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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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Police seek 2 in connection with murder

Henrico Police are seeking two people of interest in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old Sandston man last week.

Walter Darnell Adams, Jr., was found in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road June 10 at 2:55 with another man, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

A police investigation identified two men who police are referring to as being of interest to the case. The men are pictured above. > Read more.

4th District primaries to be decided Tuesday

Henrico's Wade, McEachin seeking party nominations
JUNE 13, 7:50 P.M. – Voters in half of Henrico County will have a chance to cast ballots in one of two Congressional primary elections Tuesday.

Two Republicans and two Democrats are seeking to represent the newly redrawn 4th Congressional District, which encompasses northern and eastern Henrico and stretches south to the North Carolina line. Republican Mike Wade – Henrico's sheriff since 2000 – will face Chesterfield businesswoman Jackee Gonzalez in the Republican Primary, while Virginia state Senator Donald McEachin will face Chesapeake City Council member Ella Ward in the Democratic Primary.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The winners of tomorrow's primary will face off in the Nov. 8 general election. > Read more.

Richmond man dies in Varina accident

A 23-year-old Richmond man died in the early morning of June 12, when his car ran off the road in Varina and struck a concrete culvert.

Breider Rodolfo Esatrada-Vasquez, of the 3100 block of Walmsley Boulevard, was driving north on New Market Road when his Honda Passport struck the culvert near Varina Road at about 3:50 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. > Read more.

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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.

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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