BBB Spring Shred Day

The Better Business Bureau serving Central Virginia will host a “Secure Your ID Day” shredding event on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at 100 Eastshore Drive in Glen Allen. Only paper can be accepted – no magazines, binders, plastic, glass or other materials. There is no limit to the amount of paper items you can bring. For Read more […]

In the Garden: Tips for designing and maintaining a low-maintenance garden

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Don’t let your spring garden enthusiasm lead to overplanting and the creation of a summer gardening nightmare. A design with maintenance in mind and some strategic care can help reduce the time you spend managing your gardens and landscape. Consider using fewer plant species when designing perennial flowerbeds. Increase the number of each to boost the visual impact of the […]

‘Incanto’ sculpture display opens at Lewis Ginter April 29

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“Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Sculpture,” an exhibit featuring five sculptures from New York City-based sculptor Kate Raudenbush and accompanying poetry by Sha Michele from the Burning Man community, will open to the public at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Saturday, April 29. A members-only preview will take place the previous day, April 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 […]

Henrico Schools named top community for music education for 24th straight year

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The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation has named Henrico County Public Schools a national leader in music education for the 24th straight year. The school division has received the honor each year since the music-industry group began producing its list of America’s “Best Communities for Music Education” in 1999. The program recognizes 830 school divisions across the U.S. that […]

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: April 24-30, 2023

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help in solving a robbery that occurred in the city of Richmond. On Jan. 22 at about 9:40 p.m., Richmond City Police responded to the 5000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for a robbery that had  just occurred. Upon arrival, they made contact with the store clerk. The clerk had attempted to stop […]

These are the predicted top baby names in Virginia this year

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The predicted top names for new baby boys and girls in Virginia are familiar ones, according to, a site that tracks naming trends. The site predicts that Charlotte and Olivia will be the two most-popular names for newborn girls in Virginia; those names ranked first and second in the state for newborns last year, according to the Virginia Department […]

Henrico Property Transactions: April 5-11, 2023

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1505 Regency Woods Road, Unit 202 – $161,000, 893 SF (built in 1977), from John Joseph Kosinski to John Michael Minnis and Alice Fleming. 3206 Pemberton Avenue – $175,000, 960 SF (built in 1980), from Cold Harbor LLC to David L. Klotzbuecher. 224 Stuttaford Drive – $209,000, 1,456 SF (built in 1958), from Nicole Witcher to Urias Alvaro Osmin Pena. […]

Henrico Fur Finder: April 26, 2023

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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 any animal’s availability and animals cannot be put “on hold.” The shelter, located at 10421 Woodman Road in Glen Allen, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 […]

Pets 4/26/23

Citizen adding new education reporter in July

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Through its ongoing partnership with Report for America, a national journalism service program, the Henrico Citizen will add a new full-time education reporter to its staff beginning July 10. Liana Hardy will join the Citizen to cover all aspects of education in Henrico County – helping to explain what school board decisions mean for students and families, providing in-depth, proactive […]