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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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Henrico County property transactions, Mar. 2-8


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

2125 Madison Lane – $65,000, 672 SF (built in 1948), from Joan R. Wilhelm to 2125 Madison Lane Series.
12 E. Berry Street – $89,271, 1,073 SF (built in 1918), from David M. Seeling to Federal National Mortgage Association.
1500 Presidential Drive – $97,500, 1,218 SF (built in 1976), from Youssry and Naveen H. Samuel to Sara K. Powell.
229 N. Oak Avenue – $120,000, 1,120 SF (built in 2012), from Short Pump Investments LLC and S. Kadidal to Gregory N. and Cheryl H. Bollinger.
3821 Tighe Court – $130,000, 1,512 SF (built in 1989), from Melisa Catron Trustee to Omika S. Hodge. > Read more.

‘All Henrico Reads’ author Tayari Jones to speak at Glen Allen High School


Nationally acclaimed author Tayari Jones will speak at Glen Allen High School Wednesday, April 1 as part of the annual "All Henrico Reads" program. At a morning event at the school, Jones will speak to students from across Henrico County. Her evening appearance, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., is open to the general public and is free. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Her book “Silver Sparrow” is the program’s featured title, and will be available for sale, as will Jones’ other books. The book is set in a 1980s middle-class Atlanta neighborhood and is about two families with the same father, James Witherspoon. One is Witherspoon’s public family, the other a secret. When daughters from each family become friends, the resulting explosion shakes relationships and illusions. The book was named a Library Journal Top Ten Book for 2011.
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Freeman students ‘Read Aloud’

A group of Freeman High School students who volunteer for LitWorld, a literacy nonprofit, visited Maybeury Elementary School on World Read Aloud Day Mar. 4 to read to students there. Pictured at right are the Freeman students (from left to right): Maddie Albrecht, Keely Wood, Ann Allred, Cailey Cummins, Hannah Lettshek, Harrison Car, Amanda Sasina, Emily Bratton, Ryan Bryson. > 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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