Mother, son work to raise funds for Make-A-Wish


A mother and son duo raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Betsy Owen, Goochland County native, and her five year old son Israel have been making a difference in the Henrico community for two years. Owen works at Maggiano's Little Italy in Short Pump. Betsy and her fellow co-workers have split into teams to raise a total of $15,000 for Make-A-Wish.
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Eyes in the sky

Airborne officers play key role in enforcement

Members of the Henrico Citizens Police Academy Alumni (pictured) got a rare peek at the “high” side of law enforcement recently, with a trip to the Metro Aviation Hangar adjacent to Richmond International Airport.

About 25 academy alumni gathered at the hangar July 11 to hear Officer Shaun McCarthy describe a typical day aloft - and some not so typical – in a Cessna owned by the Metro Aviation Unit.
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Rock on!


The painted rocks craze is thriving in Henrico, as a walk around the grounds of local libraries and parks will demonstrate. This rock was spotted near Libbie Mill Library, and there's a slideshow of many more uniquely-painted stones on the RVA Rocks Facebook page (https://facebook.com/groups/RVARocks/).

Painting and hiding rocks is a family activity appropriate for all ages, and parents especially like the way it fosters creativity and gets kids outdoors.
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Bon Secours establishes new midwifery practice at St. Mary’s Hospital


Bon Secours Richmond OB-GYN, an obstetrics and gynecology provider of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, recently established a midwifery practice at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. Three nurse-midwives will provide 24/7 midwifery care to women and their families. It is the first midwifery practice of its kind in the West End.

Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses with master’s degrees, post-master’s training and board certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. They will work with physicians at Richmond OB-GYN, including Alice Hirata, M.D. and Sarah Peterson, M.D., in a collaborative manner.
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Whitley’s Peanut Factory to open Glen Allen store


Whitley's Peanut Factory will open its third retail location – and its first in the Richmond region – early this fall in Innsbrook.

The store will be located at 4101 Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen and will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with extended holiday hours.
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Fire engulfs Eastern Henrico home


JULY 13, 5 P.M. – Six people were hospitalized following a fire that engulfed a home in Eastern Henrico Thursday morning.

At about 9:25 a.m., Henrico Fire officials received several calls about the fire in the 2500 block of Charles City Road, near Richmond International Airport.
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Richmond Raceway planning $30M infield makeover


JULY 11, 6:31 P.M. – Richmond International Raceway today announced a $30-million redevelopment project and unveiled a new name – Richmond Raceway – and logo.

Richmond Raceway Reimagined is set to be unveiled Sept. 21-22, 2018 during Richmond Raceway’s first NASCAR playoff weekend. The project will provide a completely redesigned and modernized infield to immerse race fans more than ever.
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Henrico County property transactions, June 26-July 2


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

3429 Glenwood Ridge Drive – $200, 1,940 SF (built in 2006), from Michael D. Tatom to Leslie Donnell West, Jr. and Kierra Renee West.
8702 Gladewater Court – $207,000, 1,300 SF (built in 1985), from Norah R. Knutsen to Phuong Ly.
2805 Malbrook Lane – $215,000, 1,555 SF (built in 1973), from Peggy F. Conway to Michael J. Shields.
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Douglas Crockett, pastor

Highland Springs United Methodist Church

Both practical and spiritual, Pastor Douglas Crockett of Highland Springs United Methodist Church is not only a pastor but a practicing attorney. Both aspects are constantly at work, whether he's preaching to his congregation or helping his clients at his own law practice.

Crockett grew up worshiping Baptist at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in his hometown of Ivanhoe, Va. While studying at Emory and Henry College, he became acquainted with the United Methodist Church on campus and met his wife Rita, who is United Methodist.
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Henrico students take honors in Peace Center essay contest

Nine Henrico students wrote essays that were honored for their excellence in the Richmond Peace Education Center’s annual Peace Essay Contest, in which more than 560 students from across Virginia submitted essays.

The theme of the contest was Many People…One Nation. Students were asked to consider how best to build understanding and mutual respect among people of different heritages and beliefs. They wrote about what they could do to help build a community from people of many different backgrounds, and how to help promote respect and understanding among all communities and across the nation.
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HCPS seeking nutrition workers, bus drivers at July 12 job fair


Henrico County Public Schools will host a job fair Wednesday, July 12 to talk with candidates for full-time and substitute school nutrition workers and bus drivers. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at the Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.
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Train strikes car in Richmond, killing Henrico man

A 24-year-old Henrico man died when his car was struck by an Amtrak train Sunday evening in Richmond.

Clayon G. Roper, Jr. was attempting to cross the train tracks heading eastbound in the 1700 block of Broad Rock Boulevard in a 2017 Ford Taurus but didn't make it. Flashing red lights and warning bars had been activated as the train approached, according to Richmond police.
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A decade of local flavor

Lakeside Farmers’ Market celebrates its 10th year

Peter and Sharon Francisco have been married and lived in Lakeside for more than 40 years, but this year they’re celebrating another type of milestone: the 10th year of business for the Lakeside Farmers’ Market, which they own and operate.

On a hot and humid ‘Lakeside Day’ morning, with bubbles floating through the air and a water wheel tinkling in the background, they recounted the story of the farmers’ market and how they’ve tried to make a difference in the community.
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Business in brief


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the sale of two class A office buildings located within Innsbrook Office Park in Glen Allen. 4240 Cox Road is a 38,676 square foot two-story corporate headquarters building built in 2000. 4300 Cox Road is a 69,620 square foot three-story office building built in 1989. Lightfoot Road Hospitality, LLC purchased the office buildings from Banks Richmond Limited Partnership for $6,247,500 as an investment.
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Henrico Fire receives $50k in federal funding


Henrico County Division of Fire will receive just more than $50,000 to use for training firefighters, as part of a $1.05-million dollar funding program announced July 7 by Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner.

Three other fire departments in the state will receive the other funds. The money is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistant to Firefighters Grant program.
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