Henrico officers honored at Valor Awards

(Left to right) Virginia State Police State Trooper Nasir S. Sessoms, Henrico Police Officer A.L. Boone, Henrico Police Chief Doug Middleton, Henrico Officer G.A. Brookman and Henrico Officer T.L. Kennedy.

Three Henrico police officers – Officer A.L. Boone, Officer T.L. Kennedy and Officer G.A. Brookman – received awards for heroism at the 22nd Annual Valor Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association (RMA) and held this morning at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

A Virginia state trooper who resides in Henrico County also received special recognition, as did former Henrico Chief of Police Henry Stanley.

The ceremony, attended by 500 community leaders, law enforcement officers and fire and rescue personnel, honored a total of six recipients from the region and featured as keynote speaker Jennifer Smith Love, assistant director of the Security Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Patient First to offer free Halloween candy x-rays

Patient First will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy at all neighborhood medical centers from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.

While an adult should always inspect candy before allowing a child to enjoy their trick-or-treating rewards, the free X-ray offer gives parents an additional precaution to consider and to provide peace of mind. X-rays may detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic; however, parents still need to provide supervision, since some foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. > Read more.

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.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host the Virginia Cultural Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12. Shop a variety of handcrafted and unique giftware from around the Commonwealth at one convenient location. Vendors include Carol Busto Basketry, Tailored Touches, Three Beading Hearts, Once in a Blue Moon Marbling, One Little World and more. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.artsglenallen.com. Full text

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