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Sandston Memorial Day Parade to return for eighth year May 30


The Eighth Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade will start May 30 at 1 p.m. at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceed down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. It will be preceded at noon by a veterans’ recognition ceremony at Seven Pines National Cemetery in Sandston.

Post-parade festivities will include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Navy Veterans.” > Read more.

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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Springfield Road landfill to close to commercial users

The Springfield Road landfill will cease operations as a commercial landfill June 30, and Henrico County will open a new transfer station at the site for use only by the county's department of public utilities.

The change will not affect the public use area at the site, located just off Interstate 295 at Nuckols Road, which will continue to be available to county residents for $3 per trip. > Read more.

Short Pump Park to expand

Short Pump Park is growing. The park, which currently consists of a playground, shelters and a multipurpose sports field adjacent to Short Pump Elementary School, will be expanded and ultimately will include one mile of paved trails and 0.7 mile of natural surface trails; a dog park with separate sections for small and large dogs; a second playground; a new large shelter; and 223 new parking spots. In addition, an existing playground will be expanded.

Henrico supervisors are expected to adopt a new master plan of development for the park at their Feb. 11 meeting. The new plan would outline the proposed expansions. > Read more.

Consultant offers plan for reducing HCPS suspensions

Henrico County’s public schools system should adopt a number of measurable, across-the-board goals and desired outcomes as part of a long-term plan to reduce discipline disparities among its students, a consultant has outlined in a report to the School Board.

In total, Susan Barrett of the Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore outlined 22 recommendations for the School Board to consider in its attempt to address the disparities. In 2012, the school system came under fire from local groups after a UCLA study showed that black students accounted for a disproportionate number of suspensions in the county. > 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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