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.
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.
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.
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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