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The Blue Sky Fund Lets The Sun Shine In

The Blue Sky Fund is a non-profit that is letting the sun shine into the lives of city kids. The stated mission of the Blue Sky Fund is to provide “transformational experiences for urban youth through outdoor education.”

Larson Wijesooriya is Executive Director of the Fund.

They design monthly field trips to teach science and life skills for third and sixth graders from eight Richmond elementary schools.

Hanover Crisis Intervention Center Opens

On Friday morning (10/10), there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville to officially open the Hanover Crisis Intervention Center. The new center is a partnership with Hanover supervisors, Community Services, and the Sheriff’s office.

Yvette Johnson-Threat is the acting chief medical officer at Memorial. She explained that there will be a specially trained sheriff’s deputy assigned to the center as well as a crisis clinician and a peer specialist.

The Scientist of the Year and String Theory

Theoretical physicist and University of Maryland Professor, Jim Gates, is well known for his work on Super String Theory, a theoretical framework for the universe composed of one dimensional filaments that act extra dimensionally in a multiverse.

Dr. Gates is the second of a series of speakers at the Science Museum of Virginia addressing science and spirituality. He is the Harvard Foundation’s Scientist of the Year for 2014, and also serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Thousands Flock to Redskins' Camp

Good weather brought thousands of football fanatics to Richmond over the weekend. A lot of fans were up before dawn and traveled a lot of miles to be there when the gates opened at the Washington Redskins' training camp.

The new head coach, Jay Gruden, says the focus is forward. The team is on the field twice a day and there’s no charge. Saturday is Fan Appreciation and fans had to register to get a ticket for that and for the arrival of the New England Patriots next Monday.

Washington Redskins Training Camp Opens in Richmond

Thousands of football fans are descending on Richmond. This morning just after 8:30 a.m., the fans will be ready for the Redskins and their new head coach to take the field for the team’s first practice session. Coach Jay Gruden is well known for his offenses.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be in town for three days of scrimmage starting August 5th.

Coach Gruden was asked about his own quarterback, Robert Griffin III, and what he needs between now and the first game of the season. The Skins will be in Richmond through the 12th of next month.

"Hair" Opens In Richmond

The Broadway musical HAIR comes to Richmond, opening tonight at the Firehouse Theatre on West Broad. The production wants to take you on a trip back to 1967. The cast, actors in their 20s, are playing characters that today would be pushing 70. Jace Smith is the Artistic Director of Firehouse Theatre. Once embarrassed by his own hippie parents, Smith says doing the show has helped him understand who they were and what they went through.

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