Henrico man killed in Parham Road crash

A 58-year-old Henrico man died in a single-car accident on East Parham Road Aug. 28.

Tony Lee MCGill was traveling westbound on the road shortly after 6 p.m. in a Chevrolet pick-up truck, approaching the intersection of Aberdeen Street, when his truck ran off the right side of the road and struck a traffic signal support pole. McGill died at the scene. > Read more.

Henrico Health Department offering back-to-school immunization clinics


The Henrico County Health Department will offer back-to-school immunization clinics for children enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in Henrico County Public Schools. The five clinics will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at the department’s West Clinic facility at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

On three days that week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – immunizations will be by appointment only. Tuesday and Thursday will be walk-in clinics.

The clinics will take place:

• Monday, Aug. 29: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Tuesday, Aug. 30: 8-11 a.m. (walk-in);

• Wednesday, Aug. 31: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Thursday, Sept. 1: 12:30-3:30 p.m. (walk-in);

• Friday, Sept. 2: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment. > Read more.

Local doctors partner to combat childhood obesity


Volunteers from Ortho On-Call, Advanced Orthopaedics, a division of OrthoVirginia, U-Turn Sports, and Henrico Police Athletic League met Aug. 25 to sort through and clean more than 1,000 pieces of sports equipment they recently collected through AdvanceItUp!. AIU is a community initiative designed to increase recreation options and
active living at home and outside the home for area kids who do not have access to usable sports equipment. From June 1-30, Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call collected gently-used items to benefit deserving children in the region through the partnerships and programs of RVA U-Turn Sports and the Henrico Police Athletic League. > Read more.
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Wildlife comes to life


Members of the media got a sneak peek at the Cabela’s Short Pump store Mar. 22, enjoying the opportunity to view wildlife displays and demonstrations by expert turkey-callers as well as try their hand at fly-casting and archery.

The 82,000-square-foot store, located west of Short Pump Town Center in the new West Broad Marketplace shopping center near the intersection of West Broad Street and Cold Hill Lane, is Cabela’s second Virginia location, joining one in Bristol that opened last year. The new store opened to the public Apr. 6. > Read more.

HCPS preschool registration for 2016-17 now underway


Henrico County Public Schools is recruiting families for inclusion in its preschool program for the 2016-17 school year.

The preschool program is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be four years old by Sept. 30. The program is funded by Head Start and Title I funds; by the Virginia Preschool Initiative; and by the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus program.

To apply, parents or guardians must meet with a family advocate by appointment by May 9 at their area elementary school. Family advocates can answer questions about the program and guide prospective families through the application process. > Read more.

A beautiful month


Litter prevention and recycling are year-round jobs when it comes to keeping Henrico County a clean place to live.

To boost awareness of the efforts, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors last month designated April as Keep Henrico Beautiful Month in recognition of the committee that spearheads that mission.

Keep Henrico Beautiful originated in 1980 for the “purpose of improving the environmental quality of Henrico County through the development of a comprehensive educational program to reduce litter and littering,” according to its website. Members of the committee represent each of the county's five magisterial districts. > Read more.

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Community

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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