Hundreds of residents, supporters and community members packed the entrance and lobby of the Henrico Sports & Events Center to celebrate the opening of the massive facility that will host games, tournaments, graduations and other events.
The 185,000-square-foot venue began hosting tournaments and other events in late October, but officials reserved the formal dedication and ribbon-cutting for the Community Celebration event, which was held Dec. 4 and welcomed in the public with music, games and giveaways.Continue reading ‘Welcome to Showtime’: Community celebrates new Sports & Events Center
Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said she was impressed by the clean, fresh aroma when she stepped inside the new Henrico Sports & Events Center.
It’s almost like when you say, a new car smell. Well, this is a new arena smell, and it’s really nice, McGlade said Thursday in an interview with ESPN’s Angel Gray at the conference’s Media Day event.Continue reading From ‘great lighting’ to ‘new arena smell,’ Henrico Sports & Events Center shines for A-10 Media Day
AEDs installed at Henrico parks, outdoor spaces
Units allow lifesaving treatment for cardiac events ‘until first responders arrive’
Henrico County is installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at its parks and outdoor recreation areas in response to increased participation in strenuous activities and related medical calls.Continue reading AEDs installed at Henrico parks, outdoor spaces
County poised for continued growth with Sports & Events Center opening in fall
Visitors spent more than $1.7 billion in Henrico during 2022. That's the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study for the Virginia Tourism Corp.
Henrico’s total includes sales of $406 million on food and beverage, $226 million on lodging, $165 million on retail, $167 million on recreation and about $754 million on transportation. Overall, spending by tourists and other visitors to Henrico jumped by 27.2% from 2021.Continue reading Tourist spending in Henrico exceeds $1.7 billion in 2022
Tax relief program for seniors, disabled homeowners would build on REAP Program
Henrico County is proposing a tax relief program that would cap the real estate tax bills of qualifying homeowners who are older or disabled, helping to mitigate the higher costs associated with rising property values.Continue reading Henrico RECAP program would lock in real estate tax bills of qualifying owners
Henrico has partnered with nonprofit housing developers to sell 12 new or renovated homes to working individuals and families with lower or moderate incomes. To get the maximum impact, the effort has focused on an area of historic Highland Springs, where 10 of the homes are within 1 mile of each other.Continue reading Henrico broadens strategy for increasing access to affordable housing
Henrico will return $11.2 million in surplus taxes to residential and business property owners.
Each credit will be issued in an amount equal to 2 cents per $100 of the real estate’s taxable value.
Credits of $30 or more will be paid in 95,000 checks issued in September. Amounts less than $30 will be applied directly on 16,000 bills.Continue reading Henrico Board of Supervisors approves real estate tax credit for 2nd consecutive year
With the county’s support, the Henrico Community Food Bank delivers food to thousands
Every day across Henrico County, volunteers drop off fresh produce, meat, bread and other grocery staples to residents who struggle with hunger.
A resident who lives alone considers them a part of her family.Continue reading Nonprofit mobile food pantry is on the move
So far, nearly 5,000 2nd graders have improved their water skills through the Learn2Swim program
Before heading to the pool, lake or beach this summer, Henrico County Assistant Fire Chief Mark Cumashot urges families to make a water safety plan.Continue reading Henrico Fire, Schools promote water safety to prevent drownings
Tuckahoe representative will retire when 7th term ends Dec. 31
The boardwalk on Tuckahoe Creek is being named “O’Bannon Way” in honor of longtime Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon.Continue reading Honoring the ‘O’Bannon Way,’ Tuckahoe Creek boardwalk named for Supervisor Pat O’Bannon
Reforestation program will initially focus on Deep Run and Cheswick parks plus a middle school and high school in eastern Henrico
Henrico County is partnering with Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) and the nonprofit organization Capital Trees on a program to expand and strengthen tree canopies at the county’s parks and schools.Continue reading Henrico, HCPS, Capital Trees partner to enhance county tree canopies
Raymond Therien was aiding a patient when his ambulance collided with a car in 1960
The first and only member of Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad to be killed in the line of duty is being honored along a newly improved section of Horsepen Road.Continue reading Improved section of Horsepen will honor Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad member killed in line of duty
Highlights include personal property tax rate cut, funding for ’22 bond projects, incentives for hotel development, raises for county and HCPS employees
Update: The Board of Supervisors on April 25 voted unanimously to approve Henrico County's proposed budget for fiscal 2023-24.
Henrico County is outlining more details of its proposed budget for fiscal 2023-24, two weeks after announcing plans to include its second real estate tax credit in two years to help homeowners manage the impacts of rising property values.Continue reading Henrico rolls out more details of proposed budget for fiscal 2023-24
95-gallon rolling carts will be delivered to 90,000 homes beginning in May
Henrico County is partnering with the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority and The Recycling Partnership to provide 90,000 county homes with “super can” recycling carts — at no cost to recipients.Continue reading Henrico, CVWMA to boost curbside recycling program by replacing bins with carts
Homeowners would receive amount equal to 2 cents per $100 of home’s assessed value
For the second consecutive year, Henrico County is proposing to give the owners of residential and business properties a credit on their real estate taxes to help offset rising values.
Property owners would receive an amount equal to 2 cents per $100 of their real estate’s taxable value for 2023. For example, a single-family home with the median assessed value of $367,000 would generate a credit of $73.40. ($367,000/100 x .02=$73.40)Continue reading Henrico proposes real estate tax credit for 2nd consecutive year