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Henrico, state brace for possible influx of Zika virus cases


With 15 cases already reported statewide – including three in Central Virginia – officials from Henrico County and Virginia are anticipating a potential uptick of Zika virus infections heading into the summer months.

Although states like Florida and Louisiana are at the most risk because of climatic factors, all states on the southeastern seaboard face potential Zika outbreaks in the coming months. Virginia’s mosquito season is May 1-Oct. 31, and the two known vectors of Zika – Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever mosquito) and the Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) – both are present in Virginia. > Read more.

Citizen’s Kruszewski wins 8 VPC awards


Henrico Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski won eight awards in the Virginia Professional Communicators (VPC) 2016 communications contest, including four first-place entries that will advance to the National Federation of Press Women competition. Awards were announced at the VPC spring conference, held in Winchester in April.

Kruszewski collected first-place honors in the feature story, reviews, personal opinion columns, and blog categories.

In the personal columns category, judges praised her first-place Family Forum columns (“The Greatest Love” and “Time to Give Spanking the Boot”) for using “thoughtful, poignant, personal examples supported by scientific evidence [to make] convincing observations about family topics like the depth of parental love and the downside of physical discipline.” > Read more.

Dominion requests 3-month deferral in Varina substation case

In response to citizen input, company to consider adjacent site as possibility
A Dominion Virginia Power rendering shows what the view of power lines might look like from Osborne Turnpike if a substation were built 725 feet back from the road.
UPDATE: MAY 23, 1:50 P.M. – Plans for a Dominion Virginia Power substation in Varina could be delayed for three more months, after company officials today requested a deferral of their scheduled June 9 case before the Henrico Planning Commission.

The company is seeking to build a substation in Varina to improve service reliability in the region and wants to locate it on a 1.5-acre portion of a 10-acre site at 7000 Osborne Turnpike.

Company officials now are asking that the case be delayed until September so that they may consider input they received during a public meeting May 17 at Varina High School. Specifically, they intend to consider the possibility of purchasing a portion of an adjacent 477-acre parcel on Osborne Turnpike, which was listed for sale recently. Several speakers at last week's meeting urged Dominion representatives to consider that option. > Read more.
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Holladay ES named “Leader in Me” Lighthouse School


Henrico's Holladay Elementary School has achieved an advanced designation for its accomplishments in the “Leader in Me” program, a schoolwide transformation process that teaches leadership and skills for living. The school received the “Lighthouse School” designation from Franklin Covey Co. for achieving impressive results using the model. The company also cited the impact of the school’s efforts on Holladay’s staff, students, parents and the larger community.

Fewer than 200 of the 2,500 schools that have adopted the schoolwide transformational leadership model have achieved Lighthouse certification. The designation is attained by further integrating the program into the school’s environment, and by achieving measureable results in areas such as teacher engagement, parent satisfaction, student behavior and academics. > Read more.

Henrico supervisors to hold April 12 public hearing on proposed fiscal 2016-17 budget

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 12 on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., one hour earlier than usual, in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center’s Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Residents may provide oral or written comments on the $1.2 billion plan, which would guide operating and capital spending for the year beginning July 1. > Read more.

United launches service between RIC and Denver


United Airlines Tuesday launched first-ever daily service between Richmond International Airport and Denver International Airport. United operates the Richmond-Denver flights with 76-seat Embraer EMB 175 aircraft offering United First, Economy Plus, and Economy seating options.

"United's new daily service to Denver provides our customers from throughout Virginia's Capital Region with convenient access to another major economic center and home to one of our largest hub airports," said Kellie Clough, United's sales manager in Richmond. "We are committed to making United the airline of choice for customers traveling to Denver and beyond." > Read more.

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Community

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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