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Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Monday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Aug. 19, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. > Read more.

‘Evening with Henry Winkler’ event to benefit Henrico Schools


The Henrico Education Foundation will host a Nov. 3 fundraiser at Glen Allen High School with actor and author Henry Winkler, who is best known for his role as Fonzie in the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days."

The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will include remarks and conversation with Winkler; coffee and dessert; and a book sale and signing.

Tables of eight for the event are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.henricogives.org or by calling (804) 652-3869, ext. 3. Individual tickets will be released in early fall. > Read more.

Henrico Public Library offers new nature exploration backpacks


Thanks to a partnership between the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Parks and the Science Museum of Virginia, Henrico County Public Library now offers nature exploration backpacks, which are available for check out. Each backpack checks out for 14 days and contains information and materials to make a trip to one of Virginia's 36 state parks a fun learning experience for the entire family. > Read more.
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Henrico monitoring Goochland petroleum incident

JULY 7, 4:25 P.M. – Henrico County officials are monitoring a possible leak on a petroleum pipeline that may have occurred just across the county line in Goochland County, adjacent to Tuckahoe Creek. County officials were notified of the possible leak July 6.

Public safety officials have had ongoing discussions to ensure residents are provided information about the incident, Henrico officials said today.

The suspected leak is about 100 yards south of River Road on the Goochland side of Tuckahoe Creek. No Henrico property or waterway is directly affected. > Read more.

HCPS seeks bus drivers, school nutrition substitutes


Henrico Schools is hiring bus drivers and school nutrition substitutes. The school system will host a job fair Tuesday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East Street.

Members of the HCPS Human Resources, Pupil Transportation and School Nutrition Services departments will conduct preliminary interviews on site with interested candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at http://henricoschools.us/careers > Read more.

Top Stafford official to become a deputy Henrico manager

Romanello to replace Casey, who left for top position in Chesterfield
Anthony Romanello
Henrico County has hired the top official from Stafford County to be its next deputy county manager for administration.

Anthony J. Romanello, Stafford's county administrator, will begin his new job in Henrico in mid-September, when his Stafford contract is fulfilled. He will replace Joe Casey, who left July 1 to become the new county administrator in Chesterfield County.

Romanello and his wife both graduated from high school in Henrico, and Romanello previously worked in the region, serving in various roles with the City of Richmond from 1992-2000 (as deputy director of human services administration, deputy director of administration of public health and assistant to the city manager).
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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

Good food and fun, bargain prices

Pelon’s serves up a good mix of variety, value

I first stumbled into Pelon's on a Wednesday night, lured by the promise of $2 tacos and beers. At those prices, I had assumed the place was a hole in the wall, and was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, pleasant interior.

Having spent my teen summers in Virginia Beach surfing, I also felt instantly at home amid the ocean-themed decor. From the ride-the-waves posters lining the walls and the TV displaying non-stop surfing footage, to the foosball table and enormous spools serving as tables, Pelon's is a delight for beach lovers and surfing fans. Reading the menu is part of the entertainment here, as patrons browse burrito choices that include Rip Tide, The Curl, Hawaiian Pipeline and Big Kahuna. > Read more.






 

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