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Virginia man arrested with gun at RIC checkpoint


Richmond International Airport Police arrested a Newport News man on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport checkpoint June 27 when TSA officers detected a .38 caliber handgun with five bullets tucked inside his backpack.

The traveler told TSA officials that he had the gun in his carry-on bag because he had guests with children visiting him this past weekend. He told officials that he did not want the children to have access to the gun, so he hid it inside his backpack. > Read more.

Community celebrates opening of Short Pump Park

Splash pool, dog park among featured amenities

The wait is over for eager kids (and dogs) looking to enjoy the new Short Pump Park.

Henrico Recreation and Parks officials cut the ribbon June 25 on a park that has been 18 years in the making. The property, on Pump Road adjacent to Three Chopt Road, includes a large playground, a splash area with spray fountains and a one-acre dog park.

The grand opening was well attended, with hundreds of locals gathering to take part in the festivities. Many of those who helped make the park a reality attended the dedication ceremony. > Read more.

Henrico Police seek woman involved in suspicious situation

The Henrico Division of Police is seeking the public's help to identify a woman who tried to enter a secure part of a building in the Near West End last week.

The woman tried to access the secure area in the 1600 block of Forest Avenue June 22. She was denied by staff members at the location.

The suspect is described as a black female with a medium complexion, weighing between 120 and 130 pounds, with short hair and glasses. She is pictured above. > Read more.
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HCPS named to Advanced Placement District Honor Roll

The College Board has named Henrico County Public Schools to its fourth-annual AP District Honor Roll.

The honor recognizes school divisions that simultaneously increase access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. > Read more.

Physicians donated sports equipment to Fit4Kids

The physicians at Advanced Orthopaedics invited the team from Greater Richmond Fit4Kids to their Shrader Road location in Henrico Nov. 1 to present them with more than 500 pieces of sports gear and equipment collected from the community. The equipment will be distributed to local children who do not have access to appropriate sports equipment to help them live a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Donations were accepted at the Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call locations and several other sites through Oct. 31. > Read more.

Nominations sought for REB Awards

Henrico County Public Schools officials are seeking nominations for the R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, which recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. Four principals, one from each metro-area school division (Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and Richmond), will be selected to receive $7,500 cash grants to the principal and an additional $7,500 for school projects chosen by the principal. > Read more.

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Community

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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