Henrico County VA

Innsbrook After Hours earns Keep Virginia Beautiful Grant


Innsbrook After Hours, the popular Glen Allen concert series, received a grant to help clean up cigarette butts at its property as part of Keep Virginia Beautiful’s 30 grants in 30 days program.

Keep Virginia Beautiful provides grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 annually to help with community beautification and litter collection. The group has awarded $145,000 to 95 different organizations through the program since 2011. > Read more.

Henrico wins National Association of Counties awards for 28 programs


Henrico County departments and agencies earned 28 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), as well as two Best of Category honors, for a series of home-maintenance workshops and a firefighter wellness program.

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will accept the awards July 24 at the 2016 NACo annual conference in Long Beach, Calif. The NACo Achievement Awards Program recognizes groundbreaking programs and initiatives in 21 service categories, including children and youth, county administration and management, libraries, emergency management and response, and human services. > Read more.

Citizen’s Kruszewski wins 2 national awards


Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski has won two awards in the 2016 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Professional Communications Contest.

The entries in the NFPW contest were among four that advanced to the national competition after winning first place awards in this year's Virginia Professional Communicators (VPC) contest. In the category of personal opinion columns, Kruszewski won a second place nationally for a pair of Family Forum columns, "The Greatest Love" and "Time to Give Spanking the Boot." > Read more.
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‘Beyond Barbie’ designed to empower women

Although Susan Singer’s life has handed her challenges, she was always able to prevail and find strength through art, which has inspired Beyond Barbie, Singer’s unique series at Crossroads Art Center that begins March 28. The series will feature performances and discussions from diverse, passionate females; it aims to instill the same strength and empowerment in other women.

Singer began the series in 2011 in conjunction with her art show Not Barbie, a series of paintings of female nudes of every size, shape, age and race to provoke society to expand its definition of beauty. > Read more.

Business in brief


Napier Realtors ERA was named a Platinum Award winner in the Richmond, Va., market by the Cartus Broker Network at its annual Broker Network International Conference held in February. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions. Platinum is the highest level of the Excellence Awards presented to principal brokers. Excellence Award recognition is based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals including customer service, cost management, and effective analysis and marketing of homes. Less than 21 percent of the Network’s principal brokers achieved Platinum level recognition for 2013 performance. > Read more.

Student-run camp assists children of cancer patients

Barbie Quick, a 47-year-old data entry specialist, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She has been in remission four times since then and endured a long and expensive road to recovery – one that she hasn’t taken alone. Quick’s daughters Kristin, 12, and Rebecca, 15, have dealt with their mom’s cancer for more than half their lives, which hasn’t left them much opportunity simply to be kids.

That’s why Quick turned to Camp Kesem. > Read more.

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Community

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.

Tuckahoe YMCA to host Refugee Community Resource Fair


The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.

As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
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