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‘Run 2 Rebuild Richmond’ scheduled at River Road UMC Oct. 1

Event to benefit low-income homeowners

River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.

The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.

Eastern Henrico crash kills Richmond man


An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.

A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.

Henrico libraries to host ‘death cafes’


The Henrico County Public Library system will host three "death cafés" – gatherings during which attendees can discuss death and dying in what the library terms "surprisingly upbeat and informative guided discussions" led by spiritual and bereavement counselor Alane Miles.

The events will provide attendees the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the topics of death, dying, grief and funeral practices, in an informal setting. Miles has 20 years of experience in the hospice field, hosts the Death Club Radio show on WRIR and writes for Style Weekly. Registration is not required. > Read more.
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Challa to receive ‘Outstanding Women Award’


Henrico business owner and attorney Lakshmi Challa will be recognized later this month as one of the YWCA of Greater Richmond’s “Outstanding Women.”

As CEO of Challa Law Offices, headquartered in Innsbrook, Challa has led efforts at the firm's three locations (including affiliates in North Carolina and India) to enhance foreign investment and trade with the United States, educate business and government leaders about immigration legislation, and help unaccompanied minors and survivors of violence and sex trafficking with their immigration needs. > Read more.

Highland Springs HS teacher earns national award


A Highland Springs High School teacher was among five teachers nationwide honored as a winner of the NextGeneration Leaders Program, a national initiative that recognizes emerging K-12 education technology leaders.

Andrew Neiburg, an instructional technology resource teacher, was honored, along with teachers from Alabama, Indiana, Rhode Island and Wyoming. The program is sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking and EdSCoop. > Read more.

Citizen wins 2 Va. Press Association awards


The Henrico Citizen won two awards in the Virginia Press Association’s annual News Contest. Awards were presented Apr. 9 at the VPA’s annual banquet, held at the Hilton Short Pump.

Freelance writer Ryan McKinnon won a first-place award in the feature writing category for his article last year entitled "Fields of Gold" profiling the Varina District. Publisher Tom Lappas won a second-place award in the sports feature photo category for a photo of several businessmen cheering for a cyclist during the UCI Road World Championships in September (pictured, at right). > Read more.

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Community

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale


Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

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.
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Weekend Top 10


Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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