Henrico County news

82-year-old man struck, killed by vehicle on Quioccasin Road

OCT. 27 – An 82-year-old Henrico man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Quioccasin Road early Thursday morning.

The victim, Luis Franco, was struck by a Toyota SUV near the intersection of Quioccasin and Westridge Road shortly before 7 a.m. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. > Read more.

Henrico to offer free workshop Nov. 5 on minor home repairs

The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization will present a free workshop Saturday, Nov. 5 to show residents how to make minor home repairs.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the former Dumbarton Area Library, 6800 Staples Mill Road. Exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and refreshments will be included. > Read more.

Mud pies, skies and butterflies

Even the most relaxed parents may blanch on occasion at the thought of letting their kids delve deeply into buckets of mud or handle insects and spiny sea creatures. Throw in the mention of exploring a spider room, and some might barely suppress shudders.

But at the MathScience innovation center (MSIC) in Eastern Henrico County, flies and mud pies are all part of the game – and the learning. > Read more.

Business in brief

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Metro Diner – leased 3,500 SF at Short Pump Shoppes at 11525 W. Broad St.; UFC Gym – leased 11,455 SF at Merchants Walk Shopping Center at 7504-7598 W. Broad St.; Marcellus Wright Cox Architects, P.C. – renewed its lease of 3,000 SF in Shrader Commons at 7818 Shrader Rd.; and Johnson, Gasink & Baxter – leased 1,687 SF in Westerre Commons Condos at 3741-B Westerre Pkwy. > Read more.

Henrico Police arrest man in connection with April homicide

Henrico Police have arrested a 47-year-old county man and charged him with first-degree murder in the April 29 shooting death of a 35-year-old Henrico man in Sandston.

Police charged 47-year-old Jarvis Bacola Williams with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the death of Shaun Bernard Johnson, who was found shot April 29 at about 8:40 p.m. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, July 18-24

A sample of transactions during this period appears below:

6610 Park Avenue – $106,650, 1,008 SF (built in 1952), from Michael W. D. and Stacey T. Brown to M&M Agnew Properties LLC.
3917 Battersea Place – $115620, 1,108 SF (built in 2003), from Spencer Haywood to US Bank NA.
6436 Springcrest Lane – $130,000, 1,664 SF (built in 1995), from Patricia Whitaker to Shirley D. Wicks and Tyler Adams.
5509 Millstream Lane – $135,000, 1,292 SF (built in 2003), from Denise R. Mason to Milton Leland.
247 Hodder Lane – $142,5000, 994 SF (built in 1973), from Marlon A. Haskell to Princess L. Jackson. > Read more.

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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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The ACCA Greeters will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at the ACCA Activity Center at 1712 Bellevue Ave. Rain or shine. Full text

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