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‘It Takes a Village’ forum planned for Apr. 30


The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition will hold its third-annual It Takes a Village Community Forum on Thursday, April 30 to discuss ways to promote good health and wellness among youth in Henrico County.

The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Strawberry Hill Ballroom of the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The event is open to the public and intended for youth, parents, professionals and others interested in making a positive impact on local youth.

The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition also will recognize an outstanding youth, a community champion and a prevention professional for their support to the organization.
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Henrico County property transactions, Mar. 30-Apr. 5


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

501 Sherilyn Drive – $62,388, 960 SF (built in 1959), from John S. Edwards Estate to Randall G. Welch.
3709 Bedford Street – $67,987, 1,114 SF (built in 1961), from Rebecca Edwards to Randall G. Welch.
9303 Gildenfield Court – $75,000, 1,120 SF (built in 1980), from Leigh H. Ashtiani to Virginia Sycamore House LLC.
2308 Reed Road – $90,000, 1,000 SF (built in 1955), from Gray Joseph Wyatt Barbour to Marjon Homes LLC.
346 Azalea Avenue – $99,900, 1,128 SF (built in 1951), from Suzanne M. Hemingway to Michael Devon McKinnon.
3006 Pinehurst Road – $115,000, 1,304 SF (built in 1952), from Marie M. Hill to Katie L. Banton.
6361 North Midview Road – $131,000, 1,536 SF (built in 1986), from George L. and Starr K. Neill to Harold V. Charity IV and Denise Charity. > Read more.
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Governor signs law allowing Uber, Lyft to operate


After operating under a temporary agreement for the better part of a year, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft now have a law allowing them to transport passengers in Virginia after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill that sets licensing procedures and standards for drivers.

“I am proud to sign this legislation, which supports innovation in our transportation system while also protecting the safety of citizens across the commonwealth. Virginia is leading the way on attracting and supporting innovative companies in every sector of our economy,” McAuliffe said Tuesday.

The signing of House Bill 1662 and Senate Bill 1025 formalizes an interim agreement that the governor and Attorney General Mark Herring reached with the taxi-like companies last summer. > Read more.

Business in brief


At the 2015 NASCAR Marketing and Communications Summit, the Richmond International Raceway marketing team was presented with the 2014 Track Marketing Team of the Year by NASCAR. RIR developed a three-year strategy to retain first-time fans, re-engage lapsed fans and drive loyalty among avid and casual fans while also revitalizing the track brand. From TV to radio, direct marketing and social media, RIR worked to ensure that all marketing campaign elements were consistent. Coupled with this program is a steady effort to further enhance ticket value to create a thrilling, memorable and unparalleled race-day experience. The RIR team successfully executed popular and creative fan-focused platforms in 2014, that required coordination across many industry stakeholders. Two of these programs were the inaugural Track Takeover in April and Post-Race Party in September, which debuted to resounding successes. Both events gave fans unique access to the facility and NASCAR’s stars as a part of their race ticket. > Read more.

Henrico County man caught trying to bring gun on airplane

A Henrico County man was arrested after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint Jan. 15, when the TSA officers detected a gun along with dozens of rounds of ammunition in his carry-on bag.

TSA officers detected the .22 caliber semi-automatic gun loaded with six rounds in the Sandston, Virginia, resident’s carry-on bag as he was passing through the airport checkpoint. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the handgun inside the traveler’s carry-on bag as it passed along the conveyor belt. TSA officers also detected an additional magazine loaded with six more rounds and a pill case with 48 more bullets inside of it, all in the traveler’s carry-on bag. > Read more.

Lakewood exhibit features residents’ art


One hundred people attended the opening of an art exhibit hosted by Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation Feb. 6 at the Robinson Gallery at Lakewood, a continuing care retirement community in western Henrico County.

The exhibit featured works by two residents of Lakewood: woodcarver Margaret Leith and photographer Bill Draper (pictured).

Leith has been carving wood for nearly 15 years. An engineering design draftsperson in her career, she always loved architecture and wood. > Read more.

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Community

Weekend Top 10


Plan to spend the weekend with the entire family before Mom’s big day on Sunday. Bring the kids to see The Story Lady, come and watch the festivities at the horse show, or listen to the wind symphony. Or, if there’s been enough family time, enjoy the wine festival! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend and Henrico has some great outdoor activities available: KidsFest at Deep Run Park, a bike ride with friends and the March for Babies in Innsbrook. If you’d prefer to stay inside, the Henrico Theatre is showing the classic film “Casablanca” and the Henrico Theatre Company’s new production opens. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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Three opportunities exist this weekend in Henrico to get a workout while helping a good cause: CASA Superhero Run, ASK Fun Walk and 5K and the Red, White & Azul 5K and 1 Mile Park Bark. Relax afterwards with folk music at the University of Richmond and the Shady Grove Coffeehouse or celebrate World Tai Chi Day at Walkerton Tavern. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events planned for families this weekend. CMoR Central will offer free admission to those who have completed their HCPL Summer Reading Club goal; Walkerton Tavern is hosting a family game night; and family-friendly karaoke will take place at Aunt Sarah’s. Families can also get Movin’ & Groovin’ at Dorey Park or purchase children’s books at Tuckahoe Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend in Henrico, you can learn about fall herbs or mad science. Enjoy some laughs from West End Comedy or Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “The Rivah Home Companion.” For music lovers, Jennifer Nettles is in concert tonight and the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q takes place tomorrow at Hadad’s Lake. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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