Purify Infrared Sauna opens at GreenGate


Purify Infrared Sauna recently opened its second Henrico location at GreenGate Shopping Center in Short Pump.

Owner Mary Woodbridge opened her first Purify location on Patterson Avenue in July 2015. The new store is located at 301 Maltby Boulevard, Suite C, west of Short Pump Town Center.
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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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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.
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Henrico firefighters control blaze at Fareva plant


OCT. 9, 11:25 A.M. – Henrico firefighters extinguished an early-morning fire at the Fareva manufacturing facility on Darbytown Road in Varina today. None of the 25 employees in the facility at the time were injured.

Firefighters were called to the site, in the 2300 block of Darbytown Road, at about 4:20 a.m.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: Oct. 9, 2017


This week, Crime Stoppers is asking for the public to assist the Richmond Police Department with a recent homicide investigation.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Richmond Police responded to an apartment in the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Larry Scott, down inside the apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
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Business in brief


The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is honoring Learning Care Group (LCG) with the 2017 PHA “Partner of the Year” Award for the company’s extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children. The “Partner of the Year” Award is presented to the partner who demonstrates how it is successfully executing key PHA strategies, including using innovative approaches to address childhood obesity. In earning this award, LCG was selected from a pool of over 200 eligible organizations. LCG’s 900+ schools nationwide include two La Petite Academy locations in Henrico County. La Petite Academy has reduced fat and sugar by eliminating fried foods and juice; enhanced the daily menu to include over 50 fruits and vegetables and more than 30 multi-cultural offerings; and found ways to keep the children active each day, such as with dance breaks to get re-energized for learning.
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HCPS Band Showcase scheduled for Oct. 16


All nine of Henrico County’s high school marching bands will be in action at the HCPS Band Showcase Monday, Oct. 16 at Glen Allen High School’s stadium.

The performance is free, but donations are being accepted to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother.
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Varina Library wins award for architecture


Varina Area Library was one of 16 projects honored recently by AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects.

Designed by BCWH of Richmond, the library won an Architecture Merit Award in the Architecture category.
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Police investigating shooting death of 20-year-old in Highland Springs

Henrico Police officials are investigating the Oct. 4 shooting death of a 20-year-old Henrico man.

Quinton Peter King was shot in the 100 block of Longstreet Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. that day. Officers discovered him dead at the scene when they arrived.
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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 16 for next month’s election


Virginia voters have until Monday, Oct. 16 to register to vote in the Nov. 7 general election.

The simplest way to apply to register to vote or to update your address information is to visit the Virginia Departmenof Elections website at http://elections.virginia.gov. To complete this online application process, eligible citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, displayed on DMV-issued identification cards or driver's licenses.
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2 Henrico schools earn ‘partially accredited’ upgrades from VBOE


Two Henrico County schools have been granted "partially accredited: reconstituted school" status by the Virginia Board of Education.

The accreditation status of Mehfoud and Varina elementary schools had been designated as "to be determined" when the state released accreditations ratings last month, but the board voted Sept. 28 to grant partial accreditation to both, as well as 32 other schools statewide.
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Airport’s Bell receives Virginia Department of Aviation award


Troy Bell, Richmond International Airport's director of marketing and air service development, recently received the 2017 Virginia Department of Aviation Person of the Year Award, in recognition of his contributions to marketing and communications, air service expansion, and state and local tourism initiatives on behalf of the Capital Region Airport Commission.
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Reed named chief operating officer for Henrico Doctors’ Hospital


HCA Virginia announced this week that Zachary Reed will serve as chief operating officer for Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Reed previously served as the executive director of operations for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, a 100-bed acute care hospital that opened in Braselton, Ga. in 2014.
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Facebook to build $1B data center in Henrico

OCT. 5 – Facebook is coming to Henrico County.

The internet giant will invest $1 billion to build a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park in Sandston, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today.

The facility will be Facebook's eighth such center in the United States. The company also operates or is planning construction of three other data centers in Europe.
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Henrico seeks input on transit

Citizens may weigh in on short-, long-term future of bus service

Should public transit service in Henrico be designed primarily to serve the people most likely to use it?

Or should it be available to a broad geographic portion of the county, even if many of those areas don't produce many riders?
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CAT Theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. in Henrico, will present “Artoberfest: Dance, Drama and Beyond” at 8 p.m. Oct. 6-7. This festival features dance shorts from KDance, short plays and monologues from CAT, original songs from VOCAL (Virginia Organization of Composers and Lyricists) and quilt displays from Crazy Quilters. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and RVATA members. For details, visit http://www.cattheatre.com. Full text

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