By Zachary Halaschak, Special to the Citizen 07/01/2016 Features
From a distance, you can't tell that Ahmed Oudah is actually blind in both eyes and needs assistance to move around.
He wasn’t born that way; rather, his eyesight was taken from him when an IED detonated outside of a court building in Baghdad, shattering both his vision and his sense of security. Since that day, Oudah has worked tirelessly to provide a safe and happy future for his family. He finally found that security by applying as a refugee and immigrating to Henrico County.
Although thankful to be out of Iraq, life for Oudah still is very difficult in U.S. As a middle-aged, blind refugee who speaks only limited English, finding work and becoming integrated into the community has been a challenge. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/01/2016 Henrico Crime
JUNE 30 – A mid-day house fire in Henrico's Far West End Thursday displaced two residents, but no one was injured. At approximately 2:45 p.m., Henrico Fire units were called to the 10700 block of New Trail Court, off Springfield Road. Units arrived within 5 minutes to find flames coming from the roof of a two-story home in the 10700 block of New Trail Court.
First arriving units forced their way into the home, where they advanced hose lines to the second floor. Firefighters pulled the second-floor ceiling down in order to gain access to the fire. At the same time, personnel from the ladder truck completed a search and discovered that no one was home at the time of the incident. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/30/2016 Henrico Business
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: EVB – leased 18,885 SF in Highwoods I at 10900 Nuckols Rd.; Dana Gibson Inc. – leased 8,962 SF at 1601 Roseneath Rd.; and Lee Nails & Spa – leased 1,620 SF in Nuckols Place at 5400 Wyndham Forest Dr. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 11/11/2013 Henrico Crime
Two Henrico County police officers were among the local first responders honored at the 24th Annual Valor Awards ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
The event, which is sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association and attended annually by more than 500 business leaders and public safety officials, highlighted outstanding acts courage performed by six law enforcement officers from City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/11/2013 Henrico Schools
The College Board has named Henrico County Public Schools to its fourth-annual AP District Honor Roll.
The honor recognizes school divisions that simultaneously increase access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/07/2013 Henrico Business
The physicians at Advanced Orthopaedics invited the team from Greater Richmond Fit4Kids to their Shrader Road location in Henrico Nov. 1 to present them with more than 500 pieces of sports gear and equipment collected from the community. The equipment will be distributed to local children who do not have access to appropriate sports equipment to help them live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Donations were accepted at the Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call locations and several other sites through Oct. 31. > Read more.
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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.
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.
Celebrate Independence Day in Henrico! The county’s annual event is new and improved this year with a later start time, expanded hours and new entertainment, including the Richmond Symphony and a laser light show. Lewis Ginter is also offering free admission all day. On Saturday, check out the first annual Innsbrook Taste of Virginia, the family movie at Varina Library or Anthony Snape and special guest Jess Labus at The Tin Pan. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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