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Tuckahoe Sports' Junior Titans baseball program will host a three-month practice session for children ages 6 to 8 on Saturday mornings in December, January and February. > Read more.
River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.
The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/27/2016 Public Safety
An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.
At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.
A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/01/2016 Henrico Crime
Henrico County’s Fire and Police divisions have been recognized by the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) for initiatives that have improved diversity among entry-level firefighters, mobilized volunteers to assist a local emergency response and reduced student arrests at Henrico County Public Schools.
The Division of Fire earned two 2016 Achievement Awards from VACo in recognition of model local government programs. The Police Division received one award.
Overall, VACo honored 29 programs among 91 entries submitted by member counties across the state. Henrico, Arlington, Stafford and York counties each collected three awards, more than any other county. > Read more.
Highland Springs High School received a minor makeover earlier last month, thanks to volunteers from Rebuild America.
Members of the volunteer group are spending this week painting and cleaning the school, adding wall art and performing outdoor maintenance.
The group is composed of citizens who care about the well-being and beautification of communities across the United States. It already has completed several projects in the Richmond area – including three at Henrico elementary schools last year – and nationwide, including a major project in Detroit during several weeks in 2014. > Read more.
Task force to distribute addiction resource cards at local retail spots
Within the next week or so, grocery shoppers in Henrico and around the region will be able to add an item to their grocery bags that they never could before.
For those shoppers with family members who struggle with addiction, the item may even be a life-saving one.
Chesterfield SAFE, a regional coalition of community leaders, health care workers, educators, law enforcement officers and concerned citizens, will launch a blitz July 25 to place resource cards in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers and medical centers across the greater Richmond area. > Read more.
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Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
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CalendarFirst Things First of Greater Richmond will host its first marquee fundraising event at Richmond International Raceway’s Torque Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Father Figure event, presented by 37th Parallel Properties and NBC12 News, will promote the organization's mission to encourage fathers to be active in the lives of their children, raise funds to support its fatherhood initiatives and honor dads making a difference in their families and the Richmond community. The program will include a buffet dinner, silent auction, live music, and an awards ceremony. For tickets and details, visit http://www.firstthingsrichmond.org/the-father-figure. Full text