Henrico Health Department offering back-to-school immunization clinics


The Henrico County Health Department will offer back-to-school immunization clinics for children enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in Henrico County Public Schools. The five clinics will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at the department’s West Clinic facility at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

On three days that week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – immunizations will be by appointment only. Tuesday and Thursday will be walk-in clinics.

The clinics will take place:

• Monday, Aug. 29: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Tuesday, Aug. 30: 8-11 a.m. (walk-in);

• Wednesday, Aug. 31: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Thursday, Sept. 1: 12:30-3:30 p.m. (walk-in);

• Friday, Sept. 2: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment. > Read more.

Local doctors partner to combat childhood obesity


Volunteers from Ortho On-Call, Advanced Orthopaedics, a division of OrthoVirginia, U-Turn Sports, and Henrico Police Athletic League met Aug. 25 to sort through and clean more than 1,000 pieces of sports equipment they recently collected through AdvanceItUp!. AIU is a community initiative designed to increase recreation options and
active living at home and outside the home for area kids who do not have access to usable sports equipment. From June 1-30, Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call collected gently-used items to benefit deserving children in the region through the partnerships and programs of RVA U-Turn Sports and the Henrico Police Athletic League. > Read more.

Business in brief


Casa Italiana will hold its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 9 at 8801 Three Chopt Rd., Suite B. The restaurant, serving classic dishes that the Genova family made on Sundays for family dinner to new and unique twists on Italian cuisine, is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday. > Read more.
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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital designated Level II trauma center

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital recently achieved designation as a Level II trauma center by the Virginia Department of Health’s State Health Commissioner.

The designation makes Henrico Doctors’ Hospital the second Level II trauma center in Central Virginia, joining another HCA facility – Chippenham Hospital – which earned a Level II trauma designation in January 2015. There are 16 designated trauma centers in the state.

Henrico Doctors’ designation will provide additional access to lifesaving trauma care and allows emergency responders a new location to transfer patients to a trauma center within the critical “golden hour” during which treatment is most effective. > Read more.

Hinton named deputy county manager for community services

JULY 11, 11:40 A.M. – Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas today announced that he had appointed W. Brandon Hinton as deputy county manager for community services.

He succeeds Jane D. Crawley, who retired in April after a 25-year career in Henrico that included service as deputy county manager for community services since 2012.

Hinton has served as director of Henrico’s Office of Management and Budget since 2012. > Read more.

Henrico company wins LogistXGames


Henrico-based Riverside Logistics (pictured) won the second annual Richmond LogistXGames competition May 19 at Liberty Property's Richmond Distribution Center on Carolina Avenue. Riverside Logistics beat out six other teams (including three from Henrico – Best Bully Sticks, CBRE|Richmond and FDH Velocitel) to claim the Golden Pallet, the competition's top honor. Representatives from McKesson, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and The Port of Virginia also participated in the event. > Read more.

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Community

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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