Henrico County VA

‘Fill the Boot’ kickoff event planned Monday


Fire chiefs from Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield will join Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, local professional firefighters and Muscular Dystrophy Association officials to host a special event July 25 to kick off the firefighters' annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign. This campaign seeks to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer.

The event will take place at noon at James Center Plaza in Richmond, continuing more than 60 years of fire fighter tradition. The event will feature speakers including Jones, local fire chiefs, Richmond City Council members and other government officials, as well as MDA Goodwill Ambassador families. > Read more.

Business in brief


Melody Magic Music Studio, a children’s music and movement studio on Lauderdale Drive in Short Pump, has been named among the best Kindermusik programs worldwide – out of more than 5,000 programs of their kind internationally – for the second consecutive year. The honor, awarded to owner Katherine Knight, was earned after an independent review of the facility’s programming, parent reviews, and other related feedback. The certification is re-evaluated every year and educators are required to participate in ongoing training and education. Melody Magic Music Studio’s Kindermusik-based classes are research-based music and movement curricula for children up to six years of age. Enrollment for fall classes opened July 15 for returning students and will open Aug. 1 for everyone. There will be a week of demo classes starting Aug. 22. > Read more.

University of Richmond to offer professional brewing program


In collaboration with community partners around the metro-Richmond area, University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies is launching a new beer brewer professional certificate program. The first class will begin in October.

This program is geared toward those interested in entering or advancing in the growing craft beer industry. Students will learn the craft brewing business from the procurement of raw materials through to the proper handling, processing, packaging and distribution of the final product. > Read more.
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ICGR honors 19 Henrico County students


On Feb. 11, the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond (ICGR) recognized more than 50 Richmond metropolitan area students for their efforts to improve human relations and inter-group understanding.

The annual Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Awards has been held every year since 1970 to honor students, nominated by school officials, who exemplify the Council’s mission to promote understanding and cooperation among diverse religious faiths.

Students are selected for their community service and participation in activities that enhance human relationships and for such skills as empathy, understanding, and the ability to relate to others of different gender, race or religion. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Jan. 18-24


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

1822 Timberly Waye – $149,950, 1,280 SF (built in 1993), from Linda Carol Hughes Estate to Kayley Perkins.
9529 Hungary Ridge Road – $170,000, 1,176 SF (built in 1995), from Jason K. Hudson to Dennis Patrick Dietrick, Jr.
7603 South Pinehill Road – $170,000, 3,019 SF (built in 1953), from Stuart Craig Turlington to Scott Calvin Turlington.
5905 Old Richmond Avenue – $176,000, 1,176 SF (built in 1948), from Robert A. and L. A. T. and V. M. J. Pritchard to Conner H. and Carleigh R. Brown.
10235 Acworth Drive – $233,950, 1,728 SF (built in 1981), from James E. and Sandra P. Wade to William H. Wolfe, III and Maureen C. Wolfe.
10409 Gibsons Landing Drive – $237,000, 1,692 SF (built in 1992), from Joan L. Neff to Kimberly N. Baugh.
9709 Fireside Drive – $252,500, 1822 SF (built in 1990), from Michael Garriss and Erica Aleman to Kristin A. Spivey. > Read more.

Business in brief


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group has represented Cohen Equities in the sale of The Shoppes at Twin Oaks, located at 3601-3641 Cox Road in Henrico County. KG1 Twin Oaks, LLC, an entity controlled by the Kotarides family of Virginia Beach, purchased the 39,117 square foot retail center for $7,600,000 as an investment. The property was 94% leased at the time of the sale and includes tenants such as Bank of America’s home loans office, West End Crossfit, Plaza Del Rey and Tahoe’s Restaurant. The sale was completed by Eric Robison and Catharine Spangler of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. > Read more.

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Community

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


There are some great events this weekend in Henrico that will take your mind off the incredible heat. Highland Springs residents are invited to a Neighborhood Block Party with music, games, food and giveaways. The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host a dance at Pinchbeck Elementary School. There are still a few spots left for a free women’s self-defense class at The Academy of Kung Fu. And the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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