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Recreation and Parks registration reopens Saturday


The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will reopen registration for programs and courses on Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. online at http://www.connect.henricorecandparks.com .

Registration also will be available in person at Belmont, Deep Run and Eastern Henrico recreation centers from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. that day.

A problem with the division's software vendor during registration last Saturday resulted in long wait times and difficulty registering, which prompted the division to shut down the registration process until the issues were resolved. > Read more.

Student Government Day puts Henrico students in charge


More than 100 students from Henrico County high schools on Wednesday got a firsthand look at their local government and public schools administrations as part of the 58th annual Student Government Day.

The program matched 108 students from all nine high schools with elected and appointed officials, including members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board, county manager, superintendent, judges and department directors. Students spent the day learning how Henrico general government and Henrico County Public Schools work on behalf of residents and others to provide services and address needs of the community. > Read more.
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Business in brief


As a part of their annual Patient Appreciation Day Celebration, the two Richmond practices of Ariya Chiropractic Centers will be offering existing patients complimentary adjustments with a donation to Henrico-based Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization empowering survivors of sexual and domestic violence. New patients can receive complimentary examinations and spinal scans with a donation. All donations will be matched by Ariya Family Chiropractic Centers. Patient Appreciation Day is scheduled for Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An appointment is needed for treatment. For more information, call 270-5700 (W. Broad Street location) or 288-1005 (Patterson Avenue location). > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Oct. 20-26


A sampling of property transactions in Henrico County Oct. 20-26, 2014 appears below:

2 Red Fox Lane – $40,000, 1,121 SF (built in 1962), from Emily P. Gill Estate to Leah F. Campbell.
8900 Mansfield Drive – $50,000 (vacant site), from Mansfield Group LLC to Dwight J. and Susan L. Altorelli.
303 Seven Pines Avenue – $60,000, 744 SF (built in 1944), from Jeffrey T. Poythress to Christopher and Rachael Culley.
200 Bridge Street – $69,500, 1,050 SF (built in 1937), from Robert Jones to Terry L. Oakes.
11 Meadow Lark Lane – $78,950, 1,132 SF (built in 1962), from Joyce B. Melchert to Ronald L. Klarson.
208 Gawain Drive – $89,000, 1,768 SF (built in 1969), from Bryan P. and Tammy L. Young to Sunshine Housing LLC. > Read more.

Allegiant to begin nonstop service from RIC to Tampa Bay

Richmond International Airpport is adding a new carrier beginning in February.

Allegiant announced that it would begin offering nonstop flights between Richmond and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport in Florida Feb. 13. The new service will operate twice weekly.The company also will offer travelers the chance to book air, hotel, car and attraction reservations together. > Read more.

Lumber Liquidators transferring 117 jobs to White Oak site

UPDATE: NOV. 11, 6:03 P.M. – Lumber Liquidators is consolidating its operations in Hampton, Suffolk and Toano (where it is headquartered) and moving 117 jobs to its new facility at White Oak Technology Park in Sandston.

The Virginian-Pilot first reported the announcement today.

Lumber Liquidators operates more than 300 stores in 46 states – including one on West Broad Street in Henrico – as well as Canada. The company employs more than 1,500 people.
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Community

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

High Heel Dash for breast cancer in Innsbrook Saturday

Women – and men – are invited to kick up their high-heeled stilettos, pumps and platforms and race to find a cure during Richmond’s debut of the Komen High Heel Dash on Saturday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at The Shoppes at Innsbrook.

Hosted by the Central Virginia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the High Heel Dash participants will sprint 50 yards in their heels of choice. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest and “best dressed” racers. Race participation is open to the public for a $10 entry fee. Registration is available online at http://www.komencentralva.org or on the day of the race beginning at 3 p.m. Teams and creative costumes are encouraged. There is no admission for spectators. > Read more.

All Henrico Reads book discussions start Thursday

Garth Stein, author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” has been selected as the 2012 author for All Henrico Reads. Book discussions will be held at several libraries beginning March 8 at Tuckahoe Library. The discussions lead up to the AHR main event on April 5 when Stein will discuss the book and sign copies. > 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.

‘Monsters U’ proves itself as family gem


Anyone who has seen "Animal House," "Revenge of the Nerds," or any of the countless retreads and spoofs they spawned will surely find something familiar in "Monsters University." Pixar's latest comes from the very same mold, but has been cast in brighter, cuter colors. Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan, the green-and-blue leads of 2001's "Monsters, Inc." (Billy Crystal and John Goodman, respectively) are freshmen at the titular university and face the typical trials and tribulations one would find in any college comedy. Arrogant fraternity jocks, a tough-as-nails dean and a campus-wide scare-off must all be overcome if Mike and Sully are to become the best of friends and blossom into the heroes we know from the original film. > Read more.

Strange brews

Henrico’s first craft brewery opens
Go wash out your already overflowing beer mug, because Henrico's first craft brewery just started pouring last month.

Strangeways Brewing opened its 8,400-square-foot brewery on Dabney Road May 29. The brewery introduced its two flagship beers at about 26 local restaurants Memorial Day Weekend in the form of three bar crawls. > Read more.

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