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‘Henrico In Motion’ bike event scheduled for May 14


The Henrico portion of the Virginia Capital Trail officially opened last fall along Route 5, and bikers, runners, walkers and others quickly have turned it into a preferred mode of transportation through Eastern Henrico.

But there’s one last unofficial portion of the trail that will open to the public for the first time next week, and Henrico County officials are planning to celebrate it in style.

They’ll join with members of the public at Dorey Park Saturday, May 14, to dedicate a trail marker and the 0.4-mile connector trail that links the park to the Capital Trail. The event is part of Henrico In Motion, which also will feature a BMX Pros stunt show, a bike safety rodeo, live music and other events. > Read more.

New Innsbrook sign planned


An Innsbrook landmark is being replaced.

The Innsbrook Owners Association will install a new entrance sign at the corporate center’s entrance at West Broad Street and Cox Road May 16. The sign will replace the one that has stood for 30 years (pictured). The association has not publicly revealed what the new sign will look like, but it describes it as a sign “whose design will portend the exciting future that is certainly in store for the central business district of Henrico County.” > Read more.

Henrico Police dedicate police K9 memorial


The Henrico Division of Police today dedicated a Police K9 memorial at the K9 Facility and Training Center, 420 Dabbs House Road, in the former Henrico Animal Shelter.

The memorial was made possible by an anonymous donor who wanted to honor the history and service of the Henrico K9 Unit. > Read more.
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These cooking tips could prevent a kitchen fire

Three times as many cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on an average day
Henrico Fire officials demonstrated what happens when water is used on a grease fire.
Three times as many cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on an average day, and Henrico Fire officials want you to be informed about how to prevent them.

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

If you're cooking this holiday season, remember the following:

• Be alert – If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop; > Read more.

Dominion Gardenfest of Lights begins Nov. 27 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden


Dominion GardenFest of Lights will kick off its holiday illumination Nov. 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

The celebration will begin with a countdown and a flip of the switch to turn on more than a half-million twinkling lights.

After the illumination, attendees can enjoy strolls through the Garden, botanical decorations, model trains and family activities. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+, $8 for children ages 3-12, free for children under age three, and free for Garden members. > Read more.

Divakaruni to serve as ‘All Henrico Reads’ author in April


The Henrico County Public Library, Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library will host internationally bestselling author Chitra Divakaruni as part of its All Henrico Reads program on Wednesday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road.

Divakaruni's novel, One Amazing Thing, the featured title, will be available for sale, as well as some of her other novels. She will autograph books following the program.

Divakaruni was born in Kolkata, India. She came to the United States for her graduate studies, receiving a Master’s degree in English from Wright State University in Dayton, Oh., and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. > Read more.

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Anthem LemonAid registration opens


Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.

Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.

“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.” > Read more.

Richmond Solar Co-op sign ups end April 30


The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.

“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


A depressing week of cloudy skies is finally behind us and a fun weekend in Henrico is ahead! If the rain has you down, the 2016 Greater Richmond Holistic Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex is the place for you. Nourish the mind, body, soul and emotions in a friendly, supportive – and dry! – environment. Music is also great for the soul – Rumble Seat Revival will perform an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz tonight and HATTheatre will present the anti-bullying musical “Masquerade” this weekend. Another musical, “The Wiz,” is playing at the Henrico Theatre this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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