32 Wegman’s Short Pump employees receive college tuition scholarships

Wegmans Food Market announced May 17 that it is awarding 2,109 employees with its Employee Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Wegmans is looking at paying approximately $5.1 million to assist the scholarship recipients with tuition. The local Short Pump Wegmans store selected 32 employees out of the 2,109 total scholarship recipients.

Since the employee scholarship program started in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have received scholarships, totaling in $110 million overall.

Part-time employees who receive scholarships are able to receive up to $1,500 per year for four full years. While full-time employees are able to receive up to $2,200 per year for four full years. The scholarship program doesn't place limits on the amount of scholarships awarded for each year and there are no restrictions on a student's choice of study.

To receive the employee scholarship, Wegmans employees must meet certain work performance criteria. Eligibility for the scholarship also depends on a minimum number of hours worked over a specified time. The employee scholarship applications are assessed by a team from Wegmans.

The 32 Short Pump Wegmans store employees who received scholarships are: Cecile Allen; Brighton Beauchamp; Paul Behrends; Nathan Bussells; Imani Carpenter; Carolyn Diep; Jamie Guerra; Morgan Hall; Miles Hart; Jacob Holley; Sierra Iwaniw; Asia Keith; Gregory Kiwak; Annie Lorenzo; Elizabeth Mahmoud; Frank Mayosky; Carolina Montoya; Jonathan Morrison; Thuy-Anh Navarro; Jessica Overby; LaQuinta Pace; Jessica Pasillas; John Peaden; Joshua Rubino; Shivali Sharma; Kulwinder Singh; Christopher Taylor; Tina Tran; Kylie Vehouc; Jordan Wilson; Tiffany Wolverton; Bryce Wyatt.

Wegmans sees the importance of its employees continuing to learn and grow, said Colleen Wegman, president and CEO of Wegmans.

“Our employee scholarship program is just one way we're providing growth opportunities for our people,” Wegman said. “By helping them pursue higher education and career goals, that benefits both the individual and greater community.”

Wegmans invites customers to celebrate all of this year's scholarship recipients, as well as all 2017 graduates, with a slice of celebration cake at all Wegmans stores on Sat., May 20, at 11 a.m.
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State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and Virginia State Police officials are urging motorists to "do what’s right when they see lights" and move over.

The “Move Over” law is a lifesaving law intended to protect public safety professionals and highway workers who help to maintain the safety of the Commonwealth’s roads. State Police are using the #MoveOver hashtag on social media to promote the law. > Read more.

Henrico to hold June 8 open house on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 8 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill areas.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road. The meeting’s informal structure will allow the public to attend at their convenience and to ask questions and discuss the study one on one with Planning staff. > Read more.

Henrico real estate staying strong despite low inventory

The Henrico real estate market has been relatively strong for the past month, despite a lower amount of inventory, according to data from Long and Foster Real Estate.

In the past month, 408 homes have been sold in Henrico, which is 2 percent less than were sold in the same timeframe in 2016.

Last year the median sale prices for Henrico homes was $219,975, whereas this month it's up to $232,500, a 6 percent increase. Which means half of the homes in Henrico are priced above $232,500 and half are priced below. > Read more.

Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance

Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. to serve as director of the Department of Finance, effective July 1.

Smither has served Henrico since 2013 as director of the Accounting Division in Finance. He will succeed Eugene H. Walter, who has delayed his retirement until June 30 to ensure an orderly transition within the department.
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State honors EMS officials this week

There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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