Citizen Staff Reports 12/08/2016 Features
Al and Esther Thompson's Glen Allen home will be featured on the ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Monday at 9 p.m. The couple's home is decorated for the holidays with more than 170,000 lights and hundreds of homemade items.
The couple's house, at 9716 Wendhurst Drive, is one of several that will compete on the show for a $50,000 prize. The show was taped in October. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/08/2016 Transportation
OneJet will introduce nonstop service between Richmond International Airport and Pittsburgh Mar. 1, the company announced this week.
OneJet provides nonstop travel between its base in Pittsburgh and small and medium-size markets, such as Hartford, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is also adding service to Albany, N.Y. in March.
Flights will go on sale Feb. 1. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/08/2016 Henrico Business
Regency Square will host Sensitive Santa Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event gives children on the autism spectrum an opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with Santa this Christmas during the first Sensitive Santa event. Families can experience Santa without the common hustle and bustle and sensory overload.
Families also may book during certain times, easing the experience of standing in long lines. Children can be photographed with Santa in an autism-friendly setting. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Crime
UPDATE: SEPT. 6, 2:08 P.M. – Henrico Police have concluded that there was no wrongdoing in the case of a suspicious man at RF&P Park who had reportedly approached several young girls one night earlier this week.
Police identified the individual and conducted "a significant number of interviews," they said, including interviewing the man in question.
"After reviewing all of the facts associated with this case, it has been unfounded," police said in a statement today. > Read more.
UPDATE: Sept. 5, 12:50 P.M. – Virginia State Police are investigating a credit card theft that occurred in Henrico County and are asking the public’s assistance to identify two females caught on surveillance using the victim’s credit card.
On Aug. 30, Trooper A.L. Ruffin received a report of cash and credit cards stolen from an elderly female and later used at several local retailers.
The victim, a Hanover County resident, reported she had stopped at a business in the 11000 block of Brook Road in Henrico when she was approached by a man and a woman. > Read more.
Donna Dean breathes new life into classic country show
Deeply rooted in the music history of Richmond, local performer and Sandston native Donna Dean, widow of Jimmy Dean, is reviving the Old Dominion Barn Dance. One of the oldest country music traditions, the show encompasses wholesome, live bluegrass and country entertainment and will premiere on Feb. 21 at the Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs.
From 1946-1957 The Old Dominion Barn Dance was the place to be on a Saturday night in Richmond. The country music radio show was broadcast over WRVA and was hosted by Mary Workman, known as “Sunshine Sue.” The show gave local performers a place to become stars, created a venue for national performers to shine, and popularized performers such as Andy Griffith, Grandpa Jones, Jimmy Dean, The Carter family, and more. > Read more.
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St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.
Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.
Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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