Henrico High School hosts Navy Week presentations

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A 34-foot patrol boat and Navy Seabee truck towered over the other vehicles parked at Henrico High School Thursday as sailors spoke to students about serving in the U.S. Navy as part of Richmond’s first Navy Week. Sailors were stationed around the vehicles and in the school’s gymnasium, answering student questions and speaking about their own experiences. Varina and James […]

6 Henrico companies named to Fortune 1000 list

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Six Henrico-based companies have made the annual Fortune 1000 list of U.S.-based publicly traded businesses with the highest levels of annual revenue. The Henrico businesses on the list are: No. 165 – Altria Group, $21.1 billion (up 1.3%), down 27 spots from last year’s Fortune 100 list; No. 289 – Markel, $12.8 billion (up 32%), up 22 spots; No. 434 […]

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden celebrates Glen Stream restoration

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What began as an eight-foot-deep, flood-prone trench has become a flourishing refuge for native plants and wildlife thanks to the hard work of volunteers and staff members at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Community members and Ginter officials celebrated the restoration of Glen Stream during a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 20, marking the end of a seven-year effort to improve the stream’s […]

Business in brief – May 23, 2022

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The National Association of College & University Food Services recently awarded the University of Richmond a 2022 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award. UR Dining Services received a “Gold” in the category of Retail Sales — Single Concept for Organic Krush, the newest retail dining location on campus. The Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards celebrate exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning, […]

AAA predicts jump in Memorial Day travel

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AAA officials are urging travelers to book early and remain flexible as they predict a jump in Memorial Day weekend travel volumes. AAA predicts more than 39 million people will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend – an 8.3% increase over 2021 travel volumes. For forecasting purposes, AAA defines the Memorial Day travel period as Thursday, May […]

READ Center earns Dollar General grant

Henrico’s READ Center (Reading and Education for Adult Development) earned $8,000 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation earlier this month. READ’s funding was part of more than $155,000 funding given to Virginia organizations and $8.2 million granted nationally by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. Grants awarded to Virginia organizations are expected to […]

Henrico News Minute – May 23, 2022

A honor for a Henrico School Board member; former supermodel Kathy Ireland visits Henrico; a chance for some Henrico children to receive COVID-19 boosters; a new indoor air adventure park is coming to the county.