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HCPA accepting applications for fall academy

The Henrico Citizens Police Academy is now accepting applications for its 38th academy set to begin in September. Classes will be held Mondays, Sept. 10 through Nov. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

At the Citizens Police Academy students will learn about the Division’s mission and community policing philosophy, law enforcement operations, the criminal justice system, crime prevention and crime trends and how they affect the community. Alumni serve as a support base for the Division of Police through education, training and volunteer participation and act as liaisons between the Division and the citizens of Henrico County.

Participation in the academy is free. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 8. For more information, email Cathy Campbell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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The Rink to open at WBV Nov. 14

The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.

Virginia Christmas tree guide now available

Looking for a Virginia-grown Christmas tree this year? You can find a list of all locations that offer trees in the 2015 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide, published by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) in cooperation with the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association. The guide is designed as a resource for finding choose-and-cut, fresh-cut and live Christmas trees across the state. Complimentary copies are available through tourist information centers, libraries and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices.

“Most choose-and-cut tree farms and retail lots open the Friday after Thanksgiving,” said VDACS Commissioner Sandra J. Adams. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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