Rabid raccoon found in Glen Allen

A raccoon found dead by a dog in Glen Allen Wednesday has tested positive for rabies, Henrico Police confirmed today. The dead raccoon was found by a dog in the 5900 block of Rigney Place, near Echo Lake, at about 3 p.m. Feb. 16, and Henrico's Animal Protection Unit responded to take the raccoon's remains to the state laboratory for testing.

The test returned positive yesterday, and the owner of the exposed dog was notified. The dog was current on its rabies vaccinations and will be quarantined at its owner's home for 45 days. There were no other known exposures at this time.

The Henrico Police Animal Protection Unit encourages all pet owners to verify that their pets' rabies vaccinations are current as required by State Code. Citizens should report any unusual behavior exhibited by wildlife by calling 501-5000.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

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.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

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.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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The Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on the second Monday and every Thursday of the month at various libraries. Melissa Gay will share her book “When Are You Leaving” at Tuckahoe Library. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org/authors. Full text

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