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Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016 Education
More than 1,600 people are expected to gather May 2 in Eastern Henrico to call attention to an issue they say has reached "crisis" levels.
RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities) will host a meeting at St. Paul's Baptist Church on Creighton Road, beginning at 7 p.m., to call for Henrico County Public Schools officials to address reading problems among area students. The organization is composed of faith community members, parents and students. Representatives from each population are expected to speak.
Concerned parents and students will speak on the issue, which the group has been raising for over a year. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016 Government
The Henrico County Division of Police, along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency, will participate in the Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, next to the Public Safety Building. The program is free and anonymous. No liquid prescription medications, needles or sharps will be accepted – only unused or expired pills and patches. No questions will be asked.
Police are asking citizens to be responsible and help prevent accidental poisoning and overdoses by dropping off unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Flushing unused or expired medication down the toilet or throwing them away are potential health and safety hazards. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016 Business
Henrico-based accounting and consulting firm Mitchell Wiggins & Company won the YP Workplace Award for small businesses, presented by ChamberRVA and its HYPE program.
The company was one of four winners announced during an event to honor The Icons and YP Workplace award-winners April 28 at The Westin Hotel in Henrico.
Other winners were Trane U.S., Inc. (in the large business category); Sarah Mullens, co-founder of UnBoundRVA ("Change Agent"); and Natalie Garramone, CEO of The Frontier Project ("Front Runner"). > Read more.
A handful of Henrico students willingly gave up much of their summer to spend six hours a day, six days a week for more than a month dancing toward their dreams.
These eight young people were among the 170 students participating in the School of Richmond Ballet’s five-week Summer Intensive Program. The dancers range in age from 12 to over 20, but all share a passion and love of dance, and many hope to make a career out of it. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/05/2013 Henrico Crime
Henrico County Police Division’s Traffic Safety Unit is joining with other police and sheriff’s departments throughout the nation to partake in National Stop on Red Week this week. The focus is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of red-light running. Henrico’s Stop on Red or Stop on Blue campaign runs Aug. 5-12, and the Traffic Safety Unit will conduct three traffic light enforcement operations as a part of the program.
According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Trauma Society (ATS), two out of three Americans see other drivers run red lights almost every day. > Read more.
The James River Association (JRA) sponsored a boat trip to the construction site of an artificial spawning reef July 26 so that observers could get a close-up view of the project, which is designed to benefit the river’s endangered Atlantic Sturgeon. This reef, under construction just south of the Varina-Enon Bridge, will use approximately 2,700 tons of rock donated by the Luck Stone Corporation. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016
Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.
Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.
“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/25/2016
The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.
“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.
Another great weekend of outdoor activities awaits you in Henrico! Walk MS, an annual charity run for multiple sclerosis, and the third annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K, to benefit the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, both take place in Innsbrook tomorrow. Another charity event, the CASA Superhero Run, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa. On Sunday, live music can be found at Belmont Recreation Center, featuring the John Winn Quartet, and at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, where pianist Sylvia Cooper will be performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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