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Flags lined a portion of Hilliard Road in Lakeside on Memorial Day, in honor of military service members. > Read more.

Henrico PAL awards scholarship


Kyla Lord-Barrett, a senior at Highland Springs H.S. and the current vice president of the Henrico Police Athletic League's (PAL) Youth Leadership Council, was awarded the first-ever YLC Scholarship at the May 18 PAL board meeting.

Lord-Barrett started with Henrico PAL as a participant in the after-school program and summer camp more than six years ago and has come full circle, now serving in the after-school program and summer camp as a youth counselor. She will attend the New York Culinary Institute in the fall. > Read more.

Sandston Memorial Day Parade cancelled

UPDATE: MAY 30, 9:45 A.M. – The Eighth Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled, because of anticipated bad weather, organizers announced this morning. The event will not be rescheduled.
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Free redbud tree seedlings available to elementary teachers


Elementary school teachers looking for a hands-on project for their students can register to receive up to 25 free redbud tree seedlings for their classroom, thanks to a program by Dominion Resources.

Now in its 10th year of offering Project Plant It!, Dominion is encouraging teachers to visit the website (http://www.projectplantit.com) of the award-winning environmental education program to register for the free seedlings. Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 19, enabling the seedlings to be shipped to schools in time for Arbor Day 2016 (Friday, April 29). > Read more.

HCPS alters school calendar for presidential primaries


Henrico County Public Schools students will not attend school Mar. 1, after HCPS officials granted a request by the Henrico Electoral Board to alter the school schedule for the Democratic and Republican presidential primary elecions that day.

The move is designed to help prioritize security during the election, after the Electoral Board had expressed concerns about possible security issues raised by an influx of visitors during a school day. March 1 will become a planning/development day for HCPS staff members and teachers. > Read more.

Henrico School Board adopts new names for high school centers

The Henrico School Board Thursday approved new names for the division's career and technical education specialty centers at Highland Springs and Hermitage high schools.

Highland Springs Technical Center is being renamed the Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs. Hermitage Technical Center will now be the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage.

The new names better convey the centers' broader mission, said Mac Beaton, director of HCPS' Department of Career and Technical Education. > Read more.

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Community

The Pemberton at University Park to host ‘Wall of Honor’ ceremony June 9


The Pemberton at University Park senior community will host a dedication ceremony for its Veterans Wall of Honor June 9 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will honor residents who have served in the military.

Deep Run High School Cadets will provide a color guard for the event.

Community members have taken photos of residents in uniform, as well as residents with pictures of their military units from their days of service that will be on display the day of the event. > Read more.

19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.
Entertainment

Cultural Arts Center announces 2016-17 schedules


Returning favorites, new acts and new dining options highlight the 2016-17 Center Season and 2nd Stage schedules at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.

CACGA's Center Season performance series will return Sept. 10 with Capitol Steps (pictured), an audience favorite that brings a unique blend of music and political comedy to the Sara Belle November Stage. The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular will perform Oct. 22, showcasing their troupe of aerialists, acrobats and contortionists. > Read more.






 

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