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Work progresses on the stage and seating risers for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at the Starr-Gennett building in Whitewater Gorge Park.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival poised for growth

A man who died 400 years ago is breathing new life – maybe a lot of it – into Richmond and Wayne County. William Shakespeare is the man. The new life comes from the Richmond Shakespeare Festival, now in its third year. The festival began on June 9th and wraps up on June 26th. “I […]

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Students at Vaile Elementary School

Hill’s Pet Nutrition ‘amazing’ as Vaile partner

You won’t be hearing employees at Hill’s Pet Nutrition bragging about it. Or their local or corporate executives. But, they play a major role as volunteers, mentors and more for young students — and the whole school community — at Vaile Elementary School in Richmond. “They are amazing,” says third-grade teacher Kendra Brown, who helps […]

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Sylvia and Beth 2

Silvia Hamilton delivers with style for 50 years

Like a bright yellow rose, Silvia Hamilton is a beacon of business success and community service in Cambridge City. “She is indispensable,” believes Beth Leisure. “She’s just a terrific person. She’s willing to do anything for the city,” says Alan Austin. Leisure and Austin are both business owners and active civic leaders in Cambridge City. […]

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