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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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New traffic patterns at RIR during NASCAR races


Traffic patterns will temporarily be altered on roads around Richmond International Raceway (RIR) on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016, to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially on Sunday before and after the race from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Henrico Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races. Race fans and other motorists are encouraged to check traffic updates on message boards along interstates and other roads approaching RIR. WRVA-1140 AM will broadcast traffic reports. > Read more.

‘It Takes a Village’ forum April 28 to promote health, wellness among Henrico youth


The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services’ Prevention Services will hold the fourth-annual It Takes a Village Community Forum on Thursday, April 28 to promote good health and wellness among youth in Henrico County.

The forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Strawberry Hill Ballroom of the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The event is free, open to the public and intended for youth, parents, professionals and others interested in making a positive impact on local youth. > Read more.

Parham lane closure at Three Chopt begins Tuesday

North Parham Road’s right, northbound lane will be closed at Three Chopt Road for two weeks beginning Tuesday, April 19 for stormwater, turning lane and traffic signal improvements.

Traffic will be merged into Parham’s left, northbound lane. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during periods of heavy traffic. > 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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Cultural Arts Center announces summer class schedule


From Legos to wine tasting, The Cultural Arts Center is hosting a variety of classes this summer for both kids and adults.

Starting this month, the center has begun classes in a variety of subject areas, including: ceramics, music, painting, photography, confectionary arts, and many more. The classes are designed in part to promote creativity, culture and entertainment in the community. > Read more.






 

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