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Updates from Henrico Citizen
Updated: 1 day 16 hours ago
Mon, 2013-08-19 11:50
Because of the downturn in the economy and Virginia’s strict Medicaid qualifications, many low income earning adults are having difficulties affording health care. CrossOver Ministry, founded in 1983, has provided those who are uninsured with health care options. The organization operates three clinics in the Richmond region, including one in Henrico County. Benefitting from a recent program funded by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), the clinic has been able to bring in a full-time nurse practitioner.
Fri, 2013-08-16 08:38
Members of the Mills E. Godwin High School FIRST Robotics team created a five foot tall robot-themed sculpture made of canned food to help promote a charity event benefiting FeedMore and the Richmond Food Bank. The “putting golfer” was a centerpiece at the Richmond Country Club’s LPGA Symetra Tour Eagle Classic tournament August 12-18. FeedMore is the tournament’s main charitable cause. Team members spent about a month designing and building the sculpture, and are well aware that it will be dismantled eventually so the canned food can be donated through the food bank.
Thu, 2013-08-15 20:27
A brewing financial scandal in Henrico County Public Schools has prompted the resignation of Three Chopt School Board member Diana Winston and a board-imposed paid leave of absence for Superintendent Patrick Russo, whose future with the school system is in question. Winston and Russo were present at the start of last Thursday’s regularly scheduled School Board meeting, but both had left by the end of a nearly four-hour closed session prior to the public meeting.
Thu, 2013-08-15 18:48
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle visited Henrico County yesterday, greeting fans during an autograph and question-and-answer session at Buffalo Wild Wings on West Broad Street after taking laps around the three-quarter-mile track at Richmond International Raceway. Biffle will return to Richmond in several weeks for the Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make the Chase” – on Saturday, Sept. 7. The Q&A session, led by RIR Track President Dennis Bickmeier, took place in front of the lunch crowd at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Thu, 2013-08-15 11:35
The Rite Aid Foundation has announced a $5,000 grant to the University of Richmond's chapter of Camp Kesem, a national network of college student-run summer camps for children with a parent who has or had cancer. Named after the Hebrew word for "magic," Camp Kesem is designed to give children ages 6-16 a fun and activity filled week with the extra support and attention they need. The Rite Aid Foundation's grant will help fund camper scholarships for children who couldn't otherwise afford to attend. The Rite Aid Foundation previously awarded $5,000 to Camp Kesem in 2012.
Thu, 2013-08-15 10:57
The Henrico County Division of Police will offer rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the Western Government Center, 4301 East Parham Road, on the first level of the parking deck next to the Administration Building. The shots cost $10 (cash only) and include a rabies tag and certificate of inoculation. Cats must be in carriers.