Henrico seeks public comment on cable television franchise renewal

The Henrico County Cable Television Advisory Committee will hold public hearings March 20 and March 22 as part of a process to renew the county’s cable television franchise with Comcast. The first hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in the board room at the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Rd. The second hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the multipurpose room of the Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Rd.

Residents will be able to provide feedback on Comcast’s performance and customer service and share thoughts on the community’s future cable needs and interests. Representatives from the Department of General Services and County Attorney’s Office will be present to explain and answer questions about the renewal process.

Henrico’s franchise agreement with Comcast of Massachusetts/Virginia, Inc. took effect May 14, 2006 and will expire May 14, 2013. County officials will negotiate a proposed agreement after reviewing the comments received through the public hearings, the county’s website and a random survey of residents. Any new franchise agreement would be guided by federal and state laws and county ordinances and would be subject to approval by the Henrico Board of Supervisors after an advertised public hearing.

For information, call 501-5153 or visit http://www.co.henrico.va.us/genserv/cablefranchise.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Given the warm weather lately, Saturday’s RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest, benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, might actually be enjoyable! Other weekend events you’re sure to enjoy include the 14th annual Richmond Kids Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the Richmond Symphony and The Taters in concert at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, and the Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL performing at the Henrico Theatre. This is also the last weekend to check out HATTheatre’s production of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Each month, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter conducts support group meetings to provide the community with an opportunity to meet for mutual support and to exchange coping skills. A group for caregivers will meet at 10 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Rd. For details, call 967-2580. Full text

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