Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Nov. 6, 2017


A Napoleon Taxi Service driver was robbed by his passenger, and Crime Stoppers wants to help the Richmond Police Department identify the suspect.

Around 4 o’clock in the morning of Sept. 21, the cab driver picked up a passenger in the 1900 block of Accommodation Street and drove her to the Stop & Go store on Mechanicsville Turnpike. When the driver told the suspect the amount of the fare, she pushed something into the victim’s side and demanded the victim’s money and cell phone.
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Va. State Police release opioid/heroin awareness videos


Virginia State Police officials have released two opioid/heroin awareness videos.

One video – Broken Dreams, details the story of Sheriff Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin W. Hall’s son, Ryan, and his battle with addiction. The video describes Ryan Hall's struggle to overcome addiction and persevere.

The second video, No Second Chance, debuted recently on the Eastern Shore and follows the tragic consequences of a 20-year-old Accomack County woman who died from a heroin overdose in July 2016.
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Business in brief


To mark the changing of the name of Cadence at the Glen to Verena at the Glen, the independent living rental retirement community in Glen Allen is hosting an open-to-the-public celebration Nov. 16. The Showcase of Homes will feature cuisine from the culinary team, refreshments and live jazz, along with tours of the community. The public will also have the opportunity to meet residents and staff. Verena at the Glen is owned by an affiliate of Chicago-based Green Courte Partners, LLC. With the name change to Verena (Latin for true) the community is bringing an updated wellness philosophy, along with enhanced dining, fitness programs, services and activities. The Showcase of Homes at Verena at the Glen will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The community is located at 10286 Brook Road, Glen Allen. RSVP at http://VerenaAtTheGlen.com/RSVP.
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Water main forces Highland Springs ES to dismiss early


Highland Springs Elementary School dismissed students at 11:30 a.m. today after a water main broke in front of the school on Pleasant Street. The street is closed between Newbridge Road and South Holly Avenue for repairs.

The water main break, which occurred at Pleasant and Babcock Road, will result in a disruption of water service to the school and reduced pressure to about 40 homes while repairs are made.
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Henrico School Board to host public meeting at Short Pump M.S.

Citizens can provide input about football team incident

OCT. 25, 10:15 A.M. – The Henrico County School Board will host a community meeting tonight at Short Pump Middle School to provide an opportunity for citizens to comment about recent issues surrounding the Short Pump Middle School football team. The meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road in Glen Allen.
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St. Mary’s Hospital program improves outcomes after colorectal surgery

Patients who underwent elective colorectal surgery recovered and heal faster after surgery as part of the Enhanced Recovery Program at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, officials announced recently.

The program – a set of predefined practices designed to standardize some aspects of surgical care – has enrolled more than 100 elective open and laparoscopic colorectal surgery cases since its inception in August 2016.
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Henrico Police: thieves targeting cars at parks


Thieves are targeting vehicles parked at recreational facilities, Henrico County parks, the Virginia Capital Trail trail-head parking lots and vehicles parked at numerous fitness centers throughout Henrico County, according to Henrico Police.

Police issued a warning to citizens that thieves are looking for valuables left in plain view – especially the following items:

• pocketbooks/purses;

• wallets;
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McEachin announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge


U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-4th) is accepting applications for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge until Nov. 1.

The winner’s app will be on display in the U.S. Capitol Building along with other honorees from across the country.
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Henrico Extension to offer free workshops to help with holiday spending, eating

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a series of free workshops in November to help residents to minimize debt, stress and unhealthy eating during the holidays.
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Henrico Police to participate in Drug Take Back Program

The Henrico County Police Division along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Program. This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center at 7701 East Parham Rd.

The program is free and anonymous. Unused or expired pills and patches will be accepted – no questions asked. Liquids, needles and sharp items will not be accepted.
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Henrico Schools to host College and Career Night Nov. 1


Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

College and Career Night will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
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Business in brief


Henrico-based nonprofit Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing its accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team during the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the “Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.” These standards cover areas such as: mission, strategy and evaluation; leadership – board, staff and volunteers; legal compliance and ethics; finance and operations; resource development; and public awareness, engagement and advocacy. Commonwealth Autism was one of six organizations in the Richmond region to be recognized and the first in the region to achieve full accreditation. In addition to this accreditation, Commonwealth Autism is recognized as an Accredited Charity with the Richmond Better Business Bureau and holds accreditation from the Code of Ethics for Behavioral Organizations (COEBO).
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Purify Infrared Sauna opens at GreenGate


Purify Infrared Sauna recently opened its second Henrico location at GreenGate Shopping Center in Short Pump.

Owner Mary Woodbridge opened her first Purify location on Patterson Avenue in July 2015. The new store is located at 301 Maltby Boulevard, Suite C, west of Short Pump Town Center.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22.
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Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers.
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Innsbrook After Hours will ring in the New Year with R&B legends Kool & The Gang at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Party rock band The Mashup will open. The evening will include a light show and midnight ball drop.

Kool & The Gang have been performing together for 25 years and have produced hits such as “Celebration,” “Cherish” and “Jungle Boogie.” Their unique blend of jazz, soul and funk has landed them 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top 10 Pop hits, two Grammy Awards and 31 gold and platinum albums.

Early bird general admission tickets are $20.17 through the end of the October. Prices will increase after that and will be $40 at the gate on New Year’s Eve. A limited number of floor passes will be available for $49, providing Dance Floor Pit access. A variety of dinner and VIP Hospitality tickets and packages are available; dining and hospitality areas will be tented and heated, and include dinner, drinks and private restrooms.

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