Henrico CASA welcomes 10 new volunteers

Henrico County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomed 10 newly activated CASA volunteers during a ceremony Oct. 17. The advocates were sworn in by Stuart L. Williams, Jr., chief judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Williams commenced the swearing-in by thanking the new volunteers for committing their time and their hearts to children who are in need of the court’s intervention to ensure their safety and well-being. He also told them that CASA’s work and the reports they prepare for the court are invaluable and that their work as fact-finders and information gatherers is essential in assisting the court with making critical decisions in the best interest of children.

Henrico sheriff hires laid-off Petersburg deputies

Thirty-three sheriff’s deputies who lost their jobs when the Petersburg jail closed recently now have new jobs in Henrico County.

Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade (pictured, at right) hired the deputies to his staff, following a special hiring push targeted at officials with previous corrections experience, and they were sworn in May 18 at the Henrico Public Safety Training Center on Parham Road.

The move will be a positive one not only for the deputies, but also for the Sheriff’s Office, according to Wade.

Forums draws candidates for 12th Senate, 74th House seats

A joint forum May 12 for candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th District House of Delegates seat and Republicans seeking the 12th District Virginia Senate seat drew six of the seven candidates and a crowd of nearly 100 people to St. Peter Baptist Church in Glen Allen.

Memorial Day holiday to delay CVWMA recycling collections

CVWMA residential recycling and trash collections will be delayed one day the week of May 25-29 in observance of Memorial Day (Monday, May 25). No collections will be made on Monday; thus all collections during this week will occur on the day following the normal collection day. Friday collections will occur on Saturday.

This holiday schedule change affects Red Week recyclers in Henrico County, Goochland County, Ashland and the cities of Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond.

Varina District meetings to focus on Varina’s past, present, future

Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold three Community Conversations meetings in May and June to discuss the history, present conditions and plans for the district in eastern Henrico County.

The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at Elko Middle School, 5901 Elko Road; 7 p.m. Monday, June 1 at Dorey Park Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road; and 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nile Mile Road.

Henrico to present ‘Little Black Dress’ May 21 to promote awareness of depression

Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services and JLP Productions will present “Little Black Dress,” a play that seeks to help individuals who may be suffering from depression, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

Based on a true story, “Little Black Dress” encourages audiences to think about ways to help or get help for someone who may be experiencing depression, a misunderstood and potentially life-threatening illness if it is not treated.

Henrico candidates forum scheduled for May 12

The Henrico County NAACP Branch and Henrico Minsters Conference will sponsor the Henrico County Candidates Town Hall Forum, Tuesday, May 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Peter Baptist Church, 2040 Mountain Road, Glen Allen.

Candidates for two General Assembly seats who will compete in two June 9 primary contests have been invited to attend.

Candidates invited who are seeking the 74th House of Delegates Democratic nomination are Stephen R. Adkins, Lamont Bagby and Leonidas B. Young II.

Fairfield meeting May 13 to address voter ballots, police equipment, Wal-Mart

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, May 13 to discuss Henrico County’s new voter ballots, police equipment and various development projects, including a Wal-Mart that is proposed along Nine Mile Road.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.

Henrico to offer rabies vaccinations for pets May 16

The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck.

Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers.

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