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‘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.

Henrico Police dedicate police K9 memorial


The Henrico Division of Police today dedicated a Police K9 memorial at the K9 Facility and Training Center, 420 Dabbs House Road, in the former Henrico Animal Shelter.

The memorial was made possible by an anonymous donor who wanted to honor the history and service of the Henrico K9 Unit. > Read more.
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Queen of harps


The HARPS Foundation presented Claire Jones, the former Royal Harpist, at Richmond Montessori School March 11 for a school-wide assembly. Jones and her husband, a percussionist, performed and discussed her life in the palace from the perspective of a royal musician including the experience of playing for a royal wedding and the Queen. > Read more.

Business in brief


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Publix Supermarkets, Inc. – leased 49,000 SF at Nuckols Place at 5400 Wyndham Forest Dr.; Future Tech Enterprises – leased 7,424 SF in Interport Business Center at 5320 S. Laburnum Ave.; Fastenal Company – renewed its lease of 6,821 SF at 5653 S. Laburnum Ave.; RS&H Commercial Realty Inc. – renewed its lease of 3,672 SF at 4235 Innslake Dr.; Level 3 Communications, LLC – expanded into an additional 3,128 SF for a total of 5,522 SF in Wistar Center at 8145-8147 Staples Mill Rd.; and Hawks Renovations LLC – leased 2,349 SF in Wistar Center at 8101-8157 Staples Mill Rd. > Read more.

Fairfield Middle School principal receives REB Leadership Award


Fairfield Middle School Principal Art Raymond this week was awarded the 2015-16 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually – one each from the school systems of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and one from the city of Richmond schools.

The award recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their jobs to create an exceptional educational environment. The award stresses management and communication skills, and the ability to inspire, encourage and advocate for the school. It includes $7,500 for personal development and an additional $7,500 for school projects of the recipient’s choosing. > Read more.

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Community

Anthem LemonAid registration opens


Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.

Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.

“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.” > Read more.

Richmond Solar Co-op sign ups end April 30


The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.

“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


A depressing week of cloudy skies is finally behind us and a fun weekend in Henrico is ahead! If the rain has you down, the 2016 Greater Richmond Holistic Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex is the place for you. Nourish the mind, body, soul and emotions in a friendly, supportive – and dry! – environment. Music is also great for the soul – Rumble Seat Revival will perform an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz tonight and HATTheatre will present the anti-bullying musical “Masquerade” this weekend. Another musical, “The Wiz,” is playing at the Henrico Theatre this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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