Hermitage band member named All-American


The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour will visit Hermitage H.S. Oct. 19 to recognize Truman Chancy as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American. Hermitage High School will honor Chancy before his classmates, bandmates, family and friends at the high school’s band room during band practice, and he will be presented with his honorary All-American Marching Band jacket.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 16, 2017


This week, Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department in the identification of wayward artists that were using buildings as their canvas.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 14, four people were recorded on security cameras vandalizing multiple properties in the area of the 2500 blocks of West Main Street and Floyd Avenue. The suspects (pictured) were walking north on Robinson Street and spray painting the properties as they meandered along.
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Slipping through


Hermitage quarterback Jay Carney escapes defenders during the Panthers' 33-0 win against Godwin Friday night. Hermitage is 8-0 and has won its past four games by a combined score of 172-28.
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Challenger Day will get students with disabilities onto the field


Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 18 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event at the Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The students will also enjoy games, an art project, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch.
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Business in brief


Eisenman & Associates, Inc. employee Tracie Grady recently was named the 2017 Virginia Business Meeting Planner of the Year. Grady was chosen by a committee of industry leaders among 19 nominees. The award is a partnership between Virginia Business magazine and the Virginia Society of Association Executives. Its goal is to recognize the unsung hero of the association, non-profit, and business world, the professional meeting planner. Grady works with clients in a number of areas, including membership management, publication design, membership directories and convention/tradeshow programs. She has worked in the association industry, primarily focused on meeting planning, for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of VCU. Eisenman & Associates, Inc. is an association management and meetings consulting company.
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Lakewood to break ground on $64M expansion


A senior community in Henrico's Far West End is planning a massive expansion project.

Lakewood, located on Lauderdale Drive, will break ground on the project Oct. 19 during a celebration that also will commemorate the community's 40th anniversary.
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Henrico to hold Oct. 19 workshop on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study


The Henrico County Planning Department will hold a workshop Thursday, Oct. 19 for residents and other members of the public to provide additional input for a study of the Route 5 corridor and Marion Hill areas.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road. The meeting will include an overview of community input received so far and an explanation of how it is reflected in the study’s draft goals and objectives.
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Nominations open for REB awards for principals


Nominations are open for the 2017-18 REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, The Community Foundation’s yearly awards that identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area.

Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Nominees can be principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond who have served in their current positions for at least three years.
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Henrico to receive Homeland Security grant awards


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and security operations, equipment replacement, training, planning and exercise programs by local governments.
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Profiles in Religion: Phillip Martin, senior pastor

Epiphany Lutheran Church

You might say that Lutheranism runs deep in Phillip Martin's blood. But though he is a descendant of one of the earliest Lutheran pastors in North Carolina, Henry Graeber, his own path to the pulpit took a circuitous route.

Martin, the senior pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church on Horsepen Road, graduated from N.C. State with a double-major in biochemistry and German studies, bound for a possible career in international medicine.
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JCPenney to hire more than 1,000 seasonal workers in Virginia

Hiring event planned Oct. 17

Retailer JCPenney plans to hire more than 1,000 seasonal employees in Virginia (and a total of 40,000 nationwide) and will host a hiring event at all of itslocations nationwide Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., company officials announced this week. Available customer service and support positions include cashier, replenishment specialist, Sephora inside JCPenney beauty consultant and others.
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Equality groups to host House of Delegates candidate forum Oct. 24


Four equality organizations are partnering to host a Virginia House of Delegates candidate forum in Henrico Oct. 24.

The forum is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Ridge Elementary School, preceded at 5:45 p.m. by a "Meet the Candidate" session.
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Kanawha Redskins celebrate 30 years


The Kanawha Redskins celebrated their 30th anniversary with a homecoming event Sept. 30. The youth football organization, created in 1987 by Red Roberts to provide another option for youngsters, has served thousands of athletes and cheerleaders in the three decades since.
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Henrico Christmas Mother accepting applications


The Henrico Christmas Mother program will accept applications in person on three remaining days this month. The program, which provides holiday assistance to qualified Henrico County families with children; seniors; and disabled adults, will accept applications at its warehouse, 361 Dabbs House Road in Henrico, on Monday, Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Toyota salesman donates to veterans’ group


For McGeorge Toyota salesperson Tom Baskin, selling cars is personal. So much so that he has been able to donate $15,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter by selling the most cars in April, June and July.

Baskin, who is a veteran himself (U.S. Air Force, 1973-1979), made the donations through the Random Acts of McGeorge program, which rewards the top salesperson each month with $5,000 that he or she may donate to a local charity of their choice.
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