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FeedMore honors Henrico volunteers


FeedMore recognized several volunteers from Henrico County recently in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The volunteers - William Cary, Phil Newton and Yvette Gilmore – have given eight total years of service to the agency, which works to fight hunger in Central Virginia.

“It’s heartbreaking to realize there are kids in our community who are hungry,” said Cary (pictured, at right), a volunteer with FeedMore’s Children’s Programs. “Nobody, young or old, should be hungry.” > Read more.

Recent HCPS grad to be honored as Youth Philanthropist of the Year

Anna Wong, a 2013 graduate of J.R. Tucker High School, will be recognized this month as Youth Philanthropist of the Year. The award is being presented by The Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Virginia Chapter as part of its celebration of National Philanthropy Day.

Wong, who was nominated by The Daily Planet, will join six other individuals and groups who are being honored for their outstanding philanthropy in the greater Richmond region. > Read more.

Macy’s Short Pump kicks off ‘Believe’ campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish

On Nov. 8, Macy's will officially kick off its sixth annual “Believe” campaign at the Short Pump Town Center store.

Make-A-Wish volunteers and Wish Kids with life-threatening illnesses will be on hand for the launch event, which is designed to encourage members of the community to begin a letter writing campaign within their organizations, schools and churches. Wish Kids will help initiate the campaign by dropping their letters into the "Believe" mailbox and making speeches to thank Macy's for participating again this year. > Read more.

Banquet honors businesses for support of disabled workers

Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services commemorated October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month by recognizing 21 local businesses for employing individuals with cognitive and emotional disabilities during a banquet Oct. 24.

The third Employer Awards banquet, held at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, honored the following businesses: > Read more.

Business in brief


Germany-based GRW High Precision Bearings, a producer of precision bearings, recently opened its new office at 530 Eastpark Court in Sandston to serve its East Coast operations and host all engineering services in the United States. The company said it chose the Richmond area for its central location on the East Coast. This new office location will enable the company to support growing client needs for high precision bearings. Alexander Strobl will serve as lead engineering design manager on the US team. > Read more.

Henrico students help build Henrico Police substation



Henrico County CPS Career and Technical Education students have teamed up with Henrico Police to build a new substation at Virginia Center Commons.
The substation, which is nearly complete, will provide increased visibility for Henrico Police and has reinforced a strong relationship between students and county law enforcement.

A Staff/Student Day will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at the new substation, 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, to give the public an opportunity to see the results of this partnership. > Read more.

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Community

‘Christmas in July’ planned in Short Pump

Short Pump Town Center, 98.9 Liberty and local band "Offering" will host a day-long "Christmas in July" event this weekend at Short Pump Town Center.

The event on Saturday, July 23 is designed to encourage the spirit of giving while also providing activities, games and entertainment for attendees. Between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., a number of bands will perform in the town center's main plaza, concluding with a special evening concert by The Taters and Offering.

Food and monetary donations for the Central Virginia Food Bank will be collected all day, and Santa will make a visit with a number of other holiday characters as well. Jen Towner of 98.9 Liberty will serve as the emcee for the event. > Read more.

Anthem LemonAid returns this weekend

The 10th anniversary of Anthem LemonAid will take place throughout this coming weekend (July 15-17) at multiple locations in Henrico County and in the metro Richmond region, including Panera Bread, Sam’s Club, Walmart and Arby’s. Cups are $1. > Read more.

Teddy bears donated to National Guard

Children of some local National Guard members will be able to find comfort when their parents are deployed overseas, thanks to a recent donation organized by a Henrico man.

At the Sandston Armory on June 15, LOGO Dynamics Incorporated’s Matt Davidson presented 75 National Guard teddy bears to Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Gagnon, State Family Programs Director Vickie L. Sais, and State Youth Coordinator Dana Ivory. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

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