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Employees at the Tenaska Virginia Generating Station received a Safety Leadership Award from the National Safety Council (NSC) for achieving the best safety performance for five consecutive years with no work-related injuries or illnesses resulting in time away from work (lost time), according to a company press release.
Tenaska Virginia plant employees accumulated more than 345,200 safe working hours as of Dec. 31, 2011.
“Plant employees continue to show their commitment to safety, an asset not only to Tenaska but also to their families and communities,” said Plant Manager Robert Mayfield. “Recognition from the National Safety Council is an honor we strive to maintain year after year through a continued focus on worksite safety and safety training.”

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David Spicer and Norma Wood are the first residents at the Lodge at Old Trail, a senior living community in Crozet. The Lodge at Old Trail, a locally owned and operated senior living community in Crozet, formally celebrated its grand opening on Thursday (May 21). Over 250 people attended.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting featured local owner David Hilliard, Senator Creigh Deeds, The Lodge Executive Director Judy Bowes, and The Lodge’s first residents, Mr. David Spicer and Mrs. Norma Wood.

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Jim Toms opened PaPa Jim’s in October.Out on Rt.15, in Troy, next to the Troy Deli, is PaPa Jim’s Soft Serve Treats, housed under a big red roof. If soft ice cream is your preferred cool summer treat, then PaPa Jim’s has what you’re looking for in house flavors of vanilla, chocolate or a twist. But for novel taste sensation, try the Flavor Burst, classic vanilla with blends of strawberry, banana, cotton candy, tropical orange, butterscotch, mocha cappuccino, butter pecan or raspberry.

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Riding at Sugar Maple Farm.Learning to ride a horse English style can be a very rigid discipline and those who begin at a young age to learn to ride a horse, often accelerate into the show level, most learning to jump and some even make it onto the Olympic equestrian team.

But for those who learn at Sugar Maple Farm, show jumping or the Olympics is not their goal but learning to physically understand their own body movements, control and balance is the true learning experience. Ann Holeywell of Holeywell Therapeutic Horsemanship, sees to it that her students learn good horsemanship during therapy using some of the sweetest and gentlest horses around. Add a comment

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Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P., owner of the Tenaska Virginia Generating Station near Scottsville recently awarded a total of $4,000 in college scholarships to four Fluvanna County High School seniors.

These Fluvanna County High School seniors, all of Palmyra, were named scholarship recipients:

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