Lane closure planned on I-64 East in West End April 17, 18

Lane closure planned on I-64 East in West End April 17, 18

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists that one land will be closed on I-64 eastbound between West Broad Street and North Parham Road April 17 and/or 18. The...

Siblings arrested, charged in connection to Lakeside Burgers & Fries fire

Siblings arrested, charged in connection to Lakeside Burgers & Fries fire

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A brother and sister have been arrested and charged in connection to a fire that damaged a Lakeside restaurant in February. Jordan Castaneda, 37, and Shelby Castaneda, 32, were each...

Adult wheelchair basketball national championships arrive in Henrico this weekend

Adult wheelchair basketball national championships arrive in Henrico this weekend

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Sportable will host the 2024 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Adult Division Wheelchair Basketball National Championships April 12-14 at the Henrico Sports and Events Center in Glen Allen. The event will...

How you can win a luxury playhouse while helping Virginia children in need

How you can win a luxury playhouse while helping Virginia children in need

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the team at Henrico CASA is raising awareness about the work they do in hopes of attracting more volunteers. The organization's fourth annual...

Henrico Crime Report: April 5-11, 2024

Henrico Crime Report: April 5-11, 2024

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Cox Road at Four Seasons Terrace – Police arrested and charged a citizen with driving under the influence April 5 at 1:55 a.m. 600 block of North Laburnum Avenue –...

Weekend Top 5

Weekend Top 5

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host The Big Bloom, a festive garden party Friday, April 12 beginning at 6 p.m., to celebrate spring. Tickets for the adults-only event are $30...

Henrico News Minute – April 12, 2024

Henrico News Minute – April 12, 2024

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The Henrico Planning Commission endorses plans for a 622-acre data center and advanced manufacturing development in Sandston; Henrico flood insurance policies will become less expensive in October; a Henrico macaw...

Henrico macaw is finalist in national wacky pet name contest

Henrico macaw is finalist in national wacky pet name contest

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A Henrico macaw is one of the finalists for the title of wackiest pet name in the United States. "Magic Nugget" is among the 30 finalists in Nationwide Insurance's annual...

Scenthound bringing ‘dog wellness’ concept to Short Pump

Scenthound bringing ‘dog wellness’ concept to Short Pump

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A new wellness-focused dog care service is now open in Short Pump. Scenthound, founded in 2015, bills itself as the nation's first dog wellness concept and is planning more than...

Keep Virginia Beautiful’s ‘Green Grants’ application process now open through April 30

Keep Virginia Beautiful’s ‘Green Grants’ application process now open through April 30

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Keep Virginia Beautiful is currently accepting applications for its annual Green Grants program, which aims to fund projects that help keep Virginia beautiful. Thirty grant awards will be announced in...

Henrico Police seek man wanted for construction fraud, believe there may be other victims

Henrico Police seek man wanted for construction fraud, believe there may be other victims

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A Prince George is wanted by Henrico Police for construction fraud, and police believe there may be more victims. Charles Edwards Bartley, 46, owned and operated a pool company called...

New FEMA certification means Henrico property owners will save on flood insurance

New FEMA certification means Henrico property owners will save on flood insurance

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Henrico County property owners will be able to save on flood insurance costs beginning in October with the county’s participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS)....

Henrico, InUnison to host business town hall May 9

Henrico, InUnison to host business town hall May 9

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Henrico County officials will discuss key issues facing businesses in the area, including access to resources and support, at a May town hall event. Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas, InUnison...

Allen & Allen seeking nominations for 15th annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Award

Allen & Allen seeking nominations for 15th annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ Award

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The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & is accepting nominations for its 15th annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Award. The awards are designed to honor people...

ACE Centers at Virginia Randolph, Hermitage to host spring plant sales

ACE Centers at Virginia Randolph, Hermitage to host spring plant sales

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The Advanced Career Education Centers at Hermitage and Virginia Randolph will host two spring plant sales in the coming weeks, featuring selections of student-grown flowers, vegetables and herbs, as well...

Warner, others introduce bill to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming

Warner, others introduce bill to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming

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During Minority Health Month, Virginia Senator Mark Warner is helping to introduce a bill that seeks to expand access to diabetes-prevention programming. The PREVENT DIABETES Act would make diabetes prevention...

Nominations sought for Preservation Virginia’s Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations sought for Preservation Virginia’s Historic Preservation Awards

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Applications for Preservation Virginia's annual Historic Preservation Awards are now open and will be accepted through April 30. The awards recognize outstanding preservation projects, organizations, and people who are dedicated...

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Varina HS named one of 27 ‘Schools of Excellence’ by ACT

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For five years, American College Testing has been presenting its annual "School of Excellence" awards to recognize high schools that support student success in college and beyond. This year, Varina...

Concert Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Frankenstein’ April 20 at Tucker HS

Concert Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Frankenstein’ April 20 at Tucker HS

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The Concert Ballet of Virginia will present its adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic horror story "Frankenstein" at J.R. Tucker High School April 20 at 2:30 p.m. The music for...

Restaurant Watch

Restaurant Watch

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MARCH 15 Glen Allen Bistro, 10209 Staples Mill Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: facility doesn’t have a certified food protection manager; person in charge...

VanValkenburg to host post-session town hall April 21

VanValkenburg to host post-session town hall April 21

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Virginia State Senator Schuyler VanValkenburg will host a 16th Senate District Post-Session 2024 Town Hall Sunday, April 21, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana at 11529 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen. VanValkenburg...

Latin Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero’ May 2

Latin Ballet of Virginia to present ‘Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero’ May 2

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The Weinstein JCC’s 2023-2024 Arts + Ideas season comes to a close on Thursday, May 2, with the Latin Ballet of Virginia's presentation of Marcel Marceau: A Silent Hero at...

Virginia State Police offering free motorcycle safety course May 18

Virginia State Police offering free motorcycle safety course May 18

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Five motorcyclists have died on Virginia roads during the past week – three of them in Henrico – and the Virginia State Police are encouraging motorcyclists to take a safety...

Youngkin vetoes measure to let Va. localities increase sales tax to pay for school construction

Youngkin vetoes measure to let Va. localities increase sales tax to pay for school construction

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Local governments will have to find other ways of funding school construction and modernization costs after Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed legislation on Monday that would have allowed them to impose...

Henrico Schools to celebrate grand opening of ‘The Oak’ Jan. 17

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Henrico County Public Schools officials will dedicate “The Oak,” a new community school complex housed in the old Highland Springs High school, Tuesday, Jan. 17, with a ceremony at 4:30 p.m., followed by an open house from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Officially known as The Oak Avenue Complex, the facility is a multipurpose center designed to connect Henrico County […]

Restaurant Watch

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DEC. 19 Elephant Thai Restaurant, 11676 West Broad Street – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: observed employees washing their hands in the service sink (use only designated hand sinks); kitchen hand sink doesn’t have hand soap; raw chicken skewers incorrectly stored next to tofu and veggies in the make table; raw skewers incorrectly stored over bean […]

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VDOE seeking partners for summer meal program

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The Virginia Department of Education is seeking partners to participate in the commonwealth’s Summer Food Service Program to ensure that children have access to nutritious meals during months when school is not in session. The department reimburses approved organizations for meals served and for associated administrative costs. In addition, all participants receive training and technical assistance from VDOE. The Summer […]

Faison Center art exhibit opens at Weinstein JCC

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Tu B’Shevat: Strong Roots for Blossoming Fruits, a new art exhibit at the Weinstein JCC, features work from the students of The Faison Center. Students’ artwork was inspired by Tu B’Shevat, a Jewish festival that encourages reflection on humans’ relationship with the land and connection to nature. This exhibit is part of the Weinstein JCC’s annual Inclusion and Diversity Festival […]

As election-year General Assembly session begins, Youngkin says Virginia is on ‘right path’

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‘The governor did not get the memo from voters,’ says House Democratic leader

Gov. Glenn Youngkin asked Virginia lawmakers to put aside partisan differences and “get more done” in a State of the Commonwealth speech Wednesday that kicked off the 2023 General Assembly session. Speaking to both chambers of the politically split legislature, Youngkin said Virginia is “substantially better off than it was last year” but “still a great distance from our destination.” […]

Legislators push to strengthen ‘embarrassing’ campaign finance regulations

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State lawmakers are continuing to push proposing legislation to strengthen the state’s campaign finance laws, which are considered some of the weakest in the country. HB 1552, proposed by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church, and more than 10 additional legislators, would prohibit candidates from converting contributions to an individual or a campaign for personal use, something that is already law […]

Now What?! The best laid plans

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Most of us view the horizon of a new year as a clean slate: a fresh blanket of snow before the footprints and tire tracks make their mark, 365 days of what may come next. But, we also may find ourselves performing our own retrospection of disbelief at the end of the year, analyzing unexpected twists and turns. On Jan. […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 12, 2023

A new hotel charge proposed in Metro Richmond; a 13-year-old wins the Henrico Schools Divisionwide Spelling Bee; our latest edition of “Plate & Goblet” features news and notes from the Henrico restaurant scene; the second edition of our “Henrico Fur Finder” pet adoption segment.