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‘Fill the Boot’ kickoff event planned Monday


Fire chiefs from Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield will join Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, local professional firefighters and Muscular Dystrophy Association officials to host a special event July 25 to kick off the firefighters' annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign. This campaign seeks to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer.

The event will take place at noon at James Center Plaza in Richmond, continuing more than 60 years of fire fighter tradition. The event will feature speakers including Jones, local fire chiefs, Richmond City Council members and other government officials, as well as MDA Goodwill Ambassador families. > Read more.

Business in brief


Melody Magic Music Studio, a children’s music and movement studio on Lauderdale Drive in Short Pump, has been named among the best Kindermusik programs worldwide – out of more than 5,000 programs of their kind internationally – for the second consecutive year. The honor, awarded to owner Katherine Knight, was earned after an independent review of the facility’s programming, parent reviews, and other related feedback. The certification is re-evaluated every year and educators are required to participate in ongoing training and education. Melody Magic Music Studio’s Kindermusik-based classes are research-based music and movement curricula for children up to six years of age. Enrollment for fall classes opened July 15 for returning students and will open Aug. 1 for everyone. There will be a week of demo classes starting Aug. 22. > Read more.

University of Richmond to offer professional brewing program


In collaboration with community partners around the metro-Richmond area, University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies is launching a new beer brewer professional certificate program. The first class will begin in October.

This program is geared toward those interested in entering or advancing in the growing craft beer industry. Students will learn the craft brewing business from the procurement of raw materials through to the proper handling, processing, packaging and distribution of the final product. > Read more.
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Hinton named deputy county manager for community services

JULY 11, 11:40 A.M. – Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas today announced that he had appointed W. Brandon Hinton as deputy county manager for community services.

He succeeds Jane D. Crawley, who retired in April after a 25-year career in Henrico that included service as deputy county manager for community services since 2012.

Hinton has served as director of Henrico’s Office of Management and Budget since 2012. > Read more.

Henrico company wins LogistXGames


Henrico-based Riverside Logistics (pictured) won the second annual Richmond LogistXGames competition May 19 at Liberty Property's Richmond Distribution Center on Carolina Avenue. Riverside Logistics beat out six other teams (including three from Henrico – Best Bully Sticks, CBRE|Richmond and FDH Velocitel) to claim the Golden Pallet, the competition's top honor. Representatives from McKesson, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and The Port of Virginia also participated in the event. > Read more.

Henrico to accept orders for free residential debris pickup through July 11

Henrico residents can continue to sign up for free curbside removal of storm debris through 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 11.

Orders may be placed by phone at (804) 501-4275 or online at http://henrico.us/services/storm-debris-pickup/ Resid.ents must place their orders by the end of business Monday to receive the free pickup service.

Henrico County offered the residential program in the aftermath of significant damage caused by severe weather on June 16. The county has received a high volume of requests for the service and is working to complete the collections. All orders received by the deadline will be picked up. > Read more.

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Community

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

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.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


There are some great events this weekend in Henrico that will take your mind off the incredible heat. Highland Springs residents are invited to a Neighborhood Block Party with music, games, food and giveaways. The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host a dance at Pinchbeck Elementary School. There are still a few spots left for a free women’s self-defense class at The Academy of Kung Fu. And the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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