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Task force to distribute addiction resource cards at local retail spots

Within the next week or so, grocery shoppers in Henrico and around the region will be able to add an item to their grocery bags that they never could before.

For those shoppers with family members who struggle with addiction, the item may even be a life-saving one.

Chesterfield SAFE, a regional coalition of community leaders, health care workers, educators, law enforcement officers and concerned citizens, will launch a blitz July 25 to place resource cards in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers and medical centers across the greater Richmond area. > Read more.

Bon Secours earns ‘Circle of Life’ award


Bon Secours Palliative Medicine was one of three programs in the nation to earn the American Hospital Association's 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.

The Circle of Life Award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. Bon Secours Palliative Medicine supports patients when their symptoms are overwhelming, when they are facing difficult decisions and when they are dealing with chronic medical conditions. > Read more.

DMV 2 Go mobile offices coming to 2 Henrico locations


The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices. > Read more.
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Home-schooling booms in Virginia


Thomas Burgess begged his mother to be home-schooled with his sister Gina, who as a kindergartner severely struggled with school anxiety. At 5, Gina dreaded going to the communal bathroom shared by three other classrooms. She hated the stares from her peers, so she waited to use the bathroom until after school.

From second to eight grade, Thomas was home-schooled, too.

“When we first moved to Roanoke, we did this satellite TV home-schooling program,” said Burgess, now a freelance writer and editor in Richmond. > Read more.

Scott announces annual Third Congressional District Art Competition


Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, who represents Virginia's Third Congressional District, this week announced the beginning of the annual Third Congressional District High School Art Competition. The competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) who live in the district, which includes portions of eastern and northern Henrico. Entries are due Apr. 22.

An Artistic Discovery is a nationwide program coordinated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the artistic talents of our youth. The nationwide competition involves more than 50,000 talented high school students. In the past, over 200 Members of Congress have participated in the program.

Acceptable entries may include, but are not limited to, paintings, drawings, and photography. The first place winner will receive a scholarship and travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a Congressional Reception in honor of all the winners from around the nation. > Read more.

Henrico revamps tourism website, launches new app


With thousands of youth soccer players and families set to converge on the metro region this weekend for the start of the 2016 Jefferson Cup, Henrico County has rolled out an updated tourism website and a new app for mobile devices to help visitors plan where to sleep, eat, shop and spend their time during their stay in the county.

VisitHenrico.com, which initially launched three years ago, has been redesigned to be simpler, more visual and more informative for users, said Dawn Miller, tourism supervisor for Henrico’s Division of Recreation and Parks. The Visit Henrico County app, built to help visitors navigate county roads and reach their destination, is free and available at iTunes iTunes and Google Play app stores.

“Henrico is far more than meets the eye,” Miller said. “The site now offers a broader view of the visitor experience within the county — whether they’re here for a sports tournament, historical tour or business meeting.” > Read more.

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Community

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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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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