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Nominees sought for ChamberRVA’s Innovation Award


ChamberRVA is accepting nominations for its annual "Innovation Award," which it presents to an organization that has been in business 2-5 years in the Richmond region and has demonstrated "out of the box" thinking and a creative approach to any and all aspects of its business.

This year, the chamber is emphasizing three industry sectors organically emerging in RVA: technology, health and industrial (manufacturing and distribution). It is seeking the most innovative new business in one of those three sectors. > Read more.

Henrico to offer four home maintenance workshops


Henrico County will offer four home maintenance workshops, all on Saturday mornings, beginning Oct. 1 and continuing into next spring.

The first session – "Weatherization and Maintenance" – will be held Oct. 1 in the former Dumbarton Library at 6800 Staples Mill Road and will teach attendees about seasonal activities, such as cleaning gutters, washing siding and maintaining heating systems. It also will address how to take care of major appliances and prevent dangerous situations. > Read more.

Glen Allen Day in photos


Community members came out by the thousands to celebrate the 15th annual edition of Glen Allen Day Sept. 17 at Crump Park in Glen Allen. The event began with a parade along Mountain Road and continued with live music, games and activities for children, food and dozens of vendors. > Read more.
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Henrico CASA to hold 11th annual art exhibition and silent auction Sept. 16


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host its 11th annual benefit art exhibition and silent auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at The Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road.

Proceeds from the event will support CASA, a nonprofit organization that works on behalf of abused and neglected children before the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. CASA’s volunteers served 367 children during fiscal 2015-16, donating nearly 20,000 hours to their cases. > Read more.

Hermitage will be closed at railroad crossing Sept. 19-30 for improvements

Hermitage Road will be closed at its crossing of the CSX railroad from Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 30 for work to improve passenger and freight service in the area.

Motorists should consider using East Parham and Hilliard roads as alternate routes between Staples Mill and Woodman roads while access on Hermitage is restricted. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting Sept. 12 to highlight bond referendum, benefits of tennis


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, Sept. 12 to discuss Henrico County’s upcoming bond referendum and the benefits of tennis.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue.

Thornton and county representatives will explain the bond referendum, which will be part of the Nov. 8 general election ballot. > 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.
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Weekend Top 10


Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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