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Local, state races beginning to take shape


Candidates for several local and state races are emerging, as both the Henrico Republican and Democratic parties finalize their nominating processes.

In Henrico, a number of candidates are expected to pursue the Brookland District seat on the Board of Supervisors during a special election in November. (The seat opened when longtime Republican board member Dick Glover died at 82 in February). The winner of that election will serve the remainder of Glover's term, which expires at the end of 2019. > Read more.

‘Hello Kitty Truck’ rolls into Short Pump Saturday


MAR. 23, 12 P.M. – Hello Kitty fans, rejoice. On Saturday, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, described as “a mobile vehicle of cuteness,” will make its first visit to the region.

The truck will be at Short Pump Town Center, 11800 W. Broad St., from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The vehicle will be near the mall’s main entrance by Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn.

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck has been traveling nationwide since its debut at the 2014 Hello Kitty Con, a convention for fans of the iconic character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. > Read more.

Governor vetoes Republicans’ ‘educational choice’ legislation


Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed several bills that Republicans say would have increased school choice but McAuliffe said would have undermined public schools.

Two bills, House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 1240, would have established the Board of Virginia Virtual School as an agency in the executive branch of state government to oversee online education in kindergarten through high school. Currently, online courses fall under the Virginia Board of Education. > Read more.
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Ogburn sworn in as member of Henrico School Board


Michelle “Micky” Ogburn was sworn in early Monday as the new representative of the Three Chopt District on the Henrico County School Board. Chief Judge Catherine C. Hammond of the Henrico Circuit Court administered the oath of office to Ogburn at the county’s courts building on Parham Road.

Ogburn won a Nov. 4 election to replace the district's interim representative, Robert Boyle Jr. He had been appointed last year, following Diana Winston's resignation, to serve until a permanent replacement could be elected.

Ogburn begins her public duties Nov. 13, when the School Board holds its monthly work session and public meeting. > Read more.

Business in brief


As a part of their annual Patient Appreciation Day Celebration, the two Richmond practices of Ariya Chiropractic Centers will be offering existing patients complimentary adjustments with a donation to Henrico-based Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization empowering survivors of sexual and domestic violence. New patients can receive complimentary examinations and spinal scans with a donation. All donations will be matched by Ariya Family Chiropractic Centers. Patient Appreciation Day is scheduled for Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An appointment is needed for treatment. For more information, call 270-5700 (W. Broad Street location) or 288-1005 (Patterson Avenue location). > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Oct. 20-26


A sampling of property transactions in Henrico County Oct. 20-26, 2014 appears below:

2 Red Fox Lane – $40,000, 1,121 SF (built in 1962), from Emily P. Gill Estate to Leah F. Campbell.
8900 Mansfield Drive – $50,000 (vacant site), from Mansfield Group LLC to Dwight J. and Susan L. Altorelli.
303 Seven Pines Avenue – $60,000, 744 SF (built in 1944), from Jeffrey T. Poythress to Christopher and Rachael Culley.
200 Bridge Street – $69,500, 1,050 SF (built in 1937), from Robert Jones to Terry L. Oakes.
11 Meadow Lark Lane – $78,950, 1,132 SF (built in 1962), from Joyce B. Melchert to Ronald L. Klarson.
208 Gawain Drive – $89,000, 1,768 SF (built in 1969), from Bryan P. and Tammy L. Young to Sunshine Housing LLC. > Read more.

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Community

Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
Entertainment

CAT Theatre to present ‘When There’s A Will’


CAT Theatre and When There’s A Will director Ann Davis recently announced the cast for the dark comedy which will be performed May 26 through June 3.

The play centers around a family gathering commanded by the matriarch, Dolores, to address their unhappiness with Grandmother’s hold on the clan’s inheritance and her unreasonable demands on her family.

Pat Walker will play the part of Dolores Whitmore, with Graham and Florine Whitmore played by Brent Deekens and Brandy Samberg, respectively. > Read more.

 

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The Weinstein Jewish Community Center will present the sixth annual ReelAbilities Film Festival March 16 and 18-19. The festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The schedule includes: March 16 at 7:30 p.m. – “Shameless: The Art of Disability;” March 18 at 7:30 p.m. – “Margarita with a Straw;” March 19 at 12 p.m. – “Mimi and Dona;” and March 19 at 2 p.m. – “Gabriel.” Talk Backs follow each film. Tickets per film are $8 for JCC members and $12 for nonmembers. For details, visit http://www.richmond.reelabilities.org. Full text

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