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Citizen’s Kruszewski wins 2 national awards


Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski has won two awards in the 2016 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Professional Communications Contest.

The entries in the NFPW contest were among four that advanced to the national competition after winning first place awards in this year's Virginia Professional Communicators (VPC) contest. In the category of personal opinion columns, Kruszewski won a second place nationally for a pair of Family Forum columns, "The Greatest Love" and "Time to Give Spanking the Boot." > Read more.

Training for homeless youth featured at workshop


In a first-of-its-kind event in the area, two local organizations last week hosted a workshop and training session for service providers and others who deal with youth homelessness.

Advocates for Richmond Youth organized the event, which took place on June 23 at the Bon Air Methodist Church, and St. Joseph's Villa assisted. The goal of the event was to expose service providers to the reality of youth homelessness and teach them how to access the resources they need to help affected children. It featured representatives from 65 different service providers throughout the state and some from elsewhere in the nation. > Read more.

CVWMA to begin accepting more varieties of bottles, containers, cartons


If you've always wanted to recycle yogurt containers, waxy cartons and laundry detergent bottles, you're in luck. The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will begin accepting a number of new items for curbside and drop-off recycling July 1.

Recyclers throughout the CVWMA service area have been asking for years to be able to recycle more than the #1 and #2 narrow neck plastic bottles currently accepted in its recycling programs, and those wishes will become reality later this week. Plastic bottles and containers with the numbers 1-7 on the bottom, as well as waxy cartons, will be accepted in both programs. > Read more.
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Business in brief


Bon Secours Richmond Health System has launched Bon Secours 24/7, a telehealth app that gives the community access to the health system’s medical group providers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, no appointment necessary. Bon Secours is the first health system to enter the Richmond market with this service. Bon Secours 24/7, available for Apple and Android devices, will allow users to connect within minutes to a Bon Secours medical provider via a mobile device or tablet, or by logging in to a secure website from their desktop computer. Bon Secours Health System launched the service to its employees nationwide Jan. 7 and is now offering the service throughout Virginia. Bon Secours 24/7 visits are $49 and may be covered by health insurance. For more information, visit http://www.bonsecours247.org > Read more.

Police piece together clues in counterfeit cases


Tracking the source of counterfeit money is child's play for Henrico Police detectives.

Well, at least in a sense.

“We pick up pieces to the puzzle and then we put those pieces together, ” Henrico Police detective D.M. Monticelli said.

The Division of Police receives about five calls each month about counterfeit money. Typically, though, the cases come in waves, Monticelli said. A few months may pass without any calls, and then an influx of counterfeit cases will come. > Read more.

Free redbud tree seedlings available to elementary teachers


Elementary school teachers looking for a hands-on project for their students can register to receive up to 25 free redbud tree seedlings for their classroom, thanks to a program by Dominion Resources.

Now in its 10th year of offering Project Plant It!, Dominion is encouraging teachers to visit the website (http://www.projectplantit.com) of the award-winning environmental education program to register for the free seedlings. Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 19, enabling the seedlings to be shipped to schools in time for Arbor Day 2016 (Friday, April 29). > Read more.

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Community

County plans Fourth of July event


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.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
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