Police Host Fall Awards Ceremony

The Henrico County Division of Police honored a number of its own and several members of the community during its Fall Awards Ceremony, held Oct. 18.

Award recipients were: Certificate of Merit – Thomas C. Banks; Steven Guthrie; John Hughes; Todd Jones; Jon Lumpkin; Joyce B. Salmon; Certificate of Appreciation – Communications Supervisor Brenda J. Davis (retired); Communications Supervisor Joan C. Swisher; Officer Renaldo R. Arjona; Officer Gary A. Brookman; Officer Barry K. Clark; Officer David L. Henry; Officer Robert S. Johnson; Officer Lisa M. Kusmin; Officer Michael H. Mack; Officer Debra C. Oaks; Officer Scott C. Phillips; Officer Jason L. Powers; Officer Colin L Rooney; Officer John H. Waters; Communications Officer Jeffory S. Ashworth; Communications Officer Laura M. Gaskell; Communications Officer Teresa N. Gordon; Communications Officer Robert D. Nevin; Meritorious Unit Award – Internal Affairs Unit; Lt. Russell E. Hockaday; Sgt. Christopher J. Eley; Investigator Bridget J. Cease; Inv. William J. Fisher; Lifesaving Award – Sgt. Robert D. Wershbale; Officer Casey L. Zets; Silver Star – Sgt. George S. Russell, Jr.; and Officer Kevin E. Pridemore.

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.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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Innsbrook's 7th annual Great Pumpkin Palooza will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual Punkin Dunkin competition starts at 11 a.m. Public launchings will begin following the competition with pumpkins available for purchase at the pumpkin patch; proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. There will also be a battle of the bands, costume parades and contests, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy houses, a rock climbing wall, local vendors and crafters, and more. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com. Full text

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