Henrico Fur Finder: June 12, 2024

Henrico Fur Finder: June 12, 2024

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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...

Pets 6/12/24

Pets 6/12/24

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Henrico Property Transactions: May 15-21, 2024

Henrico Property Transactions: May 15-21, 2024

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5904 Lakeside Avenue - $220,000, 1,080 SF (built in 1940), from Stephen T. and Shelia B. Jones to Elk Creek Capital LLC. 5118 Kemp Street - $259,000, 1,080 SF (built...

AARP Virginia warns of elder financial exploitation

AARP Virginia warns of elder financial exploitation

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In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the AARP of Virginia is urging seniors and their caregivers to be aware of potential scams and elder financial...

2 Henrico railroad crossings closed through June 14

2 Henrico railroad crossings closed through June 14

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CSX Railroad will be performing maintenance work until June 14 on the railroad crossings at Beulah Road and Sandy Lane, necessitating detours around both spots. The Beulah Road crossing is...

Melton named 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother

Melton named 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother

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The Henrico Christmas Mother organization has named Linda R. Melton to serve as the 2024 Henrico Christmas Mother. Melton is the daughter of former Henrico Christmas Mother Charlotte Melton, who...

Milestones: June 11, 2024

Milestones: June 11, 2024

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Nick Erickson, Connor Giles and Liliana Manyara of Henrico were named to the spring 2024 dean’s list at Middle Tennessee State University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students...

These new housing laws will take effect next month

These new housing laws will take effect next month

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Manufactured homes, mobile homes, trailers — whatever they’re referred to as, this type of housing has offered tenants an affordable option to become homeowners. But they haven’t offered as much...

Savvy Senior: How to find reliable health information online

Savvy Senior: How to find reliable health information online

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Dear Savvy Senior, How can I tell if the health info on a website is trustworthy? I usually do a Google search on a symptom, drug or health condition when...

Henrico News Minute – June 11, 2024

Henrico News Minute – June 11, 2024

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The Henrico School Board adopts stricter cell phone standards for students; another pedestrian is struck in Henrico overnight; a Glen Allen woman is recovering after a shark attack; Henrico police...

Henrico Schools to enforce stricter consequences for cell phone violations

Henrico Schools to enforce stricter consequences for cell phone violations

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The Henrico School Board approved several changes to the division’s Code of Student Conduct at a meeting June 6, which outline more specific and stricter consequences for students breaking cell...

Henrico, Richmond officers honored for takedown of Henrico gang responsible for teen’s death

Henrico, Richmond officers honored for takedown of Henrico gang responsible for teen’s death

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In 2023, the murderers of a 15-year-old Richmond girl were convicted, sentenced, and are now serving lengthy prison sentences. Tynashia Humphrey's 2022 murder in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood helped police...

Glen Allen woman attacked by shark in Florida ‘continues to make progress,’ church says

Glen Allen woman attacked by shark in Florida ‘continues to make progress,’ church says

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A Virginia woman critically injured in a shark attack along Florida’s Gulf Coast on Friday "continues to make progress," according to an update from her church in Glen Allen. Winns...

Business in brief: June 10, 2024

Business in brief: June 10, 2024

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Colliers International recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Ramboll Amercias Engineering Solutions, Inc. – expanded its lease of 3,715 SF at 4435 Waterfront Drive (Wood Thornton and...

Henrico News Minute – June 10, 2024

Henrico News Minute – June 10, 2024

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Henrico Police pursuits are up almost 80% in the past five years; Henrico MHDS to honor late official; Henrico plans its Juneteenth celebration; Hoop It Up basketball tournament coming back...

Hoop It Up competition returning to Henrico Aug. 9

Hoop It Up competition returning to Henrico Aug. 9

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Hoop It Up is coming back to Henrico County in August. The popular 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which returned to the county last year as part of the Henrico Schools' kick-off...

Obituary – Marilyn Gallmeyer

Obituary – Marilyn Gallmeyer

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Marilyn Gallmeyer was called home by the Lord on May 31, 2024, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter J. Cavedo and Mattie Lienhart,...

Obituary – Roberta Linden Wiener

Obituary – Roberta Linden Wiener

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Roberta Linden Wiener passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard Wiener and her three children, Jennifer (Steve Green), Jason (Sara...

Obituary – Lynn Robertson Bailey

Obituary – Lynn Robertson Bailey

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Lynn Robertson Bailey of Varina passed away peacefully Saturday June 1, 2024 at her home in Varina. Lynn was the wife of Ryland Y. Bailey, Jr.. Lynn was born in...

Obituary – Robin Ellen Ball

Obituary – Robin Ellen Ball

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Robin Ellen Ball, 69, of Highland Springs, died Wednesday, May 29, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chief Master Sergeant Robert V. and Ellen S. Ball; aunt,...

Obituary – Rex Allen Carder

Obituary – Rex Allen Carder

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Rex Allen Carder, 70, of Highland Springs, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024. He was preceded in death by his father, George J. Carder and is survived by his wife...

Henrico MHDS board to induct Piero posthumously into its hall of fame

Henrico MHDS board to induct Piero posthumously into its hall of fame

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The Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services Board will posthumously honor Alexis Piero as its 2024 Mary Ann Bergeron Hall of Fame honoree for her service, commitment and significant...

RIC honors its employee of the year

RIC honors its employee of the year

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Andrew Wilhelm, an Airport Operations employee at Richmond International Airport, has been named the airport's 2023 Living the Values Employee of the Year. Wilhelm also received the Richmond Region Tourism...

Officials warn of busiest Atlantic hurricane season in 25 years

Officials warn of busiest Atlantic hurricane season in 25 years

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Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting the busiest season in 25 years, with 17 to 25 named storms, including eight...

Citizen’s Kruszewski wins 6 VPC awards

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Locals Tupponce (VPC Sweepstakes winner) and Schwartzkopfs also collect honors

Henrico Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski won six awards in the Virginia Professional Communicators 2023 communications contest, including two first-place entries that advanced to the National Federation of Press Women competition. Awards were announced at the VPC spring conference, held May 5 in Fredericksburg.  Kruszewski won a first place award for specialty articles in the style category for her story “MRVA […]

On National Fentanyl Awareness Day, Youngkin hears from families impacted in Glen Allen

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Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin, and state and local officials recognized May 9 as National Fentanyl Awareness Day in Virginia with the signing of a sweeping executive order and a series of events designed to fight the fentanyl and opioid crisis. One of the events was a listening session at the Shady Grove YMCA in Glen […]

University of Richmond students among winners in EPA environmental justice video competition

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University of Richmond students were among the winners of the Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students, a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and co-sponsors American Public Health Association, the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities – Network, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Justice journal, and Groundwork US. The challenge was designed to foster collaboration between the next generation of […]

Dorey Spray Park to open June 3

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Henrico County Recreation and Parks officials will host a grand opening celebration for the Dorey Spray Park Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The spray park is located adjacent to the barn at Dorey Park. In addition to the spray park, guests can enjoy the opening day of the Dorey Park Farmers Market and the Celebrate Varina event […]

Renters in state’s main professions spend well over 30% of income for housing

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Rent in all but five Virginia counties increased in a 10-year period, according to a Capital News Service analysis of U.S. Census Bureau gross median rent estimates. The average percent change statewide in rental costs was 24%. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and the City Council declared an affordable housing crisis late March. Over 85% of “extremely” low-income renters in Richmond […]

Early voting underway for June 20 primaries

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Absentee in-person voting for the June 20 primary election has begun at Henrico’s Voter Registration and Elections offices. County voters can cast their ballots at the offices’ Henrico Government Center and Eastern Government Center locations from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 16. The offices will be open for in-person voting on the two Saturdays prior […]

May 16 meeting to address safety, mobility on planned Fall Line Trail

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The Henrico County Department of Public Works will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, May 16 on projects to improve safety and mobility on Hilliard Road as well as to construct the southern portion of the Fall Line Trail. The meeting will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Participants will be able to […]

New program helps Central Virginia businesses support autism community

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The Autism Society of Central Virginia has launched a new training and designation program to help business leaders create inclusive and supportive spaces for people impacted by autism. The ASCV developed the Autism Friendly Communities training program and designation to provide local businesses and organizations with expertise, resources from local professionals, and training to help make their businesses more accessible […]

Henrico schools, parks to get ‘green’ makeover

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Several Henrico County schools and parks soon will become greener, thanks to a new partnership between the county, its public school system and local nonprofit organization Capital Trees. The groups are launching a pilot reforestation program as a way to improve tree canopies and restore green space at four Henrico sites – Deep Run Park, Cheswick Park and two as-yet-undetermined […]

Savvy Senior: How to prepare a will

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Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to make my last will and testament and would like to know if I can do it myself, or do I need to hire a lawyer? Don’t Have Much Dear Don’t, Very good question! Almost everyone needs a will, but only around one-third of Americans have actually prepared one. Having a last will and […]