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Holton campaigns for Clinton, Kaine in Henrico


Anne Holton (wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine) and Erin Powell, owner of Ginger Juice, discuss the importance of small business to communities, as veggies are cold-pressed into juice during a campaign event in Henrico Aug. 23. Ginger Juice is the first cold-pressed juice company in the region. > Read more.

Main Street Group names new VP


Clients and guests of The Main Street Group, a financial services firm based in Innsbrook, attended a reception earlier this summer June to welcome new vice president Megan Bosch. Pictured, from left, are Bosch; CEO Steve Crawford, Kristi Hammond, Desiree Bryan and Michael Douglas. > Read more.

National Parenting Center issues Fall Seal of Approval report


The National Parenting Center this week issued its Fall Seal of Approval report, which follows two months of consumer testing by parents and children at the organization's test centers. Recognition from The National Parenting Center is a key indicator for retail and online buyers about which games, toys, books and other children's items will be well-received by consumers. Amazon identifies all Seal of Approval winners on their product pages. > Read more.
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Business in brief


Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center have received Healthgrades’ 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The facilities are two among 260 recipients nationwide to receive this prestigious honor, placing them in the top five percent of hospitals that deliver high-quality care in the nation across at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures, as evaluated by Healthgrades. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center are the only hospitals in Central Virginia named to the list. > Read more.

Deep Run Marathon Dance raises $223,093 for charities


The 10th Annual Deep Run Marathon Dance may have exhausted the hundreds of high school students who participated, but it provided a big boost to 12 charities. The 27-hour Deep Run High School event raised $223,093, bringing its 10-year fundraising total to more than $1.7 million. The Deep Run Marathon Dance ranks second nationally in fundraising for such events.

Participating students checked in on Friday night, March 18 and left 27 hours later. > Read more.

Wade, McEachin to seek 4th District seat in Congress


Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade and Virginia Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) have announced their intentions to seek the newly-redrawn 4th District seat in the U.S. Congress.

Wade will seek the Republican nomination and McEachin the Democratic nomination for the position, which is being vacated by Republican Randy Forbes, who will seek election in the 2nd District, which Republican Scott Rigell will vacate.

The 4th District was realigned by a three-judge panel in January, following a decision by the panel in 2012 that state legislators had included too many African-Americans in the 3rd District (which includes Eastern Henrico), thereby reducing their numbers in other nearby districts. It redrew both districts to address the issue. > Read more.

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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.
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