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Henrico Police wins first place in national and state challenges

The Henrico County Police Division’s Special Enforcement Unit recently won first place in its categories at the Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) in both the statewide and national competitions. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) hold this competition each year to recognize agencies having the best traffic safety programs in the commonwealth and in the nation.

In the statewide VACP LEC competition, Municipal Category 8 is composed of law enforcement agencies with between 451-700 officers. In the IACP LEC competition, the category in which Henrico officers competed is composed of agencies with 251 or more police officers. > Read more.

Glen Allen man to lead national pharmacists association

Jeffrey C. Delafuente of Glen Allen recently was installed as 2013-14 president of the American Society for Consultant Pharmacists, an international professional association whose mission is to enhance the quality of care for all older persons through the appropriate use of medication and the promotion of healthy aging.

Delafuente is associate dean for academic affairs at VCU’s School of Pharmacy. > Read more.

Police seek bank robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Friday, Dec. 27. Shortly after 5 p.m. that day, a male suspect approached a teller inside the EVB Bank in the 8800 block of West Broad Street. The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money.

No weapon was displayed, and there were no injuries. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen walking on Homeview Drive towards Parham Road. > Read more.

Teachers earn national certification


Seventeen Henrico County Public Schools teachers recently earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In addition, five National Board Certified Teachers renewed their 10-year certifications. HCPS had the most teacher certifications of any school system in the Richmond area in 2013.

With the additions, the county now has 122 board-certified teachers. > Read more.

Custom Kitchens, Inc. named RMA’s ‘Retailer of the Year’

David and Richard Hendrick, co-owners of Custom Kitchens, Inc. were named the Retail Merchants Association’s 2013 Distinguished Retailer of the Year during an event earlier this month at the Westin Richmond hotel. Custom Kitchens, Inc., has been in business for more than 55 years and is recognized as an award-winning business and industry leader. The company is involved with numerous non-profits and charities (including the Science Museum of Virginia’s “Boost” exhibit, the Greater Richmond ARC and Habitat for Humanity) and contributes its services to the community. It awarded a $25,000 kitchen remodel prize, which benefitted the Hanover Habitat for Humanity in 2011.
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Community

Girls in foster care meet princess

Twenty young girls in foster care under Henrico County’s Department of Social Services came to the Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond Centerstage hoping to meet a Disney princess, and left with new-found friends.

The forum, There is a Princess Tiana in all of Us, was put together by Feld Entertainment and the Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream show that played at the Richmond Coliseum in September. The girls worked on creating their own tiaras, then enjoyed a visit with Princess Tiana and conversation and encouragement from local successful women. > Read more.

Cure by Design celebrates cancer survivors

Among the surprise celebrity appearances at the Sept. 24 Cure by Design Fashion Show was one by top male model Brad Kroenig (pictured with Sydney Page and First Lady of Virginia Maureen McDonnell, the honorary chair for the event).

Governor Bob McDonnell also dropped in to join his wife at the gala, which was held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa in Short Pump, while national designer Alex Garfield drummed up bids for the live auction.

The event centered around a fashion show featuring nearly 50 local cancer survivors as models. Following the fashion show, the traditional champagne toast and birthday reception was held to honor survivors, who posed with family and friends and celebrated “A World with Less Cancer and More Birthdays.” > Read more.

Fun run attracts hundreds in Short Pump

Hundreds of youngsters and teens sprinted through Short Pump Oct. 1 during the C&F Bank and Lite98 Short Pump Mile and Express Fun Run, the region’s largest timed youth road race. The event took place behind Short Pump Town Center. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite place to eat fared in recent health inspections by the Virginia Department of Health > Read more.

Art walking, without the chill

Crossroads Art Center to host indoor event Jan. 21
We really do love downtown Richmond’s First Fridays Art Walk. It’s a great way to view works of myriad artists in a concentrated area, meet a lot of local characters and just revel in the general spectacle of it all.

At this time of year, however, we prefer our activities a bit more sheltered from the elements. But we don’t have to give up our Art Walk – we’re just moving indoors. > Read more.

Restaurant Watch

See how Henrico food establishments fared during their most recent Virginia Department of Health inspections. > Read more.

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The Short Pump Ruritan Club is seeking crafters for its 24th annual craft show, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road.… Full text

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