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Into the fire

Inaugural teen fire academy graduates 11 students

The stage was set for an exercise at the Henrico County fire training facility last month. A three-story cinderblock structure represented the burning building. Traffic cones stood in each window, and dummies were hidden in the dark recesses within. Sirens could be heard in the distance.

Three fire trucks filled with trainees pulled up to the imaginary scene. Firefighters hopped out of one truck and initiated a search and rescue mission, soon emerging with one dummy and reentering to find another. Crew members from the second truck set up hoses, charged the lines and entered the building, expertly knocking down the cones with the water. > Read more.

Va. Fire Officer Academy to donate in memory of UR coaches

The students and staff of the 2014 Virginia Fire Officer Academy are making their annual class gift to the memorial funds established in the names of two University of Richmond women's basketball coaches who died last month.

The academy chose the Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis memorial funds in honor of the two women who died in a hot air balloon accident May 9. The two women also were alumni of UR. > Read more.

Green buildings, solarized homes proliferating in Henrico

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of occasional articles about environmentally friendly efforts in Henrico County.

About four years ago, Henrico County's unofficial "green corridor" of Staples Mill Road took off on a growth spurt, adding in quick succession such LEED-certified buildings as Glen Allen High School, the renovated Glen Allen Library and a couple of solar homes.

The new Holman Middle School built on nearby Francistown Road also earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification thanks to such features as efficient mechanical equipment, high-performance lighting systems, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, May 19-25


4379 Charles City Road – $29,000, 725 SF (built in 1951), from Raymon Eugene Peay to John Gottwald.
5618 Crenshaw Road, #813 – $36,000, 885 SF (built in 1963), from Yaushadia C. Wilson to Hisham and H. El Shabassi.
3204 Danville Street – $39,500, 688 SF (built in 1948), from Federal National Mortgage Association to Jessica A. Johnson.
3704 Austin Avenue – $60,368, 840 SF (built in 1939), from Richard A. Neveu to Federal National Mortgage Association.
121 N. Kalmia Avenue – $63,685, 884 SF (built in 1953), from Richard A. Neveu to Federal National Mortgage Association.
2212 Merle Street – $72,000, 1,040 SF (built in 1986), from Marina C. Mickens to Springleaf Finance Corporation Trust.
1505 Front Royal Drive – $82,000, 1,190 SF (built in 1977), from Jennifer M. and J.L.B. and J.L.B. Barnes, Jr. to William F. Swartz. > Read more.

ARC program helps students prepare for jobs


For some high school juniors and seniors, life after graduation is daunting. Looking for jobs means applications, resumes and new responsibilities. The Greater Richmond ARC is making the transition a whole lot easier for a special group of young adults.

Beginning this month, 31 students enrolled in ARC’s afterschool program will face graduation with more confidence and the skills to enter the work world.

On opening day, June 16, ARC will launch its Work Readiness program for soon-to-be graduates with developmental disabilities. > Read more.

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Community

Weekend Top 10


Henrico has several family-friendly events to offer this weekend: a mini career day at Virginia Center Commons, a pajama party to benefit Commonwealth Parenting and a family game night at Dorey Recreation Center. Whether you have children or not, saving money these days is vital – a Couponing 101 workshop on Saturday will help you get started! Click here for more! > Read more.

Rec and Parks registration planned

Henrico County Division of Recreation & Parks will host its Winter/Spring 2013 Program Registration on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Henrico Training Center, 7701 East Parham Rd., and the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.

Look for your "At Your Leisure" program guide in the mail or at any Henrico County Public Library. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond has three events this weekend: the Mark Morris Dance Group, NT Live and “The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare.” It’s also opening weekend for CAT Theatre’s “The 13th of Paris.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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Entertainment

Glen Allen’s party-starter

JJ’s Grille offers comfort, entertainment

The dance party (mostly for Baby Boomers) was on during a recent Saturday night at JJ’s Grille on Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen. An hour before the start of the live music at 8 p.m., it was difficult to get in and sit down at a table to have a bite before the party.

When the five members of the featured band “The English Channel” arrived they were greeted like friends and people started to drift towards the small area near the window front of the grill that later served as a dance floor. And when the band started the first of its 1960s and ‘70s pop tunes, the dance floor was filled in an eye blink. It stayed like this for the whole set – two hours of Beatles, Rolling Stones and other sing-along and dance-along tunes pleasantly presented with skill and perfect volume for the now-small space. > Read more.

The many needy lives of Walter Mitty


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and its hero, Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) have something in common – they both just want to be appreciated. But Walter just seeks the affection of a single person: his unrequited office love, Cheryl (Kristen Wiig).

Walter Mitty wants to be loved by all: the young, the old, the comedy fans, the drama fans, and every single human being in between. And unlike the living, breathing Walter, Walter Mitty‘s neediness is its undoing. > Read more.

Potbelly opening in March


A Chicago-based sub chain has bellied up to the Richmond market to open its first shop in Henrico County.

Potbelly Sandwich Works is slated to open in the Colonnades West shopping center on West Broad Street in Glen Allen in mid-March. The shop serves up subs, sandwiches, salads, soup and milkshakes and since opening in 1977, has expanded to close to 300 shops across the U.S.

David Duke, primary owner of the local Potbelly has been hungry for a piece of the Henrico restaurant scene for some time now. > Read more.

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