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RISC to host meeting to address reading ‘crisis’ in Eastern Henrico


More than 1,600 people are expected to gather May 2 in Eastern Henrico to call attention to an issue they say has reached "crisis" levels.

RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities) will host a meeting at St. Paul's Baptist Church on Creighton Road, beginning at 7 p.m., to call for Henrico County Public Schools officials to address reading problems among area students. The organization is composed of faith community members, parents and students. Representatives from each population are expected to speak.

Concerned parents and students will speak on the issue, which the group has been raising for over a year. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in national Drug Take Back Program Saturday


The Henrico County Division of Police, along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency, will participate in the Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, next to the Public Safety Building. The program is free and anonymous. No liquid prescription medications, needles or sharps will be accepted – only unused or expired pills and patches. No questions will be asked.

Police are asking citizens to be responsible and help prevent accidental poisoning and overdoses by dropping off unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Flushing unused or expired medication down the toilet or throwing them away are potential health and safety hazards. > Read more.

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.
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‘Virginia Treasures’ application available online


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Nov. 18 that recreational projects may be submitted for Virginia Treasures designation through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) website.

Information and an online application are available at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/virginia-treasures.

Virginia Treasures is McAuliffe’s initiative for conserving land and expanding access to public outdoor recreation across the state. The goal is to conserve 1,000 treasures during his administration. > Read more.

Business in brief


Tahoes California Grill will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The first 144 guests who “like” Tahoes California Grill on Facebook and show up between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with at least one canned good for FeedMore will receive a free burger. Also, the restaurant will randomly be “comping” one table's check per hour. And at 8 p.m. they will give away to one lucky guest a “Free Tri Tip Meal for a Year” to anyone on their mailing list or who is a member of their Frequent Diner Program. The restaurant is located at 3601 Cox Rd., Suite A, at the corner of Westerre Pkwy. > Read more.

Lakeside kicks off the holiday season


Thousands of shoppers enjoyed the 11th annual Holly Jolly Christmas along Lakeside Avenue Nov. 13-14. The event included free trolley rides (above) from shop to shop both days, a special holiday market Friday night at the Lakeside Farmers’ Market and a number of specials, extended hours and presentations (including one at The Dance Studio, pictured) at participating businesses. A number of Lakeside businesses will offer extended hours, specials and prizes – including the chance to win free tickets to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Dominion Gardenfest of Lights – each Thursday before Christmas (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve) as part of “Light up Lakeside.” > Read more.

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Community

Anthem LemonAid registration opens


Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.

Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.

“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.” > Read more.

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.
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Weekend Top 10


Another great weekend of outdoor activities awaits you in Henrico! Walk MS, an annual charity run for multiple sclerosis, and the third annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K, to benefit the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, both take place in Innsbrook tomorrow. Another charity event, the CASA Superhero Run, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa. On Sunday, live music can be found at Belmont Recreation Center, featuring the John Winn Quartet, and at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, where pianist Sylvia Cooper will be performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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