Big benefits

More than 1,300 Henrico County employees generated a $13,300 donation to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU recently by reviewing a voluntary benefit program offered by the county. The Benefits That Benefit Children campaign, from National Benefit Partners and The Pierce Insurance Agency, provides donations to select children’s hospitals throughout the country every time an employee attends a benefit […]

Richmond woman arrested after bringing gun to RIC

A Richmond woman was arrested by police at Richmond International Airport June 11 after a Transportation Security Administration officer found a loaded gun in the traveler’s carry-on bag. The .38 caliber handgun was loaded with five bullets. A TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray monitor detected the handgun inside the woman’s carry-on bag as it entered the X-ray […]

SMART Lawns enrollment opens

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting enrollments in SMART Lawns, a program that provides customized plans for growing attractive, healthy lawns. For a $30 fee, Master Gardener volunteers will visit a home, analyze the lawn and prepare a plan for improving its condition, appearance and health. Participants will receive recommendations for fertilizer and lime as well […]

State’s Beehive Distribution Program accepting applications next month

Want to become a beekeeper? Virginia officials hope you will, and they’re offering to help. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’s 2019 Beehive Distribution Program – which provides as many as three beehive units to Virginians 18 or older – will begin accepting applications July 1. The 2019 General Assembly approved $125,000 for the program for the next […]

Rotarians help clean James River

Ninety Rotarians from 13 local Rotary Clubs, joined by spouses and children, gathered along the James River at Ancarrow’s Landing, Texas Beach and Pony Pasture to help clean up the James River June 1 as part of the 31st Annual Clean-Up the Bay Day. The event, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Rotary Day in Virginia, drew participants from […]