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Sandston Memorial Day Parade cancelled

UPDATE: MAY 30, 9:45 A.M. – The Eighth Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled, because of anticipated bad weather, organizers announced this morning. The event will not be rescheduled.
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Freeman students learn to ‘Drive Smart’


Students signed a banner pledging not to text and drive during a Drive Smart Virginia event at Freeman High School May 26. The event helped show students the dangers of driving while distracted or intoxicated.

Below, Freeman student Rachel Marcus attempts to navigate a path of cones while wearing goggles that simulate the impairment of a 0.15 blood alcohol content level. The goal was to show students how harmful drinking and driving can be. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, May 2-8


A sample of transactions during this period appears below:

7419 Somoa Drive – $38,000 (vacant site), from Eldridge H. and Shirley M. Smith to Hungary Spring LLC.
1408 Southbury Avenue – $150,000, 1,142 SF (built in 1971), from Cory D. Engelhard to Carlton D. Hayden.
3405 Birchbrook Road – $155,000, 1,259 SF (built in 1956), from Herman A. and Leah A. Dowdy to Vicky Zakaria.
3002 Silverbush Court – $160,000, 1,328 SF (built in 1997), from Jacqueline M. Jackson to David M. and Carol M. Chantrell.
8505 Rolando Drive – $164,950, 1,008 SF (built in 1954), from 8505 Rolando LLC to Marable Vonyetta M. Jones.
7400 Oakmont Drive – $170,000, 1,568 SF (built in 1955), from Ethel E. Hudson and D. H. Lawrence Trustee to Jay Joines.
1613 Harvest Grove Lane – $179,500, 1,564 SF (built in 2002), from Low Cost Construction Corp. to Lyle B. Johnson.w and Carie Elizabeth Cennamo. > Read more.
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Rivers Edge student wins rematch of epic ‘spell-off’


For Rivers Edge Elementary School fifth-grader Tejas Muthusamy, redemption smelled sweeter than "Compositae." That word – the large family of plants that includes sunflowers – was the clincher that Muthusamy spelled correctly in the ninth round to win the 2014 HCPS District-Wide Spelling Bee at Hungary Creek Middle School.

The win was a rematch of the 2013 bee, where Moody Middle School student and five-time record-setting champion Aditya Kannoth beat Muthusamy in a spell-off. This time, the 58 individual elementary and middle school champions again dwindled to the two boys before Kannoth faltered on the word “loxocosm.” Muthusamy then spelled “kaumographer” and “Compositae” correctly to win. > Read more.

Local officials show support for year-round school option

Sen. Donald McEachin, joined by Henrico school and government leaders, announced his commitment Jan. 30 to funding grants for Virginia localities considering year-round schooling.

“Year-round calendars are an excellent option to help struggling schools and students,” McEachin, a Democrat, said at a press conference organized by the Virginia First Cities Coalition, an advocacy group for 13 municipalities in the commonwealth, including Richmond.

McEachin was joined by Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson, Fairfield District School Board member Lamont Bagby and Henrico Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw. > Read more.

Smithfield, Martin’s donate to FeedMore

Smithfield and Martin's teamed to kick off the 10th annual “Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight” presented by Martin's by donating 40,000 pounds of protein to the FeedMore Central Virginia Food Bank last week.

A canned-food and funds competition between Virginia Tech and UVa, the Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight will collect donations at Richmond-area Martin's and local schools Feb. 3-16, as well as through the organization’s website (http://www.hokiesvshoos.com) through Feb. 18. > Read more.

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19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
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Restaurant watch

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






 

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