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Henrico News Minute – Feb. 22, 2024

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 22, 2024

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An update on education bills in the Virginia General Assembly; a traffic alert on I-95; a minimum wage bill advances in the Virginia Senate; a state workforce education program reaches...

Minimum wage bill makes movement in the Senate

Minimum wage bill makes movement in the Senate

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A bill originally introduced by Del. Jeion Ward, D-Hampton, is making progress in the Senate after passing the House 51-49. The bill, HB 1, would bring the current Virginia minimum wage...

Lawmaker efforts to give inmates, families free phone calls fail again

Lawmaker efforts to give inmates, families free phone calls fail again

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Inmates and their loved ones will not have free prison phone calls anytime soon, but lawmakers are working on legislation to keep rates low.  Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, sponsored House Bill...

In the Garden: Gear up for the 2024 garden season

In the Garden: Gear up for the 2024 garden season

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It’s never too early to prepare for the garden season ahead. Having the right tool for the job saves time, reduces the frustration of trying to make the wrong tool...

Glen Allen retail center The Creeks has new owner

Glen Allen retail center The Creeks has new owner

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Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors, a Birmingham, Alabama-based leasing and management company, has been selected by Nuveen Real Estate to manage and lease The Creeks, a retail development in Glen...

Henrico Property Transactions: Jan. 24-30, 2024

Henrico Property Transactions: Jan. 24-30, 2024

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7608 Seminary Avenue - $229,000, 2,274 SF (built in 1946), from Joanne S. Robertson Estate to GTPrime LLC. 227 North Kalmia Avenue - $263,000, 1,040 SF (built in 1970), from...

Henrico Fur Finder: Feb. 21, 2024

Henrico Fur Finder: Feb. 21, 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 2/21/24

Pets 2/21/24

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Sign installation on I-95 in Henrico to prompt traffic delays Feb. 22-23

Sign installation on I-95 in Henrico to prompt traffic delays Feb. 22-23

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing to install overhead signage on I-95 near Brook Road in Henrico, a process that will prompt overnight double lane closures and occasional slow...

Workforce funding program in Virginia sees 9% growth

Workforce funding program in Virginia sees 9% growth

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The New Economy Workforce Credential Grant program – a performance-based means of funding noncredit workforce training in Virginia – has seen a 9% increase in student enrollment during the recent...

30th annual Virginia Festival of the Book planned March 20-24

30th annual Virginia Festival of the Book planned March 20-24

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The Virginia Festival of the Book, a program of Virginia Humanities, is preparing for its 30th annual event, which will bring together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books,...

Virginia statewide tornado drill moved to March 7

Virginia statewide tornado drill moved to March 7

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The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has announced that the statewide tornado drill, originally scheduled for March 5, has been moved to Thursday, March 7, to make way for the...

Education bills introduced by Henrico delegates – which have passed and which have failed so far

Education bills introduced by Henrico delegates – which have passed and which have failed so far

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Bills that would ban college legacy admissions, promote safer gun storage around minors, and implement more restorative disciplinary practices in schools are among the pieces of legislation that have made...

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 21, 2024

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 21, 2024

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National recognition for one Henrico middle school; a new way to stay informed about county projects; police identify a shooting victim; a preview of tomorrow's Henrico School Board meeting; a...

Virginia House punts on proposal to prohibit ‘addictive’ social media feeds for minors

Virginia House punts on proposal to prohibit ‘addictive’ social media feeds for minors

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Virginia lawmakers seem to agree that kids spending too much time on social media is a problem. But they’re not ready to pass new laws on the topic just yet....

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital named a top-50 U.S. cardiovascular hospital

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital named a top-50 U.S. cardiovascular hospital

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For their ability to provide heart care services deemed to be "world-class," HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors' Hospital and Chippenham Hospital and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital have been named two of the...

A new way to stay informed about Henrico improvement projects, community meetings

A new way to stay informed about Henrico improvement projects, community meetings

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The Henrico County Division of Public Works is starting a new monthly newsletter to inform residents of upcoming projects and community meetings in an effort to improve public input. The...

Henrico 4-H to offer STEM workshop challenge for students in March

Henrico 4-H to offer STEM workshop challenge for students in March

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The Henrico 4-H Youth Development program is offering a STEM challenge workshop for youngsters that will focus on renewable energy. The Power Protectors workshop will be held on two Saturdays,...

Police identify victim in fatal shooting at Henrico home, suspect in custody

Police identify victim in fatal shooting at Henrico home, suspect in custody

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Police tell CBS 6 that one person is dead after a Monday morning shooting at a Henrico County home. The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Jontay Bennett, who was...

Lawmakers punt deepfake bills to next session, amid growing concern

Lawmakers punt deepfake bills to next session, amid growing concern

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Lawmakers continued until next session two bills that created penalties for deceptive use of artificial intelligence software, amid a growing number of cases in which fake images and audio of...

Starling International Day Care center celebrates Valentines Day box winners

Starling International Day Care center celebrates Valentines Day box winners

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For the 10th year, Starling International Day Care held a contest to determine who could come up with the most beautiful and creative boxes to hold classroom Valentines. In past...

Milestones: Feb. 20, 2024

Milestones: Feb. 20, 2024

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Caleb Kenney of Henrico was named to the fall 2023 dean’s list at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students...

Savvy Senior: What you need to know about Medicare spouse coverage

Savvy Senior: What you need to know about Medicare spouse coverage

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Dear Savvy Senior, Are spouses who have not worked outside the home eligible for Medicare benefits? I have worked most of my adult life, but my wife has been a...

Consent bill for women’s medical procedures altered in Senate

Consent bill for women’s medical procedures altered in Senate

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A bill that would require women seeking hysterectomies to go through a detailed consent process, including a recommendation to a controversial hysterectomy foundation, faces an uncertain future following referral to...

Savvy Senior: What you need to know about Medicare spouse coverage

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Dear Savvy Senior, Are spouses who have not worked outside the home eligible for Medicare benefits? I have worked most of my adult life, but my wife has been a mother and homemaker since we got married and hasn’t held an income-producing job since she was in college. Will she be eligible for Medicare? Searching Spouse Dear Searching, There are […]

Savvy Senior: Do I need to file a tax return this year?

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Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t file a tax return the past two years because my income was below the filing threshold, but I got a part-time job late last year, so I’m wondering if I’m required to file this year. Retired Worker Dear Retired, Whether or not […]

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover weight-loss treatments?

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Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover any weight-loss treatments for overweight retirees? I just turned 65 and need to lose about 100 pounds and would like to know if Medicare can help. Overweight Owen Dear Owen, Yes, traditional Medicare does indeed cover some weight-loss treatments like counseling and certain types of surgery for overweight beneficiaries, but unfortunately it doesn’t cover […]

Savvy Senior: Keeping older drivers safe on the road

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Dear Savvy Senior, What safety tips can you recommend for older drivers? My 86-year-old mother, who still drives herself, had a fender bender last month and I worry about her safety. Back Seat Daughter Dear Back Seat, With more and more older Americans driving well into their 70s, 80s and beyond, there are a variety of things your mom can […]

Now What?! Narcissistic Epidemic

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A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine coined a phrase over coffee that really resonated with me. We were talking about the younger generation when she said, “there seems to be an epidemic of narcissism these days.” It was brilliantly put and has had me thinking about the phrase ever since. It wasn’t as if I wasn’t aware of […]

Savvy Senior: How to fight back against age discrimination

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Dear Savvy Senior, What are the steps to take to fight against age discrimination in the workplace, and where can I turn to for help if I think I’ve got a case? Passed Over Paul Dear Paul, If you believe your age has cost you in the workplace – whether it’s a job, a promotion, or a raise – you […]

Savvy Senior: Are you at risk for developing glaucoma?

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Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the eye disease glaucoma? My older brother was recently diagnosed with it and lost some of his vision, but never had a clue anything was wrong. Could I be at risk too? Stressed Sibling Dear Stressed, Yes! Having an immediate family member with glaucoma significantly increases your risks of developing it, […]

Savvy Senior: Essential topics you need to discuss with your aging parents

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Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don’t know much about our elderly parents’ financial situation or their wishes if and when something happens to them. They are both in their mid-eighties. What’s the best way to handle this and what all should we know? Apprehensive Daughter Dear Apprehensive, Many adult children don’t know much about their elderly parent’s financial […]

Savvy Senior: How to close social media accounts of a deceased loved one

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Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about canceling a person’s social media accounts when they die? My wife passed away a few months ago and her social media accounts are still active. Sad Spouse Dear Sad, I’m very sorry for your loss, but this is a smart move on your behalf and one that often gets overlooked. Social media […]

Now What?! Leveling up

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I love a good analogy (something else I have inherited from my mom). In a world of virtual reality, I have found myself recently likening life to video games. I’m a child of the ’80s, so I’m not talking about the video games that the kids play today because, frankly, I just can’t follow along all of the ins and […]


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