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Vithoulkas outlines $419.8M bond referendum proposal

UPDATE: MAY 24, 6:05 P.M. – Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas tonight outlined the details of his proposed $419.8-million bond referendum to the county's Board of Supervisors during a work session.

In addition to 12 school projects totaling $272.6 million, which Vithoulkas outlined in March, the Nov. 8 referendum would provide $147.2 million for 14 additional projects:
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Quioccasin M.S. new nickname to be ‘Griffins’


Henrico County’s newly renamed middle school will draw inspiration from a former school resource officer, as well as lions and eagles. Students at Harry F. Byrd Middle School – which will become Quioccasin Middle School July 1 – have voted to replace the school’s “Senators” nickname with “Griffins.”

The name first was proposed by students as a way to commemorate Neil Griffin, the school’s popular former school resource officer, who died earlier this year. The mythical griffin has the body of a lion, and the head, wings and talons of an eagle. > Read more.

Henrico Humane Society gets funding boost from pet store


Pet Valu, a national chain of pet stores with a location in Short Pump, donated $3,500 to the Henrico Humane Society after a months-long fundraising effort.

This donation comes as part of a national push by the Pet Valu chain to raise money for a number of animal shelters across to region. In total, the chain raised more than $124,000 nationally, benefiting 19 different animal rescue and humane societies. > Read more.
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Henrico’s Top Teachers – Roxanne Buff

Springfield Park ES, kindergarten
Don’t make plans with Roxanne Buff on Labor Day afternoon – she’ll be busy, regardless of which year you had in mind.

Buff will be spending her time on the phone that day, calling the parents of each of her incoming kindergarten students on the afternoon before a new school year begins.
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Henrico’s Top Teachers – Doug Wright

Short Pump MS, French
Doug Wright took up teaching as a second career, after working as a musician for several years.

He considered becoming a probation officer instead of teaching, since he had gotten to know some criminals in the music industry. But eventually, he says, he ended up studying French – “because it sounded like music to me.” > Read more.

Henrico Fire wins American Heart Association award


The American Heart Association has recognized the Henrico County Division of Fire as being one of the top departments in the country in responding to and managing severe heart attacks.

The AHA released its 2016 Mission Lifeline ratings and awarded Henrico Fire with an EMS Gold Level Recognition Award. The award is given to departments that have gone above and beyond to implement quality enhancement measures dealing with severe heart attacks. The honor is a result of improvements by Henrico Fire in treating ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) type heart attacks. These are the most deadly type of heart attacks and are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart. When this occurs, reperfusion therapy is needed – EMTs must open the blocked vessel or provide clot-busting medication quickly. > Read more.

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Community

19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
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Cultural Arts Center announces summer class schedule


From Legos to wine tasting, The Cultural Arts Center is hosting a variety of classes this summer for both kids and adults.

Starting this month, the center has begun classes in a variety of subject areas, including: ceramics, music, painting, photography, confectionary arts, and many more. The classes are designed in part to promote creativity, culture and entertainment in the community. > Read more.






 

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