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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

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.

Equestrian clinic planned July 7-8 in Henrico

Henrico equestrians interested in deepening the bond between themselves and their horses have the opportunity to attend a two day clinic, held at Steppin’ High Stables on July 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic, “Become Partners with your Horse,” will be taught by multiple world champion equestrienne Terry Preiser and will focus on how riders and horses can work together to achieve more. > Read more.

Henrico school bus driver honored

The Henrico-based Hephaestus Society recently awarded its first annual community heroes award (the Hephaestus Award) to Hicham Elgharouch (pictured, center) for what it termed his "selfless acts of caring" in his duties as a Henrico County Public Schools bus driver. Henrico County Director of Pupil Transportation Josh Davis, joined Hephaestus Society President Travis Gardner, in presenting the award and an accompanying $1,500 check to Elgharouch last month.

Elgharouch was selected for his clear and demonstrated patience and for his infectious positive attitude, according to the society. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend has something for everyone in your family – whether it’s improv comedy with ComedySportz or West End Comedy, or an inspirational concert from the Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company! Families will also enjoy music, games and crafts at Hidden Creek Park or reading to a therapy dog at Glen Allen Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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