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Vehicle crashes with pedestrians, bicyclists on the rise

Man crossing the street on a crosswalk
Vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are increasing across Henrico County, just as they are throughout Virginia and the United States. To reverse the trend, Henrico is responding with messages discouraging cellphone use and other distractions, targeted enforcement of traffic laws and a review of crosswalks, lighting or other design features that may be beneficial in certain areas. Continue reading Vehicle crashes with pedestrians, bicyclists on the rise

Housing Advisory Committee to serve as ‘think tank’ on housing issues

Brick house with boarded up windows
Henrico is tapping local expertise as it expands and sharpens its focus on improving the county’s housing stock, its affordability and neighborhoods. The Board of Supervisors in April established the Housing Advisory Committee and appointed its first nine members, who will serve staggered terms through 2020 or 2021. The members offer broad experience in housing issues, including for-profit and nonprofit development, home building and sales, commercial lending and law. Continue reading Housing Advisory Committee to serve as ‘think tank’ on housing issues

Extension Office offers tips on growing lush, green landscape

Green grass with dew
When the yellow dusting of pollen hits, you know spring is in full season. It’s the perfect time to prepare your lawn and garden for a delightful summer. The Henrico Extension Office offers a variety of services to help Henrico homeowners create a lush landscape that will be the envy of the neighborhood. The SMART Lawns program provides homeowners with a plan tailored to fit their specific lawn-care needs. “A Master Gardener volunteer will come to your home to evaluate your lawn,” said Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources – Horticulture Ed Olsen. Continue reading Extension Office offers tips on growing lush, green landscape