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Henrico students selected as ‘Student Leaders’

Two high school students from Henrico County recently were selected as Bank of America Student Leaders, a program that offers teens an opportunity to build leadership skills through paid summer internships at local YMCA chapters.

Sarra Hanna, a recent graduate of JR Tucker High School, is interning at the Patrick Henry YMCA. Jennifer Lin, a rising senior at Douglas S. Freeman High School, is interning at the Shady Grove YMCA. > Read more.

‘Fill the Boot’ kickoff event planned Monday


Fire chiefs from Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield will join Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, local professional firefighters and Muscular Dystrophy Association officials to host a special event July 25 to kick off the firefighters' annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign. This campaign seeks to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer.

The event will take place at noon at James Center Plaza in Richmond, continuing more than 60 years of fire fighter tradition. The event will feature speakers including Jones, local fire chiefs, Richmond City Council members and other government officials, as well as MDA Goodwill Ambassador families. > Read more.

Business in brief


Melody Magic Music Studio, a children’s music and movement studio on Lauderdale Drive in Short Pump, has been named among the best Kindermusik programs worldwide – out of more than 5,000 programs of their kind internationally – for the second consecutive year. The honor, awarded to owner Katherine Knight, was earned after an independent review of the facility’s programming, parent reviews, and other related feedback. The certification is re-evaluated every year and educators are required to participate in ongoing training and education. Melody Magic Music Studio’s Kindermusik-based classes are research-based music and movement curricula for children up to six years of age. Enrollment for fall classes opened July 15 for returning students and will open Aug. 1 for everyone. There will be a week of demo classes starting Aug. 22. > Read more.
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Henrico’s Top Teachers – Nick Lapres

Brookland MS, history
Nick Lapres didn’t always expect to become a teacher, but his passion to advocate change, open people’s eyes and invoke communication with young people in order to seek solutions to the world’s problems landed him at Brookland Middle School in 2013 as a U.S. history teacher.

“Teaching allows me to do what I always wanted to do,” Lapres said. “I could have tried to be an author, journalist, podcaster, documentarian, activist, etc. but those weren’t in the cards for me. Teaching is my way of doing it. It is a special profession, but if you’re going to try it you need to be thoughtful about your motivations.” > Read more.

Henrico’s Top Teachers – Randall Mangrum

School of nursing, adult education
Randall Mangrum is celebrating his 30th year of nursing, an ode to his profession that has left him richly blessed with experience. It’s also allowed him to easily transition from practicing to teaching, while he prepares the next generation of nurses as a St. Mary’s Hospital practical nursing teacher for the Henrico County Adult Education program.

“As a nurse, you are a teacher,” Mangrum said. “The majority of my career was spent in the practice setting. I have been a nurse in the acute care, long-term care and community-based setting, in addition to patient education. I have been involved with employee education on some level. It’s almost as if I have come full circle – I began my career as a licensed practical nurse, and now I have the opportunity to give back to the profession.” > Read more.

Henrico’s Top Teachers – Julz Suder

Carver ES, art
The revelation came to her as she was lying on her back, beneath a table in her Catholic elementary school art classroom in Pittsburgh. It was there that a young Julz Suder first glimpsed into her future.

“Our teacher wanted us to draw frescoes like Michelangelo did in the Sistine Chapel,” Suder recalled.

And just like that, she was hooked. > Read more.

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Community

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


There are some great events this weekend in Henrico that will take your mind off the incredible heat. Highland Springs residents are invited to a Neighborhood Block Party with music, games, food and giveaways. The Tuckahoe Square Dance Club will host a dance at Pinchbeck Elementary School. There are still a few spots left for a free women’s self-defense class at The Academy of Kung Fu. And the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will continue its Sunday Strolls at Dorey Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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