Henrico County VA

Civil War history comes to life

Mike Powell discusses various types of cannon munitions used during the Civil War, at a living history presentation at Fort Harrison in Varina Sept. 25. The event concluded three days of Civil War commemoration as part of Henrico’s 400th anniversary.

Mike Epperly, Derek Lyons, Dan Peterson, Mike Hallinen portray Civil War soldiers.

Bob Hill of the 12th Virginia Infantry re-enactment unit.

Chuck Wood, a re-enactor with the 3rd Virginia Company, and horse Cheeseburger

Re-enactors Howard Helmer, Bill Brown and Charlie Helmer (Pegram's Battery, Petersburg Artillery)

Re-enactor Nancy Hallinen of the 59th Va.

Re-enactor Joseph W. Colby, Sr. (chaplain, 23rd Va., Infantry Co. H) displays an ear trumpet, an early hearing aide device used during the Civil War era.

Bill Edwards discussed different flags of the Civil War.

Dr. Patrick J. Fetta (44th Va.) entertains with stories and songs from the Civil War.

(Left to right) Mike Powell, Denny King, Gregg Harris, Sam Watkins and Michael White (1st Co. Richmond Howitzers) at the living history event Sept. 25 at Varina's Fort Harrison.

Mike Powell (1st Co. Richmond Howitzers) discusses cannon munitions with Bill Lipsett (right)

More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

New restaurant opens at Virginia Center Commons

Virginia Center Commons is now home to Alpozio’s Grill & Lounge, a new American-themed, family-owned and operated restaurant concept from industry veteran Al Williams.

“We are excited to welcome Alpozio’s, adding another dimension to Virginia Center Commons’ popular mix of specialty stores, eateries and entertainment venues,” said Sheryl Raulin, mall manager at Virginia Center Commons.

The kitchen at Alpozio’s focuses on classic American favorites with Italian influence. Menu items include everything from crab cakes to ribeye with a selection of kid-friendly favorites and decadent desserts, such as strawberry shortcake and grandma’s apple pie. > Read more.


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Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will hold a town meeting Oct. 5 to discuss the body-worn cameras issued to Henrico police officers and the county’s Community Emergency Notification System.… Full text

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