Author: Diane Oaks

Cheswick Park – Henrico’s first park – reopens with improved trails, playground, restroom facilities, other amenities

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Henrico County’s oldest park has a fresh, modern look – and Fran Shinholser couldn’t be happier.

On Wednesday, she and her daughter, Janis Kouche, headed to Cheswick Park for their daily walk and ended up joining county officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its recent renovation and reopening.

Standing near the improved playground, Shinholser, 90, raved about the transformed restroom building, which now features rustic wood siding, a metal roof and a new family restroom. She also welcomed the new pedestrian bridges and trail improvements, which mean she won’t have to watch out for puddles as she walks.

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Henrico earns $1.4 million grant to create EV charging station network

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Federal funds will help develop stations for public use at seven county facilities

Henrico County will install electric vehicle charging stations at seven locations, including at libraries, parks and recreation facilities and government centers, after being awarded a $1.4 million federal grant to promote clean energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

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New Board of Supervisors taps veterans Nelson, Schmitt for leadership posts

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Embrace the moment, Nelson urges, citing county’s fiscal strength, sustainability efforts

The veteran supervisors were elected by unanimous votes during the board’s organizational meeting Tuesday. Joining Nelson and Schmitt on the dais are newly elected Supervisors Roscoe D. Cooper III, of the Fairfield District; Misty D. Whitehead, of the Three Chopt District; and Jody K. Rogish, of the Tuckahoe District.

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My Henrico Academy promotes engagement with multicultural community

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Applications to participate in 7-week program accepted through March 1

Residents who reflect Henrico’s rich cultural diversity are invited to participate in an upcoming leadership program – My Henrico Academy – that strengthens connections between the county and multicultural communities and encourages participation in the civic process.

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Scholarship fund established to honor retiring Supervisors Thornton, O’Bannon

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2 HCPS seniors who embody the supervisors’ values will be recognized each year

Henrico County, with the nonprofit Henrico Education Foundation and a host of donors, has established a scholarship fund to honor trailblazing Supervisors Frank J. Thornton and Patricia S. O’Bannon, who will conclude 28 years of service when their terms end Dec. 31.

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Oaths administered to incoming supervisors, School Board members, constitutional officers, Henricopolis directors

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The members of Henrico County’s next Board of Supervisors and School Board as well as its constitutional officers and Henricopolis directors have been sworn in to begin serving their terms on Jan. 1.

“Welcome, we all look forward to working with you and seeing you succeed as a group,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said at the conclusion of the Henrico County 2024 Investiture, which was held Dec. 15 at the Henrico Sports & Events Center.

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2023 Henrico State of the County celebrates accomplishments, community in new sports arena

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For its annual State of the County address, Henrico traded its usual, formal setting in a hotel ballroom for the county’s shiny, new sports arena.

It enlisted the talents of the Henrico High School marching band and handed out thundersticks and other noisemakers to give the gathering a hint of a major sporting event.

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South Station represents permanent home, ‘sound investment’ for Police

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For nearly 20 years, the Henrico County Police Division has based its southeastern units in leased space on Eastpark Court, near North Airport Drive and Interstate 64.

But by early 2025, the Fair Oaks Station will give way to a permanent South Station, which also will include training facilities for the county’s emergency communications and division’s K-9 unit.

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Henrico’s 2022- 2023 Annual Report is now available

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Henrico's Annual Report provides the most comprehensive overview of the county's accomplishments, projects and initiatives for fiscal year 2022-23.

These pages provide a window into what we have done – and what we are doing – as we strive to become the best community in which to live, work, play and visit, County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said.

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