GRC delivers truckload of song, supplies

After attending Sedona Taphouse’s Charity Steakout in February to support the Coal Pit Learning Center, members of the Greater Richmond Chorus (GRC) decided to continue their support with a supply drive for the Glen Allen preschool, which serves low-income families. Basses Who Care, the charitable arm of the GRC, collected a truckload of art supplies, paper goods, toys and food, […]

GRC delivers truckload of song, supplies

For 19th straight year, Henrico Schools among America’s ‘Best Communities for Music Education

For the 19th straight year, Henrico County Public Schools has been named a national leader in music education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The school division has received the honor each year since the music-industry group began compiling its list of America’s “Best Communities for Music Education” in 1999. The designation is based on a detailed survey […]

Scottish Society celebrates 40 years

Temperatures were dipping into the low 30s and the forecast called for light rain changing to snow, but members of the Scottish Society of Richmond were undeterred as they gathered at Walkerton Tavern April 7 for “Bagpipes and Kilts.” “We’re Scots,” said Scottish Society President Ann Terrill-Scholte with a laugh. “We don’t mind the cold; we’re accustomed to being out […]

Henrico’s Fourth of July celebration moving to Dorey Park this year

Henrico County’s annual Fourth of July celebration – “Red, White, and Lights” – will move from Meadow Farm in Glen Allen to Dorey Park in Varina this year, officials from the county’s Division of Recreation and Parks announced Thursday. The free event will begin at 5 p.m. July 4 and will feature the Richmond Symphony, family activities, musical entertainment and […]

Dozens of children in Virginia are fatally shot each year

At about 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July in 2013, 7-year-old Brendon Mackey and his father were walking through the parking lot of the Boathouse restaurant in the Brandermill subdivision in Chesterfield County on their way to watch the fireworks display over Swift Creek Reservoir. Suddenly, the boy fell to the ground. Bryan Mackey thought his son had tripped […]

Applications for HCPS Equity and Diversity committee due May 13

Applications for Henrico County Public Schools’ new Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee are due by May 13 from interested members of the public. Formation of the 26-person committee is the school division’s next step in its efforts to increase equity and diversity. To apply, visit The group will include one teacher, one student, one parent and one school leader […]

Weekend Top 10

MAY 4 Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will present its annual Spring Herb Faire & Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4-5 and May 11-12. Shop from over 200 varieties of certified organic herb and vegetable plants. There will also be free tours, demonstrations and classes, and a special Mother’s Day giveaway […]

‘Bike to the Future’ during RVA Bike Month

With a theme of ‘Bike to the Future,’ RVA Bike Month 2018 kicked off April 28 and continues through June 2 with a full calendar of more than 50 events.  This is the fifth year that Bike Walk RVA, a program of Sports Backers, is coordinating the bike-related events with the help of dozens of volunteers and advocates from across […]