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Local physicians to collect used sports equipment throughout June

Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call will host their third-annual AdvanceItUp! (AIU!) collection of gently-used sports equipment June 1-30. The initiative is designed to increase recreation options and active living at home and outside the home for local children who don't have access to usable sports equipment.

Items that are donated should be in good condition. They will benefit children at U-Turn Sports and the Henrico Police Athletic League.

The program will accept most types of sporting equipment, excluding used uniforms and safety gear such as helmets. The organizations are most in need of equipment for soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, wiffle ball, football and biking. > Read more.

DRPT to host public meeting in Henrico about future of transit


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in cooperation with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, will host a meeting June 7 in Henrico to address ways to improve public transit in the region.

Progress toward the implementation of the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit system has renewed the interest in public transport within the region. > Read more.

Business in brief


Benjamin S. Page, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. Page was honored for this achievement at the 2016 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. To earn this achievement, Page established himself as one of the company’s top advisors achieving high levels in production, client service and client satisfaction. Only a select number of high-performing Ameriprise financial advisors earn this distinction. Page’s office is located at 3908 Springfield Road Glen Allen. > Read more.
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17 Henrico schools earn Virginia Index of Performance awards


Seventeen Henrico County Schools earned Virginia Index of Performance Awards, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the State Board of Education announced May 24.

The awards are three-tiered and based on a number of criteria including benchmark testing, graduation rates, and enrollment in college-level classes. Only eight schools in the state won the top prize, the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.

In Henrico, 14 schools won the second-tier Board of Education Excellence Award, in total, 278 schools and two school divisions in Virginia earned the VIP award given to schools that met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and expanded educational opportunities set by the board. > Read more.

2 Henrico students win Congressional Art Awards

Two Henrico students earned recognition in the Congressional Art Awards ceremony, held at Capital One in Goochland earlier this month.

From nearly 70 entries, judges chose Hermitage High School student Caitlyn Le’s work “Still Life” as the first-place winner. Henrico High School student Katie Hennessee won an honorable mention for her work entitled ‘Deep Web.’
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Vithoulkas outlines $419.8M bond referendum proposal

UPDATE: MAY 24, 6:05 P.M. – Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas tonight outlined the details of his proposed $419.8-million bond referendum to the county's Board of Supervisors during a work session.

In addition to 12 school projects totaling $272.6 million, which Vithoulkas outlined in March, the Nov. 8 referendum would provide $147.2 million for 14 additional projects:
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19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
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Restaurant watch

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






 

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