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Households Sought for the Great Backyard Compost Challenge

February 22, 2021 

In tandem with partners, Boxerwood Nature Center will launch a project next month that challenges local families to reduce the amount of food waste going to the landfill. In this pilot study, 60 volunteer households will each be given a free, self-contained, single-unit backyard composter in return for tracking their food waste diversion for three months. The goals of hits citizen-science project are to encourage family learning, promote stewardship, and gather baseline data for future actions. Funding for the project comes from competitive grants awarded by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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Free In-Person Tax Preparation Service 2021

February 2, 2021 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax prepartations to anyone of any age - expecially if you are 50 or older and can't afford tax preparation. Due to COVID-19 there will be no service in Buena Vista, Lexington or Rockbridge County this year. Limited service in Verona. Call (540)416-1399. National AARP for other sites: 1-888-687-2277. IRS Free Filing at www.irs.gov.

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

January 4, 2021 

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Pre-registration is not required. Available while supplies last. Testing is free, confidential, and diagnostic to identify current infections.

For event updates due to inclement weather, please visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-19-testing-events/ or https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeCityAlleghanyHealthDistricts

Pruebas de COVID-19 Auto Servicio

No se necesita cita. Pruebas limitada. Gratis y confidencial. Las pruebas son diagnósticas e identifican infecciones actuales.

Para la actualización de eventos debido al mal tiempo, por favor visite: www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-19-testing-events/ o https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeCityAlleghanyHealthDistricts

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City of Lexington Joins PACT

September 1, 2020 

We’re proud to join the ranks as a PACT partner! Don’t know PACT? It’s a pledge that area businesses and government offices are taking to Protect All Citizens and Travelers in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County. In other words, we’re dedicated to providing our community with consistent, dependable, and sustained levels of safety and service.

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