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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.

Henrico County property transactions, May 2-8


A sample of transactions during this period appears below:

7419 Somoa Drive – $38,000 (vacant site), from Eldridge H. and Shirley M. Smith to Hungary Spring LLC.
1408 Southbury Avenue – $150,000, 1,142 SF (built in 1971), from Cory D. Engelhard to Carlton D. Hayden.
3405 Birchbrook Road – $155,000, 1,259 SF (built in 1956), from Herman A. and Leah A. Dowdy to Vicky Zakaria.
3002 Silverbush Court – $160,000, 1,328 SF (built in 1997), from Jacqueline M. Jackson to David M. and Carol M. Chantrell.
8505 Rolando Drive – $164,950, 1,008 SF (built in 1954), from 8505 Rolando LLC to Marable Vonyetta M. Jones.
7400 Oakmont Drive – $170,000, 1,568 SF (built in 1955), from Ethel E. Hudson and D. H. Lawrence Trustee to Jay Joines.
1613 Harvest Grove Lane – $179,500, 1,564 SF (built in 2002), from Low Cost Construction Corp. to Lyle B. Johnson.w and Carie Elizabeth Cennamo. > Read more.
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Fairfield meeting April 4 to discuss General Assembly session, senior citizens advocate


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, April 4 to discuss the 2016 General Assembly session’s impact on Henrico County and the work of the county’s advocate for senior citizens.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. > Read more.

Coming up ACEs

Henrico Schools’ CTE program refreshes itself

While other students are learning grammar and the Pythagorean theorem, students like Audrie Corral at the Center for Medical Sciences at Mills E. Godwin High School are performing mock western blot tests, which are used to detect the HIV virus.

Corral, a junior at Godwin who wants to specialize in chemistry, is getting hands-on lab experience before she even chooses a college.

“Once we took our own DNA and tried to do our own DNA fingerprint,” Corral said. “That was cool.” > Read more.

Business in brief


Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center have received Healthgrades’ 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The facilities are two among 260 recipients nationwide to receive this prestigious honor, placing them in the top five percent of hospitals that deliver high-quality care in the nation across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures, as evaluated by Healthgrades. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center are the only hospitals in Central Virginia named to the list. > Read more.

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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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