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Fresh Air Fund Seeks Host Families
Every summer over 4,000 inner-city children visit rural and small town communities through the Fresh Air Fund.

Every summer over 4,000 inner-city children visit rural and small town communities through the Fresh Air Fund.

Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time. Join volunteer host families in and around the Farmville area for Fresh Air’s 139th summer, and host a Fresh Air child! Each summer, close to 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tenaska Offers Scholarship To Buckingham Students
Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P., owner of Tenaska Virginia Generating Station near Scottsville, will sponsor a $1,000 academic scholarship for a college-bound Buckingham County High School senior again this year.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Elias Jones Scholarship Offered AT PECHS
Graduating seniors from Prince Edward County High School are invited to apply for the third annual Elias Harold Jones Memorial Scholarship for Leadership and Character.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Members of H-SC Chorus To Sing With RSO
On Tuesday, January 27, ten members of Hampden-Sydney College’s Men’s Chorus have volunteered to sing with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra as part of a multi-college, choral event. The performance entitled “Voices of Survival” will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spelling Bee Winners
The Fuqua School spelling bee was held recently. Classroom winners, grades five through eight, were:  5th Grade – Grayson Newcomb, Evan Nichols, Meredith Schmidt; 6th Grade — Brooke Coleman, Luke Gee; 7th Grade – Roman Davis, Emily Erickson; 8th Grade — Christopher Kendall, Philip Sadler; and alternates:
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Beginning Beekeepers Workshop Offered
The Heart of Virginia Beekeepers regular meeting on Tuesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. will be preceded by a Beginner Beekeeping Workshop from 4-6 pm.  Please pre-register for the workshop (which includes dinner) by January 30 at the Prince Edward Extension Office, 434-392-4246 or
Thursday, January 22, 2015

High Bridge Friends To Meet Jan. 22
The Friends of High Bridge Trail will meet on January 22at 6:30 p.m. at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SVCC Is The Place To Launch Career In Timber Industry
Matthew Vassar’s family has been bringing in the wood since the 1940’s when his grandfather and great uncle harvested timber for Chesapeake Corporation (now Rock, Tenn.).  The family tradition will continue as he becomes the fifth generation to be involved in the timber/forestry/logging industry. 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Darlington Heights Neighborhood Watch To Meet
The Darlington Heights Neighborhood Watch quarterly meeting and Holiday Social will be held at the Darlington Heights Fire Dept., Thursday, January 22 at 6 p.m. Neighbors bring your favorite dish for an enjoyable evening and a gift valued at $10 if you want to participate in the gift exchange. A representative from the Sheriff’s dept. will be present to update you on activity in the community. Board of Supervisors C.R. “Bob” Timmons will be present to listen to any concerns you may have and will hold a Town Hall Meeting at our April Meeting.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Holiday Lake Taking Nominations For Forestry Camp
Nominations are open for the 69th annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp, to be held June 15-20 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. This action-packed camp is hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry, with support and cooperation from other conservation agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Barnhill To Participate In Polar Plunge
This February, Bob “Sunshine” Barnhill will help thousands of Special Olympics Virginia athletes go for the gold by participating in the Polar Plunge Winter Fest in Virginia Beach. All donations go toward Special Olympics Area 12, which includes Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties. Secure donation may be made at
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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