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.

Henrico CASA welcomes 10 new volunteers

Henrico County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomed 10 newly activated CASA volunteers during a ceremony Oct. 17. The advocates were sworn in by Stuart L. Williams, Jr., chief judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Williams commenced the swearing-in by thanking the new volunteers for committing their time and their hearts to children who are in need of the court’s intervention to ensure their safety and well-being. He also told them that CASA’s work and the reports they prepare for the court are invaluable and that their work as fact-finders and information gatherers is essential in assisting the court with making critical decisions in the best interest of children. > Read more.

Waggoner, Foster earn HCPS teaching awards

A fourth-grade teacher at Chamberlayne Elementary School and a math teacher at Glen Allen High School earned recognition as outstanding teachers from Henrico County Public Schools officials last week.

During a ceremony at Glen Allen High School, Chamberlayne E.S. teacher Beth Waggoner, an 18-year veteran of the HCPS system, earned the Gilman Teacher of the Year Award as the top teacher among the county's 3,700, while Glen Allen H.S. math teacher Sallie Foster was named the school division’s 2016 First-Year Teacher of the Year. The school division currently has more than 200 instructors in their first year of teaching. > Read more.

‘Henrico In Motion’ bike event scheduled for May 14

The Henrico portion of the Virginia Capital Trail officially opened last fall along Route 5, and bikers, runners, walkers and others quickly have turned it into a preferred mode of transportation through Eastern Henrico.

But there’s one last unofficial portion of the trail that will open to the public for the first time next week, and Henrico County officials are planning to celebrate it in style.

They’ll join with members of the public at Dorey Park Saturday, May 14, to dedicate a trail marker and the 0.4-mile connector trail that links the park to the Capital Trail. The event is part of Henrico In Motion, which also will feature a BMX Pros stunt show, a bike safety rodeo, live music and other events. > Read more.

New Innsbrook sign planned

An Innsbrook landmark is being replaced.

The Innsbrook Owners Association will install a new entrance sign at the corporate center’s entrance at West Broad Street and Cox Road May 16. The sign will replace the one that has stood for 30 years (pictured). The association has not publicly revealed what the new sign will look like, but it describes it as a sign “whose design will portend the exciting future that is certainly in store for the central business district of Henrico County.” > 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.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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