Henrico Fur Finder: June 12, 2024

Henrico Fur Finder: June 12, 2024

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Welcome to Henrico Fur Finder, where each week we highlight pets looking for a forever home at the Henrico Animal Shelter. Animals are sometimes adopted quickly; the shelter cannot guarantee...

Pets 6/12/24

Pets 6/12/24

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Henrico Property Transactions: May 15-21, 2024

Henrico Property Transactions: May 15-21, 2024

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5904 Lakeside Avenue - $220,000, 1,080 SF (built in 1940), from Stephen T. and Shelia B. Jones to Elk Creek Capital LLC. 5118 Kemp Street - $259,000, 1,080 SF (built...

AARP Virginia warns of elder financial exploitation

AARP Virginia warns of elder financial exploitation

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In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the AARP of Virginia is urging seniors and their caregivers to be aware of potential scams and elder financial...

2 Henrico railroad crossings closed through June 14

2 Henrico railroad crossings closed through June 14

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CSX Railroad will be performing maintenance work until June 14 on the railroad crossings at Beulah Road and Sandy Lane, necessitating detours around both spots. The Beulah Road crossing is...

Melton named 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother

Melton named 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother

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The Henrico Christmas Mother organization has named Linda R. Melton to serve as the 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother. Melton is the daughter of former Henrico Christmas Mother Charlotte Melton, who...

Milestones: June 11, 2024

Milestones: June 11, 2024

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Nick Erickson, Connor Giles and Liliana Manyara of Henrico were named to the spring 2024 dean’s list at Middle Tennessee State University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students...

These new housing laws will take effect next month

These new housing laws will take effect next month

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Manufactured homes, mobile homes, trailers — whatever they’re referred to as, this type of housing has offered tenants an affordable option to become homeowners. But they haven’t offered as much...

Savvy Senior: How to find reliable health information online

Savvy Senior: How to find reliable health information online

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Dear Savvy Senior, How can I tell if the health info on a website is trustworthy? I usually do a Google search on a symptom, drug or health condition when...

Henrico News Minute – June 11, 2024

Henrico News Minute – June 11, 2024

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The Henrico School Board adopts stricter cell phone standards for students; another pedestrian is struck in Henrico overnight; a Glen Allen woman is recovering after a shark attack; Henrico police...

Henrico Schools to enforce stricter consequences for cell phone violations

Henrico Schools to enforce stricter consequences for cell phone violations

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The Henrico School Board approved several changes to the division’s Code of Student Conduct at a meeting June 6, which outline more specific and stricter consequences for students breaking cell...

Henrico, Richmond officers honored for takedown of Henrico gang responsible for teen’s death

Henrico, Richmond officers honored for takedown of Henrico gang responsible for teen’s death

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In 2023, the murderers of a 15-year-old Richmond girl were convicted, sentenced, and are now serving lengthy prison sentences. Tynashia Humphrey's 2022 murder in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood helped police...

Glen Allen woman attacked by shark in Florida ‘continues to make progress,’ church says

Glen Allen woman attacked by shark in Florida ‘continues to make progress,’ church says

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A Virginia woman critically injured in a shark attack along Florida’s Gulf Coast on Friday "continues to make progress," according to an update from her church in Glen Allen. Winns...

Business in brief: June 10, 2024

Business in brief: June 10, 2024

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Colliers International recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Ramboll Amercias Engineering Solutions, Inc. – expanded its lease of 3,715 SF at 4435 Waterfront Drive (Wood Thornton and...

Henrico News Minute – June 10, 2024

Henrico News Minute – June 10, 2024

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Henrico Police pursuits are up almost 80% in the past five years; Henrico MHDS to honor late official; Henrico plans its Juneteenth celebration; Hoop It Up basketball tournament coming back...

Hoop It Up competition returning to Henrico Aug. 9

Hoop It Up competition returning to Henrico Aug. 9

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Hoop It Up is coming back to Henrico County in August. The popular 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which returned to the county last year as part of the Henrico Schools' kick-off...

Obituary – Marilyn Gallmeyer

Obituary – Marilyn Gallmeyer

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Marilyn Gallmeyer was called home by the Lord on May 31, 2024, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter J. Cavedo and Mattie Lienhart,...

Obituary – Roberta Linden Wiener

Obituary – Roberta Linden Wiener

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Roberta Linden Wiener passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard Wiener and her three children, Jennifer (Steve Green), Jason (Sara...

Obituary – Lynn Robertson Bailey

Obituary – Lynn Robertson Bailey

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Lynn Robertson Bailey of Varina passed away peacefully Saturday June 1, 2024 at her home in Varina. Lynn was the wife of Ryland Y. Bailey, Jr.. Lynn was born in...

Obituary – Robin Ellen Ball

Obituary – Robin Ellen Ball

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Robin Ellen Ball, 69, of Highland Springs, died Wednesday, May 29, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chief Master Sergeant Robert V. and Ellen S. Ball; aunt,...

Obituary – Rex Allen Carder

Obituary – Rex Allen Carder

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Rex Allen Carder, 70, of Highland Springs, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024. He was preceded in death by his father, George J. Carder and is survived by his wife...

Henrico MHDS board to induct Piero posthumously into its hall of fame

Henrico MHDS board to induct Piero posthumously into its hall of fame

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The Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services Board will posthumously honor Alexis Piero as its 2024 Mary Ann Bergeron Hall of Fame honoree for her service, commitment and significant...

RIC honors its employee of the year

RIC honors its employee of the year

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Andrew Wilhelm, an Airport Operations employee at Richmond International Airport, has been named the airport's 2023 Living the Values Employee of the Year. Wilhelm also received the Richmond Region Tourism...

Officials warn of busiest Atlantic hurricane season in 25 years

Officials warn of busiest Atlantic hurricane season in 25 years

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Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting the busiest season in 25 years, with 17 to 25 named storms, including eight...

Community garden blooms in West End senior community

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Neighbors pitch in to help Laurels of University Park flower

With the advent of spring and the annual outburst of dogwood, azalea, tulip and daffodil blooms, it’s virtually impossible to cruise the streets of Henrico without spying dazzling garden scenes and yards alive with color. And nowhere are the blooms and buds more evident than in a garden spot off Pemberton Road, where residents, staff and neighbors of The Laurels […]

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Fairfield District meeting April 18 to address MHDS services, regional bike and pedestrian plan

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Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton will hold a Fairfield Constituent Meeting Monday, April 18 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., to discuss programs and services of Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services and the Children’s Services Act. The meeting also will feature PlanRVA’s draft 2045 plan to improve bicycling and pedestrian facilities in the region. […]

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Virginia ABC stores closed Easter Sunday

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All Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority stores will be closed on Sunday, April 17, in observance of the Easter holiday. The retail outlets will be open April 16, from 10 a.m. to regular closing hours and will reopen after Easter at 10 a.m. April 18. Customers may shop ahead of Easter Sunday in-store or online with curbside pickup or home […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Mar. 30-Apr. 5, 2022

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2980 Queensland Drive – $210,000, 1,228 SF (built in 1996), from Clarence H. Carter to Jamie Rene Windley. 1679 Independence Court – $240,000, 1,280 SF (built in 1982), from Kirlow Corporation to Beth Abbott Johnston. 1407 Hungary Road – $267,750, 1,592 SF (built in 2022), from Ridge Homes LLC to Terek J. Hagans. 1209 Grumman Drive – $295,000, 1,953 SF […]

Henrico officials planning for what comes ‘NEXT’

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County's comprehensive plan update designed to envision Henrico in 2045; citizen survey open through April 22

No one knows what the future will bring, but Henrico County planners are envisioning a 2045 version of the county in which neighborhoods, retail shops, office parks and natural parks are interwoven through a plethora of trails, bike lanes and multi-use paths. So too, it appears, are a number of Henrico citizens. County officials, nearing the conclusion of the second […]