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‘It’s such a blessing’

Brazilian native becomes U.S. citizen on Fourth of July

On Independence Day, a Brazilian-born Henrico resident took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance on the steps of the Virginia Historical Society and felt peace finally settle around her.

Jeanette Hamlett’s journey to U.S. citizenship is a story of faith and love, which she told with her husband, John Hamlett, by her side.
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Cyclists have their say


On a chilly Wednesday evening in Innsbrook earlier this month, more than 30 concerned Henrico citizens crowded into the Capital Ale House’s game room. But games were of little concern Feb. 10 during the first of four "Bike Walk Talks" (informal happy hours), at which Bike Walk RVA officials listened to what county citizens had to say about alternative forms of travel in Henrico.

Attendees at the first event this month – many of whom identified as avid cyclists and walkers – shared their desire for Henrico to adopt a plan similar to the Bikeways and Trails Plan approved by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in November. That 50-year plan calls for a 360-mile network of new bicycle pathways and trails, estimated at $360 million. Bike Walk RVA, a Sports Backers-sponsored bicycling and pedestrian advocacy group formed in 2012, presented the Chesterfield board with a list of more than 1,000 county residents’ signatures in support of the plan, which supervisors passed by a 3-2 vote.
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Henrico teen turns tragedy into hope

Project to honor late brother takes flight
Christopher's Angels honors the memory and life of Christopher Sims. (Photo courtesy Jany Sims)
FEB. 22, 12:15 P.M. – When Christopher Sims, a 14-year-old Henrico boy, died by suicide two years ago, it left a family and an entire community off kilter, searching for answers.

For months afterwards, his twin brother, Alexander, listened to their mother describe how she wished something positive might come from the tragedy.

So Alexander Sims, a junior at Mills E. Godwin High School, decided to create a kindness program to combat bullying and teen suicide. He named it “Christopher’s Angels” (in honor of his brother) and launched it Feb. 9 – on the second anniversary of Christopher's death – at http://www.christophersangels.org.
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Henrico student, former NFL player honored


Highland Springs High School student Sam Adu-Gyamfi was the Central Region winner in the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History essay contest, sponsored recently by Dominion and the Library of Virginia. Adu-Gyamfi (pictured above, center, with Dominion representative Sarah Perkinson, left, and Highland Springs H.S. teacher Katelyn Vogelpohl) was honored along with three other essay winners during a ceremony Feb. 3 in Richmond that included Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

The essay contest was part of the "Strong Men and Woman in Virginia History" event, which honored the leadership and achievements of eight outstanding African-Americans with Virginia connections.
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Glen Allen mother earns $7K ‘Parentpreneur’ grant


A Glen Allen mother and entrepreneur recently earned a $7,000 grant from The First Years, a juvenile products manufacturer, to help make her childhood clothing invention a reality.

Casey Bunn, who has two children (three-year-old Jillian and one-year-old Charlie) created Handsocks to solve a problem – the need for long, cozy, sock-like mittens that keep babies and older children warm while also providing protection from scratches and skin conditions.
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SR-71 moving from Virginia Aviation Museum


One of the most visible exhibits at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston is on its way to a new home.

The world’s fastest and highest flying production aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, is preparing to move from the museum to the Science Museum of Virginia. The iconic, supersonic stealth plane will become the focal point of the SMVs new exhibition gallery, Speed, opening later this year.

Before traveling to its new home, the Blackbird will be disassembled and packaged by experts from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery and W.M. Jordan Company.
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Pins to fall, awareness to rise at ‘Strike Out Cancer’ event


As many as 20 teams of students, teachers and administrators from Douglas Freeman and Mills Godwin high schools will gather this month to engage in some friendly mayhem: mowing down thousands of bowling pins for a cause.

Co-sponsored by the Student Council Associations at the schools, the "Strike Out Cancer" event will raise funds for the non-profit Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2). The organization was founded in 2012 by Melinda Conklin after her husband, Rich, died the year before of colorectal cancer – at the young age of 43.
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Whole lotta latkes


The ninth-annual Jewish Food Festival drew thousands of visitors to the Weinstein JCC on Monument Avenue Jan. 17-18. Guests sampled homemade dishes, enjoyed music and had the chance to visit the “Ask the Rabbi” booth.
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Let’s get cooking

Glen Allen 11-year-old competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’

Craving a homemade chicken piccata dish?

Then you'll want to make plans to visit Emily's Cafe, where that's the signature entree. The restaurant isn't taking reservations yet, but that's only because it doesn't exist.

Emily Waters is determined to make it a reality one day, however – and who would bet against her?

Waters, an 11-year-old student at Henrico's Hungary Creek Middle School and budding chef, already is making plans for the Italian-themed restaurant that she expects to bear her name one day.
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