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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, Sept. 23 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, Oct. 25 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
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Parr named Henrico Social Services director


Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Ty F. Parr to serve as director of the Department of Social Services, effective June 24.

Parr has served Henrico Social Services as its Children’s Services Act coordinator since 2014. He will succeed Cynthia J. Steinhauser, who is retiring after serving as director since 2012.
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Brookland District Supervisor Republican Primary – Benjamin Dessart, Gilbert Wilkerson, Robert Witte


In preparation for Tuesday's primary elections, the Henrico Citizen invited the candidates for every race that impacts Henrico County to answer several questions about themselves. The responses of those in this election who replied appear below:
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Henrico wins National Association of Counties awards for 28 programs


Henrico County departments and agencies recently earned 28 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties for innovative programs, with two also recognized in the new 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work category.

The County Manager’s Office received an Achievement Award and a 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work honor for an initiative to offer virtual town halls. The effort, led by Board of Supervisors Chairman Patricia S. O’Bannon, of the Tuckahoe District, allows residents to watch and participate in public meetings via a live stream over the internet.
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Henrico launches website to combat heroin, opioid use

With help from students at two of its high schools, Henrico County has developed a website to call attention to the dangers of heroin and opioid use and to highlight resources available to individuals in recovery.

The Henrico Heroin Task Force launched http://bouncebackhc.com to provide a clearinghouse of information about an epidemic that is plaguing Henrico and other communities across Virginia and the United States. Nationally, the number of fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioids — including prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin — has now surpassed deaths from automobile accidents, said Leslie Martin Stephen, program manager for Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services.
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Brat, McEachin highlight importance of bipartisanship

Though they come from different sides of the aisle, two Virginia congressmen came together for a moderated discussion on entrepreneurship and economic growth. U.S. Reps. Dave Brat, a Republican from Glen Allen, and A. Donald McEachin, a Democrat from Richmond, highlighted the importance of bipartisan cooperation in moving Virginia and the nation forward.

While Brat and McEachin disagreed over issues such as health care, they found common ground in supporting broadband service in rural areas and deregulation that will stimulate business growth.
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Henrico Library’s Summer Reading Club Begins

Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult you probably enjoy cracking open a good book every now and then.

This summer, the Henrico County Public Library is inviting community members of all ages to do just that by participating in the annual Summer Reading Club, which began June 1.

Library cardholders can sign up online to log the reading that they do between June 1 and Aug. 31.
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Henrico recognizes ‘legacy’ businesses

Vittorio Capocelli’s brother, Mario, began suffering from kidney failure in 1965. Mario needed a kidney transplant, but one of the best transplant doctors at the time, Dr. David Hume, was located in Richmond – approximately 4,500 miles from their home in Rome, Italy.

Vittorio and his family decided to pack up and travel to Richmond so that Mario could be treated by Hume, who had helped perform the very first kidney transplant in 1954 at Peter Ben Brigham Hospital.
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Henrico’s ‘NASA @ My Library’ program begins this summer

A new partnership with NASA will begin this summer at all Henrico County public libraries.

Each library will receive resources from the NASA @ My Library program, although the Central, Eastern Henrico, Libbie Mill and Varina libraries will receive more, since they are more equipped to deal with large scale programs. The program is designed to make it easier for Henrico residents in low-income areas to access STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and learning opportunities.
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