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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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Barbados girls treated at St. Mary’s


World Pediatric Project (WPP), in cooperation with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados and the government of Barbados, welcomed two young girls to Henrico earlier this month for advanced medical treatments performed by Bon Secours Richmond Health System pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Chester Sharps at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Seven-year-olds Miracle and Raven (pictured) both suffer from Blount’s disease, a growth disorder of the shinbone (tibia) in which the legs angle inward, causing a bowed appearance below the knees. The reason for the shinbone’s failure to develop is unknown.
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WWII vet honored as part of exhibit


Henrico resident Donald O. “Spec” Campen poses next to a photograph of himself as part of a new exhibit of photo portraits of 14 veterans of World War II that was unveiled Oct. 5 at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. The photos of Campen, 95, and the other veterans were originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in August and were taken by photographer Dean Hoffmeyer, using a vintage 4x5 format Speed Graphic film camera – the type used by many photographers during the 1940s.
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Business in brief


Virginia Credit Union, which created its own real estate company, Virginia CU Realty, in 2010 to serve the needs of members, has now established a new division of the company to reach additional clients who may not be Virginia Credit Union members. The new division, called Virginia Select Realty, was formed in May. Virginia Select Realty is beginning operations with seven realtors and a transaction coordinator to provide administrative support. Additional agents are being actively recruited. Virginia Select Realty has offices under construction in Henrico at 6641 West Broad Street in the Reynolds Crossings development, and expects to locate there by mid-October. Mark Goad is the managing broker for Virginia Select Realty.
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HCPS Band Showcase set for Oct. 19


All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the HCPS Band Showcase, to be held at Varina High School’s Blue Devil Stadium, 7053 Messer Road. In addition to the showcase of some of Virginia’s best marching bands, there will also be a STEAM fair – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – organized by Varina’s faculty.

The performance is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother.
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Henrico store sells $150k Va. Lottery ticket


You might call it a late-night premonition. Susan Trainham was getting ready for bed when she said something just told her to go to the store and buy a Lottery ticket. So that’s exactly what she did.

Despite the late hour, she went to Friend’s Mart at 6308 Horsepen Road in Henrico and bought a ticket. When she won $20, she decided to use it to buy a few more tickets. The first one she scratched won $10. The next ticket won $150,000.

“I’m very excited,” she said as she claimed her prize. “This is a blessing and there’s no way to describe it.”
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Eastbound and up

Eastern Henrico Business Association evolves, transitions
Incoming EHBA President John Delandro (left) and current EHBA President Mark Romers.
As Eastern Henrico residents were starting to hear details of a plan to develop a new retail center on Laburnum Road in 2006, a dozen or so business owners and community boosters were doing some planning of their own.

The Eastern Henrico Business Association developed as that group realized the benefits of working with county officials to resolve community issues, according to Mark Romers, who has served as the group’s president for nine years.

“There was a lot of growth happening in Eastern Henrico that had never happened in the last 30 or 40 years [including White Oak Village, new neighborhoods and the White Oak Technology Park.] There was a call for a business association to find a way to connect citizens with what was going on in their community and to [give them] a voice,” Romers said.
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Henrico to host annual Harvest Festival Oct. 17


Henrico County will hold its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen.

The free family event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and features many hands-on activities and demonstrations depicting typical homemaking and farming tasks of the era. Some of these living history activities include cider making, candle dipping, corn shelling, blacksmithing, woodworking and a natural dye demonstration.
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Napier inducted into Virginia Realtors Hall of Fame


The Richmond Association of Realtors announced recently that James T. Napier, President of Napier Realtors ERA, has been inducted into the Virginia Realtors Hall of Fame. This award honors a Virginia realtor who has made extraordinary and distinguished contributions to the real estate profession and markets in Virginia during a period of 25 years or more. Induction into the Hall of Fame is considered VAR’s principal career honor.

RAR also announced that several local realtors were inducted into the honorary fraternity of Omega Tau Rho in 2015.

Created by the National Association in 1950, the Omega Tau Rho honor is awarded by state and local realtor associations to members showing exemplary dedication and service
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Henrico to offer rabies vaccinations for pets


The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers. Under Virginia law, dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies.
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‘World’s Largest Truck Convoy’ to travel through Henrico Saturday


The Virginia State Police will participate in the fifth-annual "World’s Largest Truck Convoy" for Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 10. The convoy will start at 10 a.m. from Meadow Event Park in Doswell and end at 11:30 a.m. back at the park.

Motorists are advised to expect delays from the Meadow Event Park along Route 30 to Interstate 95 southbound between Doswell and Exit 84B, and along Interstate 295 northbound to Interstate 64 eastbound to Bryan Park and Interstate 95 northbound, ending at the Meadow Event Park.
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Academy at Virginia Randolph to celebrate school’s centennial Oct. 17


The Academy at Virginia Randolph will celebrate its centennial Oct. 17, marking a century since the Henrico County school was dedicated in honor of the pioneering educator.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 2204 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. It will feature a presentation from a historian with an interest in Randolph, and remarks from a representative of the Capitol Foundation, which is leading fundraising efforts for a women’s monument on the Virginia capitol
grounds. The monument will include Randolph as one of 12 featured women from Virginia history. The celebration will also have music, food, drinks and games. Each of the school’s trade instructors will have a booth with information and activities about the field they teach.
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Business in brief


Commonwealth Commercial, a commercial real estate firm headquartered in Glen Allen, recently earned the Accredited Management Organization designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Currently there are only 535 management companies in the United States and Canada that have achieved the AMO designation. Firms that earn it must demonstrate the highest standards in professional service, financial stability and accountability, and have a certified property manager directing and supervising the real estate management team. In addition, AMO firms also must abide by the rigorous AMO Code of Professional Ethics that is strictly enforced by the institute. Commonwealth Commercial oversees management of 163 properties, totaling 13 million square feet across the Southeast.
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