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Henrico resident RaShawn Smith-Bolar, owner and operator of Oh Just Us Girls, recently was named 2017 Virginia Mobile Boutique of the Year by The Boutique Hub. More than 400,000 votes were cast. The Boutique Awards recognize independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry across the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. Categories include Storefront Boutique of the Year, Online Boutique of the Year, Children’s Boutique of the Year, Mobile Boutique of the Year, and State or Country Overall Boutique of the Year. Oh Just Us Girls launched in July 2015 and offers affordable apparel and accessories for the trendsetting woman on the go.
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West End apartment fire injures 1


SEPT. 25, 10:30 A.M. – A West End apartment fire injured one person Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out in the third floor of the Chase Gayton apartment complex in the 10 block of Chase Gayton Drive, near the intersection of Gaskins Road and Quioccasin Road, at about 1:20 p.m. Sept. 24.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Sept. 25, 2017


Crime stoppers needs your help to solve a double homicide that occurred in the City of Richmond in June of this year.

On Wednesday, June 7, at approximately 9:53 p.m., Richmond police officers responded to several calls for random gunfire in the 3600 block of Decatur Street. They arrived and found the victims, two males, Christian Singleton and Ketron Wells. The victims were outside on the ground lying near each other. Both victims had received fatal gunshot wounds.
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Free Christmas tree recycling available to Henrico residents beginning Dec. 26

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee will provide Christmas tree recycling for Henrico residents at two county sites from Monday, Dec. 26 through Monday, Jan. 9.

Residents may bring their trees to the lower parking lot at the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Rd., and to the front parking lot at the Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Rd.. This free service is offered for residential use, not for commercial tree lots.
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In the garden

Winter: it’s for the birds
The celebrations and obligations of the holiday season added to an already busy life can make this time of the year hectic and stressful. A few moments each day watching birds at a backyard birdfeeder often provide an interesting and entertaining break that most people find they want to keep in their life long after the holidays have ended.

Now is an excellent time to start feeding the birds according to John Coe, Henrico Master Gardener and president of the Virginia Audubon Council. “We’re just now seeing an influx of the birds that winter here,” he said.
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Henrico approved for economic injury disaster loans

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently approved economic assistance for businesses in Henrico County, as well as 15 other localities, that experienced damage due to drought and excessive heat from May 25 to Aug. 27, 2011. The economic injury disaster loans are provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and are available to eligible farm-related and non-farm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture and nursery enterprises, agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply to SBA for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.
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RRPDC 2012 Legislative Breakfast scheduled for Jan. 4

The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC) will host the 2012 Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. Local elected officials will present legislative priorities for the Richmond region as developed through a collaborative effort by members of the 33-member RRPDC board. Invited guests include all local elected officials from RRPDC’s nine member jurisdictions, members of the General Assembly’s Capital Region Caucus, members of Congress representing the region and community business leaders.
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Upcoming holidays will not impact curbside recycling

CVWMA curbside recycling collection will continue on regularly scheduled collection days the weeks of Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-6. There will be no holiday delay for curbside recycling collection services on Monday, Dec. 26 and on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Curbside recyclers in Ashland, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico Counties, and the cities of Richmond and Colonial Heights should place bins at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled day.
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Henrico to swear in newly elected officials Thursday

Henrico County will hold its 2012 investiture ceremony on Thursday at 3 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. All Henrico County officials elected in the Nov. 8 general election will take the oath of office, including Commonwealth’s Attorney-elect Shannon Taylor, Sheriff Mike Wade, members of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors and members of tthe Henrico County School Board.
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In the garden

Selecting a live Christmas tree
One of the favorite family traditions of the holidays is selecting a live Christmas tree and putting it up at home.

“To me, it’s the fragrance,” said Henrico Extension Agent Lisa Sanderson. “When you put a live tree in your home, it just smells like the holidays.”

Live Christmas trees can be purchased from a number of different sources including nurseries and garden centers and by mail-order, but the most popular are retail lots and choose-and-cut farms.
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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital celebrates renovation

Officials at Henrico Doctors' Hospital Forest Campus celebrated the completion of a five-year, $100 million expansion project with a Nov. 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the final segment of the project. Cutting the ribbon (left to right) were Robert Levitt, MD, chairman, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital medical staff; Margaret G. Lewis, president, HCA Capital Division; Pat Farrell, CEO, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital; and E. Claiborne Irby, Jr, MD, chairman, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Board of Trustees.
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VDOT 6-year program input sought

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and local members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will host a meeting in Richmond Nov. 30 for the public to provide input on the development of the Six-Year Improvement Program for fiscal years 2013-2018. The program includes multimodal highway, rail and public transportation initiatives.

The meeting will be held at the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) central office auditorium, 1221 E. Broad
Street in Richmond, beginning at 6 p.m.
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Power play at new energy facility

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (pictured below, second from right) got help from Maureen Matsen, Virginia's deputy secretary of natural resources, as he cut the ribbon Nov. 3 to celebrate the dedication of Republic Services’ new landfill-gas-to-energy facility at the Old Dominion Sanitary Landfill on Charles City Road.
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Fall planting tips from the Henrico Master Gardeners

Now that the first frost has occurred and the garden has started dying back, it’s time to start planting!

“Planting now gives trees and shrubs and spring-flowering perennials a jump on the game,” said Henrico Extension Agent Lisa Sanderson.

“Your plants have the opportunity to get established before the heat and stress of late spring and summer.”

Sanderson says that even though the plants are dormant during the winter, roots continue to grow, producing a more robust plant in the spring that is better able to withstand heat and drought.
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Milestones

Malcolm Hill, associate professor of biology, Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, professor of political science, and Lisa Gentile, associate professor of chemistry, recently were appointed associate deans in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond. The appointments are effective January 2012.
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