Protection from robocalls? Attorneys general reach agreement with phone companies

A bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general, including Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, have reached an agreement with major phone companies to fight illegal robocalls. The 12 phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls throughout the country. This agreement will help protect phone users from illegal robocalls and make it easier for attorneys general to […]

Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications

The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture. Participants will work alongside other gardening enthusiasts to learn about lawn care, tree and shrub maintenance, fruit and vegetable gardens, flowers, pest management, tree pruning and other topics. After completing 50 hours of classroom […]

AAA: Gas prices could drop by 25 cents per gallon this fall

Gas prices could fall by as much as 25 cents per gallon this fall locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, according to AAA officials. Cheaper crude oil, an expected decline in gasoline demand after Labor Day and the move to winter-blend gasoline are poised to push gas prices cheaper than they already are at gas stations across the region, said […]

Virginia receives $1.6M to expand apprenticeship opportunities

Virginia recently earned $1.6 million in grant funding from the federal Department of Labor to expand its apprenticeship efforts. The Registered Apprenticeship Program, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, works with employers to ensure that on-the-job learning experiences and related technical instruction provide the necessary real-world skills that workers need to be successful. Through partnerships […]

Back to school, summer’s end occasions for celebration

One of the best things about writing Family Forum columns is the feedback I get from readers and parents who chime in with their own experiences, suggestions, and stories. Among the topics that seem to really strike home with parents is family rituals and traditions – those regular (or random) observances that celebrate everything from special occasions to everyday events […]

Weekend Top 10

AUG 23 The campaigns of Mary Margaret Kastelberg, Owen Conway and Marcie Shea will hold a Back to School Social at 109 Gaymont Road from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meet the candidates and enjoy free ice cream from De Luca Gelato. For details, email info@kastelberg4va.com. AUG 24 The 2019 Summer Concert Series at the Henrico Theatre concludes with singer […]