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Quioccasin Middle School likely to become Byrd’s new name

School Board to vote later tonight
APRIL 28, 6 P.M. – The Henrico County School Board appears set to rename Byrd Middle School for the road on which it's located.

Tuckahoe District board member Lisa Marshall told her colleagues during a work session this evening that she would put forth the name Quioccasin Middle School for a formal vote later tonight. She arrived at her conclusion after pondering a number of other suggested names submitted by community members. Among them: > Read more.

Fairfield meeting May 5 to focus on public health, community engagement


Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Thursday, May 5 to discuss public-health concerns for Henrico County and opportunities for community engagement.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Azalea Room at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Guests may arrive as early as 6 p.m. to explore the grounds at no cost. > Read more.

Varina District meetings to detail progress on Varina Area Library


Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold three Community Conversations meetings in May to provide updates on the Varina Area Library as well as to discuss Henrico County’s newly adopted budget for fiscal 2016-17, the Virginia Capital Trail and other topics.

The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road; 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road; and 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Elko Middle School, 5901 Elko Road. > Read more.
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Reynolds Community College recently was named one of the top 10 digital community colleges in a national survey by The Center for Digital Education (CDE). The survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Reynolds tied for second place in the large college category for colleges with 10,000 students or more, tying with Howard Community College in Maryland. Award winners demonstrated innovative uses of technology, including online courses and mobile environments, mobile apps, secure platforms and wireless networks. The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the survey within three classifications based on size of enrollment. > Read more.

Henrico DPU flushing lines in Lakeside to clear discolored water

Discoloration does not create a public-health concern
APR. 26, 10 A.M. – The Henrico County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has received reports from customers of brownish drinking water in the area of Staples Mill and Hermitage roads late Monday and early today.

Crews have determined the discolored water is not a public-health concern and is a result of sediment and rust in the pipes following utilities work in the area earlier Monday. > Read more.

Henrico Public Schools to offer parenting workshops


Henrico County Public Schools will offer two parenting workshops next month designed to help keep kids safe online and teach families how to overcome the roadblocks that prevent better relationships.

The workshops will be presented by the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center, a hub of information, education and support to help parents and educators make a difference in the lives of students. > Read more.

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Community

Richmond Solar Co-op sign ups end April 30


The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.

“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.

YMCA branches to host ‘Healthy Kids Day’ Apr. 29-30


The YMCA of Greater Richmond will host its "Healthy Kids Day" April 29-30 at all local branches.

The event is part of the Y's national initiative to improve families' health and well-being.

Each event features games, healthy snacks, arts and crafts and physical activities, among other events. Its goal is to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home. > Read more.
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