Local restaurants display ‘We’re Open’ signs

New green “We’re Open” signs are on display in the windows of local restaurants and craft beverage producers around the region to signal takeout and delivery options for customers. The signs are a part of Richmond Region Tourism’s #TakeoutRVA campaign to help local businesses promote their takeout and delivery offerings during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 500 signs have been […]

Northam delays upcoming elections; others push for November alternatives

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he is delaying the June congressional primaries by two weeks and is calling on the General Assembly to approve moving May elections to November. “We have wrestled with our options and none of them are ideal or perfect,” Northam said. “Voting is a fundamental right, but no one should have to choose between protecting […]

How grocery stores are staying safe during the pandemic

Virginia grocery stores have increased efforts to keep stores clean and safe while they remain open to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases quickly multiplied in the commonwealth. Grocery stores, considered essential businesses without restrictions, are implementing new service measures as sales spike during the coronavirus outbreak. Kroger is […]

Henrico Schools earns national music recognition for 21st straight year

For the 21st straight year, Henrico County Public Schools has been named a national leader in music education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The school division has received the honor each year since the music-industry group began compiling its list of America’s “Best Communities for Music Education” in 1999. The designation is based on a detailed survey […]

Henrico approaches 300 COVID-19 cases; 4 more die at Canterbury

Henrico’s COVID-19 case count is up to 291, according to data released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health. That’s 24 official new cases since yesterday’s update, though in general the total number of cases statewide is believed to be higher, since many people don’t display symptoms and many others with symptoms have not been tested. Four more residents […]

Henrico News Minute – April 8, 2020

The April 8, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about how youth sports organizations in Henrico are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak; what a new Henrico program has meant for county restaurants; the latest virus case counts in Henrico; how to find silver linings in the current pandemic; supporters urge Gov. Northam to sign legislation that […]

Henrico youth sports leagues take major hit from virus

Amid the chaos of COVID-19 pandemic, many Henrico youth sports organizations are struggling to keep themselves afloat while still providing safe and healthy ways for the county’s children to stay active. The coronavirus outbreak has forced all leagues to postpone, and in some cases cancel, their seasons, although they collected most fees from players after they registered months ago. The […]

Nourish Henrico participating restaurants (as of April 7, 2020)

Glen Allen 23059 Pizzao Pizza, 9966 Brook Road, 9966 Brook Road Rico’s Mexican Grill, 11321 Nuckols Road Glen Allen 23060 Boychiks Deli, 4024 Cox Road, Suite B Burger Bach, 2225 Old Brick Road Burgerworks, 10321 West Broad Street Chicken Salad Chick, 9631 West Broad Street Corner Bakery Cafe, 11000 West Broad Street Dugout Bar and Grille, 1510 Mountain Road Home […]

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Fledgling Henrico program already paying dividends for restaurants, first-responders

As it became clear that the COVID-19 virus would hit the dining and entertainment industry particularly hard, Sandston restaurateur Bobby Haller worried about what the future would hold for his restaurant and employees, but he wanted to do what he could for Henrico’s first-responders, regardless. So Haller, who owns the Sandston Smokehouse on West Williamsburg Road with his wife, Maria, […]