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Malvern Hill listed for sale

Malvern Hill Farm, a 900-plus-acre homestead in Varina that has been owned by the same family for several generations, has been listed for sale. Commonwealth Commercial Partners, LLC will handle the sale of the property, located north of New Market Road and west of Carters Mill Road. The asking price is $10.6 million.

About one-third of the historic property is actively farmed and the rest is wooded. Acquired by William Ferguson in the 1930s, today the farm is owned by multiple generations of the same family. Malvern Hill Hunt Club has been caring for the farm for decades. > Read more.

Henrico native serves as Governor’s Fellow

Henrico native Saman Aghaebrahim recently completed a two-month internship as a Governor's Fellow in the office of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Aghaebrahim, pictured above with McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, was part of a select group of rising college seniors, graduating seniors and graduate students selected for the internship, which places participants in various positions in the Governor's Office and in agencies throughout the Executive Branch. The program attempts to match Fellows with compatible assignments, based upon their backgrounds, interests and future goals. > Read more.

Henrico man killed in Parham Road crash

A 58-year-old Henrico man died in a single-car accident on East Parham Road Aug. 28.

Tony Lee MCGill was traveling westbound on the road shortly after 6 p.m. in a Chevrolet pick-up truck, approaching the intersection of Aberdeen Street, when his truck ran off the right side of the road and struck a traffic signal support pole. McGill died at the scene. > Read more.
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Business in brief

Glen Allen-based Free Agents Marketing (FAM) is celebrating its 15th year in business Apr. 1. The agency provides a full range of marketing services, including advertising, public relations, digital, media and creative. Ken and Marilyn Wayland opened the doors to FAM on Apr. 1, 2001, as a four-person operation with a strategy of drafting talent or “free agents” as clients’ needs grew. Since its inception, FAM has evolved into a fully staffed integrated agency with offices in Glen Allen and Norfolk. FAM serves clients large and small in a variety of fields, including health care, retail, automotive, banking and other B2C business, as well as non-profits. The agency has been located in western Henrico County since its inception and has remained near Innsbrook for all of those 15 years. Through relationships with its local clients and vendors, the agency has contributed more than $55 million back into the local economy. > Read more.

Henrico County CASA welcomes 12 new advocates

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) welcomed 12 new advocates for abused and neglected children during a swearing-in ceremony by Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Chief Judge Rondelle D. Herman March 23.

Herman told the new volunteers that the Court’s job is to strengthen families, noting that CASA is a vital component in providing information that is necessary to help the court make decisions for children. CASA volunteers are tasked with providing detailed and unbiased reports that allow a judge to see a complete picture of the children’s circumstances. > Read more.

A ‘Jariety’ of blessings

Father and son from Henrico share their love of – and talent for – art with celebrity audience

If you walk into the Virginia Governor's Office between now and March 31, you’ll see an exhibit of 15 paintings from a collection titled “Ingenious Artistic Minds,” or “I AM.” Among them are autographed portraits of professional tennis player Serena Williams, Martin Luther King III and legendary blues musician B.B. King.

What you won’t see, though, is the story behind those paintings. You won’t see Jerome and Jeromyah Jones, the father and son from Henrico who crafted the “I AM” collection. The paintings represent a small sample of the lives they have touched, but you wouldn’t know that unless you know the Jones duo. > Read more.

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Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

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.

Weekend Top 10

It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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