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Home Building Association of Richmond’s 2011 Parade of Homes

The Home Building Association of Richmond’s 2011 Parade of Homes began Oct. 1, marking the 60th consecutive year of the event in the Richmond region. This year's event includes 52 new homes and two remodeled homes built by 28 member builders; more than half are decorated models.

The homes are located throughout the region, including in Henrico, Goochland, Hanover, King William, New Kent, Chesterfield, Powhatan, and the City of Richmond. The Parade of Homes showcases the latest in designs, construction techniques and materials, at prices ranging from the $170s to more than $900,000.

The scattered site new home show will be held Oct. 8-9 and 15-16, and the remodeled homes will be opened Oct. 15-16. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m., and admission is free.

The Parade of Homes Plan Book and http://www.RichmondParadeofHomes.com include detailed information about the event and the home entries, such as home designs, floor plans and descriptions, detailed directions to each home and a map. The magazine is free and available at local Martin’s and Kroger supermarkets, as well as at HBAR headquarters, 400 N. Ridge Road.

The 2011 award winners include the following subdivisions in Henrico:

High Performance Home category: Best Value award - First Richmond Associates for Vaughan Heights; Unfurnished Townhomes/Condominiums $350,000 to $450,000 category: Best Bath, Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – StyleCraft Homes for Three Notch Place; Unfurnished Single Family Detached Under $250,000 category: Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – First Richmond Associates for Vaughan Heights; Unfurnished Single Family Detached $550,000 to $600,000 category: Best Curb Appeal, Silver award – Southern Traditions for Westhampton Glen; Furnished Townhomes/Condominiums Under $200,000 category: Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – StyleCraft Homes for New Market Village; Furnished Townhomes/Condominiums $300,000 to $350,000 category: Best Bath, Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – Eagle Construction of VA, LLC for West Broad Village; and Silver award – Ryan Homes for West Broad Village; Furnished Single Family Detached $450,000 to $500,000 category: Silver award – StyleCraft Homes for Townsend; Furnished Single Family Detached $520,000 to $570,000 category: Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – Ryan Homes for Martin’s Ridge; and Furnished Single Family Detached Over $845,000 category: Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – Bel Arbor Builders, Inc. for McCabe’s Grant.
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Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

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Restaurant watch

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

Cultural Arts Center seeks artists, designs for holiday displays

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is seeking artists, crafters, and creative groups for three opportunities allowing creative thinkers and doers to design and display imaginative holiday decorations.

The center is seeking designs for:

• Illumination 2014 – A Festival of Trees: Artists can celebrate the holiday season by creating a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree filled with decorations to suit any unique or traditional theme. Past trees exhibited have included Buzz Lightyear; HEROES; Santa tree; Musicology; and many others. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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