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5PT Film Festival by Sierra Nevada will kick off Dominion Energy Riverrock festival weekend on May 17

Get excited about the outdoor festival by watching outdoor adventures films.

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The films aren’t announced yet but they’re sure to inspire, motivate and hopefully get everyone outside.

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Outdoor and adventure films will kick off the action-packed Dominion Energy Riverrock weekend starting on Thursday, May 17, with the 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at The Broadberry (2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220). The film festival will feature 12-15 short documentary adventure films as well as live music from the Larry Keel Experience. Doors open at 5:00pm, with films slated to start at 6:30pm. Music from the Larry Keel Experience will begin at 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now through The Broadberry for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at the following link: https://ticketf.ly/2H6D3sC

The 5PT Film Festival focuses on the outdoor industry’s inspirational stories and is dedicated to bringing communities together. Sierra Nevada is pleased to partner with 5Point Film in an exclusive showing of their inspiring outdoor films featuring the award winners from the renowned film festival in Carbondale, CO. This partnership brings the film series to Richmond for the fifth year in a row, and the stories of passionate athletes, artists, and filmmakers told during the festival will add to the excitement surrounding Dominion Energy Riverrock.

“We’re excited to be working with 5Point Films and our partners at Sports Backers to kick off this year’s Dominion Energy Riverrock with a night of truly inspiring films,” said Pat Hazlett, Event Team Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. “At the brewery, we seek to inspire adventure of all kind; our founder, Ken Grossman, is an avid hiker, cyclist, kayaker, and more — and it’s an outdoor spirit that permeates all of Sierra Nevada. We look forward to a night full of inspirational stories and a lot of fun.”

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was founded in 1980 on the values of resourcefulness, grit, outdoor wonder, music, originality, and fun. Dominion Energy Riverrock is based on these same values, and 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will highlight the enthusiasm for outdoor adventure that Dominion Energy Riverrock brings to Richmond each year.

In addition to its support as presenting sponsor, Sierra Nevada is donating a portion of beer sales during the 5PT Film Festival to rvaMORE, a local nonprofit whose mission is to enhance trail experiences through people, tools, and advocacy. rvaMORE helps support advocacy efforts that protect access to local trails, provides over 1,000 hours of volunteer work to maintain and improve trails, and ensures continued access to local trails by educating local riders about the need to ride responsibly and obey local regulations. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. believes in sustainable enjoyment of the environment, and those values are reflected by local organizations like rvaMORE.

For more information on the 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., visit the Dominion Energy Riverrock website. Dominion Energy Riverrock is scheduled for May 18-20, 2018, and registration for all events is now open. Follow Dominion Energy Riverrock on FacebookTwitterInstagram or YouTube to stay up to date with the latest festival information.

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Bookbinder’s Brings you Mac & Cheese on Another Level with BIGWIFE’S Pop-Up

This isn’t your typical mom’s mac & cheese. If your mom makes mac & cheese like this we would like to be adopted.

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Old Original Bookbinder’s Seafood & Steakhouse has launched a new experimental pop-up concept focusing exclusively on macaroni and cheese. BIGWIFE’S Mac & Cheese is operating for delivery and carryout from the Bookbinder’s kitchen.

The inventive menu includes creative spins like Buffalo Mac with spicy chicken and gorgonzola cheese; Little Figgy Mac with goat cheese, ham and fig; Mac Lorraine with bacon, scallions, and gruyere; and Greek Wedding Mac with tomato, olive, artichokes, pepperoncini and feta. Any mac can be made gluten free.

Orders can be placed at https://www.bigwifesmac.com/ and via Grubhub. BIGWIFE’S is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Old Original Bookbinder’s is located at 2306 E Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223.

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City of Richmond declares State of Emergency due to “credible threats” related to planned protests

The city’s declaration opens up funds for emergency use and was voted into effect unanimously by City Council Monday evening.

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The City of Richmond and Mayor Levar Stoney’s administration has declared a State of Emergency for the city due to what officials call “credible threats” of violence related to planned protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20th.

The declaration follows Governor Ralph Northam’s declaration of a statewide State of Emergency, which allowed the administration to send National Guard troops and State Troopers to Washington, D.C. to help with security, logistics, and other immediate needs following the insurrection at the Capitol last week.

The city’s declaration opens up funds for emergency use and was voted into effect unanimously by City Council Monday evening.

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Family of local freight and transportation company makes $2 million donation to children’s hospital construction project

The Children’s Hospital Foundation’s matching campaign effectively will double the gift to $4 million.

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A local freight and transportation provider has made a major gift towards the construction of the forthcoming Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU expansion. In addition to the company’s gift of $150,000, Estes family members committed $1.85 million to support the Wonder Tower, the new home for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s inpatient, emergency, and trauma services.

The two donations from Estes Express Lines and the Estes family were matched by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, maximizing the total investment in the Wonder Tower to $4 million. As part of the capital campaign to raise $100 million, the foundation is matching the first $25 million in gifts from the community.

“The support of Estes Express Lines and the Estes family is extremely meaningful. We’re grateful they’ve added their voice and support to our mission to build a world-class pediatric hospital in Richmond,” said Lauren Moore, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “They’re truly a values-focused company and family, and their gifts reflect the importance they place on protecting children and their childhoods.”

“We are a family-owned business that’s had the honor of working with thousands of Richmond-area families for nearly 90 years,” said Rob Estes, president and CEO of Estes Express Lines. “Children deserve the best possible medical care when they need it, and we’re proud to support Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, as a company, and as a family.”

As part of the donation, some areas of the Wonder Tower will be named in honor of Estes, including the hospital’s loading dock, a nod to their work as a freight carrier business. The gift includes additional recognition of the family’s generosity throughout the building.

Once complete in spring 2023, the Wonder Tower will bring world-class pediatric facilities to Central Virginia. Located in downtown Richmond, the 16-story tower will be home to CHoR’s Level 1 pediatric trauma center, emergency room, inpatient units, new operating rooms, increased imaging capacity, and family amenities — all in an environment created just for kids and their loved ones.

“The children’s tower is being built for and by our community thanks to generous friends like the Estes,” said Elias Neujahr, CEO of CHoR. “It will be a beacon of hope for kids and families across the Commonwealth while helping us attract and retain top talent so our children have access to be the best care, close to home.”

In 2021, Estes Express Lines will celebrate its 90th anniversary as CHoR finishes its centennial year. “Let’s all come together to support the Wonder Tower, a special place where all families and children can receive exceptional pediatric care, right here in Richmond,” said Estes.

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