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Henrico PAL awards scholarship


Kyla Lord-Barrett, a senior at Highland Springs H.S. and the current vice president of the Henrico Police Athletic League's (PAL) Youth Leadership Council, was awarded the first-ever YLC Scholarship at the May 18 PAL board meeting.

Lord-Barrett started with Henrico PAL as a participant in the after-school program and summer camp more than six years ago and has come full circle, now serving in the after-school program and summer camp as a youth counselor. She will attend the New York Culinary Institute in the fall. > Read more.

Sandston Memorial Day Parade cancelled

UPDATE: MAY 30, 9:45 A.M. – The Eighth Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled, because of anticipated bad weather, organizers announced this morning. The event will not be rescheduled.
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Freeman students learn to ‘Drive Smart’


Students signed a banner pledging not to text and drive during a Drive Smart Virginia event at Freeman High School May 26. The event helped show students the dangers of driving while distracted or intoxicated.

Below, Freeman student Rachel Marcus attempts to navigate a path of cones while wearing goggles that simulate the impairment of a 0.15 blood alcohol content level. The goal was to show students how harmful drinking and driving can be. > Read more.
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Fire in Henrico’s West End extinguished quickly


APR. 4, 5:15 P.M. – No one was injured during a fire at a West End apartment complex Monday afternoon.

Henrico County Division of Fire units responded to the 9100 block of Cloisters East for the report of an apartment fire at 3:17 p.m. First units arrived and found smoke coming from the eaves and rear of a two-story apartment complex. A fire was located on the outside of the front of the building, and firefighters brought it under control quickly, by 3:36 p.m. The fire appeared to have been caused by smoking materials improperly discarded in the mulch in front of the apartment, officials said. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting April 11 to celebrate new Police station, chief’s service


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, April 11 to dedicate the Henrico County Police Division’s Villa Park Station and to celebrate the service of Police Chief Douglas A. Middleton.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Villa Park Station, 7850 Villa Park Drive.

The Villa Park Station opened in July to provide a permanent base of operations for the division’s coverage of central Henrico. Middleton joined the agency as a police officer in 1972 and became chief in 2011. > Read more.

Greater Richmond Chamber rebrands as ChamberRVA

APR. 1, 4:30 P.M. – The Greater Richmond Chamber is rebranding itself as ChamberRVA, chamber officials announced today.

The change corresponds with the organization's move to new office space on the 17th floor of the SunTrust building in Richmond. The new offices, new name and new brand reflect the evolution of the chamber and its vision for the future, officials said.
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Community

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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