Henrico PAL earns Wawa prize money

The Henrico Police Athletic League last month earned the $20,000 grand prize as the winner of the Wawa Foundation Virginia Hero Awards, presented as part of the company’s 20th anniversary serving Virginia. Other finalists for the award, given to a Central Virginia nonprofit, were the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Greater Richmond ARC and Miracles In Motion – each […]

FBI Citizens Academy alumni spread cheer to local vets

Members of the FBI Richmond Citizens Academy Alumni Association met at the Libbie Mill Library Dec. 1 to write personal Christmas cards to the patients being treated at McGuire V.A. Hospital. While drinking egg nog and eating cookies, the organization’s members prepared almost 500 cards. Pictured (left to right) are Jeffrey A. Katz (president), Cindy Hodges (treasurer) and Tricia Bahen […]

Liberty hires former Congressman Brat to lead business school

Liberty University today announced the hiring of former Henrico Congressman Dave Brat to lead its School of Business, effective today. Brat previously taught and was chairman of the economics and business department at Randolph Macon College. He also worked for the accounting firm Arthur Andersen and for the World Bank, assisting developing world economies. “We are excited to have Dave […]

‘Congo Masks’ to visit Short Pump

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will celebrate the opening of “Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa” with interactive pop-up art events across the state featuring mask-making activities and live performances. VMFA will stop by the Short Pump Pals meeting at Short Pump Town Center Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Congo Masks,” on display through Feb. 24, […]

Change allows state agencies to contribute to certain employees’ Va529 accounts

A new sign-on and retention bonus tool allows Virginia state agencies to make contributions to employees’ Virginia529 accounts as an incentive to attract and retain those in critical or high-turnover positions. The tool took effect Jan. 1. The Virginia Department of Human Resource Management and Virginia529 collaborated to develop a streamlined administrative process to facilitate its use. It will be […]

Red Cross reopens two donation centers in Henrico

The American Red Cross reopened two donation centers in Henrico this month, following its November acquisition of Virginia Blood Services. The two centers – at 2825 Emerywood Parkway and 4040-A Cox Road – are accepting platelet donations and will resume blood donation operations later this year, according to Red Cross officials. Platelets are the blood component that prevents bleeding and […]