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‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ raises more than $340,000


The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 18 in Innsbrook raised more than $340,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research. More than 1,600 participants took part in the event.

The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s was one of four Walks for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond held since Sept. 20; combined, the four raised more than $530,000.

Susan Hudson, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond’s 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chair, has been a Walk participant for eleven years. > Read more.

In celebration of the American dream


In 1978, Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution to commemorate the first week of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. Thereafter, in May 1992, the entire month of May was designated as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.”

During the celebrations in the month of May, different Asian communities celebrate the importance and accomplishments of their respective cultures with a pageantry of festivals and government sponsored educational activities.

However, I wanted to expand upon the celebration of what it means to be not just an Asian-American but an American of Asian heritage. I do so by sharing our journey to and in this wonderful nation with the hopes that in reading this, our children can understand how people from different backgrounds contribute to the beautiful tapestry of the American experience. > Read more.

Community ‘Spring’board launches in Eastern Henrico

A new community group called “Springs” held its first meeting at Highland Springs United Methodist Church April 28, seeking to connect faith-based organizations, civic groups, schools and businesses in order to address various issues affecting the community and create a central locale for those in need.

Springs founder Red Bankston, 69, has lived in Highland Springs for more than 40 years and witnessed the demographic and cultural changes in Eastern Henrico and their impact on the community. He believes a group like Springs is long overdue. > Read more.

‘Teacher of the Year’ finalists announced

Henrico County Public Schools officials recently announced the finalists for Gilman Teacher of the Year and First-Year Teacher of the Year. Both awards recognize Henrico County teachers for their commitment to education; teachers are nominated at the school level and applications are judged by a panel of administrators and specialists.

The finalists for the Gilman award are:

• Brookland District: Corbin Wright, Glen Allen High School;

• Fairfield District: Virginia Turner, Fairfield Middle School; > Read more.

UR’s River Road entrance to be closed May 13 through the summer

The River Road entrance to the University of Richmond at UR Drive will be closed May 13 through summer 2014 to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Employees and visitors to campus may access campus at the Westhampton Gate entrance on College Road or the north entrance at Campus Drive and Gateway Road, accessible from Towana Road and Boatwright Drive.

The south-campus area near River Road will undergo major changes over the summer months, said Bill Powell, project manager in the university’s facilities department. > Read more.

Henrico students excel in stock market game

Teams from Henrico County Public Schools swept the regional elementary and middle school categories of the spring 2014 Virginia Council on Economic Education Stock Market Game.

The teams, usually composed of four students, manage mock investments of $100,000 for 10 weeks in a competition to grow the value of their portfolios. The game is designed to provide a forum for students in grades 4-12 to practice math and research skills as they learn about money and investing. > Read more.

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Community

Milestones

John Hutcheson, Jr., son of Rossie and Randy Hutcheson; Graham Jones, son of The Rev. and Mrs. Gary D. Jones; and Warren Snead, III, son of Brenda and Warren L. Snead, Jr., of Richmond, were recently inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. The Order of the Gowsnmen is a unique student government body among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875 the Order of Gownsmen has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions, and ideals of the University of the South. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions of the university. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

Milestones

Navy Midshipman Peyton B. Walsh, son of Mary O. and Patrick B. Walsh of Glen Allen, recently completed Plebe Summer while attending the U.S. Naval Academy. Plebe Summer is the summer training program required of all incoming freshmen to the naval academy. Walsh will go on to complete the academic year as a midshipman. He is a 2010 graduate of Deep Run High School. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Program on Pocahontas, Rocke Hall at Henricus Nov. 5

Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd. in Chester, will present “Pocahontas, Rocke Hall and the Powhatan People” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. The program will feature Rocke Hall, home to Rev. Alexander Whitaker, who tutored Pocahontas at Henricus. The life of Pocahontas at Henricus will also be examined at the event, as well as the significant impact neighboring Virginia Indians had on the English colonists. > Read more.

Headless Horseman returns to West Broad Village Oct. 29

West Broad Village: The Headless Horseman Returns, a free and family-friendly event featuring Halloween-themed performers, candy and children’s games, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at West Broad Village in Short Pump. > Read more.

Bluegrass with a 21st century flair coming to CACGA

The Dixie Bee-Liners will perform at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Combining blues and folk-rock influences with bluegrass and old-time mountain music, this award-winning ensemble creates a sound steeped in tradition, but with modern tones and rhythms. At their performance, the audience will hear many of the band's original repertoire – bluegrass barn-burners, ballads, and instrumentals – as well as Appalachian standards that have become true American classics. > Read more.

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