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Members of the Glen Allen High School Marching Band perform at Glen Allen High School Oct. 16 as part of the annual Henrico County Public Schools Band Showcase.
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McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Car Pool locations to host 40th anniversary celebration Sept. 9


All six local Car Pool car wash locations will celebrate the business's 40th anniversary with pizza, cupcakes and gift bags while supplies last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. The local chain has three Henrico locations – at 5514 West Broad Street, 9200 West Broad Street and 11950 West Broad Street.
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Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


Henrico Police are seeking a man who robber a bank on Staples Mill Road Sept. 5.

At approximately 12:35 p.m. that day, Henrico Police responded to the Wells Fargo Bank in the 10100 block of Staples Mill Road for reports of a robbery. The suspect, a black male between 40 and 50 years old, had entered the bank, approached the victim and presented a note.
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Free meals offered at 10 Henrico schools

Breakfast, lunch available at no cost to students, thanks to expansion of federal program

All students at 10 Henrico County public schools will be able to eat two free meals a day throughout the coming school year, thanks to the expansion of a federal program.

Henrico Public Schools officials have broadened the school system’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program, which enables schools with a high percentage of low-income students to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.
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Henrico to honor late supervisor Glover Sept. 11


Henrico County officials will honor and remember late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover during an event at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Monday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.

"Richard W. Glover: Remembering the Man, Honoring the Memory" will include tributes by Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas, Brookland District Supervisor Harvey L. Hinson and retired County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett, as well as a musical performance by Mountain Highway, featuring Glover’s grandchildren.
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Dominion Energy opens application process for $1M in grants


The application process has opened for nonprofit organizations interested in a piece of $1 million in grant money from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

The foundation is inviting nonprofits across its 13-state footprint (including Virginia) to apply for grants of as much as $50,000 each for programs that provide essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services. For the third consecutive year, the foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical community needs in the states served by Dominion Energy.
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Henrico County property transactions, Aug. 7-20


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

7607 Derryclare Drive – $240,000, 1,746 SF (built in 1988), from Antonio and Amy Kocev to Michael A. Milligan and Nicole M. Strickland.
12700 Westin Estates Drive – $242,500 (vacant site), from HHHunt Corporation to JR Walker Homes LLC.
3320 Pemberton Creek Court – $250,000, 1,728 SF (built in 1998), from Henry C. Dhanarajan and D. H. Chandrashekar to Michael Tarbottom.
8915 Brawner Drive – $254,000, 1,443 SF (built in 1984), from Melanie Dalton to Sarah Crown and Khoumeini Benbouzid
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NASCAR races this weekend to impact local traffic


Traffic patterns will temporarily be altered on roads around Richmond Raceway this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially on Saturday before and after the race from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Henrico Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races.
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Business in brief


Duck Donuts team members are raising money for Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, a unique nonprofit organization which provides a comprehensive educational program supporting children and families living with cancer. The program includes a 12-inch, soft Chemo Duck used for medical play therapy; a bilingual companion overview book; printable activity book; and educational DVD that includes a cartoon about the program. The money raised in each store will benefit their local Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program affiliated children’s hospital oncology group. Patrons can support this program throughout the month of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, by purchasing a $1 paper Ribbon Icon or a pediatric cancer awareness rubber duck, where $1 of the proceeds will benefit the organization.
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Portion of Galaxie Road reopens following restoration

A section of Galaxie Road between Alycia and Lafayette avenues reopened Sept. 1 following more than two months of work to address storm damage.

The approximate 700-foot section, near Holladay Elementary School, had been closed since June 16, when heavy rains severely damaged the road surface and culverts.
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Richmond Raceway hosting 3-day PWBA Tour Championship this week


Before NASCAR takes to the track, the season finale of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour visits Richmond Raceway this week as part of the track’s fall race week festivities. The bowlers will compete for the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship Sept. 4-6.

The 16-player field will be composed of PWBA members who have won a 2017 event and will be completed by top point earners for the season.
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New Zaxby’s opens in Glen Allen


Zaxby’s celebrated the grand opening of its first Glen Allen location on Monday, Sept. 4. Located at 11350 Nuckols Road, the new Zaxby’s operates from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
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Goodwill helping adults go back to school to boost job opportunities


Adults seeking to expand their employment options can get a wide range of support, at no charge, from Goodwill of Central Virginia this fall.

Job-seekers can meet with employment specialists at any one of Goodwill’s community employment centers to map out a plan to get the education, skills, credentials and interview preparation needed to secure competitive employment.
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The 9th annual Short Pump Mile and Short Pump Express Fun Run, Richmond’s largest timed road race just for kids, will start at 7:30 a.m. in front of American Family Fitness in Short Pump. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, medal and refreshments. Awards will be given to age group and overall winners. The Short Pump Express, a 400-Meter Fun Run (non-timed), is offered to children age five and younger who aren't quite up to tackling the mile. The School Participation Competition will award the top five schools with the most participants a total of $2,000 to be used for their physical education programs; new this year – all schools with 25 or more registered runners will earn $100. For details and to register, visit http://www.shortpumprace.com. Full text

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