Citizen Staff Reports 06/27/2016 Government
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/27/2016 Henrico Crime
Richmond International Airport Police arrested a Newport News man on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport checkpoint June 27 when TSA officers detected a .38 caliber handgun with five bullets tucked inside his backpack.
The traveler told TSA officials that he had the gun in his carry-on bag because he had guests with children visiting him this past weekend. He told officials that he did not want the children to have access to the gun, so he hid it inside his backpack. > Read more.
Splash pool, dog park among featured amenities
By Zachary Halaschak, Special to the Citizen 06/27/2016 Henrico Government
The wait is over for eager kids (and dogs) looking to enjoy the new Short Pump Park.
Henrico Recreation and Parks officials cut the ribbon June 25 on a park that has been 18 years in the making. The property, on Pump Road adjacent to Three Chopt Road, includes a large playground, a splash area with spray fountains and a one-acre dog park.
The grand opening was well attended, with hundreds of locals gathering to take part in the festivities. Many of those who helped make the park a reality attended the dedication ceremony. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/28/2016 Henrico Business
Wegmans Food Markets announced Thursday that its new store in Short Pump will open on Sunday, Aug. 7. The 120,000-square-foot store, located at West Broad Marketplace (west of Short Pump Town Center) will be the second Richmond-area store, joining a 115,000-square-foot location that will open at the Stonehenge Village Shopping Center in Midlothian May 22.
Hiring and training are ongoing for both stores. Applications are being accepted for a variety of part-time customer service and culinary positions across every department, and some full-time openings remain for chefs, line cooks and restaurant service jobs. > Read more.
By Diana DiGangi, Capital News Service 01/28/2016 General Assembly
Do you have an expensive bottle of wine you’ve been holding onto – one that you’d love to uncork at your favorite restaurant on a special occasion? What about a special case of beer or cider?
In 2011, the General Assembly passed a law allowing Virginians to bring a bottle of wine into a restaurant and have it uncorked to be served with their meal, usually for a fee at the restaurateur’s discretion. Now legislators are considering a bill to expand the corkage law to beer and cider. > Read more.
Henrico delegates, senators discuss 2016 session
Citizen Staff Reports 01/26/2016 General Assembly
State legislators have returned to Richmond for a 60-day session of the General Assembly, during which they will work to craft a two-year budget and are expected to address a handful of prominent topics, including charter schools, higher education, health care, gun control and economic development, among others.
The Henrico Citizen invited each delegate and state senator whose district encompasses a portion of Henrico to provide their thoughts about the 2016 session. The answers of those who responded appear below. > Read more.
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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.
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.
Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.
Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.
Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.
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