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Henrico to hold June 8 open house on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 8 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill areas.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road. The meeting’s informal structure will allow the public to attend at their convenience and to ask questions and discuss the study one on one with Planning staff.

Christmas tree recycling ends on Jan. 9


The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities will accept Christmas trees for recycling into mulch through Saturday, Jan. 9.

The free service, which preserves landfill space and the environment, is available to Henrico residents only. Trees are being accepted at the following locations:

• Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, in the lower parking lot;

• Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the front parking lot;

• Springfield Road Public Use Area, 10600 Fords Country Lane, near Nuckols Road and Interstate 295; and

• Charles City Road Public Use Area, 2075 Charles City Road.

Henrico offices to close for Lee-Jackson, King days


Henrico County government offices and public libraries will be closed for Lee-Jackson Day on Friday, Jan. 15 and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18.

All Henrico libraries will be closed Jan. 15 and Jan. 18. Libraries will be open and maintain regular operating hours Saturday, Jan. 16.

Elected officials take oaths during investiture


Henrico's elected officials who won their seats in November's elections took their oaths of office earlier this month during an investiture at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Henrico’s Circuit judges administered the oaths.

During the ceremony, incoming Board of Supervisors members, School Board members, clerk of the Circuit Court, commonwealth's attorney and sheriff were sworn into office. All but three – Three Chopt District Supervisor Tommy Branin, Fairfield District School Board member Roscoe D. Cooper and Circuit Court Clerk Heidi Barshinger – already held their seats.

Henrico to accept Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26 to Jan. 9


The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities will accept Christmas trees for recycling into mulch from Saturday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Jan. 9.

The free service, which preserves landfill space and the environment, is available to Henrico residents only. Trees will be accepted at the following locations:

• Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, in the lower parking lot;

• Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the front parking lot;

County official honored for work promoting supplier diversity


Marvis W. Marshall, supplier relations manager for the Henrico County Department of Finance, was recognized by a regional organization for her commitment to ensuring diversity among suppliers in public procurements.

The Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council presented Marshall with the Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award at an annual awards reception last week in Hampton. The organization, which consists of corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and universities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, works to expand opportunities for minority business enterprises.

New ABC store opening in Short Pump Dec. 2


A new Virginia ABC store will open in Short Pump Dec. 2.

The store, located at 3450 Pump Road in the Short Pump Crossing Shopping Center, will be the fourth in the new line of "premier" stores, joining those in Williamsburg, Leesburg and Virginia Beach, which have opened since March 2014.

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Virginia ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter and Commissioners Judy Napier and Henry Marsh and other dignitaries will attend the grand opening of the Short Pump location.

Governor proclaims Nov. 29-Dec. 5 as Winter Preparedness Week


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 as Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia, which serves as a reminder to citizens to prepare now before severe weather arrives.

“We can reduce the risk of loss of life and property during the winter months by taking measures before severe weather arrives, and follow the proper steps during and after winter storms,” McAuliffe said.

Virginia could have a wetter-than-average and colder-than-average winter, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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.

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