Glen Allen advances in 14U Babe Ruth World Series


The Glen Allen Babe Ruth Baseball League 14-year-old all-star team advanced to the single-elimination round of the 14-year-old World Series, which the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association is hosting at RF&P Stadium in Glen Allen.
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Earnhardt gives Redskins a ride


Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88, stopped at Richmond Raceway Aug. 8 in advance of the track’s NASCAR weekend in September. He was joined by five players from the Washington Redskins, who were in town for the team's training camp, which concluded Aug. 14. The day in Richmond gave Earnhardt and the Redskins players an opportunity to see how the athletes compete in their respective sports.
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READ Center a finalist for $25k grant


The READ Center is a top-200 cause finalist in State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist program, making it eligible to earn a $25,000 grant to support adult literacy in the Richmond region. The 40 organizations from across the nation with the most votes will win grants.

The READ Center, based in Henrico, provides classroom instruction and one-to-one tutoring to adults with very low literacy.
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Little ‘feets,’ big fun

Special Olympics event showcases inclusiveness

On a balmy Friday morning, Wendy Napier sat in a pop-up lawn chair on the Douglas S. Freeman High School football field with a juice box in hand and a smile on her face as she watched her son, Justin, participate in a standing long-jump competition.

For many parents, the chance to see a child perform in sporting events is a common occurrence. For Napier, watching her intellectually disabled 8-year-old son compete with his peers is a rarity. That’s why she was so excited on that Friday morning, the day of the Little Feet Meet.
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Henrico Athlete of the Month - May 2017

Mike Woodhouse


Mike Woodhouse, who trains at 11:11 Bodybuilding on Williamsbrg Road in Eastern Henrico, became a champion bodybuilder through hard work and intense focus. Amber Key tells his story.
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Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers for 2017-18 school year


As the school year comes to an end, Henrico County Public Schools are looking for applicants for bus drivers for next year.

The school system is seeking applicants to train for the position, said Josh Davis, director of pupil transportation for HCPS.

“We need strong bus driver candidates for our summer training sessions,” Davis said. “This time of year we need to fill positions expected to open through summer attrition. We will be training new drivers for contracted and substitute positions for the school year 2017-18. Successful candidates will also be offered part-time work in the summer.”
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week - May 8, 2017


Crime Stoppers needs the public's assistance to help identify the suspects in a shooting that occurred in the Barton Heights neighborhood.

At approximately 5:19 p.m. May 1, multiple police units responded to the Norrell Elementary School Annex at 201 W. Graham Road for an active shooter situation. It was reported that three suspects forced entry into the building and were possibly still on-scene. When units arrived, they quickly set a perimeter and cleared the building.

One person was found suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound in the building.
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Business in brief


CycleBar, a new concept in indoor cycling that offers a high-energy workout in a rock-concert-like atmosphere, will be opening to the public on Thursday, May 11. CycleBar will be one of the first tenants to open at the new GreenGate development, located between Short Pump Town Center and 288. CycleBar offers a pay-per-class model with no membership necessary. Easy online booking allows guests to purchase class packages and reserve a specific bike up to a week in advance online. Classes are 50 minutes long and feature tiers for 48 bikes plus LED lighting, wide-screen graphics and audio with a DJ booth. Riders can track performance data via CycleStats and download the music used in the class session. In the cool down period after class, riders enjoy fresh fruit, enhanced water and the aromatherapy that exists throughout the facility. To celebrate the opening, CycleBar GreenGate will offer CycleBlast, 10 days of free rides for the public, from May 11-21, giving riders the chance to experience all that CycleBar has to offer at no charge.
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New products arrive at Virginia ABC stores


The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is adding 29 new products to its catalog of more than 3,000 distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers.

The new products include six bourbons, four whiskeys, four scotches, six ready-to-drink cocktails, three tequilas, three vodkas, one cognac and two cordials.

A number of new Virginia products from regions spanning the commonwealth are among this new class of spirits, including Kopper Kettle Bonded Virginia Whiskey, Dr. Stoner’s Smoky Herb Whiskey and Fresh Herb Vodka, McCauley’s Virginia Bourbon Whiskey and Scratch Corn Whiskey — a dream come true for lovers of Virginia spirits.
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Henrico School Board to host middle school redistricting hearing May 11


The Henrico County School Board will hold a public hearing May 11 at New Bridge auditorium to receive input about proposed draft options in the redistricting process for HCPS middle schools. Options under consideration would take effect for the 2018-19 school year.

There are three draft redistricting options under consideration, but HCPS staff members and CropperGIS Consulting continue to explore modifications to existing options and possible new options.
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Glen Allen laboratories firm acquired by Tennessee company


Poplar Healthcare, a laboratory services company headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., announced this week that it had completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Bostwick Laboratories, a Glen Allen-based specialty anatomic pathology laboratory focused on the diagnosis of cancer.

Bostwick Laboratories is a leader in urologic pathology with expertise and a growing presence in the dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, and nephrology sectors of the anatomic pathology market.
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Henrico Library wins one of 75 NASA grants for STEM education


Henrico County Public Library is one of 75 library systems nationally – and the only one in Virginia – selected from a pool of 513 applicants to win funding for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs through the NASA @ My Library project, library officials announced May 4.

The grant supplies training, materials, and funding for HCPL libraries for 18 months in Phase 1, and through 2020 in Phase 2, to increase youth participation in STEM activities at the library.
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Four Henrico County high schools named among nation’s best


Four Henrico County high schools have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine included Deep Run, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman high schools in its annual “Best High Schools” report.

Deep Run was the No. 11-ranked high school in Virginia. Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman were Nos. 16, 27 and 34, respectively.
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Religion influences politics but in different ways

About 90 percent of General Assembly members identify as Christian
Religion plays a role in legislation involving everything from firearms to health care to marriage in the Virginia General Assembly.

Like their constituents, the vast majority of legislators are Christian. Religious lawmakers say that their faith shapes their values and outlook on life – but that they don’t impose their religious beliefs on others.
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Lewis Ginter names new horticulture director


After an extensive national search, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has named John Morse as its new director of horticulture. Morse most recently was superintendent of horticulture for the Morris County Park Commission in Morristown, N.J., where he was responsible for more than 450 acres including Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook Historic Garden. In his new role, he will direct horticulture for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden starting in early July.
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