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River City Referrals assists homeowners and tool-tinkerers looking for the appropriate contractor for a home-improvement project. Clients describe their project to River City Referrals, who then search its database of trusted contractors to produce a skilled, qualified handyman. These jacks-of-all-trades assist in a multitude of services ranging from painting and landscaping to window installation. After that, rates vary by contractor and project, but past projects have included washing-machine repair (about $250), ceiling patch and medallion installation ($275), and a lighting repair ($125).
8602 Julian Rd
Richmond,
VA
US
In 1784, George Washington stood before the Virginia General Assembly, lobbying for a canal system that would connect the James River to the Ohio River via the Kanawha River. His vision began to materialize in 1789, when construction began on the canals, leading to further westward expansion and the canals becoming a hub of American history. Today, the guides of Riverfront Canal Cruises lead both public tours and private charters through the canal system, unveiling its storied past to passengers. The Canal Walk, for example, teems with historic significance, from hosting the world?s first successful electric streetcar system to having one of the world?s last functioning triple main-line railroad crossings. Throughout each tour, the boat?s cover keeps guests comfortable by providing shade and deflecting falling satellites.
200 South 3rd Street
Richmond,
VA
US
Special Olympics Virginia (SOVA) creates opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities to participate in sports training and athletic competition. Through its annual events, athletes get the chance to discover new strengths and demonstrate their abilities for their peers. SOVA was incorporated in 1975 and held its first summer games at Virginia Tech. Today, it runs state championships in 13 Olympic-style sports including basketball and power lifiting, with more than 10,000 athletes participating every year. The games also invite people without disabilities to serve as volunteers or audience members to foster a sense of common understanding, self-discovery, and community. To ensure accessibility for everyone, Special Olympics Virginia never charges the athletes or their families for participation.
3212 Skipwith Rd. Suite 100
Richmond,
VA
US
Greater Richmond SCAN aims to prevent child abuse and neglect in the region by providing resources for children who have been abused and promoting positive parenting techniques. The organization maintains five distinct programs to combat child abuse, including preschool education, family support, and a prevention program that sponsors awareness-raising events. For those who have been abused, the organization runs a child-advocacy center that works within the court system and a court-appointed-special-advocate program that sends professionals to represent children in court. SCAN also runs a variety of fundraising programs throughout the year to spread awareness about family violence, including a 5K run and mardi gras celebration.
103 E Grace St
Richmond,
VA
US
The James River Association promotes stewardship and conservation of the historic James River and its tributaries and resources. The association advocates for the river's health among local residents and educates community members through a variety of programs and activities.
9 South 12th Street
Richmond,
VA
US
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center collects and exhibits scores of artifacts and documents, telling un-sordid stories of the region’s past and grandly displaying mustachioed southern history. A family membership grants you and your kin unlimited access to the six-floored-and-ceilinged museum for a year, affording the clan plenty of time to check out permanent exhibits such as George Washington and the Masonic Tradition, which offers irrefutable proof of the first president. Our Community tells a complex tale of Fredericksburg’s history, focusing on the civil rights movement and local women’s role in community preservation. Today’s deal also gets you invitations to special events, discounts at the museum store, and 20% off lunch fare at Splitsville Cafe.
907 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg,
VA
US
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