Henrico Public Library wins Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation grant


The Henrico County Public Library system recently won the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation's Library Grant Award, which provides funding, materials and programming from VBCF to help educate citizens about breast cancer.

The grant is given to select libraries in Virginia that apply and is intended to further the VBCF mission to educate the public about breast health and breast cancer.
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State issues warning about purebred puppy scam


Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is warning Virginia consumers about an active fraud involving purebred puppies.

Herring's Consumer Protection Section recently has received a number of reports of consumers entering into agreements to buy a pet with a company they found online, later to learn the website and the company are a scam – and that no such puppy ever existed.
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Kaine, McEachin to host Service Academy Day


Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) will co-host their Service Academy Day to educate high school students about the service academy nominations process, an honor awarded by members of Congress for students interested in attending a service academy after high school.

The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield 23838. It will provide an opportunity for high school students and parents to learn about the nation’s military academies, a career in military service and the nominations process.
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Drug take-back event planned April 30

The Henrico County Division of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To participate, bring your medications for disposal to the Public Safety Building at 7721 E. Parham Road. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
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Varina town meeting April 18 to feature General Assembly representatives

Varina residents will have the opportunity to meet their representatives in the Virginia General Assembly at the next town meeting of Varina District Supervisor Jim Donati. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road.
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Tuckahoe town meeting April 18 to address Henrico economy

The next town meeting of Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will examine the status of the economy in Henrico County. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 18 at Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive.
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Defense production zone classification signed into law

Henrico sought new zones to attract companies
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed a number of pieces of legislation into law April 7 at the Virginia Biotechnology Park in Richmond, including Senate Bill 999/House Bill 1822, which creates a separate classification of machinery and tools designed and used directly in manufacturing or processing materials, components or equipment for national defense and authorized localities to create Local Defense Production Zones, within which such machinery and tools could be taxed at a rate less than the rate generally applicable to such materials.
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Henrico sets public hearing on budget for April 12

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will begin its next regularly scheduled meeting one hour early, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, for a public hearing regarding the proposed Operating and Capital Annual Fiscal Plan for Fiscal Year 2011-12.
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Budget proposes pay raise for county employees

Eligible Henrico County employees would receive their first raise in three years as part of Henrico County Manager Virgil Hazelett's proposed 2011-12 budget, presented earlier this month to the Board of Supervisors.

The proposed $1.04 million overall budget (including a $743.6-million general fund) would represent a 2 percent increase from the current budget, with most of that increase coming from fixed cost increases and new grants.
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‘Tree Smarts’ seminar series to begin March 22-24

The Henrico County Extension Office and Henrico County Master Gardeners are set to launch "Tree Smarts," the free annual seminar series designed to increase understanding of trees, the role they play in the community's landscape and how homeowners and others can better care for them.
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Lawn care seminar series to begin

The Henrico County Extension Office will kick off its free annual lawn-care seminar series with a program on weed control March 8-10.
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Extension Office to offer free seminars on weed control

The Henrico County Extension Office will kick off its free annual lawn-care seminar series March 8-10 with a program on weed control. The seminars are scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. at the following locations (each seminar will offer the same program): Tuesday, March 8, Sandston Branch Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Road; Wednesday, March 9, Glen Allen Branch Library, 10501 Staples Mill Road; and Thursday, March 10, Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road.
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Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for child-advocacy training program

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system.

Henrico CASA will conduct a free, four-week training program for volunteers from 6-9 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday beginning Monday, April 4 at its office in the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road, Suite A.
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Extension Office to hold free consumer information workshop

The Henrico County Extension Office will offer a free workshop about the changing financial landscape of consumer rights and protection on Wednesday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again on Thursday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive (the March 9 workshop will be held in the board room; the March 10 session will take place in the demonstration kitchen).
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Henrico PAL celebrates award-winners

The Second Annual Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) Award Banquet was held Jan. 27 at Belmont Recreation Center to honor the organization's 2010 award recipients.
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