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Henrico man’s efforts lead to dog park

When Joel Webne rescued Lucy, a Collie-Corgie mix that had been abandoned near the Henrico Jail, in 1998, he had no idea that she would spark his lengthy campaign for an off-the-leash dog park in Henrico’s West End.

Thirteen years later – and after continued efforts by Webne – plans finally are in motion for a dog park to be built as an expansion of Short Pump Park. The reality is bittersweet for Webne, because Lucy will not be able to enjoy it; she died in March.

Festival to tempt taste buds as it teaches

Have you ever wanted to eat your way through a history lesson?

Ever had a hankering to sit in the shade at Robert E. Lee's 1862 headquarters and tap your toes to music from the Civil War era?

Have you ever wondered what a "Lardy" looks like?

If so, Henrico County has just the event for you.

Henrico Extension to offer lawn care workshops in September

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer the workshop “Improving Your Lawn the Natural Way” on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr., and on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. Both sessions will begin at 7 p.m.

Labor Day to delay CVWMA recycling collections

Curbside recycling collections through CVWMA will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 2 because of the Labor Day holiday. 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.

Henrico earns 2 VACo awards

Henrico County won awards from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) for programs that promote a safe learning environment within Henrico County Public Schools and document more than 40,000 historical artifacts maintained by the Division of Recreation and Parks.

Henrico was one of 10 counties to receive a 2013 Achievement Award from VACo in recognition of a model local government program. Henrico and Orange County each received two awards, the most of any county.

Eastern Henrico health center on target for opening

A brand new health center is coming for the citizens of eastern Henrico.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its July 23 meeting to award a $4.1 million construction contract to Sandston-based Evans Construction Inc. Construction of the facility will begin in December, a representative for the contractor said, and the 13,250-square-foot center is expected to open in October of next year.

Police promote 30, plan to open third station

Henrico County Police officials are planning a third police station in the northern portion of the county and are making a number of personnel promotions, in part to prepare for the new station through a reorganization of the division.

Police Chief Doug Middleton announced the promotions of 30 officials Aug. 8; each will take effect Sept 7.

Henrico Police currently work out of two stations – one just off Parham Road and one just off North Airport Drive.

County to offer rabies vaccinations Aug. 17

The Henrico County Division of Police will offer rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the Western Government Center, 4301 East Parham Road, on the first level of the parking deck next to the Administration Building.

The shots cost $10 (cash only) and include a rabies tag and certificate of inoculation. Cats must be in carriers.

County to pick up storm debris through Aug. 26

Henrico County will provide residents with a limited, free curbside pickup of downed trees, limbs and other yard debris left by the severe thunderstorm on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The special collection will begin Monday, Aug. 12 and conclude Monday, Aug. 26. Residents are asked to place tree debris at the edge of the road, but without blocking ditches or gutters.

The collection will focus on the Laurel area — where storm damage was heaviest — specifically the area bounded by the CSX railroad to the west, East Parham Road to the south, Woodman Road to the east and Mountain Road to the north.

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