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Henrico Restaurant Week raises $2k for VHBG


The April edition of Henrico Restaurant Week raised $2,050 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls' 2016 Youth Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 20.

Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted by the Henrico Citizen in partnership with title sponsor Visit Henrico, featured 10 Henrico restaurants. Each made a donation from every special Restaurant Week lunch and dinner sold during the week. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to participate in USDA summer food service


Henrico County Public Schools, through its Division of School Nutrition Services, will participate in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The program provides meals to students enrolled in Henrico Schools summer programs or in those run by the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. (All sites will be closed Monday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.) Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. > Read more.

Business in brief


The following Hampton by Hilton hotels in Henrico have received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Hampton Inn Richmond-West, located in Innsbrook at 10800 W. Broad St.; and Hampton Inn Richmond-Airport, located at 421 International Center Drive in Sandston. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. > Read more.
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Business in brief


Henrico-based Virginia Care Partners (VCP) has entered into an agreement with Transcend to provide population health management services through value-based care to 10,000 Richmond-area Medicare Advantage patients. Transcend will work with more than 90 VCP primary care physicians, consulting with them in their offices to help track, analyze, and act on data about their Medicare Advantage patients’ health. Transcend’s support includes services that will help VCP physicians better identify and address opportunities to improve care and health outcomes. VCP was formed in 2012 by physicians who shared a commitment to improving their patients’ health outcomes by applying best treatment practices across all care settings – in physician offices, hospitals and outpatient care settings. VCP works collaboratively to negotiate value-based care contracts that provide incentives for improved patient outcomes, adherence to care standards, increased preventive care and chronic disease management, and reduced cost. > Read more.

Surprise ceremony held for first local class of McDonald’s EUA


Fifteen crew members and managers from local McDonald's restaurants got a surprise Feb. 15 when they were invited to participate in a formal graduation ceremony, complete with caps and gowns, at the Henrico office of local franchisee Sue Durlak.

All 15 graduates had enrolled in September in a 22-week program known as English Under the Arches (EUA), part of a free educational assistance program for McDonald's employees known as Archways to Opportunity. The program combines online and in-person classes in English as a second language, and allows participants the chance to advance into other programs that assist them in pursuing their GED as well as higher education. > Read more.

House passes McClellan’s simple assault bill

Proposal would allow some cases to be addressed without jail time

The House unanimously passed Henrico Del. Jennifer McClellan’s bill to allow simple assault against a family member to be dealt with outside of jail time.

Under existing law, assault and battery of a family member can have a more lax punishment than simple assault because of different code sections.

In Virginia, assault and battery is defined as intentional harmful contact. Assault is considered attempting or threatening to inflict bodily injury upon another, and battery is the actual contact. Therefore, if someone attempts to make contact but misses, he or she could still be found guilty of simple assault. > Read more.

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Community

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.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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