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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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Deadline extended for Bike Walk RVA Academy: Henrico


The application deadline for the Bike Walk RVA Academy: Henrico has been extended through the end of this week.

The academy is a program of the Sports Backers designed to develop Henrico residents into grassroots leaders in their communities for better biking and walking infrastructure, such as paved trails, bike lanes and sidewalks. During the course of eight workshops, participants will learn everything they need to know about organizing their communities, working with local officials and planning campaigns for projects in their neighborhoods. > Read more.

Henrico Schools’ “Un-Initiative” honored with national award


The National School Boards Association has recognized Henrico Schools’ policy-housecleaning program in its 2016 Magna Awards. The group recognized The Un-Initiative, a contest to weed out inefficiency, with an honorable mention in its annual awards. The HCPS program is now in its second year and a new round of winners is expected to be announced this spring.

HCPS was one of five honorable-mention winners in the category that includes the nation’s largest school systems: those with enrollments of more than 20,000 students. Henrico Schools will be recognized in the April issue of the group’s magazine, American School Board Journal. > Read more.

HSHS football ring drive underway

The Highland Springs Touchdown Club, a booster organization for Highland Springs High School, is working to raise money to purchase championship rings for the 2015 Group 5A state champion Springers' football team. The "bRing It In" campaign is attempting to raise $38,850 to cover the cost of 85 rings for players and coaches and 14 pendants for trainers and managers, as well as seven gifts for support staff members.

HSHS football sponsor and advertisement opportunities are available, ranging from $10 to $1,500 and custom packages. For details, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Angela Johnson at (804) 852-9107. > 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.
Entertainment

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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