Henrico County news
Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016 Education
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016 Government
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016 Business
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 03/07/2016 Henrico Business
Seeking to help professionals looking for new jobs or careers and those caught off-guard by unexpected layoffs, Charlie Wood founded a networking and personal and professional development group called Career Prospectors in 2002. The organization hosts free weekly meetings in Henrico County that feature networking opportunities, guest speakers, mock interviews and group discussions, among other components. The group became particularly important after the 2008 recession and it continues today.
For his efforts, Wood has been named the 2016 Henrico Community Leader of the Year by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce's Henrico Business Council. He will be honored at a breakfast banquet May 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane. > Read more.
Organization also opens summer camp registration
Citizen Staff Reports 03/07/2016 Henrico Government
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling a variety of berry plants to support its 4-H Youth Development program.
Blackberry, raspberry and blueberry plants are available for $5 each. A bundle of 25 strawberry plants is $7. Order forms are available online at henrico.us/extension and from the Extension Office, in the Human Services Building at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive and at any location of the Henrico County Public Library. To receive a form by fax, call (804) 501-5160.
All orders received by Thursday, March 10 will be filled. > Read more.
Sites among 13 in Virginia to receive federal funding
More land at two Civil War battlefields in Henrico County will be preserved, thanks to federal funding awarded to Virginia through the Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants.
The two Henrico sites – 4.92 acres at Deep Bottom Battlefield II and 1.68 acres at Glendale Battlefield – are among nine Civil War sites statewide that will be preserved as part of the $2.7 million in grant money, which Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced March 3.
Grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund were awarded by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program to seven states. Virginia was awarded the most money for the most projects, which will be completed in partnership with the Civil War Trust and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/25/2016
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.
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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