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Sandston Memorial Day Parade to return for eighth year May 30


The Eighth Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade will start May 30 at 1 p.m. at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceed down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. It will be preceded at noon by a veterans’ recognition ceremony at Seven Pines National Cemetery in Sandston.

Post-parade festivities will include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Navy Veterans.” > Read more.

Freeman students learn to ‘Drive Smart’


Students signed a banner pledging not to text and drive during a Drive Smart Virginia event at Freeman High School May 26. The event helped show students the dangers of driving while distracted or intoxicated.

Below, Freeman student Rachel Marcus attempts to navigate a path of cones while wearing goggles that simulate the impairment of a 0.15 blood alcohol content level. The goal was to show students how harmful drinking and driving can be. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, May 2-8


A sample of transactions during this period appears below:

7419 Somoa Drive – $38,000 (vacant site), from Eldridge H. and Shirley M. Smith to Hungary Spring LLC.
1408 Southbury Avenue – $150,000, 1,142 SF (built in 1971), from Cory D. Engelhard to Carlton D. Hayden.
3405 Birchbrook Road – $155,000, 1,259 SF (built in 1956), from Herman A. and Leah A. Dowdy to Vicky Zakaria.
3002 Silverbush Court – $160,000, 1,328 SF (built in 1997), from Jacqueline M. Jackson to David M. and Carol M. Chantrell.
8505 Rolando Drive – $164,950, 1,008 SF (built in 1954), from 8505 Rolando LLC to Marable Vonyetta M. Jones.
7400 Oakmont Drive – $170,000, 1,568 SF (built in 1955), from Ethel E. Hudson and D. H. Lawrence Trustee to Jay Joines.
1613 Harvest Grove Lane – $179,500, 1,564 SF (built in 2002), from Low Cost Construction Corp. to Lyle B. Johnson.w and Carie Elizabeth Cennamo. > Read more.
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Wildlife comes to life


Members of the media got a sneak peek at the Cabela’s Short Pump store Mar. 22, enjoying the opportunity to view wildlife displays and demonstrations by expert turkey-callers as well as try their hand at fly-casting and archery.

The 82,000-square-foot store, located west of Short Pump Town Center in the new West Broad Marketplace shopping center near the intersection of West Broad Street and Cold Hill Lane, is Cabela’s second Virginia location, joining one in Bristol that opened last year. The new store opened to the public Apr. 6. > Read more.

HCPS preschool registration for 2016-17 now underway


Henrico County Public Schools is recruiting families for inclusion in its preschool program for the 2016-17 school year.

The preschool program is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be four years old by Sept. 30. The program is funded by Head Start and Title I funds; by the Virginia Preschool Initiative; and by the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus program.

To apply, parents or guardians must meet with a family advocate by appointment by May 9 at their area elementary school. Family advocates can answer questions about the program and guide prospective families through the application process. > Read more.

A beautiful month


Litter prevention and recycling are year-round jobs when it comes to keeping Henrico County a clean place to live.

To boost awareness of the efforts, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors last month designated April as Keep Henrico Beautiful Month in recognition of the committee that spearheads that mission.

Keep Henrico Beautiful originated in 1980 for the “purpose of improving the environmental quality of Henrico County through the development of a comprehensive educational program to reduce litter and littering,” according to its website. Members of the committee represent each of the county's five magisterial districts. > 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.
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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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