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Mayor's Youth Academy Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer Employment Opportunities

The Mayor’s Youth Academy (MYA) is now accepting applications for the 2015 MYA Summer Employment programs. MYA is accepting applications for all programs, now through Monday, March 23. Visit www.RichmondGov.com/MayorsYouthAcademy to apply online. In person applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the MYA offices in the East District Initiative, 701 North 25th Street, or call 646-7480 to schedule a special appointment. Youth must prove city residency when applying.

“In 2014, more than 450 youth were engaged in the MYA program with 89% of MYA graduates going on to attend two and four year colleges and universities,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “I strongly encourage our city’s youth and their parents to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity for summer employment. The collaboration between MYA and our community business partners provides city youth the opportunity to develop relationships with international youth, gain valuable work experience while e…

Richmond 2015 Announces Official Schedule for 2015 UCI Road World Championships

Schedule Maximizes European Visibility; Course Modifications Based on Community Feedback and Learnings from “Test Event”
Road Race Map, Video Elite Men’s Individual Time Trial Map, Video Individual Time Trial Map, Video Team Time Trial Map, Video
Richmond 2015, the organizer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, today announces the official schedule and course modifications for cycling’s preeminent competition that will be held in Richmond in September.

“We spent the past few months working with the UCI on finalizing the schedule and tweaking the courses for the 12 world championship races that will take place over nine days,” said Tim Miller, chief operating officer of Richmond 2015. “We’ve been able to incorporate many of the things we learned from the official test event, the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, which was held last spring, in order to provide the best experience for racers, fans and Central Virginians alike.”

Added Wilson Flohr, CEO of Richmond 2015: “W…

Is Your Gas Bill Suddenly Unusually High?

If your gas bill is unusually high compared to previous months. It is probably not due to a gas leak. Gas leaks are noticeable by their strong, rotten egg odor. Gas leaks are not like water leaks, which could be in a faulty toilet or dripping under your house or in a cabinet or basement and continue for days or weeks without being noticed.

What is your thermostat set on? Even in the coldest weather, you should keep it at 68 and turn it down to 59 at night or whenever you are away from home for more than a couple of hours. You should never use a gas oven for heat by leaving it on all day or night with the oven door open. That is dangerous. Anything coming in contact with the burners could start a fire, or a burner blowing out could emit deadly carbon monoxide. It is also costly because the oven runs continually and doesn’t turn off when the room has reached the desired temperature. Never use an oven to heat the house.

Dress in layers by wearing thermal undershirts and leggings, with regu…