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...

Reunion planned in April for Hermitage HS classes of 1960-69

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A reunion for graduates of the Hermitage High School classes of 1960-1969 is planned for Saturday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Richmond East Moose Lodge Ballroom, 7167 Flag Lane in Mechanicsville. Admission is $25 per person. The event will include music and food, as well as the chance to reconnect with classmates and others. To […]

Restaurant Watch

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JAN. 12 El Paso Mexican Restaurant, 3417 Cox Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: hand sink in kitchen doesn’t have any handwash signage; bits of food, grill scraper and top of can found inside kitchen hand sink (hand sinks are for handwashing only); raw shrimp incorrectly stored over mashed potatoes in reach-in unit; raw shrimp […]

Essay contest aims at female students pursuing STEAM-H careers

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The Virginia Council on Women encourages female high school students to enter the 12th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Healthcare essay contest. The contest is open to Virginia women in their senior year of high school who plan to pursue a STEAM-H career at a community college, four-year college or university, trade or technical school, online, and/or through […]

Most gun storage bills appear doomed in Virginia General Assembly

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‘I just think sometimes we overthink all of this,’ GOP House leader says

As Del. Marcus Simon, D-Fairfax, pitched a Republican-led subcommittee last week on his proposed law requiring gun owners to lock up their firearms and ammunition if there are children in the home, he raised his index finger in the air and began a visual demonstration. He pressed his fingertip to the biometric gun safe on the podium in front of […]

Three new troopers assigned to Henrico

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On Jan. 27 the Commonwealth graduated its 137th generation of Virginia State Troopers. The 31 graduates are from every corner of the Commonwealth, and also represent six other states, as well as the countries of the Dominican Republic and Egypt. Three of the new graduates will report to individual duty assignments in Hanover/Henrico: Zackary James Lehman of Christiansburg, William Aaron […]

“Home for Good” Playhouse Event

Six luxury playhouses will be on display at Short Pump Town Center from April 21 thru May 7 to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. During this time, community members will have an opportunity to win a playhouse by making $5 donations to Henrico CASA. For details, visit www.henricocasa.org/HomeforGood.

The World War I Monument of Byrd Park

Each day hundreds of people drive past a small war memorial in Richmond’s Byrd Park. Few probably notice its existence. The plaque is showing its age. The flag at the top of the memorial is faded and torn. Who were the Black soldiers listed on this World War One memorial? What were they like and what role did they play […]

Valentines Day During World War II

With war and destruction an everyday part of American life, both soldiers and civilians were trying to keep spirits and hopes up. And what better way to do that than to celebrate the season of love? Join Virginia War Memorial Assistant Director of Education Crystal Coon as she looks at Valentine’s Day during WWII, their love letters, and the homesickness […]

Operation Desert Storm: An Overview

With the Iraqi invasion of neighboring Kuwait and their refusal to withdraw, the United States found itself embroiled in the Persian Gulf War. Join us as we discuss the final military operation of the conflict and its outcome. Although free, registration is needed: vawarmemorial.org/events Registration: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l28R2zr2RPmyOFU7FxoEfw

Cajun Crawfish Boil to benefit Dorey Park Farmers Market

Dorey Park Farmers Market will host its annual Cajun Crawfish Boil on Saturday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fleur-de-lis Farms, 2666 Kingsland Road in Varina. Dinner will consist of a Louisiana country boil of crawfish, corn, potatoes and fixings. There will also be drinks and live music. Tickets start at $50. All proceeds benefit DPFM, allowing […]