Glen Allen residents to appear on ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’ Monday on ABC


Al and Esther Thompson's Glen Allen home will be featured on the ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Monday at 9 p.m. The couple's home is decorated for the holidays with more than 170,000 lights and hundreds of homemade items.

The couple's house, at 9716 Wendhurst Drive, is one of several that will compete on the show for a $50,000 prize. The show was taped in October. > Read more.

OneJet to begin nonstop service between RIC and Pittsburgh


OneJet will introduce nonstop service between Richmond International Airport and Pittsburgh Mar. 1, the company announced this week.

OneJet provides nonstop travel between its base in Pittsburgh and small and medium-size markets, such as Hartford, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is also adding service to Albany, N.Y. in March.

Flights will go on sale Feb. 1. > Read more.

Sensitive Santa to visit Regency Square


Regency Square will host Sensitive Santa Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event gives children on the autism spectrum an opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with Santa this Christmas during the first Sensitive Santa event. Families can experience Santa without the common hustle and bustle and sensory overload.

Families also may book during certain times, easing the experience of standing in long lines. Children can be photographed with Santa in an autism-friendly setting. > Read more.
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HCPS-TV to stream Henrico graduations on TV, online


Henrico County Public Schools this year will again provide live streaming video of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU’s Siegel Center. Henrico's public high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies June 14-16.

The stream may be accessed at http://henricoschools.us or through each individual high school’s home page. Graduations also will be shown live on HCPS-TV (Comcast Channel 99 and FIOS channel 38) and again later in June. The stream may be accessed on any desktop or mobile device. > Read more.

6 Henrico students awarded Va. Credit Union scholarships


Virginia Credit Union recently awarded $2,500 scholarships to six Henrico County students through its Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship Program.

The students were selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, an essay and work to help defray the cost of education.

The Henrico County winners are:
• Hannah Bailey, a sophomore at Liberty University studying nursing;
• Claire Galvin, a graduate of Glen Allen High School who will attend the College of William and Mary; > Read more.

Business in brief


Local residents Steven and Nehana Dew, and her parents Tracy and Venus Kneebush, recently purchased and celebrated the grand opening of a Fetch! Pet Care franchise servicing the western portion of Metro Richmond, including western Henrico. The company, which was founded in 2002 and operates in 28 states, is the nation’s largest professional pet sitting and dog walking company. Staff members are bonded, insured, background-checked and have specialized skills in caring for dogs, cats, birds and other small caged animals. Steven and Nehana Dew have years of experience in health care, while Tracy Kneebush has a background in customer service and technology, and Venus Kneebush is an experienced dog groomer. After Tracy Kneebush was introduced earlier this year to Fetch! Pet Care by a former colleague, the opportunity took shape quickly. Fetch! Pet Care offers a wide range of services including puppy care, private dog walking, pet sitting, overnight care and pet taxi services. A free consultation is offered for every client. For details, call (804) 464 8245 or visit http://www.fetchpetcare.com/richmond-west. > Read more.

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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Oak Hall Baptist Church, 1877 Old Hanover Rd. in Sandston, will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes and bacon for breakfast, followed by story time, pictures with Santa, games, a mission project and crafts. All are welcome. The event is free. For details, call 737-5812 or visit http://www.oakhallbc.org. Full text

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