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Vietnamese Assoc. honors students

Forty-seven students from Henrico County were among those honored by the Richmond Vietnamese Association at its Sixth Annual Academic Awards Celebration, held Aug. 12 at the Church of the Vietnamese Martyrs in Henrico. Students were recognized for academic excellence. The keynote speaker was Henrico Superintendent Patrick Russo.

Henrico pubic school students honored were rising first-grader Trinhity Jade Desjardins; rising second-graders Rachel Duong, Michelle Ngo, Brian Nguyen and Tuong-Van H. Nguyen; rising third-graders Yen Luong, ThienMin Duong, Anna Lam, Trish Le, Anthony H. Nguyen, Minh-Thu H. Nguyen, Angela Nguyen and Troy Vu; rising fourth-
graders Khang C. Duong, Hoang T. Le, Khanh T. Ly, Jessica Nguyen, Trish Mimi Nguyen and Michelle Quach; rising fifth-graders Vinh P. Luong, Vivian Nguyen, Alex Minh Quan Quang Nguyen, Mai Ngoc Pham and AngelMai Truong; rising sixth-graders ThanhLong Duong, Kevin L. Nguyen and Vy D. Thi; rising seventh-graders Joy N. Luong, Justin Chinh Nhan Quang Nguyen and Tri Minh Nguyen; rising eighth-graders Linh Thuy Dao, Tri Kevin H. Duong, DonSon Nguyen, Justin Nam Nguyen and Maria Pham; rising ninth-graders Derek-Duy Duc Pham and Patricia Vo; rising eleventh-grader Minh-Vy Duong; rising twelfth-graders Van N. Le, Vi Thuy Nguyen-Tran and ThanhGia Trinh; and recent high school gradutaes Dung N. Nguyen-Tran and Kristina Khanh Pham.

In addition, four students from Henrico’s Our Lady of Lourdes school also were honored: rising fifth-grader Linh Ho; rising sixth-graders Tiffany Tran and Tracy Tran; and rising seventh-grader Christina Tran. The event was sponsored in part by the law firms of Allen and Allen; Thompson, McMullan, Cochran & Owen; and Schettine and Nguyen;
The Dave Duong Agency; Pho Boston; Virginia Commonwealth University; and Kara Nails Salon.


Community

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

New Italian restaurant opens in Short Pump

Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.

Henrico native to appear on Travel Channel show


A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”

The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.

The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.

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