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Vithoulkas outlines $419.8M bond referendum proposal

UPDATE: MAY 24, 6:05 P.M. – Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas tonight outlined the details of his proposed $419.8-million bond referendum to the county's Board of Supervisors during a work session.

In addition to 12 school projects totaling $272.6 million, which Vithoulkas outlined in March, the Nov. 8 referendum would provide $147.2 million for 14 additional projects:
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Quioccasin M.S. new nickname to be ‘Griffins’


Henrico County’s newly renamed middle school will draw inspiration from a former school resource officer, as well as lions and eagles. Students at Harry F. Byrd Middle School – which will become Quioccasin Middle School July 1 – have voted to replace the school’s “Senators” nickname with “Griffins.”

The name first was proposed by students as a way to commemorate Neil Griffin, the school’s popular former school resource officer, who died earlier this year. The mythical griffin has the body of a lion, and the head, wings and talons of an eagle. > Read more.

Henrico Humane Society gets funding boost from pet store


Pet Valu, a national chain of pet stores with a location in Short Pump, donated $3,500 to the Henrico Humane Society after a months-long fundraising effort.

This donation comes as part of a national push by the Pet Valu chain to raise money for a number of animal shelters across to region. In total, the chain raised more than $124,000 nationally, benefiting 19 different animal rescue and humane societies. > Read more.
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HCPS Central Office donates nearly $4,000 to Henrico Christmas Mother


Instead of exchanging holiday gifts within their departments, employees at Henrico Schools' headquarters building elected to give to the Henrico Christmas Mother campaign. Tuesday morning at the building on Nine Mile Road, Henrico Christmas Mother Beverly Cocke accepted a ceremonial check for their efforts from HCPS Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw in the amount of $3,926.86.

The amount included gifts and cash from administrative and support personnel at HCPS Central Office. The donations included:

• A sleigh full of toys from HCPS instructional specialists and the Human Resources Department; > Read more.

TSA Pre-check expands to include some RIC passengers


The Transportation Security Administration this week announced the expansion of TSA Pre-check program to include eligible customers of Allegiant, which operates out of Richmond International Airport.

TSA Pre-check is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk travelers to have an efficient screening experience at more than 150 U.S. airports. For TSA Pre-check travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. > Read more.

Henrico to accept Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26 to Jan. 9


The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities will accept Christmas trees for recycling into mulch from Saturday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Jan. 9.

The free service, which preserves landfill space and the environment, is available to Henrico residents only. Trees will be accepted at the following locations:

• Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, in the lower parking lot;

• Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the front parking lot; > Read more.

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19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
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