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Bon Secours sponsors ‘iCan’ bike camp

Bon Secours Pediatrics and Bon Secours Richmond Hope Therapy sponsored and hosted the iCan Bike camp for children with disabilities Aug. 11-15 at the University of Richmond’s Weinstein Center gymnasium. The camp provided children eight and older who have autism and Down’s syndrome with specialized instruction on how to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle by the conclusion of the camp.

Less than 20 percent of children with autism and 10 percent of children with Down’s syndrome learn how to ride a two-wheel bicycle in their lifetime. > Read more.

Police seek robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed the Credit Union Service Center in the 5000 block of Nine Mile Road just before 10 a.m. Jan. 23. The suspect verbally demanded money from the teller and indicated he had a weapon. No weapon was displayed and there were no injuries. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, weighing between 130 pounds and 145 pounds. He was wearing a red and gray sweatshirt, with a dark colored hooded shirt underneath, blue jeans, black shoes and had material partially covering his face. > Read more.

HCPS district-wide spelling bee rescheduled for Jan. 29

Because of the threat of inclement weather, Henrico County Public Schools will postpone its district-wide spelling bee until Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. The contest will still be held at Hungary Creek Middle School. The event had been scheduled for tonight.

One winner from each of the 45 elementary schools and one winner from each of the 12 middle schools will compete, and HCPS-TV will be there to stream the event live. You can watch from your computer by going to the HCPS website at henrico.k12.va.us. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions Jan. 1-7

101 East Laburnum Avenue – $25,000, 768 SF (built in 1946), from Larry Smith to 39 Forever LLC
8002 Patterson Avenue – $30,000, 0 SF, from JT Via and CV Allred to Gregory J. Spicer
2101 Glenthorne Road – $50,000, 1,296 SF (built in 1957), from Darryl E. and Terri Ransome to Instant Construction LLC
2317 Lourdes Road – $60,000, 1,652 SF (built in 1966), from Gray Henderson to Barney L. and Kimberly C. Henderson
3804 Ronnie Avenue – $66,000, 1,044 SF (built in 1954), from James F. Smith, Jr. to Ndeye Fatou Diop
3100 Wallaby Trace, #712 – $74,700, 1,065 SF (built in 1993), from Housing and Urban Development to Short Pump Investments LLC > Read more.

Positive reflections

Mirror Mode helps shape girls into successful young women

In 2009, Aljanette Hall struggled like many Americans. She found herself out of a job after many years working in the real estate business. The time off afforded her the opportunity to live out her true passion - shaping young girls into successful women-to-be who know their value.

“Going through the downside of the economy, I knew just how it was,” she says about feeling singled out and in need of information. She had been mentoring through her church on a volunteer basis, but saw the need to grow her outreach throughout greater Richmond. > Read more.

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Free Christmas tree guide available online

The holiday season is getting underway and for many, that means a trip to a Virginia Christmas tree farm or retail lot. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants to make this annual tradition a little easier and has published the new “2011 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide,” which is available online at http://www.virginiagrown.com > Read more.

‘America Recycles Day’ is today

America Recycles Day, recognized annually on Nov.15, is designed to celebrate the successes of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling throughout the year.

America Recycles Day is a national initiative of non-profit Keep America Beautiful,Inc.(KAB). Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 14-year history of ARD,a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home,at work,and on the go. > Read more.

HPAC honors 5 preservation champions

Two individuals, two organizations, and one newspaper – the Henrico Citizen – were honored recently by the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) for their efforts to preserve and promote Henrico County heritage.

In a ceremony held Oct. 26 at the Henrico Theatre, HPAC Chairman Beverly Cocke presented the awards accompanied by Henrico County Manager Virgil Hazelett.

Genealogist and retired educator Brenda Dabney Nichols received the Award of Merit for her lectures and programs regarding Henrico history topics and for her recent publication African Americans of Henrico County. > 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.

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health.
July 21
Arby's, 11298 Patterson Avenue – No critical violations reported and two non-critical violations reported during follow-up inspection.
Fas Mart, 11390 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen – No violations reported during follow-up inspection. > Read more.

‘Colors of Haiti’ on display at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

One can catch a glimpse of everyday Haitian life in a single painting’s vibrant colors and exotic scenery at “The Colors of Haiti” exhibition.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen partnered with Midwives for Haiti to bring a taste of Haiti’s fighting spirit and distinctive culture to the Richmond community.

“The Colors of Haiti” exhibition opened July 14 in the Gumenick Family Gallery and will continue until Sept. 11.

The displayed art pieces are meant to emphasize Haiti’s strength and perseverance despite the devastating after-effects from the earthquake. > Read more.

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