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Friday, July 19, 2013
Nick Bolin of Roanoke has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest honor for youth members of the Boy Scouts of America.
The son of Delmas and Leena Bolin, Nick is a member of Troop 236, chartered with Windsor Hills United Methodist Church, within the Big Lick District. He is a graduate of Hidden Valley High School.
Bolin demolished a storage shed at the Roanoke Church of Christ and constructed a replacement facility as the Eagle project to demonstrate his leadership skills.
The Blue Ridge Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which is headquartered in Roanoke, includes 21 counties and eight cities in southwest and south central Virginia.
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The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that need funding for initiatives to improve oral health in their communities through Sept. 30.
In December 2012, Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation awarded its inaugural oral health grants, totaling more than $1.1 million, to 36 organizations across the state.
"Our goal is to improve the oral health of all Virginians one smile at a time by providing much-needed funding for research, educational outreach and programs that provide access to care for the underserved," said George Levicki, president of Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation.
For more information about the foundation or the grant application process, visit www.deltadentalva.com/ddvafoundation.aspx.
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The Foundation for Roanoke Valley recently awarded grants through two of its funds.
The foundation awarded more than $47,000 to four nonprofits from the Foundation's Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund.
The fund, established through the estate of local barber Earl Doran, supports agencies that help individuals and families confronting catastrophic, life-altering circumstances and to agencies that provide support to battered women.
The newest recipients are:
Through its Katherine Nelson Fishburn Foundation Fund, the Foundation for Roanoke Valley also awarded a $1,000 grant to the Virginia Western Educational Foundation to reduce tuition costs for area students taking the English as a Second Language class, which has worked with students from more than 35 different countries.
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