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A look back at Laroche Park: Carnivals, picnics, giant rats, and a terrible injury

By Dave Allston – 

This is the second of two columns about Laroche Park. The first one can be found right here.

In 1925, Alderman Gerald Sims pushed hard for the Board of Control to grade and improve Stonehurst Dump, to open an urgently needed playground on the space (it was common in this era to convert landfill sites to parks), and fought tirelessly for the required $1,800. 954 more words

Early Days

The Christmas rush isn’t all bad

“Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright,” so the song goes. Unfortunately, our Advent and Christmas can seem anything but calm. As I write this, it is mid-November, and yet, our congregation’s planning teams have already been working on our Christmas together for weeks. 650 more words


Lee-Davis students offer prayer, support for classmates injured in crash

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — A student-led vigil will be held Tuesday morning outside Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville where students will pray for two classmates hurt in a crash. 184 more words


Messiah Messenger - Dec. 2015/Jan. 2016

Take yourself in hand, examine yourself and see whether you are a Christian!  If you can sing:  The Son, who is proclaimed to be a Lord and Savior, is my Savior; and if you can confirm the message of the angel [“to you is born a savior”] and say yes to it and believe it in your heart, then your heart will be filled with such assurance and joy and confidence, and you will not worry much about even the costliest and best that this world has to offer. 111 more words


A look back at Laroche Park (the new home of Westfest!)

By Dave Allston – 

Laroche Park has always been a significant part of the lives of local residents, and that importance is only increasing with the recent announcement of the arrival of Westfest and the promised Sens RINK. 1,130 more words

Early Days

Hanging Around With God

For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. 
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Mechanicsville man found guilty on 2 charges in fatal 2014 hit-and-run

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Mechanicsville man was found guilty of two charges in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash on I-295 south last year. 168 more words