McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center

Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’

Capital One hosted its “Coders Experience” event in Richmond and a number of other state locations Oct. 14. The events attracted hundreds of middle school girls, who learned how to create their own mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills and gain software development knowledge. A second day of Coders Experience events will take place Oct. 21. More than 500 Capital One volunteers are participating in the 10 events.
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Police seek to identify burglary suspect

Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance to identify a burglary suspect.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, between 7:50 a.m. and 2:47 p.m., the suspect (pictured) forced his way into a residence located in the 3200 block of Jowin Lane (just off Harvie Road, near Mechanicsville Turnpike). The suspected entered the residence through a rear window, took electronics and exited through the front door. He is described as a black male with a light complexion, between 35 and 40 years of age, between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-1 in height, with a heavy build and facial hair.
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Henrico H.S. students learn to ‘Drive Smart’

Henrico High School students learned about safe driving during a recent visit from DRIVE SMART Virginia officials, who allowed students to don “drunk goggles” that simulate drunk driving (tested by tenth-grader Janetta Quarles, above).
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Business in brief

The Redemption Center, a new church, has begun meeting in Dumbarton Elementary School every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The church is a multi-cultural and generation congregation led by 25-year-old pastor Chip Dandridge.


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the following transactions in Henrico County: Two Rivers Law Group, LLC – renewed its lease of 5,840 SF in the Virginia Plaza Building at 1508 Willow Lawn Dr.; and Lonestar Construction, Inc. – leased 2,666 SF in Staples Mill Business Center at 8205 Hermitage Rd.
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Henrico County property transactions, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

2320 Strangford Court – $235,000, 1,610 SF (built in 1994), from Roy Bradley Steinmann to Sherif Henein.
10506 Marions Way – $240,965, 2,071 SF (built in 2015), from HHHunt Providence LLC to Mohammad Bhuiyan and Kaniz Fatema.
1709 Palm Grove Terrace – $258,000, 1,508 SF (built in 2013), from Evan D. Reese to Jermaine J. and Lisa C. Bullock.
9000 Singletree Lane – $259,000, 2,147 SF (built in 1995), from John E. and Rosalind Anglada to Callie P. and Ryan P. Prest.
11829 Marnelan Place – $265,000, 1,911 SF (built in 1990), from Kirill V. and K. J. Richine.
9016 Osborne Turnpike – $283,000, 2,540 SF (built in 956), from Carol B. Levine to Holly L. Miles and William M. Rosson.
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Libbie Mill Library to open Oct. 30

Preview celebration planned Oct. 29

The new Libbie Mill Library, located at 2100 Libbie Lake East St. (near the intersection of Staples Mill and Bethlehem roads), will officially open to the public on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. But citizens can get a preview of the library Oct. 29, during a community celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For details, visit or call 290-9000.
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Marriage, death, divorce certificates now available at DMV centers

Virginia death, marriage and divorce certificates are now available at all DMV customer service centers and DMV 2 Go mobile customer service centers, as an expansion of the partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH)’s Division of Vital Records.

In the partnership’s first phase, birth certificates became available at DMV customer service centers in March 2014. Since then, DMV has issued more than 180,000 birth certificates, and the partnership was recognized with a Governor’s Technology Award presented at the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium in Richmond last year.
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‘Making Kids Count’ award honors Gallaghers

When David and Grace Gallagher found plans for a 5k in their daughter Cameron’s room soon after she died, they knew what they had to do.

What they didn’t realize, at the time, was just how long they might be doing it.

Sixteen-year-old Cameron, who collapsed due to an undiagnosed heart condition shortly after completing a half-marathon, had suffered for years from severe depression and anxiety. But because she was always smiling and kept her difficulties to herself, many that knew her had no idea of her struggles.
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Rayvon Owen to perform two shows at Henrico HS fundraiser Nov. 7

American Idol finalist Rayvon Owen will perform two concerts at his alma mater – Henrico High School – on Saturday, Nov. 7 as part of a two-day fundraising effort to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the school's Center for the Arts.

The center became the first high school specialty center in Henrico County when it opened in 1990. Since its debut, more than a dozen high school specialty and program centers have opened in the county.

The center and its support group, Friends of Center for the Arts, will hold a reception fundraiser Friday, Nov. 6, at Ginter Park Recreation Center, 3421 Hawthorne Avenue in Richmond. Tickets are $50 apiece, and attendees must be 21 or older.
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HCPS begins extended-day pilot programs at 7 schools

Henrico County Public Schools will partner with the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) to initiate extended-learning programs this month after school hours in seven schools in the county.

The initiative, for which the school division budgeted $300,000, will begin Oct. 20 and consist of two different programs: Extended Day programs and Learning Centers.

The Extended Day programs, which will be handled and paid for primarily by the school system, will be implemented in Fairfield Middle and Baker, Montrose, Fair Oaks and Ward elementary schools.
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Several key seats up for grabs in Nov. 3 election

Henrico voters will go to the polls Nov. 3 to cast their ballots in a number of local and state elections, including several key races that could change the shape of local leadership.

All 10 seats on the Board of Supervisors and School Board are up for election, and five are contested. Perhaps the most notable race is taking place in the Three Chopt District, where three men are vying to replace longtime Republican Supervisor Dave Kaechele, who is retiring after 36 years and nine terms on the board.

Kaechele’s choice to replace himself on the board, Planning Commission member Tommy Branin (also a Republican) is opposed by Democrat Bob Shippee, recently retired from an analytical role with Capital One, and independent Eric Rohnacher, a financial advisor.
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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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