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Glen Allen mother earns $7K ‘Parentpreneur’ grant


A Glen Allen mother and entrepreneur recently earned a $7,000 grant from The First Years, a juvenile products manufacturer, to help make her childhood clothing invention a reality.

Casey Bunn, who has two children (three-year-old Jillian and one-year-old Charlie) created Handsocks to solve a problem – the need for long, cozy, sock-like mittens that keep babies and older children warm while also providing protection from scratches and skin conditions. > Read more.

Henricopolis SWCD honors its stars at Assemblage


A century or so ago, Henrico County was known as the Dairy County of Virginia, and one of the largest dairy operations was centered at the Dorey family's barn in Varina.

On Jan. 7, the barn – now the site of the Dorey Park Recreation Center – was transformed into an art gallery, and its rafters hung with colorful student art work depicting nature scenes. > Read more.

SR-71 moving from Virginia Aviation Museum


One of the most visible exhibits at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston is on its way to a new home.

The world’s fastest and highest flying production aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, is preparing to move from the museum to the Science Museum of Virginia. The iconic, supersonic stealth plane will become the focal point of the SMVs new exhibition gallery, Speed, opening later this year.

Before traveling to its new home, the Blackbird will be disassembled and packaged by experts from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery and W.M. Jordan Company. > Read more.
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Sprint Cup driver Biffle visits fans in Henrico

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle visited Henrico County yesterday, greeting fans during an autograph and question-and-answer session at Buffalo Wild Wings on West Broad Street after taking laps around the three-quarter-mile track at Richmond International Raceway. Biffle will return to Richmond in several weeks for the Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make the Chase” – on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Q&A session, led by RIR Track President Dennis Bickmeier, took place in front of the lunch crowd at Buffalo Wild Wings. > Read more.

Business in brief


The Rite Aid Foundation has announced a $5,000 grant to the University of Richmond's chapter of Camp Kesem, a national network of college student-run summer camps for children with a parent who has or had cancer. Named after the Hebrew word for "magic," Camp Kesem is designed to give children ages 6-16 a fun and activity filled week with the extra support and attention they need. The Rite Aid Foundation's grant will help fund camper scholarships for children who couldn't otherwise afford to attend. The Rite Aid Foundation previously awarded $5,000 to Camp Kesem in 2012. > Read more.

County to pick up storm debris through Aug. 26

Henrico County will provide residents with a limited, free curbside pickup of downed trees, limbs and other yard debris left by the severe thunderstorm on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The special collection will begin Monday, Aug. 12 and conclude Monday, Aug. 26. Residents are asked to place tree debris at the edge of the road, but without blocking ditches or gutters.

The collection will focus on the Laurel area — where storm damage was heaviest — specifically the area bounded by the CSX railroad to the west, East Parham Road to the south, Woodman Road to the east and Mountain Road to the north. > Read more.

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Community

Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.

Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival planned for February


The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.

A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.

A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Start celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with Susan Greenbaum at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. She will present “An Evening of Love Songs.” Other fun events this weekend include Henrico Rec & Parks’ 30th annual One Act Showcase; “The Lego Movie” playing at the Henrico Theatre (tickets are only $!); and Robin and Linda Williams who will be performing at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. And homeowners will really appreciate the free Home Improvement Seminar taking place at Harvie ES. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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