Local Ben and Jerry’s Locations Participate in Free Cone Day

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Today is the annual free cone day at Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shops nationwide, including the franchises in the Historic Triangle.

From noon to 8 p.m. today, the registers will be closed at Ben and Jerry’s locations, including one at the Premium Outlets in James City County and another at 332 Water St. at the Yorktown Riverwalk.

During the event, donations will also be collected to benefit local charities. The Premium Outlets location is collecting money for Child Development Resources, which provides care and programs from babies, toddlers and their families. The Yorktown franchise is supporting the Lackey Free Clinic.

The total of any upsells — purchases greater than the cost of the free cones — will also go toward the designated charities.

Ben and Jerry’s has held the national free cone day every year since 1979, one year after the company’s founding by the eponymous duo from Burlington,Vt.


Verena at the Reserve Hosts Senior Health Events

The Verena at the Reserve independent living retirement community is hosting a series of events geared toward health-conscious senior citizens.

Medi Home Health is presenting HEART TO HEART, an event designed for patients who have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The program will present strategies for avoiding re-hospitalization and develop a higher quality of life.

The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Verena at the Reserve Dining Room.

The following week, Home Care Assistance of Williamsburg will present Introduction to Cognitive Therapy, a cognitive stimulation program that aims to improve quality of life by boosting mental acuity. The event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. April 23.

RSVPs for either event can be made by telephone at 757-345-2995.