Henrico County VA

‘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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Henrico County property transactions, Feb. 29-Mar. 6

A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

222 South Cedar Avenue – $119,500, 938 SF (built in 1955), from Timothy J. and Brenda S. Dolan to Michael and Mary Ellen Kachuba.
9447 Greenhill Court – $125,000, 1,120 SF (built in 1978), from Scott N. Lashinsky to Deanna Overstreet.
5710 Linda Road – $134,000, 1,120 SF (built in 1978), from Brian E. and Jennifer Page Stults to Joseph C. Williams, Jr.
7909 Sycamore Lane – $146,000, 1,149 SF (built in 1955), from George Powell Wilkes Trust to Brian and Suzanne Kilgore.
9203 Stone Meadow Drive – $165,000, 1,440 SF (built in 2000), from Gary L. Martin to Utu Duc Nguyen and Chi Mai Thi Dang.
6900 Miami Avenue – $205,000, 1,716 SF (built in 2000), from Mohamed Z. Torky to Trinh Van Le. > Read more.

Henrico Police seek missing man

Henrico Police are searching for a missing 37-year-old man who last was seen leaving his job March 17.

Edward Robert Havey, III was last seen at about 11 a.m. that day when he left his job in the 6600 block of West Broad Street. He is described as a 37-year-old white male, 5-foot-9, 205 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He drives a 2005 orange Ford F-150 with a Virginia license of KER-7365. > Read more.

Road to recovery

Program helps citizens experience offenders’ re-entry process

Jerit Norville sits at a gray table in a gray room, ready to talk about his past. His face is tough yet friendly and tells the story of a young man trapped in a despicable place trying desperately to get out. Exhaustion defines his demeanor, stemming from both a long day at work and a 14-year ride of small, temporary ups and deep, lasting downs.

Will he ever live a normal life again? During a seemingly unbreakable cycle of heroine addiction and larceny charges, Norville (pictured) hasn’t spent longer than one year at a time outside of the Henrico County jail system since he was 19. He’s 33 now, and this time is his time, he’s sure of it.

He’s scheduled to restart his life in July. He’s currently on work release, spending five days a week as a pilot repairman for CHEP recycling. > Read more.

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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.

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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