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Woman confesses to 22 break-ins in Varina

Melissa Addison
Henrico Police have arrested and charged a Mosley woman with breaking into 22 homes in the Varina area between Oct. 26 and Dec. 2. Melissa W. Addison, 36, confessed to the break-ins, police said today, as well as to three break-ins in Charles City County and two more in Chesterfield County, which held outstanding warrants in her name.

Henrico Police gathered information that indicated Addison would take her children to school each morning, then travel to Henrico to break into homes and steal various items, including jewelry and cash.

The Henrico incidents occurred on Hideaway lane, Turner Road, Yahley Road, Darbytown Road, Hines Road, Long Bridge Road, Carters Mill Road, Hare Road, Charles City Road, Doran Road, Strath Road, Yahley Mill Road and Bradbury Road.
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10th annual Filipino Festival coming in August


The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.

Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.

CMoR reopens at new Short Pump site

The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Henrico Police are both presenting community events tomorrow, Aug. 1. The Feria Community Resource Fair at Richmond International Raceway brings together community service providers, embassies/consulates from Latin American countries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations that impact the Latino community. The Division of Police’s Community Day will feature demonstrations and displays from police, fire, animal protection and sheriff’s office, as well as family activities, food, entertainment and more. Other events this weekend include wine, chess and theatre! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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