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Henrico Extension to hold free lawn care workshop Aug. 13

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop on Saturday, Aug. 13 to help residents establish and maintain beautiful, healthy lawns.

The SMART Lawn Saturday event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Extension office in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

The workshop will feature presentations by lawn care experts as well as displays and exhibits by local vendors throughout the day. > Read more.

‘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.
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Registration for Henrico Citizens Academy opens March 21

Henrico residents can get a firsthand look at county operations and services at the 2016 Henrico Citizens Academy, scheduled for six sessions in April and May. Registration opens at http://www.connect.henricorecandparks.com beginning Monday, March 21.

The free, 15-hour program will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Thursday from April 21 to May 26. The academy is open to 35 residents and participants must be 18 or older. > Read more.

Muthusamy advances to national spelling bee for third straight year


For the third year in a row, Moody Middle School seventh-grader Tejas Muthusamy won the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee. With his win March 13 at the Library of Virginia, he advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where he has been a top-10 finisher each of the past two years.

Muthusamy won the 42nd edition of the annual regional bee when he correctly spelled “versification.” The word refers to the creation of poetry verses. The regional contest featured more than 30 champions representing school divisions from the Northern Neck to Southside Virginia, as well as private-school champions.

He will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the national bee at National Harbor near Washington, as well as a $1,500 scholarship from the newspaper and bee sponsors. > Read more.

Deep Run HS dance marathon celebrates 10 years


The 10th annual Deep Run High School Marathon Dance will be held Mar. 18-19 at the school, and students will add to the more than $1.5 million they've raised for local nonprofits during the event's first nine years.

More than 800 participating students will check in on the evening of Mar. 18 and dance for pledges, leaving 27 hours later. The participants will take breaks and have the option to sleep for two hours. This year, proceeds from the Deep Run Marathon Dance will go to 12 nonprofits:

• Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, which addresses the need for information and newborn screening for Adrenoleukodystrophy; > 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

Good food and fun, bargain prices

Pelon’s serves up a good mix of variety, value

I first stumbled into Pelon's on a Wednesday night, lured by the promise of $2 tacos and beers. At those prices, I had assumed the place was a hole in the wall, and was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, pleasant interior.

Having spent my teen summers in Virginia Beach surfing, I also felt instantly at home amid the ocean-themed decor. From the ride-the-waves posters lining the walls and the TV displaying non-stop surfing footage, to the foosball table and enormous spools serving as tables, Pelon's is a delight for beach lovers and surfing fans. Reading the menu is part of the entertainment here, as patrons browse burrito choices that include Rip Tide, The Curl, Hawaiian Pipeline and Big Kahuna. > Read more.






 

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