Henrico Police to participate in Drug Take Back Program

The Henrico County Police Division along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Program. This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center at 7701 East Parham Rd.

The program is free and anonymous. Unused or expired pills and patches will be accepted – no questions asked. Liquids, needles and sharp items will not be accepted.
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Henrico Schools to host College and Career Night Nov. 1


Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

College and Career Night will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
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Business in brief


Henrico-based nonprofit Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing its accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team during the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the “Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.” These standards cover areas such as: mission, strategy and evaluation; leadership – board, staff and volunteers; legal compliance and ethics; finance and operations; resource development; and public awareness, engagement and advocacy. Commonwealth Autism was one of six organizations in the Richmond region to be recognized and the first in the region to achieve full accreditation. In addition to this accreditation, Commonwealth Autism is recognized as an Accredited Charity with the Richmond Better Business Bureau and holds accreditation from the Code of Ethics for Behavioral Organizations (COEBO).
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Next Publix to open Aug. 19


Another Publix store will open in Henrico County Saturday, Aug. 19. The store, a former Martin's located at 2250 John Rolfe Parkway in the Far West End, will open at 7 a.m. that day. It will become the county's fourth Publix, joining a new store at 5400 Wyndham Forest Drive in Glen Allen, and two refurbished Martin's stores, at 10250 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen and 4591 S. Laburnum Avenue in Eastern Henrico, the latter of which opened Aug. 5.
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Henrico Extension to offer water-testing clinic for residents on private wells


The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will, for the first time, offer a three-part clinic to help residents test their private wells, springs and cisterns for potentially dangerous levels of contaminants.

A meeting to distribute testing kits and to provide an overview of the Well Water Testing Clinic will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue.
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Business in brief


Call Federal Credit Union has been named Richmond Magazine’s “Best” in the Financial Planning Services category. Call Federal received this accolade in the 2017 edition of the magazine’s annual “Best and Worst” issue, in addition to being named “one of the Best” credit unions in Richmond. The magazine compiles surveys from readers to determine the winners in several categories. Call Federal has earned a reputation for helping its members create a brighter financial future with its “Money & Beyond” financial education program. This program offers financial coaches located in every branch as well as workshops to help members build credit, create savings and plan for retirement. The most noteworthy aspect of Call Federal’s program is to provide Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors to assist members with credit and financial questions in a friendly, non-judgmental environment.
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Redskins’ Kerrigan unveils new ‘Korner’ for chronically ill children at St. Mary’s


Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan unveiled his seventh Kerrigan’s Korner Aug. 4, this one in Henrico at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Department.
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Herring announces military, veteran legal resource guide


Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today launched the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide, a new tool to help Virginia servicemembers, military families and veterans utilize the unique legal protections, rights and resources available to them under the law.

Volunteer attorneys from the Office of Attorney General spent more than a year developing the new guide, which is available at http://www.VaMilGuide.com and will be distributed in hard copy and electronically in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, veterans' service organizations and others.
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Fan Appreciation Weekend to return to Richmond Raceway next month


Richmond Raceway will again host Fan Appreciation Weekend during its September NASCAR weekend. Like last year, fans will be showered with praise and thanks in numerous different ways, RR officials said.

“NASCAR fans are some of the greatest in all of sports, and we are very appreciative of all they do,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Without the fans, there would be no NASCAR. That’s why teams, drivers, and sponsors are joining us in saying ‘Thanks fans’ in September. We look forward to Fan Appreciation Weekend, and hope fans across the country and in Richmond feel our gratitude.”
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ECPI massage therapy students assist during Redskins training camp

Massage therapy students from ECPI University’s Richmond/Moorefield campus – including one from Henrico – have once again been invited by the Washington Redskins for the fifth straight year to provide massage therapy to players throughout the team’s three-week training camp in Richmond.

“This opportunity provides real-life sports massage scenarios that will be of tremendous benefit to our students,” said ECPI University Richmond/Moorefield Campus President Ashley Richards.
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Henrico Athlete of the Month – August 2017

Tyrese Jenkins, Varina High School, basketball
Varina High School rising junior Tyrese Jenkins is turning heads on the basketball court. Amber Key profiles him in this month's Athlete of the Month feature.
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Shepherd’s Center announces fall ‘Lunch and Life’ series speakers


The Open University of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond has announced its fall schedule of Lunch and Life speakers, open to those 50 and older.

The free four-week series is co-sponsored by St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, where the series is held beginning at 12:30 p.m. each session. A bag lunch at noon, with beverages and dessert provided by the church, precedes the speakers.
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Henrico Police charge man with murdering woman in West End


AUG. 2, 11:10 A.M. – A 33-year-old Henrico man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a woman last night.

At about 11 p.m., Henrico Police arrested responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Westridge Road in the Farmington subdivision near Pinchbeck Elementary School, following reports of a shooting.
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Henrico earns VACo awards for 4 programs


Henrico County general government departments and offices, as well as Henrico County Public Schools, recently were honored by the Virginia Association of Counties for four initiatives representing excellence in local services.

VACo recognized 17 programs in its 2017 Achievement Awards competition among 79 entries submitted by member counties across the state. Henrico and Chesterfield counties collected four awards apiece, more than any other county.
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Gas prices locally well below national average

But prices no longer dropping

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Richmond region this week is $2.08 – one cent less than the statewide average and 24 cents less than the national average, according to AAA.

The national average is at its highest price since June 15 and has increased during 12 of the past 15 days.
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