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Country Style Donuts to open West End location

The “King of the Doughnuts” is expanding his territory. Zouhair Nasserddine, owner of Country Style Donuts in Eastern Henrico, has announced the opening of a new store in the Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower, 8900 W. Broad Street.

Nasserddine, a native of Lebanon, earned the regal nickname while working for Dunkin’ Donuts in the 1970s.

“The owner saw him making doughnuts one day and called him the King of the Doughnuts,” said Nasserddine’s wife, Waswa. She says that the owner declared, “We can’t ever let this guy go!’” > Read more.

Deep Run marathon dance raises record $254,221

The eighth annual Deep Run Marathon Dance may have exhausted the hundreds of high school students who participated, but it provided an invigorating boost to 12 charities. The 27-hour Deep Run High School event raised $254,221, bringing its eight-year fundraising total to $1.36 million. The amount is a new one-year record for the dance. The Deep Run Marathon Dance ranks no. 2 nationally in fundraising for such events.

Participating students checked in on Friday night, March 14 and left 27 hours later. The participants take breaks and have the option to sleep for two hours.
> Read more.

Chickahominy Family YMCA names new executive director

The YMCA of Greater Richmond recently named Lauren Reyes executive director of the Chickahominy Family YMCA. In this role, she will be responsible for leading the facility's philanthropic initiatives, volunteer and board development efforts and community partnerships.

Reyes has been with the Y for 8 years, most recently serving as operations director of the Northside Family YMCA, where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch, while building and maintaining positive relationships with members and staff. Reyes also served as a child care director and member services director at the Manchester Family YMCA, as well as operations director at the James Center Y. > Read more.

Business in brief


The University of Richmond will receive a 2014 Catalyst Award from ROSMY at the organization’s annual fundraiser May 3. ROSMY’s Catalyst Awards honor people and institutions that work to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. In naming Richmond, ROSMY cited accomplishments at the university, such as the recent Q-Summit: A Southern Queer Youth Gathering and the Campus Pride LGBTQ College Sports Summit, as well as partnerships in the community. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions Feb. 17-23


1439 New Market Road - $120,000, 1,444 SF (built in 1958), from Evangeline M. Hubbard and L. Hubbard to Val. S. Williams Jr.
611 Conley Road - $124,700, 1,088 SF (built in 1959), from Donnie W. Peele to Donald J. Garland.
2711 Tanager Road – $125,000, 1,004 SF (built in 1966), from John C. Pherigo and Marcia L. Pherigo to Sabit Selimovic and Nesiba Selimovic.
3808 Fenwick Street - $126,000, 972 SF (built in 1958), from J.H. Payne Jr. and Claire E. Payne to Moore 34 LLC.
8806 Midway Road - $127,500, 1,092 SF (built in 1982), from Jeremy N. Helwig to Hoi H. Ngai and Lynda M. Phung.
2415 Bransford Drive - $129,200, 975 SF (built in 1947), from Pam Nasworthy Team LLC to Adam J. Ewbank and Rebekah L. Donovan. > Read more.

HCPS assistant principal named to national “20 to Watch” list

Byrd Middle School Assistant Principal Jennifer Maddux recently was named to the national “20 to Watch” list of prominent education technology leaders by the National School Board Association (NSBA). The annual award goes to educators who “inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions” and increase efficiency, according to the NSBA.

The organization said Maddux has “brought life and energy” to Byrd. The judges cited her experience as an instructional technology resource teacher, which equipped her to create a suite of online resources and coach teachers in creating engaging, student-centered instruction. > Read more.

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Community

Achievement gap strategy session at Varina H.S. Feb. 27

Varina High School PTSA will host an achievement gap strategy session in the school’s library on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The program “Be a Part of the Solution and Not the Problem” will discuss the work Henrico County Public Schools began in January. Varina High School is experiencing an achievement gap when compared to Deep Run High School. The informative session will candidly discuss solutions that will move the students toward excellence. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

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Entertainment

James River Parade of Lights scheduled for Dec. 10

The 19th annual James River Parade of Lights, a boat parade sponsored by the James River Advisory Council, will take place Saturday, Dec. 10. Boats decorated with thousands of lights will cruise the James between Richmond and Henrico and Chesterfield counties. > Read more.

Surviving the holidays

HTC production aims to be hilarious, heartwarming
One way to survive the holidays is to wallow in them. Embrace them. Absorb every sweet, sticky second of December. Forget the stress of bargain hunting, trying to find a parking place in Short Pump or baking your famous fruitcakes.

Instead, crank the car radio and sing along with the carols, slurp some eggnog and have a holly jolly time.

For a few more tips for happy holidays, check out Henrico Theatre Company’s production, “A Christmas Survival Guide.” > Read more.

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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