‘Run 2 Rebuild Richmond’ scheduled at River Road UMC Oct. 1

Event to benefit low-income homeowners

River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.

The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.

Eastern Henrico crash kills Richmond man

Driver arrested on DUI charge

An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.

A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.

Henrico libraries to host ‘death cafes’


The Henrico County Public Library system will host three "death cafés" – gatherings during which attendees can discuss death and dying in what the library terms "surprisingly upbeat and informative guided discussions" led by spiritual and bereavement counselor Alane Miles.

The events will provide attendees the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the topics of death, dying, grief and funeral practices, in an informal setting. Miles has 20 years of experience in the hospice field, hosts the Death Club Radio show on WRIR and writes for Style Weekly. Registration is not required. > Read more.
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Greater Richmond SCAN opens advocacy center in Henrico

Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now, or SCAN, opened a Satellite Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Henrico County March 15, and it’s a big deal.

Why? Consider this fictitious scenario.

Shelly is 8 years old. Shelly lives with her parents and her 19-year-old uncle, Nate.

Shelly decides that she doesn’t feel comfortable when Nate touches her where her bathing suit covers, so she tells her school guidance counselor. Being a mandated reporter by law, her guidance counselor alerts Henrico Social Services officials to the situation. > Read more.

Lebanese Food Festival returns this week


The 32nd annual Lebanese Food Festival, hosted by St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, will be held on the church grounds next to Innsbrook at 4611 Sadler Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 13-14 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 15.

The event will include food, desserts and beverages, as well as live Lebanese music and traditional Lebanese folk dances in full costume. Admission and parking are free. The festival will be held rain or shine. > Read more.

Waggoner, Foster earn HCPS teaching awards


A fourth-grade teacher at Chamberlayne Elementary School and a math teacher at Glen Allen High School earned recognition as outstanding teachers from Henrico County Public Schools officials last week.

During a ceremony at Glen Allen High School, Chamberlayne E.S. teacher Beth Waggoner, an 18-year veteran of the HCPS system, earned the Gilman Teacher of the Year Award as the top teacher among the county's 3,700, while Glen Allen H.S. math teacher Sallie Foster was named the school division’s 2016 First-Year Teacher of the Year. The school division currently has more than 200 instructors in their first year of teaching. > Read more.

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Community

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale


Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
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