Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street.
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Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


Eastern parts of Henrico County have witnessed a recent increase in larceny from automobiles, so Henrico Police officials are spreading the word to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles.

Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

There usually is a rise of larceny from automobiles during Christmas, spring and summer break, said Henrico Police Officer James Bupp.
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Glover to be inducted posthumously into Babe Ruth Hall of Fame


Late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southeast Region Hall of Fame during a ceremony Aug. 14 at RF&P Park at approximately 6:30 p.m., prior to a 14-and-under Babe Ruth World Series game. The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association, which is hosting the World Series, made the announcement July 18.
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Tax-filing deadline is Tuesday


Usually, April 15 is the filing deadline hanging over the heads of U.S. taxpayers. But this year, Americans have been granted a slight reprieve: They have until April 18 – this Tuesday – to submit their federal income taxes.

By law, individual tax returns are typically due on April 15. But when that falls on a weekend or holiday, as it does this year, the deadline is automatically extended.

The Internal Revenue Service offers a number of tips for people still working on filing their 2016 federal taxes.
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McClellan nominated for EMILY’s List’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award


EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, recently announced that Virginia state Senator Jennifer McClellan is a 2017 nominee for its Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.

Named in honor of Giffords, a former Arizona Congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, the Rising Star Award celebrates an extraordinary woman serving in state or local office. The award honors a woman who demonstrates the sort of commitment to community, dedication to women and families, and determination and civility that have been the highlights of Giffords’ career, in and out of office.
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Henrico names England to lead county’s public utilities department

Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas has appointed Charles B. “Chip” England to serve as director of the Department of Public Utilities, effective May 15.

England currently works as the director of the Department of Engineering and Utilities for Prince George County. He will succeed Arthur D. Petrini, who is retiring from the position. Petrini has led Henrico’s DPU since 2001.
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Varina Area Library earns national design awards


The Varina Area Library recently won the AIA/ALA Library Building Award. The library, designed by Richmond architecture firm BCWH and Tappé Architects of Boston, was one of eight American and European libraries to be recognized. The Library Building Award is presented by the American Institute of Architects in conjunction with the American Library Association, and is the only award that recognizes whole library buildings for their design.

Varina Library was noted by the awarding agencies for “[bridging] its rural and historic context with the contemporary ambitions of the community.” The design was praised for its variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, supporting collaboration, communal activity, quiet study, project production, self-directed access to information and appreciation of the natural landscape.
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School system seeks bus drivers, nutrition workers

Job fair scheduled April 18

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers and full-time and substitute school nutrition services workers. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services and Pupil Transportation departments will be at Henrico County Public Library’s Glen Allen branch on Staples Mill Rd. April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk with interested candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at henricoschools.us/careers. Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train.

Applicants without computer access or having trouble with the online application may contact the HCPS Human Resources Department at 652-3664 or stop by the department office at 3820 Nine Mile Road in Henrico to use computers and get help if needed.
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Animal instincts

'All Henrico Reads' author makes memorable visit to county

In March 2011, internationally bestselling author Sy Montgomery met a friend who changed her life. Six years later, speaking to a full auditorium at Glen Allen High School on April 5, Montgomery painted a picture of this friend, Athena, for the audience.

“She had a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and ink like an old-fashioned pen,” Montgomery said. “She could change color and shape and pull her baggy, boneless body through an opening the size of a walnut.”

Athena, a giant Pacific octopus, was central to the researching and writing of Montgomery’s book The Soul of an Octopus. She was the “someone” that Montgomery first introduced to the students, families and library patrons who sat in the audience at the annual All Henrico Reads program last Wednesday.
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Henrico County property transactions, Mar. 20-26


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

10220 Winston Boulevard – $118,000, 1,152 SF (built in 1953), from William and Holly Romm to 10220 Winston Boulevard Series.
4906 Finnegan Court – $124,000, 1,120 SF (built in 1985), from Barbara Tate to Ariel A. Hayes.
4702 Fairlake Lane – $132,000, 1,028 SF (built in 1976), from Patty Jean H. Shields and C. M. S. Shields Sr. and C. M. S. Shields, Jr. to A2ZProperty LLC.
20 Longstreet Avenue – $147,500, 2,111 SF (built in 1952), from Gene G. Tatum Trustee to Rishard James.
9111 Derbyshire Road #B – $155,000, 986 SF (built in 1964), from David M. Headly to Mark Hansen Troemel.
7506 Greengate Drive – $157,000, 1,250 SF (built in 1956), from Crystal Dawn Munnings to Gary L. Odegaard.
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Henrico church to offer ‘drive-in’ prayer services on Good Friday


APR. 11, 11 A.M. –Need a quick prayer? One Henrico church is making it easy for you this Good Friday.

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 15, Pastor Mark Sprowl will offer "drive-in" prayer on the circular drive at Laurel Presbyterian Church, 9675 Staples Mill Road (just north of Hungary Road).
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Business in brief


NetSearch Digital Marketing recently launched four new websites for its clients. VAKnee.com - for a local West End orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bill Nordt; Neka Inc - one of the largest stone fabricating facilities in the nation; Aero Transfer - a national transportation and logistics company; and YardBirdsRVA - a local birdhouse shop. The company also has recently completed a redesign of its West End offices on Rigsby Road.
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Reynolds to host student art show


The Conference Center Gallery in the Workforce Development and Conference Center on J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham Road Campus will open its doors to the public April 14 for the annual Student Art Show.

From 6:30 until 9 p.m., Reynolds will host the free event to showcase winners of the art show, the unveiling of a collaborative painting created and donated by Steven Smith (Richmond Symphony maestro) and Michael Bishop (GWAR lead singer), the opening of a donated 50-work retrospective exhibition by JC Gilmore-Bryan, and the release of local art advocate John Bryan’s new book “ART MATTERS to Reynolds Community College.”
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Martin named superintendent of Henrico Juvenile Detention Home


Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward O. Martin to serve as superintendent of the Henrico Juvenile Detention Home, effective Saturday, April 15.

Martin currently serves as an assistant superintendent of the 20-bed facility on Dixon Powers Drive, adjacent to the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. He will succeed Michael D. Bingham, who died Feb. 25 after having served as superintendent since 2000.
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New option added to HCPS middle school redistricting; public input invited


Members of the community have opportunities coming up to comment in person on draft options for the 2018-19 phase of Henrico County Public Schools’ middle school redistricting process. The school division has added a new draft option to the mix – Option D – and made some updates to existing options in response to feedback from the community and to incorporate the approved first phase of the two-year process.

Community members can address school board members in person about the current options for 2018-19 at a public hearing on May 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at New Bridge Auditorium (5915 Nine Mile Road).
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Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) will hold its eighth-annual awards banquet March 30 at Glen Allen H.S. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is open to the public and will include recognition of individuals and organizations responsible for Henrico PAL’s 10 years of success in the community. Keynote speaker for the event is the new University of Richmond Spiders Head Football Coach Russ Huseman. National PAL Executive Director Joseph Persichini and former Henrico PAL and 2011 National PAL Youth of the Year winner Aubrey Temple are also scheduled to speak. For information about the event, contact Sgt. (Retired) Kenneth Ragland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 878-1830. Full text

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