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...

13th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival opens March 10

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The RVA Environmental Film Festival will hold its 13th annual festival beginning March 10 and extending through March 21.  Unlike last year’s virtual festival, all films will be held live and in person. Admission to all films is free and open to the public, thanks to sponsors (Falls of the James Group – Sierra Club, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Vegan […]

Weinstein JCC to host ‘Purim Extravaganza’ March 5

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The Weinstein JCC will host “Purim Extravaganza—Tales and Tails!” Sunday, March 5, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at its location at 5403 Monument Avenue in Henrico. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal and join the community to celebrate Purim, a celebration of Jewish deliverance as told in the Book of Esther. In addition to enjoying food […]

Obituary – Thomas Walter Blekicki

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Thomas “Tom” Walter Blekicki, 78, of Richmond, VA, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Frances S. Blekicki; and brother, Walter C. Blekicki. Tom is survived by his wife, Constance C. Blekicki; brother, John F. Blekicki of Reading, Pa; sons, Christopher T. Blekicki of Hauge, Va, John S. Blekicki of […]

Obituary – Susan Wagener Higgins

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Susan Wagener Higgins passed away peacefully on February 25, 2023. She is survived by her three children, Peyton Miller, Patricia Clarke and Harrison Higgins; her brother, James Wagener; and nine grandchildren. Susan was predeceased by her youngest child, Philip Higgins, in 2002. A lifelong resident of Richmond, Virginia, Susan was born to Hunter and Patricia Wagener on September 26, 1949. […]

Obituary – Wayne Bell

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Wayne “Joe” Bell, of Sandston was called home to our Lord on February 27, 2023. Joe was born on July 27, 1940. He is preceded in death by both parents, Richard and Marion Bell and two loving wives, Frances Bell and Judy Bell. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Bell (Susan); daughter Tracy Bell Bowman; Holly Williams (Steve) and […]

Obituary – Lawrence Zigfield Gordon

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Lawrence Zigfield Gordon, 92, of Henrico, VA, passed away on March 1, 2023. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Estelle Krieger Gordon; son, Alan Elliot Gordon; parents, Aaron and Miriam Gordon; as well as his five siblings. He is survived by his sons, Richard Louis Gordon (James Millner) and Mitchell Keith Gordon (Jeff Saunders). […]

Obituary – Theodore Irving Malbone

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Theodore “Ted” Irving Malbone, 86, of Henrico County, passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Betty Pittman Malbone. Ted is survived by his daughter, Kim Rhodes (Karl); son, Kevin Malbone; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was a long-time member of the Methodist Church and was active in many […]

Virginia Green Book historic sites project underway, with signs and website coming soon

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Historical sites from a book that guided safe travel for Black Americans will be represented through a network of markers around Virginia, and also a website that will launch later this year. Three state agencies will have a role in the effort to note historic sites listed in Victor Hugo Green’s “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” written during the Jim […]

Henrico CASA to launch new podcast

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Henrico CASA is launching a new podcast, Vigilant Voices, to spur conversation around topics related to children and families, including childhood trauma. “At Henrico CASA we always hope for the day when Court Appointed Advocates are no longer needed because all children are growing up safe, secure, and supported by their families,” said Executive Director Jeannine Panzera, who co-hosts the […]

Virginia lawmakers send Parole Board transparency bill to Youngkin

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Governor’s office says proposal is still under review

In the final days of the 2023 legislation session, the Virginia General Assembly reached bipartisan agreement on a bill requiring the Virginia Parole Board to conduct more of its work in the open. The agency, which has long been exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, would no longer have blanket immunity from transparency rules that apply to most government […]