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Henrico PAL awards scholarship


Kyla Lord-Barrett, a senior at Highland Springs H.S. and the current vice president of the Henrico Police Athletic League's (PAL) Youth Leadership Council, was awarded the first-ever YLC Scholarship at the May 18 PAL board meeting.

Lord-Barrett started with Henrico PAL as a participant in the after-school program and summer camp more than six years ago and has come full circle, now serving in the after-school program and summer camp as a youth counselor. She will attend the New York Culinary Institute in the fall. > Read more.

Sandston Memorial Day Parade cancelled

UPDATE: MAY 30, 9:45 A.M. – The Eighth Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled, because of anticipated bad weather, organizers announced this morning. The event will not be rescheduled.
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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.
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Russo’s contract not extended

Superintendent remains on paid leave, future uncertain
UPDATED: 11:10 P.M. – The Henrico School Board will not extend the contract of embattled Superintendent Patrick Russo, Chairwoman Beverly Cocke announced Thursday evening, and Russo will remain on paid leave as the school year starts next month.

Cocke would not say why the board declined to extend Russo’s contract past its June 30, 2015 ending, but said that the board’s review of the matter will continue.

“The investigation is still ongoing, and it really truly needs to be fully looked at,” she said after Thursday’s monthly meeting.
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A watershed in decline

Citizens concerned about health of Upham Brook
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles about Henrico streams.

Despite the slow recovery and lingering effects of the recession, Henrico County continues to prosper and attract a growing population of “come-heres” with its enviable quality of life.

But there are disturbing signs of decline in a segment of the “been-here” population that is not growing and thriving – and more than one observer is deeply worried about it. > Read more.

Business in brief


Two additional tenants signed leases in June to occupy a combined 31,000 square feet within Deep Run III, 9954 Mayland Drive in Henrico. This 348,174 square foot class-A, six-story building was previously the headquarters facility for Circuit City. The newest tenants - Acision, LLC (16,472 square feet) and Appendix R Solutions (14,729 square feet) - will both occupy space on the third floor. Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented all parties in these two recent transactions. Approximately 206,724 square feet remains available within the building. > 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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