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3 Henrico elementaries pilot new ‘flood-in’ literacy program

The sound that fills the hallway at Donahoe Elementary School in Sandston is a familiar one – a deep rumbling tone, growing louder as it approaches. The thunder is coming, like clockwork, and with it, a flood.

Second-graders, well-trained in how to respond to this approaching wave, divide themselves, find their chairs and hunker down together in small groups. The time has arrived.

It's time to read.
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For third year, governor vetoes ‘Tebow bill’


Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed the so-called Tebow bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate in high school sports.

“Participation in athletic and academic competitions is a privilege for students who satisfy eligibility requirements,” McAuliffe wrote in vetoing HB 1578, sponsored by Del. Rob Bell, R-Charlottesville. “Opening participation in those competitions to individuals who are not required to satisfy the same criteria codifies academic inequality in interscholastic competition.”

This is the third consecutive year that Bell has shepherded such legislation through the General Assembly only to be stopped at the governor’s office. > Read more.

McAuliffe vetoes 2 concealed weapons bills


Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed two bills Monday relating to concealed weapons – one involving handgun permits and the other pertaining to switchblade knives.

The first bill, HB 1582, would have allowed members of the military over the age of 18 to apply for concealed handgun permits if they are on active duty or had an honorable discharge and had received basic training.

The current law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 to purchase a handgun from a licensed dealer. > Read more.
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Reynolds CC 8-week and 4-week classes start Oct. 19


Classes start Oct. 19 for Reynolds Community College’s eight-week and four-week fall semester sessions. Registration for both sessions is currently open and runs through the start of classes. Students may register online anytime at http://www.reynolds.edu. Students also may register in-person in Enrollment Services, located on each campus.

Reynolds Community College has three campuses: the Parham Road campus at 1651 East Parham Road in Henrico County; the downtown campus at 700 East Jackson Street in downtown Richmond; and a Goochland campus, located at 1851 Dickinson Road near Routes 6 and 632 in the community of the Goochland Courthouse. > Read more.

Henrico County Public Schools seeking bus drivers

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers, and new hires will receive pay during a training program.

Members of the HCPS Human Resources and Pupil Transportation departments will be at the Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East Street, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk with interested candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at http://henricoschools.us/careers. > Read more.

Modine Innovation Tour to visit Glen Allen Oct. 7-8


Modine Manufacturing Company, a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, will bring its Modine Innovation Tour to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Oct. 6-7 to showcase the latest products in the industry and offer continuing education courses.

The event will be held Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Richmond has had a lot of economic growth across a broad spectrum of industries,” said Kimberly Raduenz, marketing communications manager for Modine. “The entire region is benefiting from it, and we want to make sure that our distributors are able to take full advantage of the new technology we have to ensure their clients have the best possible HVAC solutions.” > Read more.

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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > 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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