Citizen Staff Reports 04/17/2014 Non-Profits
FeedMore recognized several volunteers from Henrico County recently in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The volunteers - William Cary, Phil Newton and Yvette Gilmore – have given eight total years of service to the agency, which works to fight hunger in Central Virginia.
“It’s heartbreaking to realize there are kids in our community who are hungry,” said Cary (pictured, at right), a volunteer with FeedMore’s Children’s Programs. “Nobody, young or old, should be hungry.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/29/2013 Henrico Business
HCA Virginia has appointed William Wagnon, III as chief executive officer of Henrico, Parham and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals, effective Sept.1
Wagnon comes to HCA Virginia from the 340-bed Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, where he had been CEO since 2008. Wagnon replaces Pat Farrell, who spent 23 total years with HCA, 17 of those as CEO of Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/27/2013 Henrico Schools
Glen Allen High School recently was honored with a traffic safety award at the 2013 Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) Awards Program on July 25 in Lynchburg. The YOVASO Awards Banquet recognized organizations, individuals, and schools from Virginia that had demonstrated exemplary efforts during the 2012-13 academic year to encourage safe driving among teenagers.
Glen Allen High School’s continual efforts to end distracted driving earned them the Distracted Driving Prevention award. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/26/2013 Henrico Government
Henrico County won awards from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) for programs that promote a safe learning environment within Henrico County Public Schools and document more than 40,000 historical artifacts maintained by the Division of Recreation and Parks.
Henrico was one of 10 counties to receive a 2013 Achievement Award from VACo in recognition of a model local government program. Henrico and Orange County each received two awards, the most of any county. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/22/2013 Henrico Business
Officials from Richmond International Airport (RIC), the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), and the Richmond Regional Planning Commission showed off nine new airport shuttle vehicles to a crowd of media and interested observers Aug. 8 at the airport and gave them a peek at the new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station as well. > Read more.
- More Henrico News
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.