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Sandston Memorial Day Parade to return for eighth year May 30


The Eighth Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144 Sandston Memorial Day Parade will start May 30 at 1 p.m. at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceed down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. It will be preceded at noon by a veterans’ recognition ceremony at Seven Pines National Cemetery in Sandston.

Post-parade festivities will include live music, children’s activities, food and exhibitor booths. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Navy Veterans.” > Read more.

Freeman students learn to ‘Drive Smart’


Students signed a banner pledging not to text and drive during a Drive Smart Virginia event at Freeman High School May 26. The event helped show students the dangers of driving while distracted or intoxicated.

Below, Freeman student Rachel Marcus attempts to navigate a path of cones while wearing goggles that simulate the impairment of a 0.15 blood alcohol content level. The goal was to show students how harmful drinking and driving can be. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, May 2-8


A sample of transactions during this period appears below:

7419 Somoa Drive – $38,000 (vacant site), from Eldridge H. and Shirley M. Smith to Hungary Spring LLC.
1408 Southbury Avenue – $150,000, 1,142 SF (built in 1971), from Cory D. Engelhard to Carlton D. Hayden.
3405 Birchbrook Road – $155,000, 1,259 SF (built in 1956), from Herman A. and Leah A. Dowdy to Vicky Zakaria.
3002 Silverbush Court – $160,000, 1,328 SF (built in 1997), from Jacqueline M. Jackson to David M. and Carol M. Chantrell.
8505 Rolando Drive – $164,950, 1,008 SF (built in 1954), from 8505 Rolando LLC to Marable Vonyetta M. Jones.
7400 Oakmont Drive – $170,000, 1,568 SF (built in 1955), from Ethel E. Hudson and D. H. Lawrence Trustee to Jay Joines.
1613 Harvest Grove Lane – $179,500, 1,564 SF (built in 2002), from Low Cost Construction Corp. to Lyle B. Johnson.w and Carie Elizabeth Cennamo. > Read more.
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Sprint Cup car will carry local sponsorship Sunday at RIR

Henrico County, RMC Events to sponsor Ragan's Sprint Cup Series car
When the green flag drops at the Toyota Owners 400 Sunday at Richmond International Raceway, local fans will have a variety of rooting interests. But one driver may earn some additional support, since his car will be carrying the sponsorship of two Henrico entitites and two other local businesses.

BK Racing's No. 23 Toyota Camry, driven by David Ragan, will carry sponsorship logos of Union Bank and Trust; Henrico-based RMC Events; Visit Henrico (Henrico County's tourism initiative); and the Richmond Flying Squirrels. > Read more.

Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed a business in the 4700 block of Finlay Street in Eastern Henrico April 15, then apparently returned to the same business April 18 and attempted to enter it again.

At 3:24 p.m. April 15, police responded to the site after a victim reported that a white male entered the business and approached the counter, said he had a firearm and an explosive device and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the business but left a suspicious item behind. The surrounding businesses were evacuated and the Henrico Explosive Ordinance Unit responded and determined the item was inert. > Read more.

Lawmakers reconvene for ‘veto session’


Virginia legislators will return to the state Capitol April 20 to consider whether to uphold or override Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes and recommendations of legislation passed during their 2016 session.

The Democratic governor vetoed 32 bills approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. That is the most vetoes since 1998, when Jim Gilmore, a Republican, was governor and most legislators were Democrats.

McAuliffe objected to a slew of hot-button bills – from a measure that would allow some school security officers to carry guns on the job, to the so-called “Tebow Bills” that would allow home-schoolers to participate in high school sports. > Read more.

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Community

19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
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Restaurant watch

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






 

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