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Henrico School Board appoints Greene to Fairfield seat


The Henrico School Board last night filled the vacant Fairfield District seat by appointing Pierre L. Greene to the position. He was sworn in this morning at the Henrico Circuit Court.

Greene is a pastor and the managing director of Light Tower Wealth Strategies, a financial services company. The board chose him over four other finalists – Tavorise K. Marks; Lillian H. Mayo; Tramaine Moultrie-Robinson; and Marlene H. Sherlock. It had interviewed the five applicants in a closed session Aug. 13 and then heard comments from the public about them Aug. 20. > Read more.

On the trail of history


Cameron Hopkins did not grow up in a typical neighborhood.

Sure, it may have seemed like an everyday community at times, but the ground beneath his feet was too significant to call “normal.”

Hopkins, a rising senior at Varina High School, spent his childhood at home in the Fort Harrison section of Richmond National Battlefield Park, a national park commemorating Richmond’s copious Civil War history. > Read more.

School Board extends Kinlaw’s contract 2 years


UPDATE: AUG. 27, 8 P.M. – The Henrico County School Board tonight extended by two years the contract of Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw. His new contract runs through June 2018.

“We’re pleased to be building on positive momentum,” said School Board Chair John Montgomery, who represents the Varina District. “Further proof will be when accreditation information is released in September and we continue the upward trend. Our work, however, is not complete. Dr. Kinlaw has assembled a strong team, and the Board is confident that academic growth will continue under his leadership." > Read more.
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Could Squirrels find new nest in Henrico?


Could the Richmond Flying Squirrels one day call Henrico County home?

The long answer: It's complicated.

The short answer: Yes.

The Squirrels, Richmond's Double-A Eastern League minor league baseball team, are once again looking for a place to nest, after Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones' plan to build a stadium in Shockoe Bottom failed to gain traction during the past two years.

Last month, Jones announced that the city, along with Henrico and Chesterfield counties, would work with the Squirrels and Eastern League officials to help the team find a site for a new stadium. His only caveat: that site won't be on the Boulevard, because he and city officials view the area around the Squirrels' current home (the Diamond) as being too valuable for a stadium. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, July 20-26


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

5001 Nandun Road – $90,088, 1,296 SF (built in 1984), from Tina M. and Thomas D. Ward to Nationstar Mortgage LLC.
1210 Amesbury Lane – $125,000, 1,733 SF (built in 1974), from Steven D. and Lydia E. Mann to Brenda D. Castro.
301 Jackson Avenue – $129,950, 1,524 SF (built in 1951), from Ryan C. Wells and S. A. Minnella to Caitlyn K. Hazelwood and Abigail D. Adkins.
1511 Regency Woods Road, #104 – $129,950, 1,348 SF (built in 1980), from Louis A. Rosenstock, III and Amy B. Rosenstock to James E. and Mary M. Shakespeare.
2401 Salua Drive – $140,000, 980 SF (built in 1948), from Ryan A. Melton to Melissa R. Farmer and David M. Smith. > Read more.

Business in brief


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital announced this week that Amber Price, SDNP, certified nurse midwife, will serve as the vice president for Women’s and Children’s Services, effective Aug. 4. In her role at Henrico Doctors’, Price will help identify and grow new services for women and children while supporting the current programs already in place at Henrico Doctors’ Women’s Pavilion. Price previously served as director of the Nurse Midwife and Centering Pregnancy programs and as a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the VCU Medical Center. During her career, Price’s international ob/gyn experience has spanned from New Zealand to numerous locations throughout the United States. > Read more.

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Community

Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.

Bike collection planned at Henrico concert Aug. 22


The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
Entertainment

CAT Theatre seeks ‘Red Eye 10s’ participants


CAT Theatre is hosting the Red Eye 10s Coast-to-Coast Play Festival Sept. 18-19. Hosts of the festival across the country cast, rehearse and perform six, contest-winning ten-minute plays from MFA students at Hollins University in the same twenty-four hour period.

On Sept. 18, CAT will host a kick-off meeting at which the plays will be randomly cast and actors will meet with their directors and read the play for the first time. From 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. the following day, casts will rehearse in different venues in the region, convening at CAT in the late afternoon for technical rehearsals. > Read more.






 

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