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Savage Apparel Co. Announces GreenLine, Activewear Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Located at 126 W Brookland Park Blvd the local company has been known for providing jerseys for a wide-range of sporting clubs across the country.

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This is a rare opportunity for you to wear a shirt made from water and Mountain Dew bottles that is actually comfortable. Local company Savage Apparel Co. has the technology and skill to produce fabric from recycled plastic bottles.

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Savage Apparel Co. is officially greening its production process with a switch to fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The Savage GreenLine includes the apparel company’s fully sublimated jerseys and shorts, reversible tanks, hooded jerseys, and tank tops. Seventeen recycled bottles go into the creation of one medium-sized jersey.
Savage worked with a partner mill in North Carolina to create a proprietary fabric specifically for their customers’ needs. It’s lightweight, sweat-wicking, comfortable, antimicrobial, and sublimation-friendly. It’s also rated UPF 50+, the highest level of UV protection you can get from clothing.

From bottle to jersey, the GreenLine fabric stays within a 250-mile radius between the plant that creates thread from recycled bottles, to Savage’s partner mill where it’s knitted into fabric, to a finishing house, to Savage headquarters in Richmond, where the company prints, cuts, and sews every sublimated garment they sell.

Loyal Savage customers may not immediately notice a difference in the fabric, but the feel has been subtly improved. The knit of the GreenLine fabric is slightly tighter, giving it more durability and that increased UPF rating. The fabric also gets a SILVADUR wash, a special antimicrobial ionic treatment that essentially helps wearers stay fresher, longer. They finish it off with a softener to give it an ultra-comfortable feel.
Savage has also taken this opportunity to improve the fit of their jerseys, working with the in-house design team to make our garments more true-to-size with an athletic cut that fits a wider range of body types.
Savage plans to eventually transition all of their products to the GreenLine fabric in the future in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and create a more sustainable business model.

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Richmond Police seek missing Northside woman last seen in Washington, D.C.

Candis H. Bellah, 32, is missing from the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. Bellah was last seen in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 16 and was expected to return to Richmond on that same day but has not been seen.

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From Richmond Police:

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.

Candis H. Bellah, 32, is missing from the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. Bellah was last seen in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 16 and was expected to return to Richmond on that same day but has not been seen.

Anyone with information on Bellah is asked to call Detective A. Darnell at (804) 363-0878 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels offer digital field trip for Richmond-area students

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

The Education Day activities website can be found here.

The Flying Squirrels annually host Education Days at The Diamond as a learning-centered field trip to a game for schools around the Richmond region. The team has made their 2020 Education Day curriculum, broken down by grade level, available to families and students with schools closed for the rest of the academic year.

“In these unprecedented times, it is still our responsibility to be impactful in our communities, and especially with our future: the kids,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We are very proud of this wonderful work and hope children and parents alike enjoy learning from this information.”

The Education Day curriculum was designed by a Henrico County educator and incorporates state-mandated objectives. The website includes hands-on activities, educational videos, word problems, printable activity sheets and more that align with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) objectives taught to elementary students throughout the school year.

The Flying Squirrels are encouraging participating families to share pictures of their children completing the activities with the team on their Facebook page.

In an effort to practice safe social distancing and best ensure the health and of the Flying Squirrels family, the team’s front offices and team store are currently closed. Fans looking to reach out to the Flying Squirrels front office can find information here and are encouraged to interact on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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GRTC bans unaccompanied minors, joyriding on buses during coronavirus outbreak

Minors going to/from work permitted to ride; all passengers are limited to a single one-way trip at a time; “joyriding” prohibited.

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Effective immediately, GRTC is banning unaccompanied minors from riding GRTC during the COVID-19 emergency. Solo minors in work uniforms or with their employee badges are permitted to ride GRTC to/from work. Until further notice, customers are not allowed to remain on-board a single bus beyond their one-way trip. No extended rides on a single vehicle will be allowed.

With the closure of schools and recent pleasant Spring weather, GRTC is experiencing an increase in riders – especially minors – riding GRTC in groups and for nonessential trips, counter to local, state, and federal guidance to limit travel only for essential purposes.

GRTC Chief Executive Officer Julie Timm says, “Immediately after suspending fares, our ridership jumped by several thousand trips a day. Some were kids out of school with energy to burn and some were people wanting to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. But some were budget-conscious people looking for employment, making trips to the grocery store, or going to the doctor. While overall daily ridership is still well below normal levels, we need to take additional measures for those who desperately need our service during this crisis.”

In addition to limited trips and restricted rides for minors and groups, passengers are asked to sit one passenger per row, except for families riding together. Passengers in violation of these temporary policies or otherwise disruptive to our service are subject to removal from the bus. Timm explains, “While it’s completely counter to our normal lives to beg people not to ride, that is exactly what we are doing. Serving the community’s very real and very essential mobility needs during this crisis is a juggling act. Please, save our service for those who need our service!”

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