Virginia celebrating ‘Bike to Work Week’ this week

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is encouraging Virginians to participate in Bike to Work Week all week (May 15-19). The initiative is supported and recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Bike to Work week encourages people to utilize biking as an alternative to driving alone to work.

“Bike to Work Week is an initiative for commuters to explore other travel options rather than congested roadways. It is also a great way to help ease commuter stress,” said Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT director.

Bicycling to work provides a number of advantages to employees and employers, according to state officials. By biking at least one day to work, riders can cut costs on parking, gas and wear on their vehicles. Bicycling instead of using an automobile reduces pollution and helps improve air quality. It also can improve health and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

“In addition to the hundreds of miles of bike lanes and trails across the Commonwealth, a number of cities, counties, and universities have bike share programs. There are also many options to help make biking to work as smooth as possible, including bike racks at most park and ride lots and also on many transit services,” Mitchell said.

In addition to Bike to Work Week, DRPT is also celebrating Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19. Many cities, towns, and counties across the Commonwealth will be holding events to celebrate this weeklong initiative.

For details, visit http://www.BiketoWorkVA.org.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in ‘Tip a Cop’ Oct. 21


Henrico County Police Division and the Virginia Division of Capitol Police are participating in “Tip-A-Cop” to Support the Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics. > Read more.

Participants sought for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’


The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook, and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond is seeking participants.

The event, one of three walks the association will hold in its service area this year (the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk was held Oct. 7 and the Fredericksburg walk Oct. 14) raises money to help the association fight the disease, which affects more than 26,000 people in the metro Richmond region. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting Oct. 25 to focus on cybersecurity


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 to discuss cybersecurity.

Thornton also has invited candidates who will be seeking election to local offices on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to introduce themselves. > Read more.

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Bremo Pharmacy, 2024 Staples Mill Rd., will present “Check Your Meds Day…and More” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in honor of National Pharmacy Week. The pharmacy will review your medications, help organize your list and remove unneeded medications – this helps prevent medication errors, especially among the elderly. Memory screenings and flu shots will also be offered, as well as light refreshments and drawings for door prizes. To schedule your free appointment, call 288-8361 ext. 132. Full text

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