Glover to be inducted posthumously into Babe Ruth Hall of Fame


Late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southeast Region Hall of Fame during a ceremony Aug. 14 at RF&P Park at approximately 6:30 p.m., prior to a 14-and-under Babe Ruth World Series game. The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association, which is hosting the World Series, made the announcement July 18.
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A PALpable rhythm


An appreciative crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings and other members of the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) "family" turned out July 13 to celebrate an award-winning year for the PAL Dance Team and see the group's end-of-year performance. Held at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, the event featured several dance numbers (interspersed with occasional audience participation from younger siblings) as well as the presentation of individual awards.
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Two Glen Allen all-star baseball teams win state titles



Two Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association all-star baseball teams recently won state championships.

The 9U team won the Cal Ripken League state title by defeating Manassas 7-2 in Williamsburg.
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Monday marks 50th anniversary of ‘Loving’ decision


In Caroline County in the 1950s, Richard and Mildred Loving began an important story that would become an award-winning film: falling in love, getting married and then getting thrown in jail – because he was white, she was black and Virginia had outlawed interracial marriage.

As depicted in the movie “Loving,” the young couple faced ostracism and threats of violence. Eventually, they went to court to challenge the state’s ban against miscegenation. On June 12, 1967, that case – Loving v. Virginia – produced a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down laws in 16 states prohibiting interracial marriage.
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HOPE organization opens water company location at VCC mall


The HOPE Organization recently opened a new retail store at Virginia Center Commons mall.

HOPE, which stands for Helping Our People Eat, was founded by Ollie Harvey (pictured) in 1999 and its mission is to provide for families in need throughout the Richmond and Henrico community.

The non-profit organization has been fulfilling that mission through an array of services including food and clothing for families in need. Harvey also has night care, through which she keeps kids for free while their parents work.
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Sandston commemorates Memorial Day

Ninth-annual parade draws crowd of hundreds
Hundreds of spectators gathered for the ninth-annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade Monday, commemorating the holiday and honoring veterans and service members who died fighting for the county.
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Henrico recognized as a 2017 ‘Playful City USA’ community


A national nonprofit organization, KaBOOM!, has selected Henrico County as a 2017 Playful City USA community. The organization encourages communities to bring fun and balanced activities to children every day.

Henrico's selection is joined by the city of Richmond, town of Ashland, as well as the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent and Powhatan. All of the localities make up the first region completely recognized through Playful City USA.
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Gallagher Foundation serves more than 14,000 teens in first year


In its first year, The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation reached 14,000 teens through its programs from Spring 2016 to date. The foundation is dedicated to spreading positivity and erasing stigmas by educating and creating awareness on depression, anxiety and stress among teens. CKG delivers programs at schools, community events and its West End office.

“Students are in need of the information in the workshops, whether they know it or not, and they aren’t getting it anywhere else,” said Beth Curry, Director of Health and Wellness at The Steward School.
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Volunteers needed for Malvern Hill anniversary


The Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC) is seeking volunteers for the weekend of July 1 and 2, when it will partner with the National Park Service and the American Civil War Museum to mark the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Malvern Hill.

Events will include demonstrations of the Confederate Infantry advance as well as the firing of Union artillery, in addition to ranger-guided tours of the battlefield and a talk by Doug Crenshaw.
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Rich with memories

Sandston Founders Club members reminisce about early years

A relentless rain may have dampened the turnout, but it failed to dampen enthusiasm as members of the Sandston Founders Club came together April 22 for their 13th annual meeting.

About 50 members and guests gathered at the Sandston Memorial Recreation Center to pore over old photos, discuss historical and preservation projects, catch up on each other’s news – and, of course, reminisce.
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Lewis Ginter to offer rare peek inside Bloemendaal


The upcoming three-day weekend at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will feature a number of event and exhibitions, including an opportunity to visit the historic Bloemendaal House.

On Friday, May 12 (National Public Gardens Day), there will be free tours (included with regular Garden admission) of historic Bloemendaal House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Virginia ABC stores register record profits

Eastern Henrico location among 10 top-grossing stores statewide

It’s Saturday night, and it’s busy at the Oxbridge Square ABC store on Hull Street Road. Alone and in groups, shoppers are picking up libations for the evening.

For some customers, this is a once-in-a-blue-moon trip; for others, it’s a regular occurrence. Nadia Goldman says she goes about once a month, while Nicole Booth says she goes every weekend for herself and others.

“My purpose is to party and to get ripped,” Booth said.
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Little ‘feets,’ big fun

Special Olympics event showcases inclusiveness

On a balmy Friday morning, Wendy Napier sat in a pop-up lawn chair on the Douglas S. Freeman High School football field with a juice box in hand and a smile on her face as she watched her son, Justin, participate in a standing long-jump competition.

For many parents, the chance to see a child perform in sporting events is a common occurrence. For Napier, watching her intellectually disabled 8-year-old son compete with his peers is a rarity. That’s why she was so excited on that Friday morning, the day of the Little Feet Meet.
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Henrico Athlete of the Month - May 2017

Mike Woodhouse


Mike Woodhouse, who trains at 11:11 Bodybuilding on Williamsbrg Road in Eastern Henrico, became a champion bodybuilder through hard work and intense focus. Amber Key tells his story.
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Alzheimer’s Association raises $125k through ‘Reason to Hope’ breakfast


The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter raised more than $125,000 through its ninth-annual ‘Reason to Hope’ breakfast at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump last week. The fundraising and awareness breakfast featured several special guests, including Glen Allen High School Principal Gwen Miller, Glen Allen High School student Kalista Pepper and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

Miller and Pepper shared their personal and intertwined Alzheimer’s journeys with the attendees. Miller’s father and Pepper’s grandfather both have Alzheimer’s.
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The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on the second Monday and every Thursday of the month at various libraries. John Schuler will share his book “My History, with Humor by Abraham Lincoln” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors. Full text

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