Task force to distribute addiction resource cards at local retail spots
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 07/29/2016 Features
Within the next week or so, grocery shoppers in Henrico and around the region will be able to add an item to their grocery bags that they never could before.
For those shoppers with family members who struggle with addiction, the item may even be a life-saving one.
Chesterfield SAFE, a regional coalition of community leaders, health care workers, educators, law enforcement officers and concerned citizens, will launch a blitz July 25 to place resource cards in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers and medical centers across the greater Richmond area. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/29/2016 Henrico Business
Bon Secours Palliative Medicine was one of three programs in the nation to earn the American Hospital Association's 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
The Circle of Life Award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. Bon Secours Palliative Medicine supports patients when their symptoms are overwhelming, when they are facing difficult decisions and when they are dealing with chronic medical conditions. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/29/2016 Transportation
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/08/2016 Henrico Business
Henrico-based Riverside Logistics (pictured) won the second annual Richmond LogistXGames competition May 19 at Liberty Property's Richmond Distribution Center on Carolina Avenue. Riverside Logistics beat out six other teams (including three from Henrico – Best Bully Sticks, CBRE|Richmond and FDH Velocitel) to claim the Golden Pallet, the competition's top honor. Representatives from McKesson, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and The Port of Virginia also participated in the event. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/08/2016 Henrico Government
Henrico residents can continue to sign up for free curbside removal of storm debris through 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 11.
Orders may be placed by phone at (804) 501-4275 or online at http://henrico.us/services/storm-debris-pickup/ Resid.ents must place their orders by the end of business Monday to receive the free pickup service.
Henrico County offered the residential program in the aftermath of significant damage caused by severe weather on June 16. The county has received a high volume of requests for the service and is working to complete the collections. All orders received by the deadline will be picked up. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/07/2016 Henrico Business
Bremo Pharmacy has expanded its bedside medication delivery program to Parham Doctors' Hospital. The pharmacy operates a location in the Henrico Doctors' Hospital-Forest Campus and has been providing the bedside service there for eight months. Patients who would like their prescriptions delivered to them in their rooms for no extra charge may call Bremo at (804) 285-7730. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 07/18/2016
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.
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.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
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