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Henrico to offer free workshop March 4 on outdoor improvements


The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization will present a free workshop Saturday, March 4 on landscaping and other outdoor improvements that can add value and enjoyment to a home.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and refreshments will be included. > Read more.

Governor signs bills to fight Virginia’s opioid crisis


Capping off a signature issue of the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed five bills Thursday to help arm the fight against opioid abuse and fatal overdoses in Virginia.

The bills address the crisis in various ways. They include SB 848 and HB 1453, which allow community organizations to dispense and train individuals to use naloxone, a drug that can treat an opioid overdose in emergency situations.

“We recognize that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing,” McAuliffe said. > Read more.

New law lets concession stands sell cans of beer


Beginning July 1, Virginians will be able to buy a can of beer – not just a cup – at indoor and outdoor concession stands that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.

That’s the effect of a bill that Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law on Monday. Senate Bill 1469 will add “single original metal cans” to the list of disposable containers that can be used for the sale of beer, wine and mixed alcoholic drinks. > Read more.
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First Tennessee Bank awards $55k in grants

First Tennessee Bank recently awarded 20 grants totaling $55,725 to Richmond-area nonprofits as part of its first FTB Gives series of grants awarded in the region. FTB arrived in the local market in 2008, and its local headquarters are at Reynolds Crossing in Henrico's Near West End.

The donations include a $10,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity and $5,000 grants each to the Better Housing Coalition and HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.).

The remaining grants were awarded to the following nonprofits:

• Arts & Culture – Art 180, Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; > Read more.

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.

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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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The Bad to the Bone Blues Bash returns to the Henrico Theatre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with three new bands. Headlining the event is the acclaimed Forrest McDonald Band, winners of the 2015 and 2016 River City Blues Society International Blues Challenge. McDonald has released a dozen albums and has recorded with music giants such as Bob Seger, Bobby Womack, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Perry and Ray Charles. Also performing are Andrew Alli and the Mainline and the Urban-Hill Band, lead by blues guitarists and vocalists Paul Urban and Lathan “Pudgee” Hill. Tickets are $15 to $17 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. For details, call 678-438-9879 or visit https://bluesbash2.eventbrite.com. Full text

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