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 delay dismissal time for middle-schoolers April 8 because of solar eclipse

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Because a total solar eclipse will occur in parts of the United States on April 8, including Virginia, Henrico County Public Schools will delay afternoon dismissal for all middle schools by 10 minutes. The delay is designed to help ensure that students are not out during the peak of the eclipse at about 3:19 p.m., when looking directly at the […]

‘Home for Good’ Playhouse Giveaway Event

See seven one-of-a-kind luxury playhouses, all designed and built by local professionals, online and in-person at Short Pump Town Center and Libbie Mill Library. Every $5 donation you make to Henrico CASA is an opportunity to win one of the playhouses! Why playhouses? Playhouses remind us that childhood should be carefree, without abuse or neglect. That’s why Henrico CASA hosts […]

Bridge 9 Theater’s Improv for High Schoolers class at CACGA

This 6-week class is designed for teens to learn the art of improv! Whether experienced with improv or just starting, this is the perfect class! Help your teen unlock their creative voice, learn to work collaboratively with others, and think fast! Learn more: bridge9theater.com/classes Location: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road Teachers: Dominic Wall and Travis […]

Varina community meetings April 15-16 to address county budget, other efforts

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Henrico Board of Supervisors Chairman and Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will host a series of Varina Community Conversations meetings April 15-16 to highlight the county’s budget for fiscal year 2024-25 and other initiatives, including recreation and parks projects, environmental efforts and the Crisis Intervention Team. Residents can participate in-person or virtually, via WebEx or phone. To participate by […]

Virginia Egg Council donates 20 cases of eggs to Feed More

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The Virginia Egg Council recently donated 40 cases of fresh eggs to two of Virginia’s largest food banks to provide a source of protein to families in need. On behalf of Gov. Glenn Youngkin, the organization donated 20 cases of eggs to Feed More in Richmond and 20 cases to Feeding Southwest Virginia in Abingdon. One dozen eggs will be […]

UR graduate Petz, CEO of Sherwin-Williams, to give commencement address

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Heidi Petz, president and chief executive officer of Sherwin-Williams and a 1997 University of Richmond graduate, will address 2024 graduates of the university’s School of Arts & Sciences, Robins School of Business, and Jepson School of Leadership Studies during their May 12 commencement. Petz earned a bachelor’s degree in leadership studies at Richmond and began her career with Sherwin-Williams in […]

New members of Citizen Advisory Board named

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The Henrico Citizen has named the new members of its Citizen Advisory Board – 15 Henricoans who will serve one- or two-year volunteer terms to provide input, ideas and feedback about the Citizen’s coverage and operations. The Citizen created the advisory board in 2021 as a way to deepen its connections within the county and ensure that open lines of […]

General Assembly tackles consumer transparency, fails to fix ticket service fees

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Virginia lawmakers, in alignment with recent federal attempts, introduced consumer protection bills to tackle surprise tickets fees and recurring subscriptions, but only one measure passed. Autorenewal notification updates — passed Del. Michelle Maldonado, D-Manassas, introduced House Bill 744 to update current state code to add “small business” to the existing consumer protections for auto renewal. That includes any goods, services, […]

Restaurant Watch

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FEB. 28 Pizza Hut, 9020-B Quioccasin Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: facility doesn’t have written procedures for cleaning up vomit/diarrhea; dish racks are deterioriating to the point of no longer being cleanable; observed buildup on walk-in shelves; several areas are dirty (tile floor, walk-in floor, restroom ceiling vent, edge around grease interceptor, and hood […]

In the Garden: 2024 award-winning flowers for your garden and containers

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Make some room in your garden or containers for the new All-America Selections 2024 National award-winning plants. These winning varieties are tested in trial gardens across the United States and Canada. Volunteer judges rate entries based on their improved performance, flavor, disease resistance, and other unique qualities related to their performance in gardens and containers. Celosia burning embers was selected […]