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Actors Bernsen, Jones film movie in Henrico
Famed actors Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones were in Henrico recently for several days, filming On The Wing, a family-friendly movie whose screenplay was a finalist at the International Family Film Festival and quarter-finalist at the Richmond International Film Festival. The movie filmed for several days at St. Joseph's Villa in Henrico, then moved to the Virginia State Capitol and Doswell. Filming will wrap up Aug. 25, and the movie is expected to be completed by January, then marketed in the U.S. and internationally through RedBox and on Netflix.

The crew of two dozen is composed almost entirely of Richmond-area residents, and the lead actor (19-year-old Brennon Tolbert) is from Virginia Beach. > Read more.

Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 6 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. > Read more.

Henrico Fire responds to apartment fire in northside June 12

No one was injured in an apartment fire in the 3500 block of Bolling Road in Henrico's northside community June 12.

Henrico Fire officials responded to the residence shortly after 10:30 a.m. and reported smoke coming from the two-story building and flames at the rear of the building's first floor. Crews successfully extinguished the fire within seven minutes of arriving and contained it to the apartment in which it started.

The adult female resident of the apartment and all occupants in the other apartments were able to exit the apartment building on their own. The resident of the apartment in which the fire originated was transported to MCV for evaluation but did not suffer any burns and was not complaining of any difficulty breathing. > Read more.

Va. Fire Officer Academy to donate in memory of UR coaches

The students and staff of the 2014 Virginia Fire Officer Academy are making their annual class gift to the memorial funds established in the names of two University of Richmond women's basketball coaches who died last month.

The academy chose the Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis memorial funds in honor of the two women who died in a hot air balloon accident May 9. The two women also were alumni of UR. > Read more.

Green buildings, solarized homes proliferating in Henrico

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of occasional articles about environmentally friendly efforts in Henrico County.

About four years ago, Henrico County's unofficial "green corridor" of Staples Mill Road took off on a growth spurt, adding in quick succession such LEED-certified buildings as Glen Allen High School, the renovated Glen Allen Library and a couple of solar homes.

The new Holman Middle School built on nearby Francistown Road also earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification thanks to such features as efficient mechanical equipment, high-performance lighting systems, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, May 19-25


4379 Charles City Road – $29,000, 725 SF (built in 1951), from Raymon Eugene Peay to John Gottwald.
5618 Crenshaw Road, #813 – $36,000, 885 SF (built in 1963), from Yaushadia C. Wilson to Hisham and H. El Shabassi.
3204 Danville Street – $39,500, 688 SF (built in 1948), from Federal National Mortgage Association to Jessica A. Johnson.
3704 Austin Avenue – $60,368, 840 SF (built in 1939), from Richard A. Neveu to Federal National Mortgage Association.
121 N. Kalmia Avenue – $63,685, 884 SF (built in 1953), from Richard A. Neveu to Federal National Mortgage Association.
2212 Merle Street – $72,000, 1,040 SF (built in 1986), from Marina C. Mickens to Springleaf Finance Corporation Trust.
1505 Front Royal Drive – $82,000, 1,190 SF (built in 1977), from Jennifer M. and J.L.B. and J.L.B. Barnes, Jr. to William F. Swartz. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


If you're looking to check a few gifts off your holiday list, visit Lakeside Avenue this weekend for some great deals during its annual Holly Jolly event. A great way to feel jolly – Taste The Local, a new festival in Short Pump celebrating what makes Virginia unique. Other events this weekend include: an archery workshop, Art for All Ages and a forum for young men. Click here for more! > Read more.

Heart Walk raises $631k for AHA

The Richmond Heart Walk, held Oct. 20 at the SnagAJob.com Pavilion in Innsbrook, raised $631,000 for the American Heart Association – with more donations being accepted through the end of the year at http://www.richmondvaheartwalk.org.

Participants took to the one- and three-mile routes around the Innsbrook office park to help raise awareness for heart disease to support the education, programs and research goals of the American Heart Association. Teams representing local businesses, universities and community groups walked together with brightly colored matching shirts to show their unity. > Read more.

Lakeside to host ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’


Nearly three dozen Lakeside Avenue merchants will host the eighth annual Holly Jolly Christmas event Nov. 9-10, providing local shoppers with a signature kick-off event. Shoppers will be able to take free trolley rides to and from shops along the avenue from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Participating shops will stay open late, and many will offer special deals for holiday shoppers. All participating businesses also will have special containers to collect donations for the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad, the event's beneficiary. > Read more.

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There are several opportunities to hear unique music this weekend: a harpsichord recital at River Road Church Baptist, a violin and piano recital at Trinity Lutheran Church and UkeFest Virginia – a two-day event celebrating all things ukulele. And new this year – compost your jack-o-lanterns at Short Pump ES! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Henrico man to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ Monday

Henrico resident Gus Iurillo will appear as a contestant on the television game show Jeopardy! on Monday, Oct. 28, on WRIC-TV Channel 8 at 7:30 p.m. Iurillo is a franchisee of the Entrepreneur's Source, a company that advises people about alternative career options in franchising and business ownership. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


If you’re not looking for any tricks or treats this weekend, Henrico has several fun concerts to see at the Henrico Theatre, Shady Grove Coffeehouse and the University of Richmond. CAT Theatre will also open its 2013-14 season tonight with the female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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