Mud pies, skies and butterflies

Math Science Innovation Center in Eastern Henrico celebrates 50 years of wonder

Even the most relaxed parents may blanch on occasion at the thought of letting their kids delve deeply into buckets of mud or handle insects and spiny sea creatures. Throw in the mention of exploring a spider room, and some might barely suppress shudders.

But at the MathScience innovation center (MSIC) in Eastern Henrico County, flies and mud pies are all part of the game – and the learning. > Read more.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital to offer alcohol impairment simulation series

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital will host three alcohol impairment simulation events this week to raise awareness of how one’s balance, motor planning, and coordination skills are effected by alcohol.

The simulation series will be held in the Forest Lobby of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, 1602 Skipwith Road, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26; and at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. > Read more.

Henrico CASA welcomes 10 new volunteers

Henrico County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomed 10 newly activated CASA volunteers during a ceremony Oct. 17. The advocates were sworn in by Stuart L. Williams, Jr., chief judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Williams commenced the swearing-in by thanking the new volunteers for committing their time and their hearts to children who are in need of the court’s intervention to ensure their safety and well-being. He also told them that CASA’s work and the reports they prepare for the court are invaluable and that their work as fact-finders and information gatherers is essential in assisting the court with making critical decisions in the best interest of children. > Read more.

Free movies, music, TV shows now available through the Henrico County Public Library

A new app and website called Hoopla is giving Henrico residents access to more than 350,000 movies, music and television shows for free.

The Henrico County Public Library announced its partnership with Hoopla on June 1 – one that will give citizens access to 24/7 streaming and temporary downloads onto their computers and smart devices.

Henrico is the 15th library system in Virginia to partner with Hoopla Digital. Officials hope that as the country becomes more digitized the new service will encourage people to continue using the library as a source of learning and entertainment. > Read more.

Cobb Technologies opens new Glen Allen facility

After more than a quarter-century in business, Cobb Technologies has expanded with the grand opening of new headquarters in Glen Allen.

Its new 63,000-square-foot facility, located at 1000 Technology Park Drive in Glen Allen, formerly was a Hohner musical instrument facility. It was renovated this year to fit Cobb's needs and features a large storage and distribution warehouse. The new space has created better organization within the 120-employee company, Cobb President Toni Gorveatt said.

“The biggest thing it has done for us is efficiency,” said Gorveatt. “What its done for the company is allow us to bring all of our operations under one roof.” > Read more.

HCPS-TV to stream Henrico graduations on TV, online

Henrico County Public Schools this year will again provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU’s Siegel Center. Henrico's public high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies June 14-16.

The stream may be accessed at or through each individual high school’s home page. Graduations also will be shown live on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38) and again later in June. The stream may be accessed on any desktop or mobile device. > Read more.

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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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Gayton Crossing Shopping Center will host the 19th annual Pumpkin Festival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy trick-or-treating with Gayton Crossing merchants, a special Henrico Police Halloween celebration, Henrico Fire truck interactive display, meet-and-greet with local mascots (including Nutsy the Flying Squirrel, Rompy from Romp ‘n Roll, Rodney the VCU Ram, and others), food and more. Admission is free. For details, visit Full text

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