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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.
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James River Juvenile Detention Center to graduate its largest class

James River Juvenile Detention Center will celebrate its largest class of high school graduates June 27, as 13 residents receive their high school diploma or GED certificate.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the detention center, 3650 Beaumont Road in Powhatan County. The graduates will mark their academic milestone by walking across a stage in a cap and gown before an audience of family members. A reception will follow.
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Henrico to offer July 20 class on treating opioid overdoses with naloxone

The Henrico County Division of Fire and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services (MH/DS) will present a free class Thursday, July 20 on how to administer naloxone to potentially save the life of someone who has overdosed on opioids.

The Revive! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education for Virginia class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the MH/DS offices at 4825 S. Laburnum Ave.
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Henrico planners hear input on future of Route 5 corridor


Protecting the beauty that exists along the Route 5 corridor should development arrive 20 to 30 years from now is big concern for many Varina residents.

On June 8, Henrico County planners hosted a community input open house at Varina Library to receive input about the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study. The study is a part of the Henrico County 2026 Comprehensive Plan. It focuses on an area 500 feet on either side of the center line of Route 5 for its 13.75-mile length through the Varina District.
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Northern, Eastern Henrico corridor upgrades progressing

Construction on Richmond-Henrico Turnpike bond referendum project to start next year
JUNE 14, 10 A.M. – Upgrades to the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike will cost $31.5 million, and revitalization projects valued at just under $7 million in the Laburnum gateway region and Highland Springs areas have been completed, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday evening.

The board received an update on the progress of the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and revitalization projects in a special work session before its regular meeting.
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Witte wins Republican nomination for Brookland supervisor’s seat

JUNE 13, 10:30 P.M. – Brookland District Planning Commissioner Bob Witte will be the Republican Party’s nominee to fill the Brookland District seat on the county’s Board of Supervisors.

Voters in the Republican primary election district today selected Witte (51 percent) over Benjamin Dessart (40 percent) and Gilbert Wilkerson, Sr. (8 percent). Witte will face Democratic nominee Courtney Lynch in the November general election, with the winner filling the final two years of late supervisor Dick Glover’s four-year term.

Henrico voters also helped determine party nominees in several Virginia House of Delegates districts and for the statewide offices of governor and lieutenant governor.
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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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The 25th Annual Math Science Innovation Center Chip In for Education Golf Tournament will be held at The Golf Club at the Highlands, beginning at noon with a shotgun start. The cost is $600 for a foursome or $700 for a foursome plus sponsorship of one hole. Other levels of sponsorship and participation also are available. The event includes a putting contest and boxed lunch. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin on two holes; longest drive - men; longest drive - women; straightest drive; and longest putt. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union and benefits the Math Science Innovation Center in Henrico County. To register, visit https://mymsic.org/index.php/news/golf or call (804) 343-6525. Full text

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