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Flags lined a portion of Hilliard Road in Lakeside on Memorial Day, in honor of military service members. > Read more.

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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‘Superhero’ runners needed for April race to benefit CASA

The Henrico County and Chesterfield County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organizations will hold the seventh-annual Superhero Run on Saturday, April 30 to support local programs for abused and neglected children.

The event, which includes a 5-kilometer race, a Kids’ Fun Run and a post-race fair, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, in recognition of April as national Child Abuse Prevention Month. All participants are encouraged to run in the costume of a favorite superhero character. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and top finishers.

Helped by their “superhero” volunteers, the private, nonprofit CASA organizations work with local courts on behalf of abused and neglected children. > Read more.

Henrico Police seek burglary suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a man who burglarized a jewelry store in the 1500 block of North Parham Road in the early morning hours Mar. 31.

At approximately 4:06 a.m. Thursday, Henrico Police responded to a commercial burglary alarm at the site of Adolf Jewelers and located a vehicle inside of the business. They determined that the suspect, a light-skinned black male, drove the vehicle into the business, removed jewelry and fled the store on foot. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the vehicle used in the burglary was stolen sometime during the overnight hours between Mar. 30 and the time of the incident. > Read more.

Business in brief

Glen Allen-based Free Agents Marketing (FAM) is celebrating its 15th year in business Apr. 1. The agency provides a full range of marketing services, including advertising, public relations, digital, media and creative. Ken and Marilyn Wayland opened the doors to FAM on Apr. 1, 2001, as a four-person operation with a strategy of drafting talent or “free agents” as clients’ needs grew. Since its inception, FAM has evolved into a fully staffed integrated agency with offices in Glen Allen and Norfolk. FAM serves clients large and small in a variety of fields, including health care, retail, automotive, banking and other B2C business, as well as non-profits. The agency has been located in western Henrico County since its inception and has remained near Innsbrook for all of those 15 years. Through relationships with its local clients and vendors, the agency has contributed more than $55 million back into the local economy. > Read more.

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The Pemberton at University Park to host ‘Wall of Honor’ ceremony June 9

The Pemberton at University Park senior community will host a dedication ceremony for its Veterans Wall of Honor June 9 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will honor residents who have served in the military.

Deep Run High School Cadets will provide a color guard for the event.

Community members have taken photos of residents in uniform, as well as residents with pictures of their military units from their days of service that will be on display the day of the event. > Read more.

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.

Cultural Arts Center announces 2016-17 schedules

Returning favorites, new acts and new dining options highlight the 2016-17 Center Season and 2nd Stage schedules at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.

CACGA's Center Season performance series will return Sept. 10 with Capitol Steps (pictured), an audience favorite that brings a unique blend of music and political comedy to the Sara Belle November Stage. The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular will perform Oct. 22, showcasing their troupe of aerialists, acrobats and contortionists. > Read more.


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Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer daily tours (closed Sundays) June 1-30 of the lavender field from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The field… Full text

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