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Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Monday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Aug. 19, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. > Read more.

‘Evening with Henry Winkler’ event to benefit Henrico Schools


The Henrico Education Foundation will host a Nov. 3 fundraiser at Glen Allen High School with actor and author Henry Winkler, who is best known for his role as Fonzie in the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days."

The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will include remarks and conversation with Winkler; coffee and dessert; and a book sale and signing.

Tables of eight for the event are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.henricogives.org or by calling (804) 652-3869, ext. 3. Individual tickets will be released in early fall. > Read more.

Henrico Public Library offers new nature exploration backpacks


Thanks to a partnership between the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Parks and the Science Museum of Virginia, Henrico County Public Library now offers nature exploration backpacks, which are available for check out. Each backpack checks out for 14 days and contains information and materials to make a trip to one of Virginia's 36 state parks a fun learning experience for the entire family. > Read more.
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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital designated Level II trauma center

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital recently achieved designation as a Level II trauma center by the Virginia Department of Health’s State Health Commissioner.

The designation makes Henrico Doctors’ Hospital the second Level II trauma center in Central Virginia, joining another HCA facility – Chippenham Hospital – which earned a Level II trauma designation in January 2015. There are 16 designated trauma centers in the state.

Henrico Doctors’ designation will provide additional access to lifesaving trauma care and allows emergency responders a new location to transfer patients to a trauma center within the critical “golden hour” during which treatment is most effective. > Read more.

Hinton named deputy county manager for community services

JULY 11, 11:40 A.M. – Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas today announced that he had appointed W. Brandon Hinton as deputy county manager for community services.

He succeeds Jane D. Crawley, who retired in April after a 25-year career in Henrico that included service as deputy county manager for community services since 2012.

Hinton has served as director of Henrico’s Office of Management and Budget since 2012. > Read more.

Henrico company wins LogistXGames


Henrico-based Riverside Logistics (pictured) won the second annual Richmond LogistXGames competition May 19 at Liberty Property's Richmond Distribution Center on Carolina Avenue. Riverside Logistics beat out six other teams (including three from Henrico – Best Bully Sticks, CBRE|Richmond and FDH Velocitel) to claim the Golden Pallet, the competition's top honor. Representatives from McKesson, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and The Port of Virginia also participated in the event. > Read more.

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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.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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