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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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Orvis moving from Short Pump to River Road

The Orvis Company is moving its local retail store from one part of Henrico County to another.

Orvis will relocate its Short Pump Town Center store to a 7,000-square-foot space at the River Road Shopping Center, at the corner of River Road and Huguenot Road. The new location for the outdoors store, which sells hunting and fishing supplies, as well as apparel, is expected to open in late summer or early fall.
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Citizens can invest in Henrico municipal bonds

Orders will be accepted May 16-17 for $125 million in water and sewer bonds

For the first time, Henrico County is structuring a sale of municipal bonds to give residents a greater opportunity to participate as investors.

Henrico plans to issue $125 million in water and sewer revenue bonds May 16-17 to support improvements to its public utility system. Bonds will be valued at $5,000 apiece. Local government bonds typically are sold in bundles to large customers, including financial institutions, mutual funds and insurance companies. > Read more.

Allen & Allen seeks ‘Hometown Heroes’ nominations

The nomination period for the annual Allen & Allen "Hometown Heroes" award program ends May 16

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is seeking community nominations for its award, which it introduced in 2010 to honor the firm’s centennial anniversary. Awards recognize the positive impact of local individuals who give back to their community on a daily basis.

“Allen & Allen admires the bravery, dedication, and hard work of the people across Virginia who value the act of giving,” said Trent Kerns, president of Allen & Allen. “Service to others, no matter the size of the gesture or good deed, connects each of us back to a basic human value. We can all find a way to make a difference.” > Read more.

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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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