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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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18 Henrico schools earn Va. index of Performance awards

UPDATE: APR. 29, 10:40 A.M. – Eighteen Henrico County public schools were among 212 schools statewide to earn 2014 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Board of Education announced today. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. Awards are based on student achievement and other performance indicators during the 2012-13 school year.

Overall, Henrico earned more awards than every other school system in Virginia other than Fairfax County (52 awards) and Loudoun County (23). Locally, 11 Chesterfield County schools, seven Hanover County schools and one City of Richmond schools earned awards.

Henrico's Short Pump Middle School was one of just five schools in the state to earn the Governor's Award for Educational Excellence, the highest VIP award given. > Read more.

Store’s fans enjoy ‘shopping for a purpose’

Thrifting and thriving with ‘Sisters’

Bargain hunting in western Henrico got a whole lot easier once the sisters were born.

The Thrifty Sisters, that is.

Founded in Dec. 2012 to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP), who operate a home for the elderly on Michaels Road, the thrift store – located at 8911 Patterson Avenue – has far exceeded expectations.

For the shop’s initial year, organizers set a goal of donating $10,000 to help the Sisters in their mission at St. Joseph’s Home. But in only 15 months of operation, the store’s proceeds resulted in donations of $50,000 – and board members are scrambling to expand their storage and retail space to help the resale outlet grow. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Apr. 7-13


2209 Manlyn Road – $19,000, 1,456 SF (built in 1957), from Joseph E. and A.M.B. Amatisto to Kristyn B. Brockwell.
427 Newbridge Terrace – $36,000, 1,057 SF (built in 1986), from Paladin Fund II LLC to Wayne Blake and Alan Puryear.
8400 Hungary Road – $50,000 (vacant site), from My Le Cao and BIch T. Mong Hang.
3206 Chesham Street – $59,000, 688 SF (built in 1948), from Woodrow W. Smith to Eillis T. Ferguson.
2007 Delrio Drive – $60,000, 1,154 SF (built in 1957), from Catherine and Josephine C. Postell to Wayne B. Lewis.
2203 McDonald Road – $90,500, 1,981 SF (built in 1949), from Michelle G. Rafaly and D.G. Gauman, Jr. to Daniel L. Chandler.
4612 Hilbrook Avenue – $108,000, 1,090 SF (built in 1977), from Douglas R. and Charlotte R. Sheppard to Melissa Annette Martin. > 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.
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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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