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Glen Allen mother earns $7K ‘Parentpreneur’ grant


A Glen Allen mother and entrepreneur recently earned a $7,000 grant from The First Years, a juvenile products manufacturer, to help make her childhood clothing invention a reality.

Casey Bunn, who has two children (three-year-old Jillian and one-year-old Charlie) created Handsocks to solve a problem – the need for long, cozy, sock-like mittens that keep babies and older children warm while also providing protection from scratches and skin conditions. > Read more.

Henricopolis SWCD honors its stars at Assemblage


A century or so ago, Henrico County was known as the Dairy County of Virginia, and one of the largest dairy operations was centered at the Dorey family's barn in Varina.

On Jan. 7, the barn – now the site of the Dorey Park Recreation Center – was transformed into an art gallery, and its rafters hung with colorful student art work depicting nature scenes. > Read more.

SR-71 moving from Virginia Aviation Museum


One of the most visible exhibits at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston is on its way to a new home.

The world’s fastest and highest flying production aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, is preparing to move from the museum to the Science Museum of Virginia. The iconic, supersonic stealth plane will become the focal point of the SMVs new exhibition gallery, Speed, opening later this year.

Before traveling to its new home, the Blackbird will be disassembled and packaged by experts from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery and W.M. Jordan Company. > Read more.
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Most prostitution in Henrico happens at a handful of hotels

Beside a budget hotel in the West End section of Henrico County is an American-style restaurant. There’s a patch of dead vegetables and wilting herbs in the back parking lot. People walk in and out of the dimly lit space. They probably don’t realize the hotel next door had 11 cases of prostitution during a recent six-month period.

From April 1 through Sept. 30, police responded to a total of 191 prostitution-related incidents throughout Henrico County, according to a computer analysis of the Police Department’s crime data. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Nov. 30-Dec. 6


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

1309 Foxcroft Road – $186,000, 1,028 SF (built in 1954), from Randall E. and Anne M. Taylor to Juliet R. Crenshaw.
3000 Darnett Lane – $229,000, 1,824 SF (built in 2004), from Timothy J. and Joy C. Andrews to Dante Washington.
3937 Battersea Place – $250,839, 1,838 SF (built in 2002), from Bank of America NA to Housing and Urban Development.
2303 Edenbridge Court – $262,500, 1,221 SF (built in 1980), from Kelley E. Parks and Lisa D. Moore Trustees to Melanie B. Marks.
4809 Rodney Road – $265,000, 1,752 SF (built in 1938), from Elizabeth Adelle Pruitt to Ann E. C. Peace.
2840 Fairway Homes Way – $285,000, 2,007 SF (built in 2001), from Ellen E. Brooks to Seth G. and E. Faye Hobart. > Read more.

Night lights


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights is in full effect as the holidays approach. The lights will remain on through Jan. 11 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly, except for Dec. 24 and 25. > Read more.

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Community

Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.

Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival planned for February


The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.

A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.

A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Start celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with Susan Greenbaum at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. She will present “An Evening of Love Songs.” Other fun events this weekend include Henrico Rec & Parks’ 30th annual One Act Showcase; “The Lego Movie” playing at the Henrico Theatre (tickets are only $!); and Robin and Linda Williams who will be performing at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. And homeowners will really appreciate the free Home Improvement Seminar taking place at Harvie ES. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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