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Glen Allen mother earns $7K ‘Parentpreneur’ grant


A Glen Allen mother and entrepreneur recently earned a $7,000 grant from The First Years, a juvenile products manufacturer, to help make her childhood clothing invention a reality.

Casey Bunn, who has two children (three-year-old Jillian and one-year-old Charlie) created Handsocks to solve a problem – the need for long, cozy, sock-like mittens that keep babies and older children warm while also providing protection from scratches and skin conditions. > Read more.

Henricopolis SWCD honors its stars at Assemblage


A century or so ago, Henrico County was known as the Dairy County of Virginia, and one of the largest dairy operations was centered at the Dorey family's barn in Varina.

On Jan. 7, the barn – now the site of the Dorey Park Recreation Center – was transformed into an art gallery, and its rafters hung with colorful student art work depicting nature scenes. > Read more.

SR-71 moving from Virginia Aviation Museum


One of the most visible exhibits at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston is on its way to a new home.

The world’s fastest and highest flying production aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, is preparing to move from the museum to the Science Museum of Virginia. The iconic, supersonic stealth plane will become the focal point of the SMVs new exhibition gallery, Speed, opening later this year.

Before traveling to its new home, the Blackbird will be disassembled and packaged by experts from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery and W.M. Jordan Company. > Read more.
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Jacob’s Chance hosts homecoming dance


Jacob’s Chance hosted its second annual homecoming dance at the Glen Allen Community Center Nov. 14. More than 60 people attended the Mardi Gras-themed event.

The annual dance is one of many events sponsored by Jacob’s Chance, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides social and recreational activities for youth and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Nov. 16-22


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

9367 Brighter Tower Court, #1304 – $85,000, 1,040 SF, built in 1988, from Norma J. Smith to Susan M. Cassidy.
1701 South Battery Drive – $118,900, 1,388 SF (built in 1959), from Randall L. and D. D. C. Nappier to Bank of New York Mellon.
3507 Howard Road – $128,556, 1,078 SF (built in 1949), from Stacie N. Lomax to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc.
1507 Brigham Road – $147,500, 1,184 SF (built in 1951), from Steven D. Young and R. Y. Poburka to Megan J. Mehrhof.
2709 Darton Drive – $152,000, 1,931 SF (built in 1998), from Yolanda E. Newbill to Paul Edward Roberts, Jr.
10900 Tabb Road – $169,721, 1,100 SF (built in 1975), from Christopher E. and L. Cooper to Federal National Mortgage Association.
5605 Knockadoon Court – $197,400, 1,962 SF (built in 1995), from Leonard F. and T. M. Broadnax to Fang X. Yin.
> Read more.

Spreading Christmas cheer

Henrico Christmas Mother program working hard to make holiday magic
On a chilly November evening, cold rain pounded against the large metal warehouse in eastern Henrico County that serves as the base of operation for the Henrico Christmas Mother program.

Inside, volunteers were wrapping up another long day as the massive holiday program kicked into high gear for 2015. Small mountains of boxes filled with new toys lined the walls of the warehouse.

Finding and buying the toys takes technology-supported organization, frugal volunteer shoppers and a passion for finding perfect gifts for lots of little girls and boys. > Read more.

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Community

Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.

Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival planned for February


The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.

A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.

A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Start celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with Susan Greenbaum at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. She will present “An Evening of Love Songs.” Other fun events this weekend include Henrico Rec & Parks’ 30th annual One Act Showcase; “The Lego Movie” playing at the Henrico Theatre (tickets are only $!); and Robin and Linda Williams who will be performing at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. And homeowners will really appreciate the free Home Improvement Seminar taking place at Harvie ES. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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