Author: Diane Oaks

Red, White & Lights July 4th Celebration canceled due to COVID-19

To celebrate Independence Day, patriotic displays will be at Dorey Park and Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park July 1-5.

The annual community celebration of Independence Day, which had been scheduled to return to Dorey Park on Saturday, July 4, has attracted as many as 20,000 people for live music, a fireworks and laser light show and other entertainment. The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks, which organizes the event, concluded it would be unable to hold the event under current health regulations and guidelines for limiting spread of the coronavirus.

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Localities declare local emergencies over COVID-19 outbreak

Officials hope aggressive measures already being taken will limit the outbreak’s severity in the region.

Elected officials from the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland and the city of Richmond announced the declarations at a news conference Friday while urging the public to remain calm, stay informed and follow safety protocols, including frequent handwashing and avoiding crowds.

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Fairfield meeting Feb. 24 to feature library time capsule, engagement of Police, PAL

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, Feb. 24 to highlight a time capsule being prepared for the new Fairfield Area Library and how the Henrico County Police Division and the Henrico Police Athletic League engage with the community. Continue reading Fairfield meeting Feb. 24 to feature library time capsule, engagement of Police, PAL

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Henrico sees opportunity when apartment complexes get new owners

In welcoming an improved Hope Village during today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, Henrico officials said their experiences with the project validated the county’s new approach for seeking better living conditions at older apartment complexes.

Fairstead Affordable, operating as Hope Preservation LP, bought the property in 2018 and invested more than $5 million in renovations as part of a $14 million tax-exempt financing package. The financing was approved by the Henrico Board of Supervisors based on the complex’s location and issued through the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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