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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


Bon Secours Richmond Health System has launched Bon Secours 24/7, a telehealth app that gives the community access to the health system’s medical group providers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, no appointment necessary. Bon Secours is the first health system to enter the Richmond market with this service. Bon Secours 24/7, available for Apple and Android devices, will allow users to connect within minutes to a Bon Secours medical provider via a mobile device or tablet, or by logging in to a secure website from their desktop computer. Bon Secours Health System launched the service to its employees nationwide Jan. 7 and is now offering the service throughout Virginia. Bon Secours 24/7 visits are $49 and may be covered by health insurance. For more information, visit http://www.bonsecours247.org > Read more.

Police piece together clues in counterfeit cases


Tracking the source of counterfeit money is child's play for Henrico Police detectives.

Well, at least in a sense.

“We pick up pieces to the puzzle and then we put those pieces together, ” Henrico Police detective D.M. Monticelli said.

The Division of Police receives about five calls each month about counterfeit money. Typically, though, the cases come in waves, Monticelli said. A few months may pass without any calls, and then an influx of counterfeit cases will come. > Read more.

Free redbud tree seedlings available to elementary teachers


Elementary school teachers looking for a hands-on project for their students can register to receive up to 25 free redbud tree seedlings for their classroom, thanks to a program by Dominion Resources.

Now in its 10th year of offering Project Plant It!, Dominion is encouraging teachers to visit the website (http://www.projectplantit.com) of the award-winning environmental education program to register for the free seedlings. Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 19, enabling the seedlings to be shipped to schools in time for Arbor Day 2016 (Friday, April 29). > 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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