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‘Run 2 Rebuild Richmond’ scheduled at River Road UMC Oct. 1

Event to benefit low-income homeowners

River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.

The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.

Eastern Henrico crash kills Richmond man


An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.

A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.

Henrico libraries to host ‘death cafes’


The Henrico County Public Library system will host three "death cafés" – gatherings during which attendees can discuss death and dying in what the library terms "surprisingly upbeat and informative guided discussions" led by spiritual and bereavement counselor Alane Miles.

The events will provide attendees the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the topics of death, dying, grief and funeral practices, in an informal setting. Miles has 20 years of experience in the hospice field, hosts the Death Club Radio show on WRIR and writes for Style Weekly. Registration is not required. > Read more.
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Wegmans to open in Short Pump Sunday


The long-awaited arrival of Wegmans Food Markets’ new Short Pump store is almost here.

The store will open at West Broad Marketplace, on West Broad Street near North Gayton Road, this Sunday, Aug. 7, at 7 a.m.

“As a manager you dream of opening a new store, getting it up and running, building a team and developing a culture,” said store manager Todd Strassner, a 34-year veteran of the Rochester, N.Y.-based chain. “Our new employees see in action what it means to respect and care about those you work with, and everyone is empowered to give customers our best.” > Read more.

Essex Bank to open new Short Pump branch


Essex Bank is planning a new branch in Short Pump.

The bank, which has two locations in the county (on Brook Road near Virginia Center Commons and on Mayland Drive in the West End) will open its third in the West Broad Marketplace during the second quarter of 2017, it announced this week. It will be located in the West Broad Marketplace shopping center (west of Short Pump Town Center), which is being constructed and will be anchored by Wegman's (opening Aug. 7) and Cabela's. > Read more.

Henrico Police to promote 21, recognize 5


The Henrico Division of Police will promote 21 officials and recognize the recent promotions of five others during a ceremony Aug. 3 at Deep Run High School.

Lieutenants T. A. Alvis; J. P. Bandy; M. A. Banks; and C. J. Eley will be promoted to the rank of captain.

Sergeants L. C. Hummel; K. L. Johnson; J. L. Powers; J. S. Quesinberry; M. E. Stanton; and P. D. Tremblay will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant. > Read more.

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Community

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale


Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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