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Varina meeting May 2 to address opioid crisis in Henrico


Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold a Community Conversations meeting Tuesday, May 2 to discuss the opioid epidemic in Henrico County.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. Nelson will be joined by County Manager John A. Vithoulkas and members of the Henrico Heroin Task Force for a discussion of heroin and opioid abuse and ways to prevent it.

Henrico Police to participate in national Drug Take Back Program Saturday


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.

Fairfield meeting May 5 to focus on public health, community engagement


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Thursday, May 5 to discuss public-health concerns for Henrico County and opportunities for community engagement.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Azalea Room at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Guests may arrive as early as 6 p.m. to explore the grounds at no cost.

Varina District meetings to detail progress on Varina Area Library


Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold three Community Conversations meetings in May to provide updates on the Varina Area Library as well as to discuss Henrico County’s newly adopted budget for fiscal 2016-17, the Virginia Capital Trail and other topics.

The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road; 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road; and 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Elko Middle School, 5901 Elko Road.

Henrico DPU flushing lines in Lakeside to clear discolored water

APR. 26, 10 A.M. – The Henrico County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has received reports from customers of brownish drinking water in the area of Staples Mill and Hermitage roads late Monday and early today.

Crews have determined the discolored water is not a public-health concern and is a result of sediment and rust in the pipes following utilities work in the area earlier Monday.

Henrico to present youth poetry ‘slam’ May 5


The Youth Ambassadors of Henrico County and the Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services’ Prevention Services will present a Hip-Hop Poetry Theme Slam on Thursday, May 5 to promote health, wellness and self-expression among youth.

The themes for the event are bullying, substance use and suicide prevention. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, May 1 to Prevention Specialist Michael Harris at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). They will be reviewed for language and content and should show “Hip-Hop Poetry Slam” in the email subject line.

Sidewalk project to impact traffic around Henrico Government Center beginning May 2


Work to install and improve sidewalks along Prince Henry Drive at the Henrico County Government Center will affect traffic beginning Monday, May 2.

Crews will close lanes on Prince Henry periodically to accommodate construction, which is expected to continue for three months. Flaggers will direct traffic while work is underway, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Prince Henry runs between East Parham and Hungary Spring roads and spans the perimeter of the Government Center campus, which includes the administration building, county courthouse, jail and other facilities.

New traffic patterns at RIR during NASCAR races


Traffic patterns will temporarily be altered on roads around Richmond International Raceway (RIR) on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016, to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially on Sunday before and after the race from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Henrico Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races. Race fans and other motorists are encouraged to check traffic updates on message boards along interstates and other roads approaching RIR. WRVA-1140 AM will broadcast traffic reports.

‘It Takes a Village’ forum April 28 to promote health, wellness among Henrico youth


The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services’ Prevention Services will hold the fourth-annual It Takes a Village Community Forum on Thursday, April 28 to promote good health and wellness among youth in Henrico County.

The forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Strawberry Hill Ballroom of the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. The event is free, open to the public and intended for youth, parents, professionals and others interested in making a positive impact on local youth.

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