Grateful Hearts Giving Back for Sophie House Nov. 8

The Third Annual Grateful Hearts Giving Back Auction will be held on Nov. 8 at Atlas 42 in Innsbrook. Bill Gilliam will be the DJ, and Kristin Smith from Channel 8 will be the Emcee. Fantastic auction items will vary from restaurant gift cards to excursions and everything in between!  Tickets are $35, and the proceeds benefit The Sophie House, whose mission is to provide encouragement, supportive services and a housing program for single women and their families that will help move them from instability to stability.

Midlothian Business Alliance Accepting New Members

Any Chesterfield County individual or organization can join the Midlothian Business Alliance. The MBA is devoted to creating a strong and vital business community. It serves as a forum for the exchange of information and provides opportunities to strengthen relationships, helping make the Midlothian area a better place to live, work and play. The MBA is solely a forum for the exchange of information. The MBA will not advocate or take positions on any political, legal or regulatory matters. 

Membership is drawn from organizations and individuals interested in the Western Chesterfield/Route 288 corridor. This area extends through the Village of Midlothian westward to the county line/Eastern Powhatan area, northward to the James River and south to the area around the Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center.

Members are entitled to participate at all Midlothian Business Alliance events, receive a discount on lunch meetings, receive a complimentary drink at evening socials and are given the opportunity to be highlighted through its member spotlight program.


Festival of the Grape Celebrates Its Sweet 16 Oct. 6

Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape has been filling glasses with Virginia wines since 2002. In addition to the vino, the town’s Historic Courthouse Square bursts with more than 100 vendors, food trucks, brews and spirits. Bring a lawn chair and kick back for live music from Flashback and Route 64. Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Powhatan. 

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a designated time to focus attention on breast health and the importance of early detection of this disease. The Bon Secours Westchester Women’s Imaging Center offers total breast care with a full range of radiology services, advanced technology and innovative treatment options in diagnostic testing.

“Nationwide, about 300,000 women will be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer in 2018,” said Mary Burleigh, imaging director at the Center. “In the past, mammograms could be painful, but that’s not the case anymore thanks to the advanced equipment that we have at the Center. Additionally, patients can get same-day results.”  

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