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Bridge replacement work scheduled this week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled several days of work related to bridge replacement along I-95 in Henrico County and Richmond. Traffic delays should be expected during the coming week at the following dates and times:

Oct. 18-19 – There will be periodic right lane closures of about 20 minutes on I-95 north and south at Lombardy Street (mile marker 75) and Chamberlayne Ave. (mile marker 82) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to place temporary traffic signs on the side of the highway for the upcoming bridge replacement. Additionally, the left and center lanes will be closed on I-95 north and south between Boulevard (exit 78) and Laburnum Ave. (exit 79) from 8 p.m. Tues. through 6 a.m. Wed. to prepare the crossover for the bridge replacement Oct. 21-24.

Oct. 20 – There will be periodic right lane closures of about 20 minutes on I-95 north and south at Lombardy Street (mile marker 75) and Chamberlayne Ave. (mile marker 82) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to place temporary traffic signs on the side of the highway for the upcoming bridge replacement.

Oct. 21-Oct. 24 –
Beginning at 8 p.m., Oct. 21 at I-95 north/south at Laburnum Ave. (exit 79), both I-95 north and south will have one travel lane in each direction to allow the contractor to replace the southbound sections of the Laburnum Avenue bridge. Both directions of traffic will merge onto the northbound bridge during construction on the southbound bridge. Expect major delays along I-95 and I-64 at the Bryan Park interchange through 6 a.m., Oct. 24.


Community

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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Several historic sites that are normally only open for appointments will be welcoming visitors from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The sites are: Historic Deep Run Schoolhouse, 3417 Pump Rd.;… Full text

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