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Board approves Quioccasin Middle School as Byrd’s new name

Vote ends lengthy process
APRIL 28, 9 P.M. – By a 3-0 vote (with one abstention and one absence), the Henrico County School Board Thursday night renamed Byrd Middle School for the region in which it's located.

The board voted in support of Tuckahoe District member Lisa Marshall's suggestion of Quioccasin Middle School, a name that she said reflects more than just the road on which the school sits.

"Quioccasin is more than just a location," Marshall said. "It's also the name of the community with a rich cultural heritage in the Tuckahoe District. I'm confident that our community will support the name Quioccasin with the same level that they have shown the school to this date." > Read more.

Fairfield meeting May 5 to focus on public health, community engagement


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Thursday, May 5 to discuss public-health concerns for Henrico County and opportunities for community engagement.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Azalea Room at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Guests may arrive as early as 6 p.m. to explore the grounds at no cost. > Read more.

Varina District meetings to detail progress on Varina Area Library


Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold three Community Conversations meetings in May to provide updates on the Varina Area Library as well as to discuss Henrico County’s newly adopted budget for fiscal 2016-17, the Virginia Capital Trail and other topics.

The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road; 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road; and 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Elko Middle School, 5901 Elko Road. > Read more.
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Henrico Police seek assistance identifying larceny suspect


Henrico Police officials are seeking a man who is believed to have stolen a purse from a woman at a Willow Lawn restaurant earlier this month.

On April 1, the victim reported that an unknown individual took her purse while she was dining at a restaurant. The purse contained credit cards, money, identification and a cellular phone. Shortly after the larceny, the victim’s credit card was used at a retail store in a neighboring locality. Based upon images obtained, the suspect (pictured) appears to be a white or Asian male, wearing a baseball hat and possibly driving a white Honda Accord. > Read more.

Protesters demand increase in minimum wage


APR. 14, 12:55 P.M. – In a show of solidarity, fast-food workers along with health-care and child-care providers from the Richmond area protested outside a local McDonald’s restaurant Apr. 14 demanding a wage increase.

The group stood united with other low-wage workers across the country today for the “Fight for $15” initiative. The campaign, which organizers call “the biggest-ever day of strikes,” has gained momentum recently as more than a dozen state and local governments approved legislation that will pay fast-food workers $15 per hour.

“This is an effort to ensure that anyone who works full-time doesn’t have to raise a family in poverty,” said Anna Scholl, executive director of ProgressVA, a nonprofit advocacy group for low-income Virginians. > Read more.

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.

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Community

Richmond Solar Co-op sign ups end April 30


The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.

“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.

YMCA branches to host ‘Healthy Kids Day’ Apr. 29-30


The YMCA of Greater Richmond will host its "Healthy Kids Day" April 29-30 at all local branches.

The event is part of the Y's national initiative to improve families' health and well-being.

Each event features games, healthy snacks, arts and crafts and physical activities, among other events. Its goal is to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home. > Read more.
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