Henrico County VA


Cheyenne Hines, a student at Glen Allen High School, has been nominated to represent Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Hines joins a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Hines was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. The conference will be held July 7-12.


Elizabeth Crenshaw and William Thompson, of Richmond, recently were named to the honor roll for the fall 2012 term at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. To be eligible for the honor roll, students must have a minimum 3.75 grade point average. The following W&L students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 term: Paige Gay and Peter Partee, of Richmond; and Michael Unholz, of Glen Allen. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher.


Dylan Nowak, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Nowak is majoring in psychology.


The Tri Club Woman’s Club contributed 4,777 volunteer hours, $4,966 of in-kind contributions (helmet liners, lap blankets and food) and $5,111 in monetary donations in 2012. This was accomplished in 88 projects. Recipients include McGuire Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, Blue Star Mothers, Ronald McDonald House, Ridge Elementary School, Crestview Elementary School, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, HOBY Foundation, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, Camp Comfort Zone, Lambs Basket, Autism Awareness, Operation Christmas Child, World Food Day, Basic Needs Organization, Plan USA, UNICEF, Operation Smile, USO Project, American Red Cross and Safe Harbor Shelter.

More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

New restaurant opens at Virginia Center Commons

Virginia Center Commons is now home to Alpozio’s Grill & Lounge, a new American-themed, family-owned and operated restaurant concept from industry veteran Al Williams.

“We are excited to welcome Alpozio’s, adding another dimension to Virginia Center Commons’ popular mix of specialty stores, eateries and entertainment venues,” said Sheryl Raulin, mall manager at Virginia Center Commons.

The kitchen at Alpozio’s focuses on classic American favorites with Italian influence. Menu items include everything from crab cakes to ribeye with a selection of kid-friendly favorites and decadent desserts, such as strawberry shortcake and grandma’s apple pie. > Read more.


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