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Event Recap: Health Services Fair in Petersburg

ConnectVA teamed up with Southside Regional Medical Center and the Healthy Living & Learning Center @ the Petersburg Public Library to host a Health Services Fair in Petersburg.  By holding a Health Services Fair in the Tri-Cities region, ConnectVA created an opportunity to connect organizations who provide direct care to each other and to community…

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News From the Community: Walking & Moving in Petersburg

Across the city of Petersburg, walking and other movement clubs are covering a lot of distance.  While Petersburg may have some challenging health outcomes to contend with -- indeed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & RoadMaps identified Petersburg as 133 out of 133 localities in its health outcomes ranking -- chances are residents are…

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News From the Community: 150th Civil War Anniversary & Petersburg Region

At the start of the Civil War, Petersburg was the second largest city in Virginia, an industrial powerhouse stemming from its location at the head of the Appomattox River and its five railroads that radiated out in all directions. In 1864 and 1865 some 125,000 visitors descended on the Tri-Cities region. Arriving on foot, horseback, in…

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