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Hazelett honored by General Assembly delegation

Seven members of Henrico County's General Assembly delegation surprised Henrico County Manager Virgil Hazelett during the Board of Supervisors' May 8 meeting by appearing to read a proclamation of commendation from the assembly, recognizing Hazelett for his 20 years of service. Hazelett, 66, is the second longest-tenured of Henrico's seven county managers (Edward Beck served for 25 years, until 1977).

Pictured above surrounding Hazelett (in center) are five family members (from left– daughter Meredith Papa, son-law Steve Papa and granddaughter Nellie Papa, wife Shardale Hazelett and daughter Margaret Hazelett). Also pictured, left to right, are Delegates Manoli Loupassi, Jimmie Massie and Joe Morrissey, Senators Donald McEachin and Walter Stosch and Delegates Riley Ingram and John O’Bannon.
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10th annual Filipino Festival coming in August


The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.

Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.

CMoR reopens at new Short Pump site

The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
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Minion mania

Spinoff is predictably silly, devoid of plot

In Minions, those jibberjabbering little corncob things from Despicable Me have finally earned their own feature film. Specifically, three of them: Kevin (tall), Stuart (plays the ukulele) and Bob (loves his teddy bear), all voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin.

After tracing the evolution of Minionkind – we don’t know what they are, but we know they’re hardwired to serve the baddest villain around – our three Minion heroes set off upon a quest to save their species and find the newest, nastiest villain overlord. > Read more.






 

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