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Troop produces 6 Eagle Scouts

Six Boy Scouts from a West End Boy Scout Troop will earn Eagle Scout recognition Feb. 8.

The Scouts from Troop 770, sponsored by River Road Presbyterian Church, are: Adam Jones, Sam Murphy, Cabell Murray, Ted Palmer, Kyle Adams and Grayson Phillips. The teens started in the troop together and have steadily climbed the ranks to earn the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts. Only 5 percent of all Boy Scouts ever become Eagle Scouts. The awards will be conferred at River Road Presbyterian Church.

“What an impressive group of young men,” said Scoutmaster David Bernhardt. “They have excelled in Scouting, in the classroom and on the athletic field.”

Babe Ruth baseball, softball tournaments underway in Henrico

More than 800 boys and girls from states throughout the Southeast are competing on Henrico fields this weekend as the county hosts the Babe Ruth League, Inc. Southeast Regional baseball and softball tournaments.

Play is underway at RF&P Park and Dorey Park and will continue through Sunday. Fifty-five teams, with players ranging in age from 8 to 16, are participating. Teams have traveled from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and other states in the region to play in the tournaments. Teams from Virginia and Henrico are competing as well.

Baseball championships arrive in Henrico

Henrico County is welcoming close to 1,500 top high school baseball players from around the country – as well as college coaches and a nationwide television audience – for the Triple Crown U.S. Baseball Championships, which began July 18 and continue through July 28.

This year marks the fourth consecutive year Henrico and the metro region have hosted the Triple Crown tournament. This year’s event is expected to bring at least 5,500 visitors to the area and provide a $3.95 million boost to the local economy, according to Richmond region tourism.

Glen Allen ranked top spot in Virginia to raise a young family

Glen Allen recently was named the best place in Virginia to raise a young family by the website NerdWallet.com.

The site ranked the top 10 cities for young families based upon a number of factors, including the strength of the public school system in each location, the affordability of home ownership and associated costs and the relative prosperity of each location, as determined by median household incomes and income growth during the past decade.

Providing new ‘ways’ to work

Tamara Turner was spinning her wheels because she didn’t have any of her own.

Turner, a Henrico resident and single mother of a two-year-old daughter, was struggling to get to and from her job at VCU’s MCV Hospital – while also finding time to drop off and pick up her daughter at daycare or go grocery shopping – without a vehicle of her own.

Glen Allen woman wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game

When Carolyn Sartin looked at the winning numbers in the Virginia Lottery’s June 28 Cash 5 day drawing, she received a shock.

“Those look like my numbers!” the Glen Allen woman recalled thinking.

“I took a deep breath and went back and looked. I did win the lottery!”

Martial arts expo to raise awareness about juvenile diabetes

Master Cho's Tae Kwon Do & Martial Arts will sponsor a Martial Arts Expo and Juvenile Diabetes Benefit today and tomorrow at both Henrico locations, culminating at Benedictine High School tomorrow. The world-renowned Sehan University Demonstration Team will perform, and all proceeds will support Mason, an 11-year-old Richmond boy suffering from the disease.

Mason's family needed help raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. A portion of the proceeds will help cover the cost of owning a Guardian Angel Service Dog, a diabetes alert dog.

‘Dedicated Dad Story Time’ planned at Twin Hickory Library

The Henrico County Public Library in partnership with First Things First of Greater Richmond will present “Dedicated Dad Story Time” at Twin Hickory Library on three separate occasions. The first will be Saturday June 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dads will gather for a story time with their preschooler(s) and receive some tips on how to be dedicated dads. Children ages 3 to 6 are welcome. The children’s librarian, Chris Holliman, will lead the story and discussion.

Crisis fortifies bonds

When 28-year-old Morgan Obrochta of Richmond began volunteering with refugee assistance programs four years ago, she was drawn to them by her interest in teaching English as a second language (ESL), as well as by her desire to help families seeking asylum after suffering through trauma in their home countries.

Now that Obrochta has endured a traumatic upheaval of her own, and faces a health crisis and an uncertain future, it is the refugees who are helping her.

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