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17 Henrico schools earn Virginia Index of Performance awards


Seventeen Henrico County Schools earned Virginia Index of Performance Awards, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the State Board of Education announced May 24.

The awards are three-tiered and based on a number of criteria including benchmark testing, graduation rates, and enrollment in college-level classes. Only eight schools in the state won the top prize, the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.

In Henrico, 14 schools won the second-tier Board of Education Excellence Award, in total, 278 schools and two school divisions in Virginia earned the VIP award given to schools that met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and expanded educational opportunities set by the board. > Read more.

2 Henrico students win Congressional Art Awards

Two Henrico students earned recognition in the Congressional Art Awards ceremony, held at Capital One in Goochland earlier this month.

From nearly 70 entries, judges chose Hermitage High School student Caitlyn Le’s work “Still Life” as the first-place winner. Henrico High School student Katie Hennessee won an honorable mention for her work entitled ‘Deep Web.’
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Vithoulkas outlines $419.8M bond referendum proposal

UPDATE: MAY 24, 6:05 P.M. – Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas tonight outlined the details of his proposed $419.8-million bond referendum to the county's Board of Supervisors during a work session.

In addition to 12 school projects totaling $272.6 million, which Vithoulkas outlined in March, the Nov. 8 referendum would provide $147.2 million for 14 additional projects:
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Cyclist struck, killed on Gaskins Road

A 69-year-old man riding his bicycle on Gaskins Road in Henrico's West End was struck and killed by a vehicle Apr. 14 .

A Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling east on Gaskins Road when it struck the cyclist, Wendell F. Davis of the 400 block of East Ladies Mile Road, who was riding on the left side of the right lane. Davis was pronounced at the scene. The driver of the vehicle stopped and remained on scene. > Read more.

Business in brief


Heath Saunders recently was promoted to general manager of the Short Pump location of Olive Garden. Saunders has spent the past seven years as a production team member at Olive Garden, a role in which he was instrumental in leading his team to several awards recognizing restaurants with exceptional service and productivity within Darden Restaurants.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Woodcraft – renewed its lease of 10,000 SF in Broad Street Plaza at 9900 W. Broad St.; Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. – leased 5,155 SF in Highwoods I at 10900 Nuckols Rd.; and Gojo – leased 1,200 SF in Lexington Commons at 10156 W. Broad St. > Read more.

Allegiant launches new flights to Florida


Allegiant this week launched new nonstop flights to Florida from the Richmond International Airport (RIC).

New nonstop service to Orlando/Sanford began Thursday, and new nonstop service to Jacksonville began Friday. To celebrate the new flights, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $39 (to Jacksonville) and $56 (to Orlando/Sanford) for a limited time. > Read more.

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Community

19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
Entertainment

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.






 

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