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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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Henrico School Board votes to rename Byrd M.S.

Unanimous vote comes after months of public debate
Harry F. Byrd. Sr.
MAR. 10, 4:43 P.M. – In a significant – yet anticipated – move Thursday, the Henrico County School Board voted unanimously to strip Harry Flood Byrd's name from the county middle school on Quioccasin Road that it has adorned since the school's 1971 opening.

The board's decision came after months of consideration, public discussion and citizen input, stemming from an initiative originally presented to the board by a Hermitage High School student last fall. The board will solicit new names for the school for a period of 30 days, beginning today, and intends to adopt a new name within several months, so that all necessary changes will be completed in time for the start of the new school year this fall.

School system officials have estimated that changing the name could cost as much as $136,000. But School Board members today indicated that initially, they would fund only the immediate necessary changes (such as signage), which could cost about $36,000. The board has earmarked $12,437 for those costs as a contingency. > Read more.

Darbytown Road to close near railroad overpass beginning March 14

A section of Darbytown Road in Eastern Henrico will close March 14-18 and again March 21-25 while CSX Transportation performs maintenance on the railroad overpass.

Darbytown will close between Oakland Road and Louisa Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily while work is underway. Traffic will be routed from Oakland to Bickerstaff Road to New Osborne Turnpike/Newton Road to Hatcher Street and then onto Williamsburg Road. > Read more.

Virginia tornado drill scheduled March 22


The Feb. 24 severe storm system that spawned eight tornadoes, caused five deaths and inflicted damage to more than 400 structures in Virginia provided a stark reminder that tornadoes occur in Virginia.

On Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 9:45 a.m., the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service (NWS) will hold a statewide tornado drill, which is an annual effort to prepare citizens for tornado emergencies and test public warning systems.

“Two weeks ago, many areas of the state were under a tornado warning, and some had to quickly get themselves, their families and co-workers to safety,” said State Coordinator Dr. Jeff Stern. > 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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