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Henrico home sales continue on strong pace


The number of homes sold in Henrico County in August rose 10 percent when compared to the same month last year, according to data compiled by Long & Foster. The average sale price of those homes – $239,975 – also rose, by about 4 percent when compared to the same average sale price in August 2016.

Henrico's jump in the number of homes sold was the largest in the Richmond region, though average sales prices in Chesterfield (8 percent increase) and Richmond (12 percent) jumped by higher amounts when compared to last August sales.
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‘Run 2 Rebuild Richmond’ scheduled at River Road UMC Oct. 1

Event to benefit low-income homeowners

River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.

The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners.
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Glen Allen Day in photos


Community members came out by the thousands to celebrate the 15th annual edition of Glen Allen Day Sept. 17 at Crump Park in Glen Allen. The event began with a parade along Mountain Road and continued with live music, games and activities for children, food and dozens of vendors.
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Showing them ‘The Way’

Henrico native's nonprofit provides food, assistance to those in need

Eastern Henrico native and pastor Brian Purcell has been working for the past year to provide food, assistance, housing and jobs to the needy in the community. Now, his nonprofit organization, "The Way," is preparing to expand to a full-fledged community center in October, following its recent acquisition of a building in Sandston.

Purcell noticed that seniors and homeless veterans especially were becoming isolated due to lack of transportation and issues with aging and mental illness. Some were unable to feed themselves on a daily basis.

"I saw there was a need and wanted to do something to meet that need," Purcell said.
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Godwin graduate serves on destroyer


U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joey Candrilli, a 2012 graduate of Mills Godwin High School, is serving as an information systems technician aboard the USS Oscar Austin, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of Norfolk.

In his role, Candrilli (pictured) is responsible for all of the shipboard computers and information networks aboard.
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Highland Springs man wins $150k in Virginia Lottery scratcher


When Bob Frye scratched a Lucky Loot Tripler ticket from the Virginia Lottery, a co-worker noticed that he had a winning ticket.

“Wow, you won $20,” the co-worker said.

“Yeah, it’s going to be a great day,” Frye replied.

He didn’t know how right he was.
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Keeping dignity in the dig

Archaeologists, volunteers work to relocate family graves in Far West End

If you think your summer has been a scorching one, consider the folks who have been toiling in the Wade family cemetery in Twin Hickory.

Since July, the team of archaeologists and volunteers has been carefully excavating nine graves and preparing them for relocation to a church cemetery.

It's hot, back-breaking, tedious work --- but far from unrewarding.
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Sadler, Virginia529 partner


NASCAR Xfinity Series points leader – and Virginia native – Elliott Sadler was in Henrico this week to announce a partnership with Virginia529, the title sponsor of next week's Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

Sadler will appear with his wife, Amanda, several times prior to the race to promote the program, which offers four college savings programs for participants. Virginia529 is the largest 529 college savings program in the country.
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Malvern Hill listed for sale


Malvern Hill Farm, a 900-plus-acre homestead in Varina that has been owned by the same family for several generations, has been listed for sale. Commonwealth Commercial Partners, LLC will handle the sale of the property, located north of New Market Road and west of Carters Mill Road. The asking price is $10.6 million.

About one-third of the historic property is actively farmed and the rest is wooded. Acquired by William Ferguson in the 1930s, today the farm is owned by multiple generations of the same family. Malvern Hill Hunt Club has been caring for the farm for decades.
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The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will look for native plants in Four Mile Creek Park, a little-known county park in eastern Henrico County. This 150-acre property was at one time a Civil War battlefield and features a natural creek, wetlands, a former gravel pit that is now a lake, and woodlands. A family-friendly kids "treasure hunt" option is available. Participants should meet at 2 p.m. at the Dairy Queen at 3275 New Market Road/Route 5. Anyone with an interest in native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. The outing is free. Contact trip leader Leslie Allanson at 335-5866 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register. Full text

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