Author: Terry Brooks

National Administrative Professionals Week!

River Country 107.5 SALUTES Administrative Professionals during National Administrative Professionals Week, April 24th thru 28th. To have your Administrative Professional recognized on the radio and give them a chance to win some really nice prizes, just send their name to us. The winning entry receives: Flowers from Bridgetts Bouquet’s in Montross 2 lunch buffet’s at Lowery’s in Tappahannock An Ice Cream Cake from Better Than A Great Day in Tappahannock A gold exterior car wash from River Wash in Tappahannock 2 movie passes to the Essex 5 Cinema’s in Tappahannock 2 Buffet Coupons from Shoney’s in Tappahannock Mail your...

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Public to get chance to weigh in on UVa president search

Members of the public will get a chance to weigh in on the selection of a new president for the University of Virginia. The university is holding a forum on April 21 to get input from people in the university community and members of the public on what the search committee should be looking for in a candidate. University President Teresa Sullivan is planning to retire in July 2018, when her contract expires. The forum will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. It will also be streamed live online...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  Each year, we mark April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The Haven, along with local businesses, have launched several events during this month to help make citizens aware of the seriousness and continuous problem that is sexual assault. Intimate partner violence spans all socioeconomic levels, races and ethnicities, ages, and genders. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month survivors and advocates engage the greater community in prevention efforts. The attention April generates is an opportunity to energize and expand prevention efforts. There’s no better way to expand the scope of SAAM than by reaching out to a broader...

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Virginia Cave Week

Virginia Cave Week, April 16 through Earth Day, April 22, promotes an understanding of Virginia’s caves and limestone habitats known as karst. The theme for 2017 is “Celebrating Virginia’s Karst Springs.” Water flows from the ground at springs, usually out of a hillside or rising from a valley floor. Karst landscapes are formed over thousands of years as acidic water dissolve limestone bedrock, creating a network of voids and tunnels that store and transport water underground. Because of this, springs in karst areas typically convey more water as they are the endpoints of water-filled cave systems. Karst springs support...

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Virginia State Parks Triathlon Adventure Series

A new statewide race series, “The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power,” offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. Races will be held at James River State Park on April 22, Smith Mountain Lake on May 6, Hungry Mother on May 13, Claytor Lake State Park on Sept. 9, New River Trail State Park on Sept. 16 and Pocahontas State Park on Oct. 14. Registration for an individual race automatically enters competitors into the series. Winners are determined by mileage, not time or finishing place. The races cover a total...

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all-day “30 Days of Giving” supports ECHO @ Peebles Department Store
“30 Days of Giving” supports ECHO @ Peebles Department Store
Apr 30 all-day
The Tappahannock branch of department store chain Peebles has chosen the Essex County Homeless Organization to benefit from its bi-annual Community Counts program called “30 Days of Giving.” During the 2017 spring campaign which will run[...]
all-day Personal Property Forms Due @ Richmond Co. Commissioner of the Revenue's Office
Personal Property Forms Due @ Richmond Co. Commissioner of the Revenue's Office
May 1 all-day
Jennifer Delano, Commissioner of the Revenue, Richmond County reminds you that your 2017 Form 762, Return of Tangible Personal Property and your 2016 Form 760, Virginia State Income Taxes, must be filed with the Commissioner’s[...]
all-day Scholarship Opportunity @ Westmoreland Co. Extension Office
Scholarship Opportunity @ Westmoreland Co. Extension Office
May 1 all-day
2017 Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association Scholarship Program This scholarship program is offered by the Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association, Inc., to promote the agricultural educational endeavors of individuals within the service area of the Association.[...]
10:00 am Essex Triad Meeting @ Old Beale Memorial Baptist Church/Courthouse
Essex Triad Meeting @ Old Beale Memorial Baptist Church/Courthouse
May 2 @ 10:00 am
Essex County Triad will meet at 10am on Tuesday, May 2nd at the Old Beale Baptist Church in Tappahannock.  The topic is Self-Defense and Crime Prevention and will be presented by Jay Mitchell, Virginia Marine[...]
5:30 pm Family Movie Night @ King & Queen Branch Library
Family Movie Night @ King & Queen Branch Library
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The King & Queen Branch Library invite you to Family Movie Night on Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Popcorn and beverages provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library. Call[...]

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