82-year-old man struck, killed by vehicle on Quioccasin Road

OCT. 27 – An 82-year-old Henrico man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Quioccasin Road early Thursday morning.

The victim, Luis Franco, was struck by a Toyota SUV near the intersection of Quioccasin and Westridge Road shortly before 7 a.m. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. > Read more.

Mud pies, skies and butterflies

Math Science Innovation Center in Eastern Henrico celebrates 50 years of wonder

Even the most relaxed parents may blanch on occasion at the thought of letting their kids delve deeply into buckets of mud or handle insects and spiny sea creatures. Throw in the mention of exploring a spider room, and some might barely suppress shudders.

But at the MathScience innovation center (MSIC) in Eastern Henrico County, flies and mud pies are all part of the game – and the learning. > Read more.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital to offer alcohol impairment simulation series

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital will host three alcohol impairment simulation events this week to raise awareness of how one’s balance, motor planning, and coordination skills are effected by alcohol.

The simulation series will be held in the Forest Lobby of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, 1602 Skipwith Road, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26; and at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. > Read more.

Allen & Allen seeks ‘Hometown Heroes’ nominations

The nomination period for the annual Allen & Allen "Hometown Heroes" award program ends May 16

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is seeking community nominations for its award, which it introduced in 2010 to honor the firm’s centennial anniversary. Awards recognize the positive impact of local individuals who give back to their community on a daily basis.

“Allen & Allen admires the bravery, dedication, and hard work of the people across Virginia who value the act of giving,” said Trent Kerns, president of Allen & Allen. “Service to others, no matter the size of the gesture or good deed, connects each of us back to a basic human value. We can all find a way to make a difference.” > Read more.

Henrico HS to host benefit golf tournament

Henrico High School will host the first-annual “Building the Dream Scholarship and Warrior Fund Golf Tournament” June 11 at The Crossings Golf Course in Glen Allen. The event is a tax exempt 501 (c 3) foundation. The tournament is held in memory of Sheridan DeShawn Fuller, a 2015 graduate of Henrico High School, who died in October from leukemia.

Last year with the help of many contributors, the nonprofit foundation created to award the scholarships gave 14 scholarships worth $250 apiece to college- bound seniors who overcame major obstacles and challenges in their academic and personal lives. > Read more.

Compare.com to move into larger Henrico space

Henrico-based auto insurance comparison company Compare.com will relocate its headquarters to a new Henrico site, in preparation to expand its workforce by 40 percent by the end of next year.

The new site, in the East Shore office complex in Innsbrook, will feature 26,000 square feet of office space. The company has added nearly a dozen new employees since January and has expanded its insurance carrier partnerships. > Read more.

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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.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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Liz Longley and special guest Max Jury will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Longley is touring for her new album “Weightless.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com. Full text

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