Author: Diane Oaks

Henrico’s internship program expands to students at Cristo Rey High

Students from Cristo Rey High School in Richmond have been interning with Henrico County since the beginning of their school year. They help register citizens to vote, record county taxes, manage general services of the county and help libraries. And they’re only freshmen.

Cristo Rey is a private high school in Richmond that exclusively serves students of limited income. As the founding class of the 37th Cristo Rey school in the nation, the Richmond students are part of a 12,000-student body who work with more than 1,700 businesses nationally.

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Board of Supervisors taps Branin chairman, Schmitt vice chairman for 2020

Three Chopt District Supervisor Thomas M. Branin has picked up the gavel as chairman of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors and is ready to dive into issues and priorities for the year.

In remarks following his unanimous election at the board’s Jan. 14 organizational meeting, Branin thanked his colleagues for their vote of confidence and said he’s ready to get to work. The board’s third-annual retreat with senior staff will be held Jan. 24 at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The daylong meeting will cover a broad range of issues, including transportation, housing, public infrastructure needs, stormwater management, development and solid waste.

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All Henrico Reads to feature novel ‘Sourdough,’ author Robin Sloan

Bestselling writer will discuss work at April 2 event

The 2020 All Henrico Reads author event will feature the acclaimed 2017 novel “Sourdough” by international-bestselling author Robin Sloan. The author will appear Thursday, April 2 at Glen Allen High School to talk about the novel and his broader work.

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Mural with a message on display at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

On a sunny, November afternoon, artist Nico Cathcart held a tiny drawing up against a massive, blank backdrop. It was her way of spotting the precise place to add vibrant color to a symbolic mural outside the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.

“This piece is directly inspired by its location,” Cathcart explained.

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Henrico officials take oaths to begin terms in January

Fifteen elected officials are set to begin new terms for Henrico County on Jan. 1, following a swearing-in ceremony that included several firsts and a surprise marriage proposal.

Nine returning incumbents and six newcomers took their oaths of office, affirming their commitments to the constitutions of the United States and Commonwealth of Virginia, during an investiture held Dec. 11 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.

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Woodman-Greenwood roundabout set to begin construction in March

Construction is expected to begin in March on a roundabout at Woodman and Greenwood roads — the first of several planned in Henrico County to promote safe, efficient traffic flow.

The Board of Supervisors on Dec. 10 approved a $3.5 million contract with Abernathy Construction Corp. for the project. The company submitted the lowest of 10 bids.

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