Urban Farmhouse opens Rocketts location


Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe, a popular local chain of cafes and coffehouses, has expanded into Henrico, with the opening of a location at Rocketts Landing.

The new location, at 4821 Old Main Street, is the company's sixth in the region and first in the county. A seventh location is planned for the Linden Row Inn in downtown Richmond. > Read more.

Cross Grain Brewhouse to open at RIC this week


The new Cross Grain Brewhouse restaurant and bar will open at Richmond International Airport this week. The location will hold its grand opening Wednesday, Aug. 24. The restaurant, operated by Delaware North Travel Hospitality Services, will feature a menu with house-made items and a focus on local craft beers. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Aug. 1-7


A sample of transactions during this period appears below:

3910 Genacre Lane – $62,000, 1,586 SF (built in 1951), from James F. and Christy D. Kolb to Virginia Home Buyers LLC.
8321 Eden Street – $83,500 (vacant site), from W. L. Stinson Inc. to NVR Inc.
1911 Aeronca Avenue – $95,250, 1,032 SF (built in 1965), from Earl C. Parsons to Paula S. Leadbetter.
9720 Royerton Drive – $110,000, 1,040 SF (built in 1957), from John S. Edwards Estate to Duong Ha and Trang Pham.
1561 Skirmish Run Drive – $118,000, 1,041 SF (built in 1980), from Louise B. Hanson to Christopher J. and Morgan B. Smart.
5401 Raleigh Road – $124,000, 1,025 SF (built in 1952), from Mark H. Marable to Moore Properties LP.
7430 Doran Road – $127,000, 1,450 SF (built in 1955), from Robert M. Clemons, Sr. and Sallie G. Clemons to Ernest F. Meadows, Jr. > Read more.
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Henrico to present youth poetry ‘slam’ May 5

Entries on bullying, substance use, suicide prevention needed by May 1

The Youth Ambassadors of Henrico County and the Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services’ Prevention Services will present a Hip-Hop Poetry Theme Slam on Thursday, May 5 to promote health, wellness and self-expression among youth.

The themes for the event are bullying, substance use and suicide prevention. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, May 1 to Prevention Specialist Michael Harris at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). They will be reviewed for language and content and should show “Hip-Hop Poetry Slam” in the email subject line. > Read more.

Assembly sustains all of McAuliffe’s vetoes


The General Assembly failed Wednesday to override any of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes of legislation championed by Republicans, including bills to defund Planned Parenthood and let home-schoolers participate in public-school sports.

Overriding a veto requires a two-thirds majority in both the House and the Senate. That was doable in the House, where there are 66 Republicans and 34 Democrats. But it proved impossible in the Senate, where Democrats hold 19 of the 40 seats. > Read more.

U.S. News names 4 Henrico high schools among nation’s best


Four Henrico County high schools have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine included Deep Run, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman high schools in its annual “Best High Schools” report.

Deep Run was the No. 8-ranked high school in Virginia, and had the highest ranking in central Virginia. Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman were Nos. 26, 32 and 33, respectively. Among Virginia school divisions, only Fairfax County Public Schools had more schools on the list than Henrico. > 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.
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Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

 

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