McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


Capital One hosted its “Coders Experience” event in Richmond and a number of other state locations Oct. 14. The events attracted hundreds of middle school girls, who learned how to create their own mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills and gain software development knowledge. A second day of Coders Experience events will take place Oct. 21. More than 500 Capital One volunteers are participating in the 10 events.
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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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Cat that attacked Varina homeowner tests positive for rabies


OCT. 11, 11:15 A.M. – A cat that attacked a Varina resisdent Oct. 9 has tested positive for rabies, Henrico Police officials confirmed today. It is the county's fourth confirmed rabies case this year.

While the homeowner was entering the home in the 9000 block of Battlefield Park Road, a stray cat tried to run inside. When the homeowner attempted to scare the cat off the porch, the cat bit the homeowner on the hand and ran inside.
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Noodles & Company to open in Glen Allen Oct. 17


Noodles & Company will open a new restaurant in Innsbrook Oct. 17.

The location, at 4101 Dominion Boulevard, Suite 500, in Glen Allen, will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Henrico firefighters control blaze at Fareva plant


OCT. 9, 11:25 A.M. – Henrico firefighters extinguished an early-morning fire at the Fareva manufacturing facility on Darbytown Road in Varina today. None of the 25 employees in the facility at the time were injured.

Firefighters were called to the site, in the 2300 block of Darbytown Road, at about 4:20 a.m.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 9, 2017


This week, Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department with a recent homicide investigation.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Richmond Police responded to an apartment in the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Larry Scott, down inside the apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
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Business in brief


The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is honoring Learning Care Group (LCG) with the 2017 PHA “Partner of the Year” Award for the company’s extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children. The “Partner of the Year” Award is presented to the partner who demonstrates how it is successfully executing key PHA strategies, including using innovative approaches to address childhood obesity. In earning this award, LCG was selected from a pool of over 200 eligible organizations. LCG’s 900+ schools nationwide include two La Petite Academy locations in Henrico County. La Petite Academy has reduced fat and sugar by eliminating fried foods and juice; enhanced the daily menu to include over 50 fruits and vegetables and more than 30 multi-cultural offerings; and found ways to keep the children active each day, such as with dance breaks to get re-energized for learning.
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HCPS Band Showcase scheduled for Oct. 16


All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Monday, Oct. 16 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.

The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother.
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Varina Library wins award for architecture


Varina Area Library was one of 16 projects honored recently by AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects.

Designed by BCWH of Richmond, the library won an Architecture Merit Award in the Architecture category.
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Police investigating shooting death of 20-year-old in Highland Springs

Henrico Police officials are investigating the Oct. 4 shooting death of a 20-year-old Henrico man.

Quinton Peter King was shot in the 100 block of Longstreet Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. that day. Officers discovered him dead at the scene when they arrived.
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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 16 for next month’s election


Virginia voters have until Monday, Oct. 16 to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election.

The simplest way to apply to register to vote or to update your address information is to visit the Virginia Departmenof Elections website at http://elections.virginia.gov. To complete this online application process, eligible citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, displayed on DMV-issued identification cards or driver's licenses.
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