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 02/25/2016 Henrico Schools
On Feb. 11, the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond (ICGR) recognized more than 50 Richmond metropolitan area students for their efforts to improve human relations and inter-group understanding.
The annual Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Awards has been held every year since 1970 to honor students, nominated by school officials, who exemplify the Council’s mission to promote understanding and cooperation among diverse religious faiths.
Students are selected for their community service and participation in activities that enhance human relationships and for such skills as empathy, understanding, and the ability to relate to others of different gender, race or religion. > Read more.
A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:
1822 Timberly Waye – $149,950, 1,280 SF (built in 1993), from Linda Carol Hughes Estate to Kayley Perkins.
9529 Hungary Ridge Road – $170,000, 1,176 SF (built in 1995), from Jason K. Hudson to Dennis Patrick Dietrick, Jr.
7603 South Pinehill Road – $170,000, 3,019 SF (built in 1953), from Stuart Craig Turlington to Scott Calvin Turlington.
5905 Old Richmond Avenue – $176,000, 1,176 SF (built in 1948), from Robert A. and L. A. T. and V. M. J. Pritchard to Conner H. and Carleigh R. Brown.
10235 Acworth Drive – $233,950, 1,728 SF (built in 1981), from James E. and Sandra P. Wade to William H. Wolfe, III and Maureen C. Wolfe.
10409 Gibsons Landing Drive – $237,000, 1,692 SF (built in 1992), from Joan L. Neff to Kimberly N. Baugh.
9709 Fireside Drive – $252,500, 1822 SF (built in 1990), from Michael Garriss and Erica Aleman to Kristin A. Spivey. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/25/2016 Henrico Business
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group has represented Cohen Equities in the sale of The Shoppes at Twin Oaks, located at 3601-3641 Cox Road in Henrico County. KG1 Twin Oaks, LLC, an entity controlled by the Kotarides family of Virginia Beach, purchased the 39,117 square foot retail center for $7,600,000 as an investment. The property was 94% leased at the time of the sale and includes tenants such as Bank of America’s home loans office, West End Crossfit, Plaza Del Rey and Tahoe’s Restaurant. The sale was completed by Eric Robison and Catharine Spangler of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. > 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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