Henrico County VA

Bark in the Park

Deep Run Park goes to the dogs
Sharon Mills, a 10-year volunteer with the Henrico Humane Society, and foster dog Mr. Wiggles (lower left) joined (lower right) chihuahua Millie (and owner Christy Miller), Petey, an English bulldog (far right) and hundreds of other attendees at the annual Bark in the Park at Deep Run Park Oct. 1, sponsored by the Humane Society and the county.

Conway, currently available for adoption through the Henrico Humane Society

Lochlain and (bottom) Millie, from Canine Companions for Independence.

Murphy and owner Christy Miller.

Petey, an English bulldog

Chevy (at left) has a new sister (Little Dog) after being adopted by Joni Dalton and John Oulie of Bon Air

Carly, winner of the 'Best Costume' award.

Daisy, a therapy dog in town visiting Pediatric and Oncology Units at VCU/MCV. She has visited nearly 1,000 patients in her life.


More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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