HCPS to host job fair Nov. 1 for bus drivers, nutrition trainees, custodial services

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking full-time and substitute bus drivers, full-time school nutrition manager trainees, and substitutes for both school nutrition and custodial services.

Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at the Glen Allen branch of Henrico County Public Library (10501 Staples Mill Rd.) Nov. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to talk with interested candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at http://henricoschools.us/careers. > Read more.

Business in brief

Equity Concepts, a Richmond-based financial services firm with offices in Henrico County and Carytown, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Founded in 1991 by Michael Thaler, the firm started off as a two-person operation that has now expanded to two area offices, as well as two additional associate firms in Altoona, Penn. The company serves more than 2,000 households and oversees approximately $800 million in assets. It recently was ranked sixth on this year’s Richmond BizSense annual list of area wealth and asset management companies. Thaler has also established his own nonprofit, Effective Ministries, Inc. (EMI), also known as The LINK. The LINK oversees partnerships and projects that meet the physical and spiritual needs of the communities it serves in Richmond and Niger, Africa. > Read more.

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.

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Greater Richmond SCAN opens advocacy center in Henrico

Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now, or SCAN, opened a Satellite Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Henrico County March 15, and it’s a big deal.

Why? Consider this fictitious scenario.

Shelly is 8 years old. Shelly lives with her parents and her 19-year-old uncle, Nate.

Shelly decides that she doesn’t feel comfortable when Nate touches her where her bathing suit covers, so she tells her school guidance counselor. Being a mandated reporter by law, her guidance counselor alerts Henrico Social Services officials to the situation. > Read more.

Lebanese Food Festival returns this week

The 32nd annual Lebanese Food Festival, hosted by St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, will be held on the church grounds next to Innsbrook at 4611 Sadler Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 13-14 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 15.

The event will include food, desserts and beverages, as well as live Lebanese music and traditional Lebanese folk dances in full costume. Admission and parking are free. The festival will be held rain or shine. > 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.

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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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