A historic Eastern Henrico farm – the site of a bloody Civil War battle in 1862 – will be preserved in its entirety, thanks to the Capital Region Land Conservancy.
The CRLC has agreed to purchase Malvern Hill Farm (which is about 875 acres in size and straddles Eastern Henrico and Charles City County) for its appraised value of $6.56 million. The sellers are by descendants of William Heighler Ferguson Sr., who originally purchased Malvern Hill Farm in 1939.
“In one transaction CRLC is taking a giant step in protecting the natural and historic land and water resources of our region,” said Parker C. Agelasto, executive director of Capital Region Land Conservancy. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/02/2016 Henrico Government
Jennifer McClellan has been declared the Democratic Party's candidate for Virginia's Ninth District state Senate seat by the Legislative Nominating Committee of the Democratic Party. The party canceled a planned caucus Dec. 3 because McClellan was the only candidate who filed for the nomination.
A special election for the seat, vacated by Donald McEachin after his election to Congress Nov. 8, will be held Jan. 10. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/02/2016 Henrico Government
Virginia Fourth District Congressman-Elect Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) was elected a co-president of his freshman class in Congress earlier this week. He shares the presidency with Congresswoman-Elect Nanette Barragan (CA-4) and Congresswoman-Elect Val Demings (FL-10).
Thursday, McEachin was selected as a regional whip for the Democratic Caucus. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/24/2014 Henrico Schools
Four Henrico County elementary schools recently were presented with $25,000 grants for implementing innovative and effective ways to help struggling students.
The faculty members of Glen Lea, Montrose, Ridge and Donahoe elementary schools were presented with surprise ceremonial checks by Henrico County Public Schools.
The grants are part of the division’s general fund that was set aside to fund the programs most promising in helping lower-achieving students close the gap with their peers. > Read more.
By David Weissman, Special to the Citizen 04/24/2014 Henrico Schools
Could iPad minis soon make an appearance en masse in Henrico County’s public school system?
Henrico County’s Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education and Instructional Support Services Bondy Shay Gibson advocated for the increased use of iPads in kindergarten, first- and second-grade classrooms at an April 10 School Board work session.
“The iPad is very developmentally accessible,” Gibson said, commenting on the lack of training required to use the device. “You just have to know how to push a button and move your finger.” > Read more.
Rochester-based grocer operates 6 other Virginia stores
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Business
UPDATE: APR. 23, 9:45 A.M. – A new grocery chain is entering the Henrico market.
Wegmans, a Rochester-based chain of grocery superstores, will open a store in the new West Broad Marketplace in Short Pump – the same site at which outdoor retailer Cabela’s recently announced that it would locate a 97,500-square-foot store.
The development will be located at West Broad Street and Cold Hill Lane, along Interstate 64 west of Short Pump Town Center, near Strange's Florist. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 12/01/2016
The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.
The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.
More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.
The event is one of three walks that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and is held in celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.
Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year and can be made at http://www.alz.org/walk. In total, the three walks this year have raised more than $644,344. > Read more.
The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarEnjoy a musical evening of holiday favorites with the Short Pump Symphonette, a 20-piece orchestra showcasing both youth and adult performers, at 7 p.m. at Glen Allen Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Allen Library. For details, call 501-1950 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text