Townley Haas

Henrico’s Haas returning to the Olympics

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Henrico native Townley Haas has qualified for his second Olympics, finishing second in the men’s 200-meter freestyle swimming event June 15 during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Haas earned a gold medal as part of the 4×200 relay team in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now 24, he’ll be the only member of that […]

Highland Springs HS graduation: ‘You were created on purpose, with purpose, for a purpose’

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Highland Springs High School celebrated its 115th commencement ceremony at Richmond Raceway June 15. “You were created on purpose, with purpose, for a purpose,” Alicia Atkins, Varina District School Board representative, told the graduating class Class of 2021. “This diploma you’re about to receive reflects your achievements, your success.” The celebratory atmosphere began with graduates entering wearing black gowns and […]

Paint Out Pollution

Henrico students ‘Paint Out Pollution’

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Educators from The James River Association visited Johnson, Fair Oaks and Donahoe elementary schools recently to help Paint Out Pollution, a project designed to increase public awareness of stormwater pollution and celebrate the native plant and animal species that call the James River home. Students used stencils created by several local artists and Art on Wheels to spray paint art […]

Highland Springs High School Graduation 2021

 Garden-fresh vegetables help fight cancer

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Cancer prevention starts on your dinner plate; actually, it starts in the garden. Growing your own nutrient-rich cancer fighting vegetables allows you to grow pesticide-free vegetables, harvest them at their peak, and use them right away, ensuring the highest nutrient value and best flavor. Be sure to include some broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, and turnip greens. These cruciferous […]

Outgoing University of Richmond President Ronald Crutcher receives Va. House joint resolution

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University of Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher June 14 received a Virginia House of Delegates Joint Resolution honoring him as a distinguished leader at UR and in higher education. The resolution was presented by Henrico Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-72nd District), a UR alum. “I want to thank Dr. Ronald Crutcher for his years of service as president of the University […]


Henrico reports first confirmed case of rabies this year

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Henrico Police Animal Protection officers have reported the first known case of rabies in the county this year. A raccoon caught by a dog in the back yard of a residence in the 3800 block of Reynard Court in the Three Chopt District tested positive for rabies. The dog involved in the incident will be quarantined on the owner’s property. […]

PHOTOS: River City Slam wheelchair tennis tournament

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Sportable presented the first-annual River City Slam wheelchair tennis tournament June 11-13, presented by The Abstract Athlete, at Collegiate School in Henrico’s West End. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sportable’s mission to make sports accessible and inclusive in Virginia. The USTA sanctioned event included first-time players in divisions A, B, C, D and Juniors. Winners earned cash prizes.

Sportable wheelchair tennis – June 12, 2021

Red Cross seeks blood donations to address severe shortage

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The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are being urged to make an appointment to give blood soon. Right now, hospitals are responding to […]