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Varina District meetings to highlight road projects, Virginia Capital Trail, new library

Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold two Community Conversations meetings in December to discuss various road initiatives, the Virginia Capital Trail and the planned Varina Area Library.

The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Dorey Park Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road, and at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nile Mile Road.

‘Young, wild and free’ voter event planned Friday

The Links Incorporated, Natural Talent Clothing, OLO, Jack & Jill of America and other local organizations are hosting “Young, Wild and Free? Joining Forces to Register, Educate and Empower Voters” on Friday, Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A small panel of community leaders and students will open a dialogue about what it means to be “young, wild and free” and will discuss the consequences of how a particular lifestyle can impact one’s rights, specifically, voting rights. Volunteers will help register new voters and update current voters’ information.

Virginia signs on for ‘Great Southeast ShakeOut’ earthquake drill

Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” the recommended response to an earthquake, during the first ever Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.

Virginia joins Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and the District of Columbia in holding the drill and is encouraging schools, businesses, organizations, government agencies, communities and families to participate.

Crawley named to deputy county manager position

Jane Crawley
Jane D. Crawley has been named Henrico's deputy county manager for community services, effective Sept. 8.

Crawley, who currently serves as director of the county’s Department of Social Services, will succeed George T. Drumwright Jr., who is retiring after more than 34 years in the position. County Manager Virgil Hazelett announced the appointment today.

‘Sea to Shining Sea’ cyclists visit Central Virginia

Virginia State Senator Walter Stosch (R-Henrico) and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Paul Galanti welcomed a group of disabled veteran cyclists to the Capitol Square in Richmond July 24.

Tomorrow, members of the "Sea to Shining Sea" ride will complete their two-month cross-country trip from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Members are riding bicycles, hand cycles and recumbent cycles during their trip. Stosch and Galanti are both veterans themselves.

County manager Hazelett to retire

Virgil Hazelett
Henrico County Manager Virgil Hazelett, who has helped guide the county with a firm and steady hand since 1992, announced at tonight's Board of Supervisors meeting that he will retire in January.

Hazelett has spent 40 years in the county's administration, beginning in 1972, when he was named Henrico's first traffic engineer. He is credited with strengthening the county's reputation as one of the most a fiscally sound localities in the nation and has helped Henrico weather difficult economic times without any layoffs or real estate tax increases.

Creighton Road bridge closing July 23 for repairs

Starting at 5 p.m. Monday, July 23, all travel lanes will be closed on Creighton Road at the bridge over the Chickahominy River just south of the I-295 interchange for repairs through December. Drivers should expect delays.

Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for child-advocacy training

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers to work in the court system on behalf of abused and neglected children.

Henrico CASA will hold an open house from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 to explain how volunteer advocates can make a difference in a child’s life. Both sessions will be held at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Rd.

Gayton Library reopens after year-long renovation

After waiting more than a year, the Henrico community had to wait one more day than expected to see the $4.8 million renovation to the Gayton Library.

As officials planned to unveil the inside of the building at its reopening celebration June 25, a powerful storm blew through the region and knocked out power to the facility, along with thousands of other locations.

“It was just one of those things,” said Kara Rothman, community relations coordinator for Henrico County Public Libraries. “Weather is just out of your hands, but we were glad that we could welcome people and have the ceremony.”

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