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Training for homeless youth featured at workshop


In a first-of-its-kind event in the area, two local organizations last week hosted a workshop and training session for service providers and others who deal with youth homelessness.

Advocates for Richmond Youth organized the event, which took place on June 23 at the Bon Air Methodist Church, and St. Joseph's Villa assisted. The goal of the event was to expose service providers to the reality of youth homelessness and teach them how to access the resources they need to help affected children. It featured representatives from 65 different service providers throughout the state and some from elsewhere in the nation. > Read more.

CVWMA to begin accepting more varieties of bottles, containers, cartons


If you've always wanted to recycle yogurt containers, waxy cartons and laundry detergent bottles, you're in luck. The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will begin accepting a number of new items for curbside and drop-off recycling July 1.

Recyclers throughout the CVWMA service area have been asking for years to be able to recycle more than the #1 and #2 narrow neck plastic bottles currently accepted in its recycling programs, and those wishes will become reality later this week. Plastic bottles and containers with the numbers 1-7 on the bottom, as well as waxy cartons, will be accepted in both programs. > Read more.

Virginia man arrested with gun at RIC checkpoint


Richmond International Airport Police arrested a Newport News man on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport checkpoint June 27 when TSA officers detected a .38 caliber handgun with five bullets tucked inside his backpack.

The traveler told TSA officials that he had the gun in his carry-on bag because he had guests with children visiting him this past weekend. He told officials that he did not want the children to have access to the gun, so he hid it inside his backpack. > Read more.
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County to offer extended in-person absentee voting options Nov. 2

Henrico voters eligible to vote absentee for the upcoming election will have an increased opportunity to cast an absentee ballot in person. Henrico’s Voter Registration and Elections offices will be open for eight hours Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are two locations at which citizens can cast their absentee ballots: > Read more.

Are ‘Uke’ ready?

Popular festival returns for second year with more interactive opportunities for attendees, musicians
Ukelele enthusiasts will gather at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen next month for an intimate celebration of the unique sounds created by the four-stringed instrument.

The second-annual UkeFest Virginia will return Nov. 1-2, uniting musicians and enthusiasts from all over the country.

“Whether you’re a fan of listening or playing, you can find it at UkeFest Virginia,” said Cultural Arts Center spokeswoman Anita Waters. > Read more.

Dominion Packaging to bring 113 jobs to Henrico

Company will invest $45M and move its headquarters here
Dominion Packaging, a Richmond-based company that produces packaging for tobacco, quick-service restaurant and consumer customers, announced today that it will move its headquarters to Henrico County and establish a manufacturing facility near the airport as well. The company will invest $45 million in total to make the move, which is expected to create 113 news jobs in Henrico, according to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Dominion Packaging also considered a site in North Carolina. > Read more.

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Community

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
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