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Henrico Police investigating suspicious death

UPDATE: SEPT. 17, 10 A.M. – Henrico Police are investigating what they are terming a suspicious death this morning.

At about 7:35 a.m. today, officers responded to the 2400 block of Byron Street, half a block east of Mechanicsville Turnpike and several blocks south of Laburnum Avenue, after a citizen had called 911 to report observing an adult male lying on the side of the road. Fire and Rescue personnel responded and declared the male deceased at the scene. The cause of death is unknown. > Read more.

April 10 is kindergarten registration day

Registration for students entering kindergarten in Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) begins Thursday, April 10. HCPS encourages new students to register on that day; compiling accurate registration figures helps the division plan for fall classes at each school.

Parents registering their children should bring:

• an official state birth certificate;
• proof of residence (this includes a picture ID such as a driver’s license, a DMV ID, military ID or other picture ID; and a house contract, lease agreement, rent receipt, mortgage statement or tax assessment; and a current utility bill, from within past 30 days). > Read more.

School Board seeks public input on laptop replacement

As its elementary and middle school laptop contract nears its expiration date, the Henrico County School Board is seeking public input on the next steps.

The board will receive an update April 10 on plans to provide new computers next year for elementary and middle schools, and it is seeking public comment prior to making a decision on the matter in May. > Read more.

Corporate spelling bee scheduled for April 9

The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) will host its third annual Corporate Spelling Bee April 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond, sponsored by Anthem. Teams representing Richmond-area businesses and community groups will compete to be Grand Champions as well as Buzzy Bee Spirit Award winners. The HEF Corporate Spelling Bee raises funds for scholarships, field trips for students who can’t afford them, classroom grants and recognition of excellence for students in Henrico County Public Schools. > Read more.

Henrico Citizens Academy set for May

Henrico residents can learn the nuts and bolts of county operations at the 2014 Henrico Citizens Academy, scheduled for five sessions in May.

The free program will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Thursday of the month starting May 1. Residents can register at http://www.connect.henricorecandparks.com beginning Saturday, April 12. They also can sign up at the Division of Recreation and Parks office in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, beginning Monday, April 14. Registration will close Friday, April 25. > Read more.

Business in brief


BOLLYX, the new Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program, launched last month at the Gold’s Gym in western Henrico. As part of the gym’s special group exercise event, all members of the public are invited to try BOLLYX for free on Saturday, April 5 at 11:15 a.m. Each 50-minute session is an exhilarating cardio workout that cycles between high- and low-intensity dance sequences to get participants moving and sweating. An eclectic mix of heart-pumping music from around the world serves as an exciting backdrop for each class. Classes are now available regularly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information, visit http://www.bollyx.com/classes/richmond > Read more.

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Community

Keep Virginia Beautiful and Retail Merchants Assoc. host recycling event Nov. 15

Keep Virginia Beautiful and the Retail Merchants Association will host a recycling event to celebrate America Recycles Day on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the RMA building, 5101 Monument Ave. near Willow Lawn.

Residents and businesses can bring up to one pickup truck full of electronics. The following electronic items will be accepted: cell phones, computers and monitors, computer peripherals (keyboards, mouse, speakers, etc.), DVD players, alarm clocks, fax machines, home and office phones, printers, stereos, televisions and VCRs. Residents can also bring aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, paper, plastic and glass bottles, glass jars and plastic bags to have recycled. > Read more.

CVWMA continues as scheduled for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11

CVWMA curbside recycling and trash collections will continue as regularly scheduled for the Veteran’s Day holiday on Friday, Nov. 11. > Read more.

Milestones

Henrico resident Saumil Bandyopadhyay, a junior at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, recently won first place in the research competition at the International Space Olympics held in Koroley, Russia. His project, “Eye in Space: Dual Detection of Infrared and Ultraviolet Emissions with a Novel Nanowire Multispectral Photo-detector,” will be published in a science journal. > Read more.

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Entertainment

‘Colors of Haiti’ on display at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

One can catch a glimpse of everyday Haitian life in a single painting’s vibrant colors and exotic scenery at “The Colors of Haiti” exhibition.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen partnered with Midwives for Haiti to bring a taste of Haiti’s fighting spirit and distinctive culture to the Richmond community.

“The Colors of Haiti” exhibition opened July 14 in the Gumenick Family Gallery and will continue until Sept. 11.

The displayed art pieces are meant to emphasize Haiti’s strength and perseverance despite the devastating after-effects from the earthquake. > Read more.

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health.

July 5
Applebee's, Richmond International Airport – No violations reported during follow-up inspection.
Bundle of Joy, 6609 Cottage Street – One critical violation reported (no backflow of mop sink faucet protection found) and one non-critical violation reported.
Caribou Coffee, Richmond International Airport – No violations reported during follow-up inspection. > Read more.

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health.

June 23
Blimpie at East Coast, 9800 West Broad Street - No violations reported.
Conference Center at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road – No violations reported. > Read more.

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