Citizen Staff Reports 04/24/2015 Government
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will reopen registration for programs and courses on Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. online at http://www.connect.henricorecandparks.com .
Registration also will be available in person at Belmont, Deep Run and Eastern Henrico recreation centers from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. that day.
A problem with the division's software vendor during registration last Saturday resulted in long wait times and difficulty registering, which prompted the division to shut down the registration process until the issues were resolved. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/23/2015 Henrico Government
More than 100 students from Henrico County high schools on Wednesday got a firsthand look at their local government and public schools administrations as part of the 58th annual Student Government Day.
The program matched 108 students from all nine high schools with elected and appointed officials, including members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board, county manager, superintendent, judges and department directors. Students spent the day learning how Henrico general government and Henrico County Public Schools work on behalf of residents and others to provide services and address needs of the community. > Read more.
Congressman Bobby Scott, whose Third District includes a portion of Henrico County, recently received the National Head Start Association’s PROMISE (PRotecting Opportunities for our Most Important Students Early) Award for his commitment to advance the needs of Head Start children and families. Scott is the ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
More than 300 Head Start teachers gathered in Washington, D.C. recently to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Head Start program, an early childhood education program. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/05/2015 Henrico Schools
Dumbarton Elementary School counselor Liz Parker was honored at a White House ceremony Jan. 30 as a national finalist for 2015 School Counselor of the Year. The American School Counselor Association selects an annual winner for the award.
First Lady Michelle Obama presided over the ceremony honoring the five finalists for the award, as well as semifinalists. Also present was actress Connie Britton, who portrayed a school counselor on the TV show “Friday Night Lights.”
The judges considered such criteria as counseling innovations, effective programs, leadership skills and contributions to student advancement. > Read more.
By Kevin Lata, Capital News Service 02/05/2015 General Assembly
After a yearlong ban, Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-sharing services soon will have a law allowing them to operate legally in Virginia.
The House of Delegates on Friday joined the Senate in passing a bill that would set licensing requirements for such services’ drivers. The legislation is similar to an interim agreement approved by state officials last August after the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease-and-desist letters banning the taxicab-like service from the state.
The House voted 67-28 in favor of HB 1662, sponsored by Del. Tom Rust, R-Herndon. > Read more.
By Matt Leonard and Benjamin May, Capital News Service 02/05/2015 General Assembly
A Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would exempt Dominion Virginia Power from financial regulation and freeze electric rates until 2023.
The Senate Labor and Commerce Committee voted 14-1 in favor of Senate Bill 1349. It now will be considered by the full Senate.
The bill enjoyed bipartisan support from committee members: 10 Republicans – including the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Frank Wagner, of Virginia Beach – and four Democrats voted for it; Sen. Stephen Newman, R-Forest, voted against it. > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 12/28/2012
Henrico residents have a variety of performances to choose from this weekend: The Rinard Family at Henrico Theatre, The Hot Seats at Ashland Coffee and Tea and shows at Mystery Dinner Playhouse, Swift Creek Mill Theatre and Children’s Theatre of Virginia. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
The “Knitters of Cedarfield” made their annual donation of handmade caps to the Henrico Christmas Mother Dec. 3 at The Hermitage at Cedarfield, presenting 130 knitted caps to be used by needy families. Among the Christmas Mothers on hand to accept the donation and thank the knitters were Mitty Sledd (1975), Sue Trimmer (1998), Bonnie Abernathy (2011), and Terry Brady (2012). The presentation was followed by a program of holiday music, courtesy of the Greater Richmond Chorus. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 12/21/2012
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is winding down so it’s finally time to sit back and enjoy some local performances like Theatre IV’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” at CACGA and a piano recital at Good Shepherd UMC. To truly appreciate the holidays, though, take some time to give back – a blood drive takes place this weekend at VCC. Click here for more! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
Members of the Shenandoah Valley Children Choir with conductor Jo-Anne Van Der Vat-Chromy perform at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Glen Allen during a jazz concert of the One Voice Chorus.
The concert, entitled “A Little Jazz’ll Do Ya !” entertained the audience with “cool contemporary and classic jazz favorites (including J. Hendricks, G. Gershwin, A. Jobim and R. Rogers). It was a joint performance of the One Voice Chorus, the Russell Wilson Jazz Combo and the Shenandoah Valley Children Choir. > Read more.
Don’t give Dad another tie. Give him an experience to remember! Dads who like beer and meat will love the inaugural Moo and Brew taking place tomorrow. Dads who like cars will appreciate the 45th annual Richmond AACA Car Show and Swap Meet at RIR. Dads who love ice cream are sure to enjoy Walkerton Tavern’s ice cream social on Sunday. And Dads that just need a little down time can relax with music, food and family activities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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