Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22.
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Henrico Police to participate in ‘Tip a Cop’ Oct. 21


Henrico County Police Division and the Virginia Division of Capitol Police are participating in “Tip-A-Cop” to Support the Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics.
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Fairfield meeting Oct. 25 to focus on cybersecurity


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 to discuss cybersecurity.

Thornton also has invited candidates who will be seeking election to local offices on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to introduce themselves.
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‘Revive RVA’ regional summit to explore solutions to heroin, opioid epidemic


The city of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover will present a free summit Thursday, Oct. 26 to examine and identify solutions to the alarming rise of heroin and opioid abuse in central Virginia.

The community event — titled "Revive RVA: Regional Solutions to the Opioid Crisis" — will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third Street in Richmond. The summit is open to the public, but registration is required.
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Oct. 2-6 is Virginia Farm to School Week


The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging schools, businesses and community members across the commonwealth to celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, Oct. 2-6. The farm-to-school program helps connect schools with local food producers to purchase fresh, healthy food items for availability in school cafeterias and at early childhood education centers.
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Richmond Astronomical Society to present night sky astronomy at Libbie Mill, Varina libraries


The Richmond Astronomical Society and Libbie Mill Library will host a presentation about the night sky and its astronomy Sept. 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy amazing views of the moon and other celestial objects with high-quality telescopes operated by members of the Richmond Astronomical Society. Guests will be able to see craters and seas on the surface of the moon with clarity and detail.
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Statewide tax amnesty period underway


Delinquent individual and business taxpayers in Virginia can pay back taxes with no penalties and half the interest from now through Nov. 14, as part of the 2017 Virginia Tax Amnesty Program, which began Sept. 13.

Approved by the 2017 General Assembly, the program assumes collection of $89.5 million for the general fund to support education, health, and public safety, as well as to provide a cash reserve.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22.
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McEachin announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge


Congressman A. Donald McEachin is accepting applications for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge through Nov. 1, his office announced this week.

“This annual competition provides students of all ages with a fantastic opportunity to use their STEM-related education to develop the potentially next best app,” said McEachin (VA-4th District).
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VCCS cyber security advisory board holds first meeting


The Virginia Community College System Cyber Security Advisory Board, a newly formed group designed to ensure that the Commonwealth’s two-year cyber curriculum remains up-to-date and imparts real-world skills, recently held its first meeting.

This first-in-the-nation initiative will build on the already considerable momentum behind Virginia’s cyber security industry.
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Officials to unveil design for new Fairfield Library Sept. 27


Henrico County Public Library and BCWH Architects will reveal the schematic design for the new Fairfield Area Library, set to open in October 2019, at a community meeting Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Recreation Center, 1440 N Laburnum Ave.

The library was designed by BCWH Architects in conjunction with Henrico County government officials, Henrico County Public Library administration and staff members and with direct input from community members provided at a series of community meetings and through an online survey in the spring.
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Registration opens for Henrico Drug Court Alumni 5k Sept. 30

The Henrico County Drug Court will sponsor an inaugural 5k run/walk event Saturday, Sept. 30 to support the continued recovery of its participants and graduates.

The Henrico Drug Court Alumni 5k will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, and will include face painting, music, a bounce house, silent auction and other family fun. The race will start at 9 a.m.
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Henrico to present ‘A New High’ on Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction


The Henrico County Drug Court and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services will present a free showing of the film “A New High” on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction.

The documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. A fair of community service providers will begin at 6 p.m.
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Henrico to honor late supervisor Glover Sept. 11


Henrico County officials will honor and remember late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover during an event at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Monday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.

"Richard W. Glover: Remembering the Man, Honoring the Memory" will include tributes by Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas, Brookland District Supervisor Harvey L. Hinson and retired County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett, as well as a musical performance by Mountain Highway, featuring Glover’s grandchildren.
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Va. Attorney General: Be careful about Harvey donations

As Texas recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to exercise caution as they consider donating money to assist victims in their recovery. Scammers often use natural disasters such as hurricanes to set up fake charities through which the money collected is pocketed by the scammer.
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