McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


Capital One hosted its “Coders Experience” event in Richmond and a number of other state locations Oct. 14. The events attracted hundreds of middle school girls, who learned how to create their own mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills and gain software development knowledge. A second day of Coders Experience events will take place Oct. 21. More than 500 Capital One volunteers are participating in the 10 events.
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Henrico to host Community Day Oct. 7


Henrico County will host its annual Community Day Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Western Government Center, 4301 East Parham Road.

Henrico citizens and others will have an opportunity to peruse county agencies’ static displays, discover job opportunities, observe police and fire demonstrations, talk with county officials and experience tours of the jail facility and courthouse displays.
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Business in brief


Real estate development, building and management firm HHHunt has been named among the top 100 adoption-friendly workplaces in the United States and second within the real estate industry by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This is the third year in a row that HHHunt has been recognized as a national leader in adoption-friendly policies and benefits. Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces are determined by an analysis of financial assistance and paid leave for families who adopt, based on surveys completed by employers. Break-out lists are available noting America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers, the top 10 by size, and the leaders in each industry. Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the top adoption-friendly workplaces.
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2 Henrico men split $1M Mega Millions prize


It’s been about five years since David Budnick of Henrico and Roger Wingo of Amelia began playing Mega Millions together.

“I told him when we started playing that we’ll win $1 million,” Budnick said.

He was absolutely right.
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Henrico County Police Division earns traffic safety awards

The Henrico County Police Division recently received three awards recognizing its efforts in promoting traffic safety within Henrico County during 2016. The awards were presented during the Virginia Chiefs of Police Conference earlier this month in Virginia Beach.

The awards were part of the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge, a traffic safety recognition program that recognizes agencies that excel in keeping their roadways safe.
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Section of Hungary Road closing overnight Oct. 1-5

The westbound lanes of Hungary Road between Hungary Spring and Staples Mill roads will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 5 for the installation of a gas line.
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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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Henrico Police to host ‘Diversity in Law Enforcement’ orientation


The Henrico County Police Division will host its Diversity in Law Enforcement orientation Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7721 E. Parham Road. The event is open to anyone who is interested in a career in law enforcement.

Current police officers, animal protection officers and communication officers (911 dispatchers) will be in attendance.
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Henrico Schools seeking bus drivers, nutrition workers, nurses at Oct. 4 job fair


Henrico County Public Schools officials are seeking school nutrition workers, bus drivers and school nurses and will host a job fair Oct. 4 to interview candidates for full-time and substitute positions. Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. Henrico Schools is seeking both full-time registered nurses and substitutes.

Representatives from the HCPS Human Resources Department will attend the job fair at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Henrico Exxon sells $1M Mega Millions winner


SEPT. 27, 11 A.M. – Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a Henrico Exxon station is a $1 million winner, Virginia Lottery officials said today.

The winning ticket – sold at Hari Sai Exxon, 10400 Ridgefield Parkway in the Far West End, matched the first five numbers in Tuesday night's drawing but missed the Mega Ball number.
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Whitley’s Peanut Factory announces opening date for Henrico store


Whitley’s Peanut Factory will open its third retail location – and first in the Richmond region – at 4101 Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen Oct. 23.

Whitley’s will host a grand opening celebration in November that will include store tours, giveaways and family activities.
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