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Henrico PAL honors supporters

The Henrico Police Athletic League held its fourth annual awards banquet Feb. 7 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen to celebrate its accomplishments and honor the contributions of its 2012 award winners. Former NFL head coach Bobby Ross served as keynote speaker, while Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as the master of ceremony.

Honorees, pictured above, left to right, were (standing) Carol Wilson-King (2012 Employee of the Year), Chanay Taylor (2012 Employee of the Year), Sergeant Kenneth Ragland (five years of service to the program), Kennedy Goldsborough (2012 Youth of the Year), Louise Whitehead (2012 Volunteer of the Year), Don Blake (2012 Board Member of the Year); and (sitting) Kevin Roye, Henrico Assistant Director of Pupil Transportation (significant contribution to the summer camps), Lori Carter-Evans , Henrico Director of Pupil Transportation (significant contribution to the summer camps), and Virgil Hazelett, former Henrico County manager (significant contribution and support).
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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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Weekend Top 10


The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Henrico Police are both presenting community events tomorrow, Aug. 1. The Feria Community Resource Fair at Richmond International Raceway brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community. The Division of Police’s Community Day will feature demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office, as well as family activities, food, entertainment and more. Other events this weekend include wine, chess and theatre! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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