Henrico Police to participate in Drug Take Back Program

The Henrico County Police Division along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Program. This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center at 7701 East Parham Rd.

The program is free and anonymous. Unused or expired pills and patches will be accepted – no questions asked. Liquids, needles and sharp items will not be accepted.
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Henrico Schools to host College and Career Night Nov. 1


Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

College and Career Night will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
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Business in brief


Henrico-based nonprofit Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing its accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team during the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the “Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.” These standards cover areas such as: mission, strategy and evaluation; leadership – board, staff and volunteers; legal compliance and ethics; finance and operations; resource development; and public awareness, engagement and advocacy. Commonwealth Autism was one of six organizations in the Richmond region to be recognized and the first in the region to achieve full accreditation. In addition to this accreditation, Commonwealth Autism is recognized as an Accredited Charity with the Richmond Better Business Bureau and holds accreditation from the Code of Ethics for Behavioral Organizations (COEBO).
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‘Pink Picnic’ spotlights breast cancer awareness

The BJ's Wholesale Club on Starling Drive teamed with VCU Massey Cancer Center October 5 to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a “Pink Picnic.” The celebration featured speakers such as cancer survivor Kim Newlen and Dr. Gilda Cardenosa (pictured at right, left to right, holding one of Newlen's "props"), director of breast imaging for radiology at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Newlen, creator of the post-surgical camisole Look Better Than You Feel, shared stories of her personal battle with breast cancer and Cardenosa discussed advances in breast cancer treatments and early detection methods.
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‘World’s Largest Truck Convoy’ to delay traffic Sept. 17

Special Olympics truck convoy will delay traffic Sept. 17

The 2011 'World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics' will pass through Metro Richmond and Henrico County Saturday, Sept. 17 and cause temporary traffic delays.
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Henrico Citizen - 10th anniversary

Some of our favorite articles from our first decade
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CMU officially opens Henrico location

Central Michigan University, which offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs designed for working adults, held an open house and grand opening ceremonies June 21 at its new location in Paragon Place off Glenside Drive. For the official ribbon-cutting, Vice President Merodie Hancock wielded the scissors and Program Administrator Marian Anderson (second from right) helped hold the ribbon while CMU alumni and staff looked on.
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Route 5 Corridor Study meeting planned May 31

The public will have an opportunity to learn about potential transportation solutions for the Route 5 corridor in Eastern Henrico and the City of Richmond during a public meeting May 31 in Richmond.

A number of regional and state entities have been studying the corridor between Laburnum Avenue and 7th Street downtown for months and will present conceptual alternatives during next week's open house, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at VDOT's Central Office Auditorium, 1221 E. Broad Street in Richmond.
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‘A Day for Dad’ photo submissions

Father's Day is coming in June, and the Henrico Citizen wants to honor fathers throughout Henrico County with a special focus in its June 2 edition – and we'd like your participation!

We invite you to submit a favorite photo of yourself (and siblings or other relatives if you'd like) and your dad (or, if you are a dad, a photo of you and your children). We'll publish selected photos in our June 2 print edition and others here on HenricoCitizen.com. Some submissions will also win giveaways!
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Home for poor is rich in spirit

Jeanne Jugan would have been pleased by the scene. The tree-lined campus of St. Joseph's Home for the Aged was littered with almost as many fun-lovers as fallen leaves.
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Henrico Business Leaders Meet

(Left to right) Henrico Police Chief Col. Henry W. Stanley, Henrico Business Leaders Founder Joe Winston, Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Russo and Dominion Signs President Keith Gastrock share a laugh at the Henrico Business Leaders’ breakfast meeting Dec. 13.
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Henrico Appoints Owdom Director of I.T.

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Henrico County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett, P.E. has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Owdom as director of the Department of Information Technology. The appointment is effective Jan. 15.

Owdom, who currently serves as assistant director of the agency, will succeed Steven M. Lewis, who is retiring after more than seven years in the position.
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BJ’s Partners With School

BJ’s Wholesale Club in Richmond is celebrating 15 years of its Adopt-A-School program by partnering with Three Chopt Elementary School during the 2010-2011 school year. Three Chopt E.S. is participating in the “GRADES” program of the ADAS, receiving donations to use toward discretionary programs such as field trips and special events, reading enhancement programs or other educational needs.
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Police Locate Missing 81-Year-Old Man

Henrico Police have located John "Jake" Lingerfelt, Jr., an 81-year-old white male who was missing since Nov. 22. Lingerfelt was found safe and has been returned home to his family, a police official said.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week

Crime Stoppers needs your help to identify the two men captured on surveillance footage robbing a Richmond Convenience Store. Last Sunday around 7:45 p.m., two armed masked men entered the Town Market at 250 E. Ladies Mile Road and robbed the clerk of money and cigarettes.
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