruman, Personal Lines Coordinator.

Nature of the business: Independent insurance Agency and full service real estate brokerage.

History We are Proud of our past! Ford Agency is home to big ideas, big hearts, and even bigger dreams. Our company is committed to community support, and for nearly 79 years, our employees have proved it by making Hopewell a better place to work and live. We believe we have been successful because of our customer service. We know most of our customers well, and we provide top quality service, and they continue to come back to us .We have been a local community oriented business since 1935, and people here have come to know and trust us. We provide the best professional service we can, and are willing to work with any and everyone to meet their individual needs. Secure your future by calling us today!


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Bland Enterprises Inc. Caring Funeral Professionals Family Owned & Operated Since 1952

Turner - Bland 1500 Arlington Road Hopewell, Virginia 23860 • 804.458.5357

William N. Bland & Son 137 Harrison Street Petersburg, Virginia 23803 • 804.732.7841

Our Story

First & Second Generation They Have Paved The Way…...

Bland’s Funeral Home was founded on June 15, 1952 by William N. Bland, Sr. and Olivia Elizabeth Hailes Bland, both Licensed Funeral Directors, in Petersburg, Virginia. The first structure, a white framed building, was accented by a white picket fence and a green canopy which covered the area from the porch to the sidewalk. This modest place of business was originally located at 137 Harrison Street. Although the current building has undergone several renovations and expansions, Bland’s Funeral Home has always had the same address. Mr. Bland, Sr. and his wife turned their family-owned business into a landmark for the citizens of Petersburg and surrounding cities and counties.

Dea. & Mrs. William N. Bland, Sr., Founders Rev. & Mrs. William N. Bland, Jr., Second Generation

Third Generation

Bland’s Funeral Home has always opened its doors to the community as a meeting place for African-Americans to address such concerns as Civil Rights, Voter Registration and other local, state, and national issues. Because of its personal touch and superior professional services, the funeral home grew rapidly and rendered first rate services throughout the Tri-Cities area and

For Us To Lead Today…..

beyond. Some of the services provided by the funeral include ambulance service (1952-1966), tax and notary services, and most of all, the Bland family continues to provide a heartfelt empathy to each family who has suffered the personal loss of a loved one. In 1975, Bland’s Funeral Home expanded its business to the city of Hopewell by merging with Turner Funeral Home. An ultra-modern funeral home, known as Turner-Bland Funeral Home, was established in memory of

William N. Bland, III & Nickia Bland Johnson, President


Mr. Walter Turner, a dedicated Funeral Director and Embalmer in Hopewell, Virginia from 1953-1975. Bland’s Funeral Home has had a long-standing and outstanding professional


relationship with John Tyler Community College and its Mortuary Science Degree Program. Reverend William N. Bland, Jr. and his family have continued to serve with dignity and honor. Rev. Bland has served as an instructor at JTCC and, the Bland family has offered employment to aspiring morticians throughout


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Brand New Colonial Heights location

NOW OPEN! 325 Charles Dimmock Pkwy., Suite 100

Joint Replacement Foot & Ankle Spine Surgery

Sports Medicine Fracture Care Hand Surgery

Pain Management & Rehab Therapy Services

Call us today to schedule an appointment

804.518.1300 M6

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Generators - Power Washers - Inverters

Models in stock & on display! Central VA’s largest & Generic®dedicated showroom!

23194 Airport St., N. Dinwiddie (On Route 460 West at I-85 South)

Maintenance Kits, Parts, & Service as well as Service & Repair for models 2008 & newer Generac Portables

(804) 518-3060

Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See store for details.

Hales Electrical Service, Inc. (HESI) - A Growing local business... Generating Power for your Life... Established in October, 2003, HESI was the dream of Tanya Hale, a homeschooling mom who was left to pour gasoline into a 3500 watt portable generator during the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel. Vowing to never pour another gallon of gasoline into a generator again, Tanya sought out and researched many generator suppliers and settled with the nation’s residential home standby leader, Generac Power Systems. Generac provided support and was the highest consumer rated generator. David was a seasoned electrician with more than 20 years’ experience. He had worked in all the major disciplines of his trade, from residential to commercial to industrial. He had taking all the necessary course work and obtained his State Board of Contractors Master Electrician credentials. David was born and raised on a farm in rural Dinwiddie County.As a result, he had experienced life without power and the added stress and concerns that accompanies it many times. They knew there was a need for people to have reliable and affordable back-up power systems. They were genuinely concerned about the elderly, those with medical equipment and dependencies, those with small children or newborns, and he wanted to find a viable solution. David and Tanya had a real desire to make a difference in their community. Born and educated in rural Pennsylvania, Tanya too had experienced the impacts of unpredictable weather and resulting power outages. At the time, Tanya was actively involved in multiple Community projects, the school systems, homeschooling her two children and founded the Dinwiddie County Chamber of Commerce

in 2006. She had the drive and the unique people skills to make things happen. Soon after their initial conversation, David recalls coming in from work one evening, and being met by Tanya at the door. She presented him with a business license, insurance, and had made the necessary preparations for the two of them to launch Hales Electrical Service, Inc. The two have never looked back. From working out of their home and makeshift office, to the facility where the two currently do business, their commitment to each other and the general public has remained unchanged. Of course, and as is the case with most small businesses getting started, there were growing pains and the ever present and insatiable desire to find the best product to offer the public, at the best price. David and Tanya also knew the key to sustaining longevity in any business, but especially one of this nature, rested in effective customer support and the ability to back that support up in a timely manner. To that end, they strengthened their partnership with the industry leader in generated power systems, Generac. Generac represents 72 percent of the generator market across the globe, and has the means, knowledge, and commitment to keep its customers on line 24/7. In order to be the best, you must work with the best. This relationship has proven itself time and time again. Prior to, during, and after such weather events as Irene in the summer of 2011, Hales Electrical Service, in conjunction with Generac support worked around the clock to insure its existing customers were prepared, new customers were taking care of, and repairs and service was not impacted. This partnership and commitment to quality and customer service has made them a Generac Power Pro Elite dealer for a fourth year running!

They were then, and are today, dedicated to providing affordable and reliable back-up power generation systems. The Company’s original mission statement, though simple, has remained the same from day one, and that is: “To Bless Others.” Hales Electrical Service is a prime example of what two dedicated people with a burning desire can accomplish. As sure as each day will present new challenges, David and Tanya will continue to view them as opportunities to make a difference. Though changes in technology, materials, structure, and processes will always be a part of operating a business, the Hales and members of their team remain steadfast and dedicated to the original mission. The long reaching impacts of this company’s work in the lives of those it provides services for, and those that are part of the service team can be realized in the smiles of each. Moving at the speed of technology, Hale’s Electrical Service, Inc. is continuing to grow and evolve in local Dinwiddie County and the Tri-Cities Region. Recently featured on the Dinwiddie County Economic Development website, the Hale’s Team is currently working with local Dinwiddie County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Board, the Workforce Investment Board and John Tyler Community College’s Technical Advisory Committee. The Hale’s continue to be a leader in the industry and in their community. The Hale’s are updating their website at, check in often to see their unveiling of a brand new website loaded with the latest information, photos, reviews and so much more! Hale’s Electrical Service, Inc. - a local business Generating Power for your life...and those around you! The Progress-Index, Petersburg, VA Friday, June 13, 2014




JASON DEAN, AGENT I come from a long family background of insurance agents. After becoming an insurance agent in 2006, it has always been my dream to own my own State Farm Agency. My dream came true in May 2014, when I opened my office at 12135 S. Chalkley Rd. in Chester VA.

Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

JASON DEAN, AGENT 12135 S. Chalkley Road Chester, VA 23831


Please stop by and say, “Hi!” I’m looking forward to serving your needs for insurance and financial services.

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A truly memorable service should reflect the tastes and preferences of the person who has passed. Making everlasting memories, helps to celebrate life and life events by preserving life stories to share with friends and family around the world for current and future generations. Which is why we believe in offering a boundless variety of affordable service options.

Pre-Need & At need Arrangements • Cremation Service • Spacious Facility Online Condolences & Video Tributes • Notary Service • Ship In & Out Services Custom Memorial Keepsakes • Live Web Casting • Handicap Accessible • Convenient Location

J. M. WILKERSON Funeral Establishment, Inc.

John W. Wilkerson, Jr President

102 South Avenue Petersburg, VA 23803 - 4220 Office: (804) 732-8911 Fax: (804) 862-3504

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The Progress-Index History


The Progress-Index traces its origins to the Index, first published on July 4, 1865. Soon after the fall of Petersburg in April 1865, two local newspapers including The News were supressed by the Union Army. The News was edited by Anthony M. Keiley a well-known public figure, according to the 1960 book, “Petersburg’s Story, A History” by James G. Scott and Edward A. Wyatt IV. Meanwhile, Keiley not only had his newspaper closed, but he was imprisoned for three days in Castle Thunder in Richmond. After his release, Keiley soon started The Daily Index, which began publication on July 4, 1865. The newspaper, which acknowledged not Keiley but D.L. Williams as publisher, had a more conciliatory tone toward the city’s occupation army. In 1871, The Express became The Daily Progress, and in 1872 became The Appeal, which then merged with The Index. The merged newspaper became known first as The Index and Appeal but later The Index-Appeal in 1873. In 1888, Edwin F. Clements founded The Evening Progress. From those early papers only two remained in 1921: the Index-Appeal (1873) and the Evening Progress (1888). The papers made the news when they moved from the old plant on Tabb Street into new offices at 15 Franklin St., our current location. In 1922 The Evening Progress merged with the morning newspaper The Index-Appeal to become a daily evening and Sunday morning newspaper. On Sunday, Sept. 16, 1923, The Evening Progress and The IndexAppeal (the papers had by then combined) was renamed The Progress-Index. The Progress-Index was purchased in January 1997 by Times Shamrock Communications. In May 2004, Cindy Morgan was named publisher, making her the first female publisher in the newspaper’s history. The Progress-Index converted to a seven-day a week morning newspaper on Oct. 3, 2011.

15 Franklin St., Petersburg, VA (804) 732-3456

Cindy Morgan, Publisher

Nature of the Business: The Tri-Cities Leading Newspaper Since 1865

Boulevard Flower Gardens at Ruffin Mill Profile 2100 Ruffin Mill Road South Chesterfield, 23834 • (804)526-4000 Owners:

Mark, Francine & Casey Landa; Madison Landa Williams. s

(L to R): Madison Landa Williams, Mark Landa, Ruth Lodge (Maybelle's sister, age 92), Francine Yount Landa, and Casey Landa

History Business started in the early 1950’s by Maybelle & George Landa on route 1 in Colonial Heights as a single glass greenhouse, then quickly grew into 3 greenhouses, with a roadside vegetable stand & seasonal Christmas tree sales. In 1982, Maybelle’s son, Mark began management. By 2005, the business outgrew the 1 acre space and building began on the current farm property, opening in 2007, three miles north of Colonial Heights. The business was recognized that year as the “Top Revolutionary Garden Center” in southeastern region of the U.S. by a nationwide industry magazine. Known for knowledgeable, helpful staff and quality plant material, this local business continues to “GROW” just ¼ mile off I-95 at Exit 58.


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Nature of the Business: Everything you need to get growing! With 33,000 square feet under cover, this state-of-the-art Garden Center offers plant and customer shopping comfort. Along with a luncheon Café and full service Florist for weddings and funerals, there are also 18 full time and 14 part time employees to assist with plant selection among annuals, perennials, tropicals, water gardening, fish ponds, shrubs, trees and fresh vegetables. Ten members of the staff are VA certified horticulturists. Encompassing a total of 25 acres with the retail facility, 16 production houses, farm fields and a private shaded picnic area, this naturally beautiful space is gaining community recognition for indoor or outdoor venues, along with educational field trips and bus tours.

Choose the faster route to maximum


When you’re on the road to recovery following an accident or illness, which route will you take? The longer road with slower progress and less personal attention? Or the faster, more rewarding direction offering a more focused target for maximum recovery? At Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg, we take an intensive approach to rehabilitation, giving patients a faster route to reaching their goals. Unlike skilled nursing homes with an average of 20 or more days for patient stays, acute rehabilitation hospitals - like Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg require a stay of only 14 days on average. 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

Overall Length of Stay 36.2

12.8 Rehabilitation Hospital

Nursing Home

90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Discharged to Home 81%


Rehabilitation Hospital

Nursing Home

Popovic JR 1999 National Hospital Discharge Survey: Annual summary with detailed diagnosis and procedure data. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Statistics 2001;13(151):23.154.

When it’s time to choose where to go for rehabilitation, take the road more traveled for faster, maximum outcomes - choose Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg.

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