Glen Allen advances in 14U Babe Ruth World Series


The Glen Allen Babe Ruth Baseball League 14-year-old all-star team advanced to the single-elimination round of the 14-year-old World Series, which the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association is hosting at RF&P Stadium in Glen Allen.
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Earnhardt gives Redskins a ride


Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88, stopped at Richmond Raceway Aug. 8 in advance of the track’s NASCAR weekend in September. He was joined by five players from the Washington Redskins, who were in town for the team's training camp, which concluded Aug. 14. The day in Richmond gave Earnhardt and the Redskins players an opportunity to see how the athletes compete in their respective sports.
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READ Center a finalist for $25k grant


The READ Center is a top-200 cause finalist in State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist program, making it eligible to earn a $25,000 grant to support adult literacy in the Richmond region. The 40 organizations from across the nation with the most votes will win grants.

The READ Center, based in Henrico, provides classroom instruction and one-to-one tutoring to adults with very low literacy.
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Henrico students take honors in Peace Center essay contest

Nine Henrico students wrote essays that were honored for their excellence in the Richmond Peace Education Center’s annual Peace Essay Contest, in which more than 560 students from across Virginia submitted essays.

The theme of the contest was Many People…One Nation. Students were asked to consider how best to build understanding and mutual respect among people of different heritages and beliefs. They wrote about what they could do to help build a community from people of many different backgrounds, and how to help promote respect and understanding among all communities and across the nation.
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HCPS seeking nutrition workers, bus drivers at July 12 job fair


Henrico County Public Schools will host a job fair Wednesday, July 12 to talk with candidates for full-time and substitute school nutrition workers and bus drivers. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at the Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers.
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Train strikes car in Richmond, killing Henrico man

A 24-year-old Henrico man died when his car was struck by an Amtrak train Sunday evening in Richmond.

Clayon G. Roper, Jr. was attempting to cross the train tracks heading eastbound in the 1700 block of Broad Rock Boulevard in a 2017 Ford Taurus but didn't make it. Flashing red lights and warning bars had been activated as the train approached, according to Richmond police.
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A decade of local flavor

Lakeside Farmers’ Market celebrates its 10th year

Peter and Sharon Francisco have been married and lived in Lakeside for more than 40 years, but this year they’re celebrating another type of milestone: the 10th year of business for the Lakeside Farmers’ Market, which they own and operate.

On a hot and humid ‘Lakeside Day’ morning, with bubbles floating through the air and a water wheel tinkling in the background, they recounted the story of the farmers’ market and how they’ve tried to make a difference in the community.
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Business in brief


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the sale of two class A office buildings located within Innsbrook Office Park in Glen Allen. 4240 Cox Road is a 38,676 square foot two-story corporate headquarters building built in 2000. 4300 Cox Road is a 69,620 square foot three-story office building built in 1989. Lightfoot Road Hospitality, LLC purchased the office buildings from Banks Richmond Limited Partnership for $6,247,500 as an investment.
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Henrico Fire receives $50k in federal funding


Henrico County Division of Fire will receive just more than $50,000 to use for training firefighters, as part of a $1.05-million dollar funding program announced July 7 by Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner.

Three other fire departments in the state will receive the other funds. The money is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistant to Firefighters Grant program.
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A heart for service


Teens from Catholic Heart Workcamp gathered in June with children from the Coal Pit Learning Center in Glen Allen in front of a shed painted by the teens during their week volunteering at the preschool (above).
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Armed and ready

7-year-old receives new prosthetic device

Two Henrico parents were able to provide their daughter with a new prosthetic arm last week, thanks to the work of ECPI University of Richmond/Innsbrook students and staff.

ECPI instructor Dr. Negar Ghochaghi recently formed a local “Enabling the Future” chapter at the school – a network of volunteers who use 3-D printers to collaborate on and design innovative prosthetics and assistive devices throughout the world.

When the family of seven-year-old Lydia H. (last name withheld at the family's request) learned about the chapter, they e-mailed Ghochaghi and her team to learn more. A match was made.
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Summer shooters


Action in the Steward School Boys Basketball Summer League heated up during games June 29.
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All-star baseball, softball teams advance to state, regional tournaments


Eight Henrico youth baseball and softball all-star teams recently won district titles to advance to state championship tournaments.
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Fairly tempting

Midtown State Fair returns this month

If you've been hankering to cruise bountiful displays of produce and pies, or to laugh at wacky contests like chicken impersonating and pickle-face making – and you don't feel like waiting months for the state fair in September – you're in luck.

The Midtown State Fair returns to Libbie Mill July 16 and features all of the above and more, amid the cozy surroundings of Midtown's brick
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Lidl to open 2 Henrico stores July 27

JULY 6, 3:10 P.M. – Lidl US will open four Richmond-area grocery stores – including two in Henrico County – July 27, company officials announced today. The Henrico stores, at 12151 West Broad Street in Short Pump and 5110 South Laburnum Avenue in Eastern Henrico – will open at 8 a.m. that day, following ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 7:40 a.m.

The new Richmond-area stores are among Lidl’s first locations in the country. The other two local stores opening that day are located at 11701 Iron Bridge Road in Chester and 1311 Mall Drive in North Chesterfield. (Another Henrico store is nearing completion at the intersection of Staples Mill Road and Hermitage Road.)
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