Fruits of newfound human rights come to life for Afghan child refugees

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A group of children sat around tables in Henrico’s West End on a recent Saturday morning and decorated fruits with pipe cleaners, cotton balls and googly eyes. But the setting was not a child care center, and these were no ordinary arts and crafts. The children, all recently released from Afghan refugee camps and struggling to adjust to a new […]

Weinstein JCC celebrates 75 years of unifying a community

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Bluegrass music filled the air and families gathered to dine together at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico’s Near West End May 22 for a lively commemoration of its 75th anniversary and election of its new leadership team. Colorful anniversary flags hung over the center’s crowded halls as people moved outside to a country-themed celebration, complete with hay barrels, […]

Henrico CASA to host ‘Stay and Play’ fundraiser April 23 at Short Pump Town Center

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Henrico CASA, a nonprofit organization that promotes safe spaces for children, will host its Stay and Play spring event in support of its “Home for Good” playhouse fundraiser Saturday, April 23. The event will take place at Short Pump Town Center’s main plaza near the entrance to the Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn. Five playhouses will be on display […]

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