Henrico County VA

Henrico Restaurant Week raises $2k for VHBG


The April edition of Henrico Restaurant Week raised $2,050 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls' 2016 Youth Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 20.

Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted by the Henrico Citizen in partnership with title sponsor Visit Henrico, featured 10 Henrico restaurants. Each made a donation from every special Restaurant Week lunch and dinner sold during the week. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to participate in USDA summer food service


Henrico County Public Schools, through its Division of School Nutrition Services, will participate in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The program provides meals to students enrolled in Henrico Schools summer programs or in those run by the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. (All sites will be closed Monday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.) Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. > Read more.

Business in brief


The following Hampton by Hilton hotels in Henrico have received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Hampton Inn Richmond-West, located in Innsbrook at 10800 W. Broad St.; and Hampton Inn Richmond-Airport, located at 421 International Center Drive in Sandston. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. > Read more.
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Bank donates $40k

Henrico-based Franklin Federal Savings Bank recently introduced a new initiative called “Pillars of Our Community,” through which it will donate $40,000 annually to local nonprofits. Each of the bank’s eight locations will donate $5,000 to the charity of its choosing, provide volunteer support to the organization and distribute the organization’s literature for a full year. > Read more.

HCPS mentoring program named Virginia’s best

Henrico County Public Schools’ “Henrico HEROES” program has received the Virginia Outstanding Mentoring Program Award for 2014 by Virginia Mentoring Partnership. The judges called the program “an outstanding model of success for school-based mentoring.”

Henrico HEROES (Helpers Engaged in Reaching Our Evolving Students) administers 27 mentoring groups in the county’s middle schools, high schools and nontraditional programs. In 2013, Henrico HEROES reached 680 students with the support of 579 trained mentors. Data showed that those students, who had been deemed at-risk, showed improvements in attendance, behavior and grades. > Read more.

Police seek fraud suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a woman who opened credit card accounts using false information at several western Henrico retail stores Dec. 12. The woman, described as a white female in her early 20s, between 5 foot 5 and 5 foot 7 in height and weighing 105-125 pounds with blonde or light brown hair.

After opening the accounts, she proceeded to purchase several hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise from each store. > 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.
Entertainment

Muse Paintbar opens at Willow Lawn


Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.

Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.

Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.






 

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