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Henrico’s hometown slugger seeking Squirrels’ starting spot


The early highlight of Matt Winn's baseball career came in the summer of 2007, when his Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association all-star team hosted the 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series at Henrico's sparkling new RF&P Stadium.

Henrico County had spent $4.5 million to construct the complex in order to attract the national tournament and others like it, and Winn's team helped to christen it – surprising the nine other teams in the field by finishing third. Winn was named the tournament's top defensive catcher.

Avalon swim team claims ‘Dunk Hunger 2016’ gold medal


An epic battle ensued across Richmond all summer long, as swim teams and pools throughout the region competed in Richmond Family Magazine’s Dunk Hunger 2016 to help end chronic hunger in Central Virginia. This year’s community effort raised the equivalent of 75,246 pounds for FeedMore.

Henrico's Avalon Swim Team claimed this year’s Gold Medal and picked up a $1,000 cash prize, courtesy of Dunk Hunger’s co-presenting sponsor, Nova of Virginia Aquatics. Other top finishers were Silver Medal Winner, Wyndham Tidal Waves, followed by Canterbury Recreation, Hungary Creek, and Burkwood.

Bon Secours, Short Pump Town Center to host ‘Pink for a Purpose’ Oct. 13


Bon Secours Cancer Institute and Short Pump Town Center are joining forces Thursday, Oct. 13 to support women’s health – specifically breast cancer awareness – through their annual "Pink for a Purpose" event at the mall. The event will feature wine tastings, appetizers and retail "therapy" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Main Plaza of Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink.

Health experts Dr. Misti Wilson and Dr. William Irvin, Jr. will speak. Attendees also will have the chance win giveaways, prize raffles (including a $500 Short Pump gift card, discounts from participating retailers and appetizers and wine tastings at eight Short Pump Town Center restaurants).

‘Run 2 Rebuild Richmond’ scheduled at River Road UMC Oct. 1


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.

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.

Showing them ‘The Way’


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.

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.

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.

Keeping dignity in the dig


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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