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RISC to host meeting to address reading ‘crisis’ in Eastern Henrico


More than 1,600 people are expected to gather May 2 in Eastern Henrico to call attention to an issue they say has reached "crisis" levels.

RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities) will host a meeting at St. Paul's Baptist Church on Creighton Road, beginning at 7 p.m., to call for Henrico County Public Schools officials to address reading problems among area students. The organization is composed of faith community members, parents and students. Representatives from each population are expected to speak.

Concerned parents and students will speak on the issue, which the group has been raising for over a year. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in national Drug Take Back Program Saturday


The Henrico County Division of Police, along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency, will participate in the Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, next to the Public Safety Building. The program is free and anonymous. No liquid prescription medications, needles or sharps will be accepted – only unused or expired pills and patches. No questions will be asked.

Police are asking citizens to be responsible and help prevent accidental poisoning and overdoses by dropping off unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Flushing unused or expired medication down the toilet or throwing them away are potential health and safety hazards. > Read more.

Henrico-based Mitchell Wiggins & Company wins YP Workplace Award


Henrico-based accounting and consulting firm Mitchell Wiggins & Company won the YP Workplace Award for small businesses, presented by ChamberRVA and its HYPE program.

The company was one of four winners announced during an event to honor The Icons and YP Workplace award-winners April 28 at The Westin Hotel in Henrico.

Other winners were Trane U.S., Inc. (in the large business category); Sarah Mullens, co-founder of UnBoundRVA ("Change Agent"); and Natalie Garramone, CEO of The Frontier Project ("Front Runner"). > Read more.
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American Legion, Va. War Memorial to offer disposal of worn American flags


The Virginia War Memorial is again teaming up with the American Legion to collect and properly dispose of old, worn and soiled American flags.

From Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 15, any individual or group with an American flag or flags in poor condition can bring them to the Virginia War Memorial at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond. The flags will be collected and retired as part of a formal ceremony conducted by members of American Legion Post 84 in Henrico County.

“We began offering this public service program in November 2013 and have been extremely pleased with the public response,” said Candi Shelton, Virginia War Memorial Education Director. > Read more.

Maker Movement co-founder to speak at Steward School Nov. 10


Author and Maker Movement co-founder Gary Stager, Ph.D. will present "Learning to Play in Education: Joining the Maker Movement" Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Road. The presentation, part of the school's Bryan Innovation Lab Visiting Innovators Program, is free and open to the public and will take place in the Bryan Innovation Lab. Stager, a laptop education pioneer and co-author of Invent to Learn – Making, Tinkering, and
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, will discuss the Maker Movement’s impact on classrooms in the 21st century. > Read more.

West Broad Village ice rink to open Nov. 13


West Broad Village is bringing outdoor ice skating to the Far West End this winter.

The Rink, a 120-by-60-foot outdoor rink, will open in the community on Friday, Nov. 13 and remain open daily through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive in Glen Allen. > 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


Another great weekend of outdoor activities awaits you in Henrico! Walk MS, an annual charity run for multiple sclerosis, and the third annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K, to benefit the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, both take place in Innsbrook tomorrow. Another charity event, the CASA Superhero Run, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa. On Sunday, live music can be found at Belmont Recreation Center, featuring the John Winn Quartet, and at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, where pianist Sylvia Cooper will be performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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