Play Day RVA planned for Sept. 21


The Richmond region will celebrate Play Day RVA Thursday, Sept. 21, with activities throughout the area to celebrate the opportunities that exist to play in the community. Dozens of employers, local governments, schools and community organizations will participate by hosting events that integrate playful activities into daily life and spread awareness of the value of active living.
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State trooper shot in Henrico cul-de-sac


SEPT. 20, 11:30 A.M. – A North Carolina woman who Virginia State Police say shot a state trooper in Henrico last night has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The woman, Karisa Shyanne Daniels, 23, of Durham, N.C., allegedly fired at Senior Trooper C. A. Putnam on Lakeway Court, a Henrico cul-de-sac near September Drive shortly before midnight, following a chase.
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C-SPAN bus to visit UR Sept. 27


The University of Richmond will host a multi-media C-SPAN bus Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. The "50 Capitals Tour” – open to the public on – is designed to engage students and community members through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN's multi-platform public service resources.

The 45-foot customized motor coach will be placed on the University Forum.
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Lakeside introduces “Bike-Friendly Saturdays” discount program

The Lakeside Business Association has partnered with Bike Walk RVA, a program of Sports Backers, to bring the region's first permanent bike-friendly business district to Lakeside in northern Henrico. Lakeside builds upon the temporary bike friendly business district in another Northside neighborhood, Bellevue, which was established to celebrate National Bike Month this past May.

Twenty-one businesses along Lakeside Avenue are participating in "Bike-Friendly Saturdays" by offering discounts, free merchandise and other promotions for anyone who arrives by bike on a Saturday. A full list of participating businesses and details about their offers can be found at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zu7XOTYB4GCY.kc-An3x79a5s&usp=sharing.
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Henrico Business Bash attracts more than 60

Bill Eastman of Richmond Biz Live talking with an attendee



The Henrico Citizen and T3 Media, LLC hosted the Henrico Business Bash July 8 at Texas de Brazil in Short Pump, and more than 60 attendees participated in business networking and heard from speakers representing Synapse, Yelp! Richmond, Zuula Consulting, Richmond Biz Live, Richmond Bubble Soccer and the Henrico Christmas Mother program. Bill Eastman of Richmond Biz Live, a weekly business radio show on WLEE-990 AM, sponsored the event.
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Henrico Fire officials rescue kitten

UPDATE: JULY 14, 11:29 A.M. – Henrico Fire officials made a unique rescue this morning, shortly after 9:30 a.m., when a local resident pulled into the Glenwood Farms firehouse in Henrico’s Northside.

A small kitten had become stuck in the wheel well of her car. The firefighters went out to the parking lot to see if they could assist. After receiving the assistance of Technical Rescue Team at a neighboring station, they were able to remove the wheel and parts of the cars suspension to remove the kitten. The kitten was unharmed in the entire process and turned over to Henrico Animal Protection for evaluation.

Firefighter Jake White (pictured above) comforted the kitten afterward.
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Collegiate teacher earns Presidential Award for Excellence, $10,000

Collegiate School science teacher Stewart Williamson has been selected to receive a 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The PAEMST program recognizes teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science and is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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A festive Fourth

Crowds flock to Lewis Ginter to celebrate holiday
Thousands of visitors – including some in festive apparel – celebrated the Fourth of July at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside. The garden offered free admission for the occasion.
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Guns continue to trigger debate

Opinions of local residents vary on firearm ownership

Standing outside Zombie Defense gun store in northern Henrico on a cigarette break, a store employee, who asked not to be named, cautiously talked about misconceptions of gun laws in America.

“They think that anyone can get a gun anywhere,” he said. “But everybody who buys a gun from us, or any licensed dealer, has to go through a state and federal background check.”

Inside the store, other employees expressed frustration with the way the debate over guns has been waged locally. Groups like The Right to Bear Arms RVA used in-your-face tactics to raise awareness, marching through Carytown with guns.
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Henrico Christmas Mother program’s ‘Christmas in July’ kickoff social planned


Henrico Restaurant Week will sponsor a kickoff social on Wednesday, July 15, at Mosaic Restaurant on River Road to support the Henrico Christmas Mother program, the beneficiary of Henrico Restaurant Week Oct. 2-11.

Admission is free, and there will be free food, happy hour specials, a chance to bid on silent auction items (such as restaurant gift certificates, artwork, Richmond Flying Squirrels tickets and more) and a chance to meet Henrico Christmas Mother Beverly Cocke. Donations to the Christmas Mother program also will be accepted. All silent auction proceeds will benefit the program.
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New partnership centered on family

Effort combines government, community and faith groups
A new collaborative community group, the Henrico Partnership for Family and Community Engagement, is in the works, with a focus on building healthy communities through family stability and building partnerships between regional organizations to create collective efforts.

Group organizers believe that family stability is essential to building healthy communities and that it's important to engage parents in their children’s lives – with equal importance placed on the involvement of the mother and the father. The group seeks to create opportunities for growth between families and community partners.
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Henrico resident wins $10,000 scholarship


Henrico resident Haley Malloy was awarded the seventh-annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship by The Goddard School last month. The $10,000 scholarship was open nationally to any seniors in high school who graduated from The Goddard School Pre-K or Kindergarten program. It is presented to one applicant who has demonstrated the work ethic and perseverance that exemplified Anthony A. Martino, the founder of The Goddard School franchise system. Goddard Systems, Inc. CEO Joe Schumacher (pictured, second from left) traveled to Henrico to make the presentation.
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Water main break affects Rocketts Landing area

UPDATE: JULY 9, 4:33 P.M. – A water main break has closed the southbound lane of Old Osborne Turnpike near the Rocketts Landing development.
The break occurred near Old Osborne and Stancraft Way. The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) does not expect a significant disruption of water service. Three businesses that close at 5 p.m. could possibly be impacted.

Crews are using a flagging operation to accommodate two-way traffic in the northbound lane of Old Osborne. DPU expects to complete repairs and reopen Old Osborne before commuters head to work Friday morning.
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Perera likely to return to Henrico as asst. superintendent


A familiar face may soon be back in Henrico County's public school system.

HCPS officials and superintendent Pat Kinlaw will recommend Katrise Perera, a former principal of John Rolfe and Elko middle schools, for the position of assistant superintendent for instruction. The position includes responsibility for all of the division’s K-12 instructional efforts, as well as the departments of Career and Technical Education and Research and Planning. Bondy Shay Gibson recently vacated the position to take the superintendent's role in Jefferson County, W. Va.
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Business in brief


Orangetheory Fitness will locate its first Richmond-area studio in The Corner at Short Pump, located at the corner of Lauderdale Drive and West Broad Street in the Far West End. The high-intensity interval fitness franchise has opened three studios in Virginia so far and has several more sites in development. The Short Pump studio will celebrate its grand opening in late September.
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The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, Henrico Advocacy for the Aging and Senior Connections will sponsor the intergenerational event “Play It Forward” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deep Run Recreation Center. Ages 50+ are invited to enjoy free activities and crafts while engaging with children. The event is free. Registration is not required. For details, call 501-5135 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec. Full text

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