Collaboratory and Spark Mill give to 10 nonprofits

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On March 24, The Collaboratory of Virginia and The Spark Mill gave away $11,000 to local nonprofits at a virtual event, THRIVE: Demonstration Day. THRIVE is designed to take the best of start-up acceleration and apply it to the work of nonprofit organizations by focusing on mission and vision.  The 10 nonprofits, which included Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond, the KLM […]

Dunkin’ celebrates Lauderdale store opening with coffee giveaway  

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On April 17, Dunkin’ will celebrate the opening of its newest restaurant in Henrico, located at 3125 Lauderdale Drive (near North Gayton Road). Starting at 6 a.m., the store will reward the first 40 guests in the drive-thru line with free coffee for a year (in the form of a coupon book that provides four medium hot/iced coffees per month […]

Southwest Airlines begins Richmond-to-Chicago service

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Southwest Airlines April 12 launched its new Richmond-to-Chicago nonstop service, which will run five days a week initially before increasing to daily in May. Chicago was the sixth most popular destination for travelers flying from Richmond International Airport in 2019, with more than 170,000 doing so. The new service will connect RIC to Chicago Midway. In addition to Chicago, Southwest […]

Henrico averaging 61 new COVID-19 cases per day

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Henrico County reported 61 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, matching its average seven-day moving rate of new daily cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health. After the slight surge last week, cases are beginning to come back down. During the weekend, there were were a total of four virus-related deaths and two hospitalizations in Henrico, according to VDH […]

Vigil planned April 14 for Varina HS student killed in shooting

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A vigil is planned for the Varina High School student who was shot and killed in Richmond last week. The event, designed to honor the life of Vinshaun Johnson, will take place April 14 at 5 p.m. at Forest Hill Park, 4021 Forest Hill Avenue, in Hut 1. Attendees are asked to wear black and yellow, the colors of Johnson’s […]

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Fatality reported in I-295 crash

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At least one person died in a crash on I-295 northbound near Exit 37 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) Monday morning. Virginia State Police reported that the accident occurred in Henrico County, while the Virginia Department of Transportation said it took place in Hanover County. The border between the two counties runs through the immediate vicinity of the crash. Northbound lanes in the […]

Henrico Extension opens enrollment for SMART Scapes

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The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting enrollment in SMART Scapes, a program that helps residents assess their home landscape and offers guidance on planting, pruning and mulching. For a $10 fee, Master Gardener volunteers will visit a home, analyze the landscape and prepare reference materials customized for the landscape. The materials will include a property map, […]

19-year-old charged in hit-and-run that killed 43-year-old Henrico woman

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Henrico Police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old with felony hit and run in connection with a crash that killed a 43-year-old Henrico woman Saturday night in the West End Manor neighborhood. Meleana Klenota is charged in the incident, in which Shannon O’Leary was struck and killed in the 9300 block of Meadowgreen Road, in the front yard of a […]

Business in brief – Apr. 12, 2021

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The Long & Foster Westham office recently honored its top sales associates for 2020. The agents recognized for outstanding sales achievement for 2020 include: Patrick Gee, Paul Gee, Robb Moss and Richard Buckingham. *** Local agents at Weichert, Realtors – Baron & Snipes, Co. recently were honored by the national franchise organization, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., as 2020 Office […]

Henrico News Minute – Apr. 12, 2021

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Phase 2 arrives in Henrico County; a COVID-19 update; the Varina High School community mourns; nominate a ‘Hometown Hero’ beginning today; a familiar medical practice is changing hands; a Tuckahoe town meeting is planned. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program.)