GRASP to host financial aid information sessions
Henrico parents and students needing help with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are encouraged to attend information sessions at the Richmond Public Main Library (101 East Franklin Street), which will be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 and Feb. 16.
Volunteers from GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program) will be on hand at the sessions to help fill out the FAFSA, which is required for federal aid for college. To schedule a one-hour appointment with GRASP, parents/students should call 527-7708.
Students and/or parents must bring the following items to facilitate the processing of the FAFSA online student’s & a parent’s Social Security number; student’s driver's license, if applicable; student’s 2012 W-2 Forms (or 12/31 pay stub) and other records of money earned; student’s (& spouse’s) 2012 Federal Income Tax Return, or most recent- IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ; parent’s 2012 Federal Income Tax Return (if student is dependent for federal aid purposes) or most recent tax return and Dec. 31 pay stub; family’s 2012 untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy; family's or veterans benefits records; family’s current bank statements; family’s current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records; student’s alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen).
The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.
A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”
The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.
The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.
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