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A group of youth soccer players – most from Henrico – and local soccer coaches spent a week in Kazakhstan this month as part of a VCU Center for Sport Leadership program.

The group's trip to Astana, Kazakhstan was made possible by a $700,000 grant awarded to CSL Executive Director Carrie LeCrom by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs through its Sports Diplomacy Division.
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Henrico promotional company changes name


Henrico-based brand merchandising company NewClients, Inc. has changed its name to Boost Promotional Branding.

The company is one of the nation's largest in the branded merchandise industry. Founded in 1981, its serves more than 5,000 clients – including many Fortune 500 companies – nationwide.
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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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Henrico County property transactions, June 19-25


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

8011 Langley Dr. – $125,000, 984 SF (built in 1954), from Daniel Hicks to Peyton Burchell.

7507 Comet Rd. – $192,350, 1,420 SF (built in 1957), from Daniel P. Barry to Marc Austin Highfill.

8004 Heavenly Valley Dr. – $203,000, 2,120 SF (built in 2007), from Daniel T. Romero to Dominic and Latoria Taylor.
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Henrico man dies in West End crash

A 48-year-old Henrico man died when the car he was driving crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of West Broad Street and John Rolfe Parkway early July 4.

Darrus T. Baker was driving westbound in an Infinity G35 at approximately 12:05 a.m. when his car struck a GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle that was attempting to turn left from southbound John Rolfe Parkway onto eastbound West Broad Street, according to Henrico Police.
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Henrico Athlete of the Month – July 2017

Prentice Doerfler, gymnast
Prentice Doerfler is a 13-year-old gymnast who trains at Above the Bar Gymnastics in Henrico. Amber Key tells his story.
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Business in brief


YWCA has announced the new members of its all-women governing board of directors and its young professionals board, the Young Women’s Leadership Alliance (YWLA). These appointments are effective July 1, 2017, with YWCA board members serving terms of three years and YWLA members serving two year terms.

New members of YWCA Board of Directors:
Tiffany Jana, TMI Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Oglesby, Justice3D; T.C. Williams School of Law
Judy Pahren, Capital One
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Henrico Restaurant Week generates donations for Coal Pit Learning Center


The fifth edition of Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted in April at 10 participating restaurants, raised $2,000 for the Coal Pit Learning Center in Glen Allen. Henrico Restaurant Week is presented by Visit Henrico and hosted by the Henrico Citizen and its parent company, T3 Media, LLC.
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CVWMA recycling rate climbs slightly to nearly 59 percent


Nearly 59 percent of waste generate in the metro Richmond region last year was recycled and kept out of local landfills, according to new data released by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority.

The CVWMA's regional recycling rate for 2016 was 58.9 percent – one-tenth of one percent higher than in 2015 and its highest point in recent memory, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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Henrico County property transactions, June 5-11


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

1707 Mary St.- $127,500, 1,248 SF (built in 1942), from Team Shaw Properties LLC to Oscar Martinez Altamirano.

106 Huntsman Rd.- $139,900, 1,056 SF (built in 1980), from Paulette R. Klein to Paula H. Hunt.

499 York Ave.- $155,000, 1,152 SF (built in 1989), from Lavon R. Jones to Zena S. Byrd.
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New Grand Mart grocery store coming to West End


The second New Grand Mart grocery store in the metro Richmond region will open in West Broad Commons in Henrico's West End. The store, which carries a number of ethnic and specialty items, as well as fresh produce, fish and meats, will locate in a 39,386-square-foot spot at the center, located at 9031 West Broad Street.
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Price named director of Henrico’s Real Property Department


Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Andrew S. “Steve” Price to serve as director of the Real Property Department, effective July 8.

Price, who currently works as the department’s assistant director, will succeed Jon B. Tracy, who recently retired from the position.
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Police urge safe driving during July 4th weekend

Halfway through 2017, there already have been 20 more traffic deaths in Virginia compared with the same time in 2016, and Virginia State Police are urging motorists to make safety a priority during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

This past weekend, June 23-25, 15 people died in traffic incidents in the state. Victims ranged in age from ages 4 months to 74 years, including drivers, passengers, motorcyclists and pedestrians, according to Virginia State Police.
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Henrico serves criminal summonses against Essex Village management


Henrico County has obtained 11 criminal summonses against PK Management, which manages Essex Village, for violations at the northern Henrico property, a county official said Tuesday evening.

Nine summonses were served Tuesday, two more are pending, and the county will seek four more by the end of the week, Building Official Greg Revels said.
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New GRASP scholarships to aide winners with college debt and costs


Fifteen Henrico County Public Schools students recently received a “2+2” scholarship from the non-profit organization GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.). In total, the newly created scholarships will help 71 students receive their baccalaureate degrees from a Virginia college or university with lower costs and less student debt.

The scholarship awards each winner $1,000 for his or her first year at a community college to cover the costs not covered by financial aid, such as books and computers.
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