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Henrico to hold Oct. 19 workshop on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study


The Henrico County Planning Department will hold a workshop Thursday, Oct. 19 for residents and other members of the public to provide additional input for a study of the Route 5 corridor and Marion Hill areas.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road. The meeting will include an overview of community input received so far and an explanation of how it is reflected in the study’s draft goals and objectives.
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McAuliffe recognizes businesses for hiring veterans


SEPT. 28, 5:30 P.M. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Thursday recognized businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans at the 2017 Virginia Workforce Conference, hosted by the Virginia Chamber Foundation. More than 700 businesses, state and local government agencies and educational institutions, certified under the Virginia Values Veterans Program, have hired 26,852 veterans since the program’s inception in 2012.
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Henrico officials to serve on NACo committees


The National Association of Counties (NACo) has appointed nine Henrico County officials to the organization’s committees for 2017-18. Members of the Henrico Board of Supervisors received the following appointments:

• Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon – Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee (vice chair); Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board (vice chair); Information Technology Standing Committee; International Economic Development Task Force; Resilient Counties Advisory Board (vice chair); and Large Urban County Caucus Steering Committee;
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Henrico 4-H sale of peanuts, honey underway; orders due Oct. 27


The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling Virginia peanuts and honey to benefit local 4-H youth programs.

Peanuts come in a 2-pound sack and are available raw with recipes, for $10, or in salted or unsalted cocktail varieties, for $15. A 1-pound jar of honey costs $10.
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‘Revive RVA’ regional summit to explore solutions to heroin, opioid epidemic


The city of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover will present a free summit Thursday, Oct. 26 to examine and identify solutions to the alarming rise of heroin and opioid abuse in central Virginia.

The community event — titled "Revive RVA: Regional Solutions to the Opioid Crisis" — will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third Street in Richmond. The summit is open to the public, but registration is required.
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Oct. 2-6 is Virginia Farm to School Week


The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging schools, businesses and community members across the commonwealth to celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, Oct. 2-6. The farm-to-school program helps connect schools with local food producers to purchase fresh, healthy food items for availability in school cafeterias and at early childhood education centers.
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Richmond Astronomical Society to present night sky astronomy at Libbie Mill, Varina libraries


The Richmond Astronomical Society and Libbie Mill Library will host a presentation about the night sky and its astronomy Sept. 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy amazing views of the moon and other celestial objects with high-quality telescopes operated by members of the Richmond Astronomical Society. Guests will be able to see craters and seas on the surface of the moon with clarity and detail.
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Statewide tax amnesty period underway


Delinquent individual and business taxpayers in Virginia can pay back taxes with no penalties and half the interest from now through Nov. 14, as part of the 2017 Virginia Tax Amnesty Program, which began Sept. 13.

Approved by the 2017 General Assembly, the program assumes collection of $89.5 million for the general fund to support education, health, and public safety, as well as to provide a cash reserve.
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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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