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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.

Community celebrates opening of Short Pump Park

Splash pool, dog park among featured amenities

The wait is over for eager kids (and dogs) looking to enjoy the new Short Pump Park.

Henrico Recreation and Parks officials cut the ribbon June 25 on a park that has been 18 years in the making. The property, on Pump Road adjacent to Three Chopt Road, includes a large playground, a splash area with spray fountains and a one-acre dog park.

The grand opening was well attended, with hundreds of locals gathering to take part in the festivities. Many of those who helped make the park a reality attended the dedication ceremony. > Read more.
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Richmond man dies in Varina accident

A 23-year-old Richmond man died in the early morning of June 12, when his car ran off the road in Varina and struck a concrete culvert.

Breider Rodolfo Esatrada-Vasquez, of the 3100 block of Walmsley Boulevard, was driving north on New Market Road when his Honda Passport struck the culvert near Varina Road at about 3:50 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. > Read more.

New Kent woman caught trying to bring gun through Richmond Airport checkpoint


A New Kent County woman was arrested on state weapons charges after she was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport (RIC) checkpoint June 11 when TSA officers detected a 38 Special handgun among the woman's belongings.

TSA officers detected the firearm, a .380 caliber handgun, as the woman entered the checkpoint. The gun was loaded with five bullets, including one in the chamber.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and arrested the woman. > Read more.

Henrico Police seek information about homicide


A shooting on Williamsburg Road in Eastern Henrico early this morning left a man dead, and Henrico Police are seeking information about the incident from the public.

At about 2:55 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road, where they located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with life threatening injuries, and the other victim was pronounced at the scene. The motive for the shooting is unknown,
and detectives are continuing their investigation. Police have not released the name of the deceased victim, pending positive identification and next of kin notification. > 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.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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