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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Henrico to receive Homeland Security grant awards


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and security operations, equipment replacement, training, planning and exercise programs by local governments.
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Equality groups to host House of Delegates candidate forum Oct. 24


Four equality organizations are partnering to host a Virginia House of Delegates candidate forum in Henrico Oct. 24.

The forum is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Ridge Elementary School, preceded at 5:45 p.m. by a "Meet the Candidate" session.
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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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McEachin announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge


Congressman A. Donald McEachin is accepting applications for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge through Nov. 1, his office announced this week.

“This annual competition provides students of all ages with a fantastic opportunity to use their STEM-related education to develop the potentially next best app,” said McEachin (VA-4th District).
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VCCS cyber security advisory board holds first meeting


The Virginia Community College System Cyber Security Advisory Board, a newly formed group designed to ensure that the Commonwealth’s two-year cyber curriculum remains up-to-date and imparts real-world skills, recently held its first meeting.

This first-in-the-nation initiative will build on the already considerable momentum behind Virginia’s cyber security industry.
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Officials to unveil design for new Fairfield Library Sept. 27


Henrico County Public Library and BCWH Architects will reveal the schematic design for the new Fairfield Area Library, set to open in October 2019, at a community meeting Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Recreation Center, 1440 N Laburnum Ave.

The library was designed by BCWH Architects in conjunction with Henrico County government officials, Henrico County Public Library administration and staff members and with direct input from community members provided at a series of community meetings and through an online survey in the spring.
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Registration opens for Henrico Drug Court Alumni 5k Sept. 30

The Henrico County Drug Court will sponsor an inaugural 5k run/walk event Saturday, Sept. 30 to support the continued recovery of its participants and graduates.

The Henrico Drug Court Alumni 5k will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, and will include face painting, music, a bounce house, silent auction and other family fun. The race will start at 9 a.m.
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Henrico to present ‘A New High’ on Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction


The Henrico County Drug Court and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services will present a free showing of the film “A New High” on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction.

The documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. A fair of community service providers will begin at 6 p.m.
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Henrico to honor late supervisor Glover Sept. 11


Henrico County officials will honor and remember late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover during an event at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Monday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.

"Richard W. Glover: Remembering the Man, Honoring the Memory" will include tributes by Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas, Brookland District Supervisor Harvey L. Hinson and retired County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett, as well as a musical performance by Mountain Highway, featuring Glover’s grandchildren.
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Va. Attorney General: Be careful about Harvey donations

As Texas recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to exercise caution as they consider donating money to assist victims in their recovery. Scammers often use natural disasters such as hurricanes to set up fake charities through which the money collected is pocketed by the scammer.
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Fairfield meeting Sept. 13 to focus on health care, importance of counties


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Sept. 13 to discuss health care and financial assistance that may be available for senior citizens.
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Tuckahoe meeting Sept. 13 to discuss cybercrime prevention


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will host a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to address cybercrime.

Detective Stuart VonCanon of the Henrico Police Division will discuss the latest threats and ways to prevent them.
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Henrico to hold Aug. 29 open house on Glen Allen Small Area Study


The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an open house Tuesday, Aug. 29 for residents and other members of the public to provide input on the Glen Allen Small Area Study.

The meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, 2880 Mountain Road.
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