CodeRVA to serve as model for other lab schools – if GA approves Youngkin’s $150M budget request

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Youngkin continues to apply pressure on General Assembly to fund lab school initiative

During a Thursday visit to CodeRVA Regional High School in Richmond, Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he wants the school to serve as a model and hub for seven more schools like it in a statewide network of computer science lab schools. Youngkin applauded CodeRVA, a public magnet school, for its “innovation and excellence.” The plan for seven new computer science […]

Inaugural Native Plant Festival planned in Henrico April 30

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Root 5 Family Farms and Keep Henrico Beautiful will host the inaugural Native Plant Festival Saturday, April 30, beginning at 9 a.m. (rain or shine) at Dorey Park in Varina. The event will feature a vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring nearly 40 vendors, and keynote speaker Doug Tallamy at 1:30 p.m. Tallamy is the author of […]

No injuries reported on Henrico school bus rear-ended by van

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No injuries were reported to occupants of a Henrico school bus that was rear-ended on Staples Mill Road Friday morning. It happened at about 7:28 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the road, near Townhouse Road, not far from I-64. The bus was struck from behind by a van, which suffered extensive damage. Students were on board the school bus […]

Obituary – Barbara Lloyd Herbert

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Barbara Lloyd Herbert, age 89, passed away on April 21, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Catherine Lloyd; her sisters, Jean Reese and Betty Metzger; her sons, Michael A. Herbert and Christopher D. Herbert. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Charles M. Herbert; four children, Teresa Horton (Chris), Donna Musser (Leon), […]

Obituary – J.W. Frazier

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J.W. Frazier, 94, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lucille Collins Frazier; a sister, Liz; his brothers, Paul, Richard, Franklin and Cotton. He is survived by his son, Alan Frazier (Pam); daughter, Sandy Tyler (Dwayne); sisters, Linda, Becky and Gail. Jay is […]

Obituary – Stuart U. Walker

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Walker, Stuart U. “Stu Dog”, 78, of Henrico Co., Va., went to be with his parents on Sunday, April 24, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Peggy Walker; sons, David Walker (Theresa), and Randy Walker (Diane); granddaughters, Kristen Griffin (David) and Shelby Walker; and great granddaughter, Kenslee. Stuart retired from Overnite Trucking Co. and Hunt Club […]

Obituary – Ann La Fratta Ashworth

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Ashworth, Ann La Fratta, 99, of Henrico, died Monday April 18. She was born Dec. 18, 1922 in Richmond to Lena and Felix La Fratta. A life-long lover of music, Ann sang lyric soprano for the Robert Shaw Chorale, performing in 23 countries beginning in 1956 and contributing to “Christmas Hymns and Carols,” a gold record. She graduated from St. […]

Obituary – Joseph Robert Polito

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Joseph Robert (Bob) Polito, of Henrico, passed away April 15, 2022 at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. Polito and Mary E. Polito. He is survived by his wife, Tina E. Polito; children, Eric Polito, Ted Polito(Stephanie), and Jennifer Morris(Bruce); and treasured grandchildren, Luke Morris, Justin Polito, Drew Morris, Carter Polito, Abby […]

Henrico Crime Report – Apr. 22-28, 2022

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1800 block of Fairystone Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with strangulation at a single-family home Apr. 22 at 3:37 p.m. 500 block of South Airport Drive – Police arrested and charged a citizen with selling methamphetamine and a warrant service at a convenience store Apr. 22 at 6:28 p.m. Nine Mile Road at Ainsworth Lane – Police […]

Community members, legislators, academics work to eliminate food insecurity 

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The founders of Fonticello Food Forest bent down under the picnic table to pick edible chickweed leaves and lavender flowers. Moments later they were running to their neighbors’ aid – some of their chickens were loose. Jameson Price and Laney Sullivan founded the outdoor space, which serves as a free source of fresh and perishable food for community members. The […]