James River Juvenile Detention Center to graduate its largest class

James River Juvenile Detention Center will celebrate its largest class of high school graduates June 27, as 13 residents receive their high school diploma or GED certificate.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the detention center, 3650 Beaumont Road in Powhatan County. The graduates will mark their academic milestone by walking across a stage in a cap and gown before an audience of family members. A reception will follow.
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Henrico School Board selects redistricting Option E


JUNE 23, 10:30 A.M. – The Henrico County School Board Thursday concluded its latest redistricting process by selecting a plan for middle school redistricting that will impact a number of students in the western and northern parts of the county, as well as a few in Eastern Henrico.

The process sought to reduce overcrowding at Hungary Creek Middle School, create room at Wilder Middle School for a gifted academy and address the poverty level disparity among some middle schools. It will impact about 775 students, according to school system officials.
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‘Senior Cool Care’ program to help older adults in Metro Richmond


For the 27th year, Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging is helping older adults combat summer heat through a program now called "Senior Cool Care" (formerly the Fan Care program) that provides fan and air conditioning units for eligible senior citizens.

The program is available to low-income older adults age 60 and older who reside in the City of Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan.
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Henrico County property transactions, June 22-28


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

233 North Mapleleaf Avenue – $74,000, 980 SF (built in 1980), from B. Elizabeth Twietmeyer to James L. Reynolds, Sr.
5308 Michael Avenue – $85,000, 720 SF (built in 1949), from Wells Fargo Bank NA to Jordan Cole Robinson.
11800 Cobblers Stone Place – $98,885, 4,062 SF (built in 2003), from Ben A. and Tracy S. Ottinger to Ben A. Ottinger.
9713 Royerton Drive – $115,000, 923 SF (built in 1957), from Ethel L. and C.G.G. Normal to Peyton and Elizabeth A. Burchell.
8716 Holly Hill Road – $119,190, 1,125 SF (built in 1956), from Luis Murillo to Selene Finance LP.
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3 community meetings planned about September UCI championship cycling races


Richmond 2015, the organizers of the UCI Road World Championships, will host a series of informational meetings to help the community “Get Race Ready”! The series of meetings will take place daily the first two weeks of August at various times and locations throughout the region.

Three of the meetings will be held in Henrico:

• Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at John Rolfe Middle School in Varina;

• Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside;
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Three Henrico students participating in 8-day James River Expedition


Three Henrico-area high-school students will embark on an eight-day journey down the James River Saturday along with seven other nearby students as part of the James River Expedition program.

The three Henrico students — Jillian Stuckey, John Vithoulkas and Jack Drimer — will participate in the third and final leg of the expedition, traveling along the James River from Richmond to the Chesapeake Bay. Along the way, the group will make several stops to learn about the science and history of the river.
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CASA volunteers sworn in


Henrico County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomed seven new volunteers July 8 during a ceremony. The volunteers were sworn in by Rondelle D. Herman, chief judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

The new CASA volunteers (pictured) are Denise Motley, Barbara Lent, Sandra Hubbard, Erika Coleman, Barbara Anderson, Wayne Redmond and Anthony Ford (not pictured).
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Police arrest man in upskirting case


Henrico Police arrested a Lancaster man after observing him shoot video up victims' skirts at a Near West End shopping center on Wednesday.

Stephen Ryan Lewis faces one count of felony unlawful creation of image of another and one count of misdemeanor unlawful creation of image of another. He is being held in the Henrico County Jail.

On June 19, police received information that a man was observed taking pictures up victim’s skirts in the 400 block of N. Ridge Road.
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Business in brief


Commonwealth Commercial Partners, LLC recently reported the following transactions in Henrico County: Jerome A. Cohen, D.D.S. – leased 1,156 square feet at Libbie Medical Center at 5700 Old Richmond Ave.; eLEEte Physicians, LLC – leased 721 square feet at Libbie Medical Center, 5700 Old Richmond Ave.; Michael O. Hughes t/a Artificial Eye Clinic – leased 597 square feet at Libbie Medical Center at 5700 Old Richmond Ave.; Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.Dixie, Inc. – leased 13,700 square feet at Dabney X at 2203 Tomlynn St.; and TRC Acquisitions – purchased 1 +/- acres from Creighton & Laburnum, LLC at 3384 Creighton Rd.
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School Board seeks applicants for Fairfield District seat

Seat is vacant after Bagby's Gen. Assem. victory
JULY 23, 1:45 P.M. – The Henrico County School Board is seeking interested candidates to fill the remainder of the term previously served by two-term Fairfield District representative Lamont Bagby, who resigned today upon being sworn-in to the Virginia House of Delegates. The new member will serve the remainder of Bagby's term, which concludes this year.

Applicants must be registered voters and live in the Fairfield Magisterial District. Applicants must send a letter expressing their interest and a resume to School Board Clerk Sue Largen. In addition, interested applicants must complete a Statement of Economic Interest and a Statement of Qualification.
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Bagby wins special election in 74th House district

UPDATE: JULY 21, 8:45 P.M. – Two-term Fairfield District School Board member Lamont Bagby today easily won a special election for the 74th District Virginia House of Delegates seat.

Bagby defeated independent David Lambert, son of late state senator Benjamin Lambert, 84 percent to 15 percent in a sparsely attended election. Less than 5 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. The district includes portions of eastern and northern Henrico, two precincts in Richmond and all of Charles City County. Nearly 88 percent of the ballots cast came from Henrico.
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8 spots in Henrico where the Flying Squirrels could land

JULY 20, 7:45 P.M. – Stop us if you've heard this one before: the Richmond Flying Squirrels are looking for a new home.

Could they find one in Henrico? It's possible, after Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones announced last week that he had met with Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas and
Chesterfield County Administrator Jay Stegmaier and that the three localities would work together to try to identify a potential landing spot for the region's Double-A baseball team. In making his announcement, Jones indicated that the team's current home on the Boulevard would not be on the table for a future site, because city officials remain committed to supporting a children's hospital there.

Here are eight potential Henrico sites that could meet the Squirrels' needs.
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Police seek man who stole gun from gun show

Virginia State Police are seeking the public's assistance to locate a man who stole a firearm at a gun show at the Richmond International Raceway Complex July 11.

During the event, a Virginia State Police Trooper was notified of a handgun that was stolen from a private vendor at the gun show. The suspect had approached the vendor table, stolen the handgun and then smuggled it out of the building.
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Henrico teen honored at White House


Recent Hermitage Technical Center graduate Benjamin Miller, of Glen Allen, (pictured, third from right) was honored at the White House last month by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of a Career and Technical Education Innovators Showcase.

Miller was one of three SkillsUSA members who joined three SkillsUSA instructors and two members of the organization's national staff at the June 30 event. During the event, the White House showcased student projects and led discussions with education leaders, business and industry representatives and policymakers on how the best CTE programs can be replicated and expanded. The students and educators were selected through a competitive process run by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
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Voters in the 74th District head back to the polls today

Bagby, Lambert view in special election to serve remainder of Morrissey's term

Voters in the 74th Virginia House of Delegates District, which includes a portion of northern and eastern Henrico, as well as Charles City County and a portion of Richmond, are heading back to the polls today to select a replacement for former Delegate Joe Morrissey. It will be the fifth general, special or primary election held in the district since November 2013.

Democrat Lamont Bagby and independent David Lambert, son of former state senator Benjamin Lambert, at competing in today's special election to serve the remainder of the term vacated by Morrissey, who resigned earlier this year.
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