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Henrico’s grocery wars

By the time you finish reading this column, another grocer will have announced plans to open a new store in Henrico County.

Ok, maybe not quite. But doesn’t it feel that way?

Since last fall:
• Kroger has opened its newest “superstore” on Staples Mill Road at Hungary Spring Road;

Hectic Schedules of Elected Officials Often Unappreciated

As a member of the Henrico Business Council cabinet, I've had the privilege of lunching in recent months with members of the board of supervisors.

What I've learned has been less about county programs and issues, and more about the lifestyles of Henrico's elected leaders -- including a number of misconceptions that the public has about them.

In Celebration of the National Kidney Foundation

Monday is a special birthday. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) was founded on November 15, 1950 by the parents of a toddler stricken with what was then called nephrosis. It was incurable. In 1950 if your kidneys failed, you died. NKF was there in the early days to support patients and their families.

Flagging Attention

“Henrico Homeowners Association Bans War Hero From Flying American Flag” This is not exactly the type of national attention that Henrico County – and specifically the Sussex Square Homeowners Association – might seek out.

Seeking answers for a senseless tragedy

On Aug. 30, while a woman I didn’t know was struggling for her life, I stood 50 feet away in a biting downpour, peering through a soaked camera lens, and took pictures.

I am still trying to understand how I should feel about that.

Her name was Betty Ann Richardson. Like most of us that evening, she was merely trying to drive home through the sudden chaos caused by Tropical Storm Gaston. But unlike the rest of us, she never made it.

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Community

James River Ringers to hold auditions Jan. 13

The James River Ringers will hold open auditions for their 2014-15 performance season on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., at Church of the Epiphany Episcopal, 8000 Hermitage Road. Those interested will be asked to ring a variety of positions during a format typical of a regular rehearsal. Potential candidates must be able to read music, demonstrate a good sense of rhythm and have a good work ethic. While prior experience ringing is helpful, it is not necessary. > Read more.

Lakeside Rescue Squad donates to family

Members of the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad sponsored a local family through the Henrico Christmas Mother program last month.

The family requested mostly basic-needs items, such as food, gift cards to grocery stores, clothes, bed sheets and educational games for the pre-teen in the family. > Read more.

Continentals delight crowd at Hermitage

The Continentals performed their classical big band-style of music before a crowd of about 400 at Hermitage High School Dec. 3. The event was sponsored by the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks. The 15-piece band has performed in the Richmond region since 1979 and is led by bandleader Gray McCalley. All members are at least 50 years old. This month’s performance included commentary and introductions from Floyd Henderson, a member of the Richmond Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Julie Quarles assisted with vocals on several songs. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Some local businesses are celebrating their openings this weekend: Golfsmith and the Apple Store in Short Pump and McDonalds on Mechanicsville Turnpike. Other fun places to spend money include a charity wedding gown sale, Lavender Fields Herb Farm and the Central Virginia Wine Festival. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Calling all nature lovers! There are several exciting events scheduled just for you this weekend. Browse through organic herb and gourmet vegetable plants at Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s annual Herb Faire & Open House. Check out a professionally judged iris show or shop for flowers at the Chickahominy YMCA. Kiddos have an action-packed weekend as well! The third annual We Heart Harlie and Friends, SCAN’s Race to Protect Children and the Greater Richmond Walk for Wishes all provide fitness and fun! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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