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Local physicians to collect used sports equipment throughout June

Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call will host their third-annual AdvanceItUp! (AIU!) collection of gently-used sports equipment June 1-30. The initiative is designed to increase recreation options and active living at home and outside the home for local children who don't have access to usable sports equipment.

Items that are donated should be in good condition. They will benefit children at U-Turn Sports and the Henrico Police Athletic League.

The program will accept most types of sporting equipment, excluding used uniforms and safety gear such as helmets. The organizations are most in need of equipment for soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, wiffle ball, football and biking. > Read more.

DRPT to host public meeting in Henrico about future of transit


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in cooperation with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, will host a meeting June 7 in Henrico to address ways to improve public transit in the region.

Progress toward the implementation of the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit system has renewed the interest in public transport within the region. > Read more.

Business in brief


Benjamin S. Page, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. Page was honored for this achievement at the 2016 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. To earn this achievement, Page established himself as one of the company’s top advisors achieving high levels in production, client service and client satisfaction. Only a select number of high-performing Ameriprise financial advisors earn this distinction. Page’s office is located at 3908 Springfield Road Glen Allen. > Read more.
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Muthusamy earns three-peat as spelling champ


Moody Middle School seventh-grader Tejas Muthusamy claimed a three-peat as the Henrico County Public Schools' districtwide spelling bee champion earlier this week, correctly spelling "malihini" and "Samaritan" to win the title and again advance to the regional spelling bee. Each of the past two years, Muthusamy also won that event and advanced to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., where he finished seventh overall last year and eighth overall in 2014 – events that included nearly 300 competitors each from throughout the nation. > Read more.

Senate panel OKs bill legalizing fireworks sales


Despite concerns about fire safety, a Senate committee has recommended approval of a bill to legalize the sale of fireworks in Virginia.

The Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology voted 8-5 in favor of the legislation proposed by one of its members, Sen. Thomas Garrett, R-Hadensville. He said the bill could generate millions of dollars in sales taxes on a product he says is used illegally throughout the state anyway. > Read more.

Henrico Fire officials rescue dog from icy lake


Henrico Fire officials rescued a dog that was stuck on an icy pond in the West End Thursday morning.

Officials responded to the 4800 block of Saddleridge Court shortly after 10 a.m., Jan. 21, after the dog had wandered out onto the ice but was unable to get back by himself. The Henrico Search and Rescue Dive Team assisted, and using an inflatable boat, rope and leash, retrieved the dog and brought it back to shore. The entire incident was resolved in 30 minutes. > Read more.

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19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
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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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