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A group of youth soccer players – most from Henrico – and local soccer coaches spent a week in Kazakhstan this month as part of a VCU Center for Sport Leadership program.

The group's trip to Astana, Kazakhstan was made possible by a $700,000 grant awarded to CSL Executive Director Carrie LeCrom by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs through its Sports Diplomacy Division.
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Henrico promotional company changes name


Henrico-based brand merchandising company NewClients, Inc. has changed its name to Boost Promotional Branding.

The company is one of the nation's largest in the branded merchandise industry. Founded in 1981, its serves more than 5,000 clients – including many Fortune 500 companies – nationwide.
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Glen Allen advances in 14U Babe Ruth World Series


The Glen Allen Babe Ruth Baseball League 14-year-old all-star team advanced to the single-elimination round of the 14-year-old World Series, which the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association is hosting at RF&P Stadium in Glen Allen.
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Henrico Police seek leads on cold case murder


On the second anniversary of the death of Alex Tremaine Perkins, Henrico Police officials are seeking assistance from the public in solving the homicide.

On Nov. 15, 2013, police responded to a firearm violation in the 7000 block of Hunt Club Lane. Once on scene, officers located Perkins in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred shortly after Perkins left his place of employment at Tyson Foods. While initially there were persons of interest in this case, it still remains open.
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SJV wins statewide housing award


Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently that St. Joseph's Villa is one of five winners of the 2015 Virginia Housing Awards, given to organizations and government entities throughout the Commonwealth to recognize extraordinary efforts to address affordable housing challenges in Virginia.

St. Joseph’s Villa won the Best Housing Program or Service Award for its Flagler Rapid Re-housing Services.
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MADD Virginia to host Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope at Lewis Ginter


Mothers Against Drunk Driving Virginia, will host its annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope Nov. 23 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, to remember lives lost and lives changed forever by impaired driving and to help mobilize the community to assist MADD with its efforts to stop impaired driving.

Victims' names will be read as candles are lighted.
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Henrico government-related Thanksgiving closures

Henrico County general government offices and courts will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Refuse will not be collected Thursday, Nov. 26. Pickup will be delayed one day, with Friday routes scheduled for pick up on Saturday. Public use areas will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
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Four Henrico teachers recognized with R.E.B. awards


Four Henrico County teachers were among 34 finalists for the 2015 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence recognized recently by The Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation.

Selected from 102 teachers nominated by students, parents and colleagues, the 16 winners and 18 finalists are considered among the best in their field and will receive cash grants totaling $185,100.
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‘Virginia Treasures’ application available online


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Nov. 18 that recreational projects may be submitted for Virginia Treasures designation through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) website.

Information and an online application are available at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/virginia-treasures.

Virginia Treasures is McAuliffe’s initiative for conserving land and expanding access to public outdoor recreation across the state. The goal is to conserve 1,000 treasures during his administration.
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Business in brief


Tahoes California Grill will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The first 144 guests who “like” Tahoes California Grill on Facebook and show up between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with at least one canned good for FeedMore will receive a free burger. Also, the restaurant will randomly be “comping” one table's check per hour. And at 8 p.m. they will give away to one lucky guest a “Free Tri Tip Meal for a Year” to anyone on their mailing list or who is a member of their Frequent Diner Program. The restaurant is located at 3601 Cox Rd., Suite A, at the corner of Westerre Pkwy.
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Lakeside kicks off the holiday season


Thousands of shoppers enjoyed the 11th annual Holly Jolly Christmas along Lakeside Avenue Nov. 13-14. The event included free trolley rides (above) from shop to shop both days, a special holiday market Friday night at the Lakeside Farmers’ Market and a number of specials, extended hours and presentations (including one at The Dance Studio, pictured) at participating businesses. A number of Lakeside businesses will offer extended hours, specials and prizes – including the chance to win free tickets to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Dominion Gardenfest of Lights – each Thursday before Christmas (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve) as part of “Light up Lakeside.”
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Saxon’s ‘Shoes for the Needy’ begins


Saxon Shoes kicked off its 2015 Saxon Shoes for the Needy collection Nov. 7 with a special performance by The Richmond Boys Choir (above) at its Short Pump Town Center location. The 23rd annual collection will continue through Dec. 24, and Saxon will accept donations of new or gently-used shoes from the public at Saxon Shoes in Richmond at Short Pump Town Center and in Fredericksburg at The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre.

Collected shoes will be presented to The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center in Richmond and The Salvation Army in Fredericksburg.
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More than 1.3 million Virginians expected to travel for Thanksgiving


More than 1.3 million Virginians will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday away from home in 2015, according to projections from AAA Travel. That represents a slight decrease of 0.4 percent from last year. Nationwide, AAA Travel forecasts 46.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, a 0.6 percent increase over the 46.6 million people who traveled last year. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 29.

Virginia roads will be especially busy over the holiday period with 1.2 million expected to drive to their holiday feast, a slight decrease of 0.3 percent over last year.
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Business in brief


Pirtek USA: On-Site Hydraulic Hose Replacement Service has opened a Henrico location by leasing 2,875 square feet at 2115 Dabney Road. Beamon & Kisner Associates is the landlord and Sai Krishna, LLC DBA as Pirtek-West End is the lessee. John Jay Schwartz of Have Site Will Travel, Ltd and David Kalman of One South Realty represented the tenant.
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Henrico teachers recognized with R.E.B. awards


Four Henrico County teachers were among 34 finalists for the 2015 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence recognized recently by The Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation.

Selected from 102 teachers nominated by students, parents and colleagues, the 16 winners and 18 finalists are considered among the best in their field and will receive cash grants totaling $185,100. The R.E.B. Awards provide opportunities for area public school teachers to continue their own love of learning as they pursue adventures of a lifetime and collect real-life experiences that will help make lessons relevant and bring subject matter to life for students.
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