McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


Capital One hosted its “Coders Experience” event in Richmond and a number of other state locations Oct. 14. The events attracted hundreds of middle school girls, who learned how to create their own mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills and gain software development knowledge. A second day of Coders Experience events will take place Oct. 21. More than 500 Capital One volunteers are participating in the 10 events.
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A heart for service


Teens from Catholic Heart Workcamp gathered in June with children from the Coal Pit Learning Center in Glen Allen in front of a shed painted by the teens during their week volunteering at the preschool (above).
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Armed and ready

7-year-old receives new prosthetic device

Two Henrico parents were able to provide their daughter with a new prosthetic arm last week, thanks to the work of ECPI University of Richmond/Innsbrook students and staff.

ECPI instructor Dr. Negar Ghochaghi recently formed a local “Enabling the Future” chapter at the school – a network of volunteers who use 3-D printers to collaborate on and design innovative prosthetics and assistive devices throughout the world.

When the family of seven-year-old Lydia H. (last name withheld at the family's request) learned about the chapter, they e-mailed Ghochaghi and her team to learn more. A match was made.
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Summer shooters


Action in the Steward School Boys Basketball Summer League heated up during games June 29.
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All-star baseball, softball teams advance to state, regional tournaments


Eight Henrico youth baseball and softball all-star teams recently won district titles to advance to state championship tournaments.
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Fairly tempting

Midtown State Fair returns this month

If you've been hankering to cruise bountiful displays of produce and pies, or to laugh at wacky contests like chicken impersonating and pickle-face making – and you don't feel like waiting months for the state fair in September – you're in luck.

The Midtown State Fair returns to Libbie Mill July 16 and features all of the above and more, amid the cozy surroundings of Midtown's brick
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Lidl to open 2 Henrico stores July 27

JULY 6, 3:10 P.M. – Lidl US will open four Richmond-area grocery stores – including two in Henrico County – July 27, company officials announced today. The Henrico stores, at 12151 West Broad Street in Short Pump and 5110 South Laburnum Avenue in Eastern Henrico – will open at 8 a.m. that day, following ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 7:40 a.m.

The new Richmond-area stores are among Lidl’s first locations in the country. The other two local stores opening that day are located at 11701 Iron Bridge Road in Chester and 1311 Mall Drive in North Chesterfield. (Another Henrico store is nearing completion at the intersection of Staples Mill Road and Hermitage Road.)
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Police release sketch of Cheswick Park assault suspect


Henrico Police have released a sketch of the suspect who they say attacked a woman in Cheswick Park June 24.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 20 to 30 years old and approximately 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 9 in height, weighing 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray or bluish Captain America t-shirt, dark shorts, pink slippers and white socks. The sketch is pictured.
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Henrico County property transactions, June 19-25


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

8011 Langley Dr. – $125,000, 984 SF (built in 1954), from Daniel Hicks to Peyton Burchell.

7507 Comet Rd. – $192,350, 1,420 SF (built in 1957), from Daniel P. Barry to Marc Austin Highfill.

8004 Heavenly Valley Dr. – $203,000, 2,120 SF (built in 2007), from Daniel T. Romero to Dominic and Latoria Taylor.
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Henrico man dies in West End crash

A 48-year-old Henrico man died when the car he was driving crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of West Broad Street and John Rolfe Parkway early July 4.

Darrus T. Baker was driving westbound in an Infinity G35 at approximately 12:05 a.m. when his car struck a GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle that was attempting to turn left from southbound John Rolfe Parkway onto eastbound West Broad Street, according to Henrico Police.
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Henrico Athlete of the Month – July 2017

Prentice Doerfler, gymnast
Prentice Doerfler is a 13-year-old gymnast who trains at Above the Bar Gymnastics in Henrico. Amber Key tells his story.
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Business in brief


YWCA has announced the new members of its all-women governing board of directors and its young professionals board, the Young Women’s Leadership Alliance (YWLA). These appointments are effective July 1, 2017, with YWCA board members serving terms of three years and YWLA members serving two year terms.

New members of YWCA Board of Directors:
Tiffany Jana, TMI Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Oglesby, Justice3D; T.C. Williams School of Law
Judy Pahren, Capital One
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Henrico Restaurant Week generates donations for Coal Pit Learning Center


The fifth edition of Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted in April at 10 participating restaurants, raised $2,000 for the Coal Pit Learning Center in Glen Allen. Henrico Restaurant Week is presented by Visit Henrico and hosted by the Henrico Citizen and its parent company, T3 Media, LLC.
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