McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


Capital One hosted its “Coders Experience” event in Richmond and a number of other state locations Oct. 14. The events attracted hundreds of middle school girls, who learned how to create their own mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills and gain software development knowledge. A second day of Coders Experience events will take place Oct. 21. More than 500 Capital One volunteers are participating in the 10 events.
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CARITAS to open recovery program for women


CARITAS, a nonprofit that strives to end homelessness, plans to start a long-term recovery program for women in Richmond after the success of its program for men, The Healing Place. The women’s facility is tentatively scheduled to open in late 2017 or early 2018.

In the midst of what federal and state officials call an opioid epidemic, the new program will allow CARITAS to offer residential treatment for addiction to Richmond-area women for the first time.
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Corporate investment


More than 5,550 participants took part June 11 in the Anthem Corporate Run, an event designed to celebrate the importance of workplace wellness initiatives, team building programs and business-to-business networking opportunities.
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Northern, Eastern Henrico corridor upgrades progressing

Construction on Richmond-Henrico Turnpike bond referendum project to start next year
JUNE 14, 10 A.M. – Upgrades to the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike will cost $31.5 million, and revitalization projects valued at just under $7 million in the Laburnum gateway region and Highland Springs areas have been completed, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday evening.

The board received an update on the progress of the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and revitalization projects in a special work session before its regular meeting.
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Witte wins Republican nomination for Brookland supervisor’s seat

JUNE 13, 10:30 P.M. – Brookland District Planning Commissioner Bob Witte will be the Republican Party’s nominee to fill the Brookland District seat on the county’s Board of Supervisors.

Voters in the Republican primary election district today selected Witte (51 percent) over Benjamin Dessart (40 percent) and Gilbert Wilkerson, Sr. (8 percent). Witte will face Democratic nominee Courtney Lynch in the November general election, with the winner filling the final two years of late supervisor Dick Glover’s four-year term.

Henrico voters also helped determine party nominees in several Virginia House of Delegates districts and for the statewide offices of governor and lieutenant governor.
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Henrico County property transactions, May 15-21


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

5000 Thrush Lane – $144,800, 1,779 SF (built in 1964), from Elman F. and Betty Hadra to Claritza Tejeda and Ellis P. Olivera.
1420 Almondberry Place – $155,000, 1,254 SF (built in 2001), from Gravnie Augustine to Randolph J. Green.
10117 Laurel Lakes Drive – $180,000, 1,764 SF (built in 1985), from Phuong Bui to Cuong Quoc Nguyen and Mien Hac.
6514 Poplar Spring Road – $194,900, 1,456 SF (built in 2000), from David K. Craft and H. A. Hurt to William B. Tolson and Trudy K. Shipes.
9700 Needles Way – $210,000, 1,341 SF (built in 1983), from David and Muoi L. Tran to Emmanuel Q. Frimpong.
8012 King Eider Drive – $235,000, 2,300 SF (built in 2006), from Devin and Louquan Adkins to Tiffany Nicole Farmer.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week – June 12, 2017


Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a double homicide in the City of Richmond.

On Wednesday, June 7, at approximately 9:53 p.m., officers received calls for random gunfire in the 3600 block of Decatur Street. They arrived and found the bodies of Christian Singleton and Ketron Wells outside on the ground lying near each other. They had both been shot.
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Parr named Henrico Social Services director


Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Ty F. Parr to serve as director of the Department of Social Services, effective June 24.

Parr has served Henrico Social Services as its Children’s Services Act coordinator since 2014. He will succeed Cynthia J. Steinhauser, who is retiring after serving as director since 2012.
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72nd District Republican Primary – Ernesto Sampson, Edward Whitlock


In preparation for Tuesday's primary elections, the Henrico Citizen invited the candidates for every race that impacts Henrico County to answer several questions about themselves. The responses of those in this election who replied appear below:
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Brookland District Supervisor Republican Primary – Benjamin Dessart, Gilbert Wilkerson, Robert Witte


In preparation for Tuesday's primary elections, the Henrico Citizen invited the candidates for every race that impacts Henrico County to answer several questions about themselves. The responses of those in this election who replied appear below:
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68th District Democratic Primary – Dawn Marie Adams, Ben Pearson-Nelson, Mary Jo Sheeley


In preparation for Tuesday's primary elections, the Henrico Citizen invited the candidates for every race that impacts Henrico County to answer several questions about themselves. The responses of those in this election who replied appear below:
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56th District Democratic Primary – Lizzie Basch, Melissa Dart


In preparation for Tuesday's primary elections, the Henrico Citizen invited the candidates for every race that impacts Henrico County to answer several questions about themselves. The responses of those in this election who replied appear below:
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Henrico wins National Association of Counties awards for 28 programs


Henrico County departments and agencies recently earned 28 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties for innovative programs, with two also recognized in the new 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work category.

The County Manager’s Office received an Achievement Award and a 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work honor for an initiative to offer virtual town halls. The effort, led by Board of Supervisors Chairman Patricia S. O’Bannon, of the Tuckahoe District, allows residents to watch and participate in public meetings via a live stream over the internet.
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