The Friends of Chesterfield’s Riverfront (FoCR) has merged with Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), which will carry on the work of both organizations by stewarding the lands previously protected by FoCR. Initial discussions about a merger began in late 2013. Legal due diligence was conducted in early 2014 and the merger decision was formally made in late March 2014. Troutman Sanders LLP provided pro bono legal services for due diligence and document preparation for the merger. As part of the merger, conservation easements held by FoCR will be assigned to CRLC. The restrictions, land use limitations, and reserved rights listed in each easement will remain unchanged. > Read more.
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 09/23/2013 Henrico Schools
At Short Pump Elementary School, collaborative efforts between a group of passionate students and teachers have led to the creation of The Stinger Trail, a nature and fitness trail on the school grounds that is accessible to all members of the community and encourages outdoor learning and community projects.
Judy Fitzpatrick, along with her fourth-grade class from last year, designed the trail that stemmed from her passion for nature and desire to share outside-the-classroom learning with other students. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/23/2013 Henrico Crime
The Henrico police officer who was struck and injured by a vehicle Saturday night in the 9100 block of Derbyshire Road in the West End is alert and recovering in the hospital, police officials said today. The officer is expected to make a full recovery but may remain in the hospital for several days.
He was in uniform and responding to a call for service about a loud party when he was struck. No charges have been filed against the driver, and police have said that alcohol and speed do not appear to have been factors. The adult male driver who hit the officer stopped at the scene. > Read more.
Henrico siblings enter second year at Tech
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 09/20/2013 Henrico Schools
Four children, four majors, four tuition bills – and one university.
The Lomaka family from Henrico made history last year when its four children – three sons and one daughter – became the first set of quadruplets to attend Virginia Tech.
“The quads,” Steve, Kate, Greg and Chris, are now in their sophomore year at Virginia Tech and said they all chose the school for their own reasons and are on very different academic paths.
> Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/20/2013 Henrico Business
The Faison Centers of Excellence will break ground Sept. 26 on The Faison Residence, a new state-of the-art residential community in Henrico’s Near West End tailored to meet the challenges of young adults with autism.
The facility, to be located at the corner of West Broad Street and Byrd Avenue, will be the first residential community of its kind on the eastern seaboard. (An artist’s rendering appears at right.) > Read more.
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By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 01/30/2012
At 40,000 participants and still growing, it's no wonder that the homegrown Ukrop's' Monument Avenue 10k has moved into the national spotlight – even earning a USA Today ranking among the top 10 races in the country.
But as several of the event's biggest fans emphasized at a Jan. 4 kick-off celebration, the 10k is much more than just a race – or even just a single event.
When you consider all the preparations that go into the weeks leading up to the March 31 race – the training team workouts, registration rallies, fundraising promotions, costume-designing and party-stop planning – it's clear that the 10k is months in the making, with aspects of party, charitable benefit, self-improvement regimen and music festival combining to provide an ongoing celebration.
It's also clear that having fun reins supreme. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 01/26/2012
Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/23/2012
Safe Harbor is currently seeking nominations for its “Healthy Love RVA: Hot Healthy Couples” series. Four couples will be selected and interviewed and their love stories highlighted on Safe Harbor’s new website, http://www.safeharborshelter.com > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health.
Arby's, 11298 Patterson Avenue – No critical violations reported and two non-critical violations reported during follow-up inspection.
Fas Mart, 11390 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen – No violations reported during follow-up inspection. > Read more.
One can catch a glimpse of everyday Haitian life in a single painting’s vibrant colors and exotic scenery at “The Colors of Haiti” exhibition.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen partnered with Midwives for Haiti to bring a taste of Haiti’s fighting spirit and distinctive culture to the Richmond community.
“The Colors of Haiti” exhibition opened July 14 in the Gumenick Family Gallery and will continue until Sept. 11.
The displayed art pieces are meant to emphasize Haiti’s strength and perseverance despite the devastating after-effects from the earthquake. > Read more.
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