Governor McDonnell Launches “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000” on May 17

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Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000,” an initiative to match more than 1,000 children in foster care in Virginia with 1,000 adoptive families. The official kickoff will take place May 17, 2013 at the Executive Mansion in Richmond and comes during Foster Care Month in Virginia. The governor recorded a video [...]

When You Drink Wine in October: The Wine Loft Feeds Hungry Families

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Feed Hungry Children While Celebrating Virginia Wine Month at The Wine Loft! Richmond, VA (October 4, 2012)–October is Virginia Wine Month, a popular time to sample some of the state’s finest vintages. This year, The Wine Loft ( is using the month’s focus on local wines to help a local charity. For every bottle of [...]

Bipartisan Support, Near Unanimous Passage, Helps Children in Crisis – Three Good Reasons Why Governor McDonnell’s Veto is Bad for Virginia’s Children


By Guest Writer: Tara Casey This article was previously published by Tara on the Pundits’ Podium and is reprinted here with permission from the author. In a General Assembly session more known for its discord rather than its accord, one bill seemed to bring all sides together.  It overwhelmingly passed both chambers of the General [...]

Bill Vetoed That Could Save Lives of Babies…Really


With Contributing Writer: Lisa McGhan If you haven’t heard about HB399 which WAS a bill to mandate protocol for all newborns to be screened by pulse oximeter to test for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD), then read more about it here. There are many Richmond moms and families who are outraged that this bill was [...]

Richmond’s Foursquare City Badge to be Unveiled by Governor McDonnell on March 2

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Join Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Office of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau and Siddall, Inc. for Unveiling of Foursquare Badge for Richmond. On Friday, March 2, Richmond community leaders will unveil the Foursquare city badge for Richmond which resulted from a region-wide effort to promote tourism led by Kira Siddall [...]