Alzheimer’s Association raises $125k through ‘Reason to Hope’ breakfast

Glen Allen High School student Kalista Pepper (above, left) was one of the featured speakers at the ninth-annual ‘Reason to Hope’ Breakfast.
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter raised more than $125,000 through its ninth-annual ‘Reason to Hope’ breakfast at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump last week. The fundraising and awareness breakfast featured several special guests, including Glen Allen High School Principal Gwen Miller, Glen Allen High School student Kalista Pepper and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

Miller and Pepper shared their personal and intertwined Alzheimer’s journeys with the attendees. Miller’s father and Pepper’s grandfather both have Alzheimer’s. Through their efforts, Glen Allen High School soon will launch a program aimed at getting more young people educated about the disease and inspired to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

Stoney talked about how Alzheimer’s has impacted his life and he shared his grandmother’s Alzheimer’s journey. He recalled how the disease progressed rapidly; taking away the grandmother he knew his entire life.

Funds raised will support the association's efforts for education, support programs and research.

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter, visit http://www.alz.org/grva.

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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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