Recent News Releases

Sept. 26, 2016

CONTACT: Veta Herbaugh, Executive Assistant, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4208

Three Chopt meeting Oct. 17 to discuss bond referendum projects

Three Chopt District Supervisor Thomas M. Branin will lead a Three Chopt District Town Meeting on Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss projects proposed through Henrico County’s upcoming bond referendum.

Voters will be asked to authorize financing for the projects through five questions on the Nov. 8 general-election ballot.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Pocahontas Middle School, 12000 Three Chopt Road.

For information, call (804) 501-4208


Sept. 23, 2016

CONTACT: Kendra Young, Senior Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension
PHONE: (804) 501-5160

Henrico 4-H sale of apples, peanuts, honey, cookbooks underway; orders due Oct. 26

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling apples, peanuts, honey and cookbooks to benefit local 4-H youth programs.

The sale features Virginia produce and six different cookbooks, each with more than 140 recipes. The items and prices are:

  • Winesap or York apples, $20 per half-bushel, or 83 cents per pound;
  • Raw peanuts, with recipes, $10 per 2-pound sack;
  • Salted or unsalted cocktail peanuts, $15 per 2-pound sack;
  • Honey, $10 per 1-pound jar; and
  • Cookbooks, $8 apiece. The titles are “On the Grill,” “Kids in the Kitchen,” “Slow Cooker,” “Homemade Classics,” “Cookies & Bars” and “Quick Fix.” Each spiral-bound cookbook measures 5½ by 4¼ inches and includes a soft cover and 150 pages.

Order forms are available at henrico.us/extension, the Extension Office, any Henrico library or by calling (804) 501-5160. A check or money order payable to Henrico 4-H Fund must accompany each order.

Because supplies are limited, orders received after Wednesday, Oct. 26 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Orders will be available for pickup from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the loading dock of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.


Sept. 21, 2016

CONTACT: Ed Olsen, Horticulture Extension Agent, Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension
PHONE: (804) 501-5160

Extension to offer clinics in October to address questions about plants, landscaping

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a series of free clinics in October to help residents diagnose problems with their plants and landscaping.

The clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday at the Lowe’s home improvement store at 8001 Brook Road. Henrico Master Gardeners will be available to help identify insects and disease that may be affecting plants and to answer questions about gardening, landscaping and lawn care. Free soil-testing kits also will be available.

For more information, call (804) 501-5160 or go to henrico.us/extension.


Sept. 14, 2016

CONTACT: Linda Leigh, Executive Assistant, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4208

Tuckahoe meeting Sept. 28 to detail bond referendum projects

Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will lead a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to discuss projects proposed as part of Henrico County’s upcoming bond referendum.

Voters will be asked to authorize financing for a variety of improvements to public facilities through five questions on the Nov. 8 general-election ballot.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will include sessions at 1 and 7 p.m. at Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive. The evening session also will be accessible via a live stream on YouTube. For instructions on how to watch, go to henrico.us/calendar/virtual-tuckahoe-1/.

For more information, call (804) 501-4208 or go to patobannon.com.


Sept. 12, 2016

CONTACT: Barbara Herzog, Executive Director, Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates
PHONE: (804) 501-1671

Henrico CASA to hold 11th annual art exhibition and silent auction Sept. 16

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host its 11th annual benefit art exhibition and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at The Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road.

Proceeds from the event will support CASA, a nonprofit organization that works on behalf of abused and neglected children before the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. CASA’s volunteers served 367 children during fiscal 2015-16, donating nearly 20,000 hours to their cases.

The silent auction will feature works by local artists and other items with a combined value of more than $10,000. These include paintings, jewelry, services, gift baskets, pottery and vacation packages.

While viewing the exhibition, guests will be able to learn from artists about what inspires their work. The event also will feature live music, a magic show, free hors d’oeuvres, food trucks and a cash bar.

Admission is free and open to the public. For information, join Henrico CASA on Facebook, call (804) 501-1671 or go to henricocasa.org or crossroadsartcenter.com.


Sept. 12, 2016

CONTACT: Geleene Goffena, Community Development Block Grant Program Manager, Department of Community Revitalization
PHONE: (804) 501-7613

Henrico to offer free home-maintenance workshops, beginning Oct. 1

The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization will offer a series of free workshops beginning in October to help residents maintain and improve their homes.

The first workshop will focus on weatherization and seasonal maintenance and be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the former Dumbarton Area Library, 6800 Staples Mill Road. Experts will discuss seasonal activities, such as cleaning gutters, washing siding and maintaining heating systems, as well as caring for major appliances.

The workshops will continue with sessions on minor home repairs Saturday, Nov. 5 at the former Dumbarton Area Library; home improvements Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.; and outdoor improvements Saturday, March 4 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.

All of the sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will include exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and refreshments.

For information, call (804) 501-7640 or go to henrico.us/revit.


Sept. 8, 2016

CONTACT: Ed Olsen, Horticulture Extension Agent, Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension
PHONE: (804) 501-5160

Henrico Extension to present horticulture workshops in September, November

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a series of free workshops in the fall to help residents care for their lawns and landscaping:

  • “Winterizing Your Lawn,” Thursday, Sept. 22 at Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 19.
  • “Choosing the Right Tree,” Thursday, Sept. 29 at Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 26.
  • “Caring for an Older Tree,” Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Varina Area Library. The deadline to register is Thursday, Oct. 27.

Each workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required and may be made by calling (804) 501-5160. For information, go to henrico.us/extension.


Sept. 6, 2016

CONTACT: Leslie Stephen, Program Manager for Substance Use Disorders, Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services
PHONE: (804) 727-8949

Henrico to provide free showing of ‘Chasing the Dragon’ Sept. 21
Documentary highlights dangers of opioids

Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services and the Henrico County Drug Court will present a free showing of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to educate the public on the dangers of opioid use and addiction.

The 45-minute film, released in February by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. The event also will include a service fair beginning at 6:30 p.m. and resuming after the film. More than a dozen community service providers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about substance use disorders.

“Chasing the Dragon” features explicit, first-person accounts of people who have either abused opioids or whose children have abused opioids with tragic consequences. The film’s title refers to the cycle of addiction and users’ pursuit of the so-called “ultimate” high. Viewer discretion is advised.

Opioid and prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in the United States. More than 46,000 people die annually from drug overdoses, with half of the deaths caused by opioids and prescription drugs, according to the FBI and DEA. In addition, the country has more deaths from drugs than from car accidents, according to the agencies.

“Chasing the Dragon” also can be viewed at dea.gov/media/chasing-dragon.shtml.


Sept. 1, 2016

CONTACT: Linda Leigh, Executive Assistant, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4208

Fairfield meeting Sept. 12 to highlight bond referendum, benefits of tennis

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, Sept. 12 to discuss Henrico County’s upcoming bond referendum and the benefits of tennis.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.

Thornton and county representatives will explain the bond referendum, which will be part of the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Voters will decide whether to authorize $419.8 million in general obligation bonds to finance improvements to schools and other public facilities.

Jimmy Turpin, of A.C.E. Tennis Academy, will discuss how tennis benefits the community.

For information, call (804) 501-4208.

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