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Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, March 4 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Wednesday, April 5 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Henrico County Division of Police graduates 44th Citizens Academy


The Henrico County Division of Police graduated the 44th class of its Citizens Police Academy Nov. 5. Academy graduates were: Mark Brickey, Jeffrey Brush, Jonathon Brush, Miranda Brush, Hemal Desai, Catherine Link, Lisa Loudermilk, Jacqueline Madison-McCreary, Sonya Magamoll, Robert Marshall, Rose Martin-Turnage, Justin Murphy, Tom Murray, James Pfister, Chasity Turnage, and Breona Tyler.

The Citizens Academy allows participants to receive much of the same hands-on training and experience that actual police officers and recruits undergo.

Henrico Rec and Parks wins 2 statewide awards


The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks received two awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society at its annual conference, held Nov. 7-10 in Virginia Beach. The statewide awards program honors individuals, agencies and organizations throughout Virginia that have demonstrated excellence in several areas during the previous calendar year.

Twin Hickory Park was awarded the Best New Facility (Parks, Playgrounds Greenways, and Trails) in the population category of 100,000+. A few highlights of the site include walking trails, open play areas, multi-purpose field, landscaping, irrigation, a picnic shelter with restrooms, a playground for 2-5 year olds and one for 6-12 year olds.

Henrico Police offer holiday safety tips


Henrico Police are reminding citizens to be aware of their surroundings and to lock their cars, especially while shopping, this holiday season.

Criminal activity tends to increase at crowded shopping centers during the holidays, when thieves know that many vehicles will be loaded with gifts and other purchases. The Henrico Police uses a special holiday patrol team of officers in retail areas and shopping malls throughout the season to curb this activity. Police also have extra traffic and DUI enforcement teams working throughout the holiday season to catch drunk and impaired drivers.

Thanksgiving to delay CVWMA residential recycling


CVWMA residential recycling collections will be delayed one day in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. There will no collections on Thanksgiving Day.

Recycling collections Monday through Wednesday will be on regular schedule. Red Thursday and Red Friday recyclers will have a one-day delay in recycling collection service due to the holiday. Collections will take place on the day following the regularly scheduled collection day. Friday collections will take place on Saturday.

Henrico government-related Thanksgiving closures

Henrico County general government offices and courts will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Refuse will not be collected Thursday, Nov. 26. Pickup will be delayed one day, with Friday routes scheduled for pick up on Saturday. Public use areas will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

‘Virginia Treasures’ application available online


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Nov. 18 that recreational projects may be submitted for Virginia Treasures designation through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) website.

Information and an online application are available at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/virginia-treasures.

Virginia Treasures is McAuliffe’s initiative for conserving land and expanding access to public outdoor recreation across the state. The goal is to conserve 1,000 treasures during his administration.

Extension Office to host open house Nov. 17


The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold an open house Tuesday, Nov. 17 to highlight its range of programs and services and its work with community partners to address local needs.

The open house will feature activities, educational displays and prizes. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. Guests are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to FeedMore, which provides hunger relief in central Virginia.

Adams to seek recount in Fairfield School Board race

UPDATE: NOV. 6, 2015, 5:44 P.M. – Following a 43-vote loss in Tuesday's election, Fairfield District School Board candidate Tara Adams announced tonight that she will seek a recount.

Adams lost to Roscoe Cooper III, 5,095 votes to 5,052 votes, according to the results that were certified today by Henrico Registrar Mark Coakley. The tentative results Tuesday night had given Cooper a 48-vote victory.

In a statement, Adams said that she made her decision to seek a recount after much deliberation.

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