Citizen Staff Reports 04/24/2015 Government
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will reopen registration for programs and courses on Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. online at http://www.connect.henricorecandparks.com .
Registration also will be available in person at Belmont, Deep Run and Eastern Henrico recreation centers from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. that day.
A problem with the division's software vendor during registration last Saturday resulted in long wait times and difficulty registering, which prompted the division to shut down the registration process until the issues were resolved. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/23/2015 Henrico Government
More than 100 students from Henrico County high schools on Wednesday got a firsthand look at their local government and public schools administrations as part of the 58th annual Student Government Day.
The program matched 108 students from all nine high schools with elected and appointed officials, including members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board, county manager, superintendent, judges and department directors. Students spent the day learning how Henrico general government and Henrico County Public Schools work on behalf of residents and others to provide services and address needs of the community. > Read more.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights opened Nov. 28 and will illuminate Lakeside nightly from 5-10 p.m. through Jan. 12 (except for Dec. 24 and 25, when it will be closed). This year's theme – A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden – celebrates the history of the Lewis Ginter site, through more than 500,000 twinkling lights. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/04/2014 Henrico Business
Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently completed the following lease transactions: Phoenix Fitness and Martial Arts – leased 7,595 square feet in Deep Run Centre II at 3955-3979 Deep Rock Rd.; Acision, LLC – leased 3,248 square feet in Waterfront Plaza at 4401 Waterfront Dr.; The Weigh Station – leased 3,129 square feet in the Colonnade Building at 4050 Innslake Dr.; ALPS Insurance Agency, Inc. – leased 2,947 square feet in Interstate Center-Building B at 2112 W. Laburnum Ave.; Firehouse Subs – leased 2,440 square feet in 5215 Shoppes at 5215 W. Broad St.; and W. Moore – renewed its lease of 1,763 in Westerre III at 3900 Westerre Pkwy. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/02/2014 Non-Profits
Safe Harbor has named Cathy Easter as its new executive director.
Easter will lead the Henrico organization's sexual and domestic violence prevention work throughout the Metro Richmond community. She was selected by the Board of Directors' Executive Search Committee to replace Kathleen Demro, who served as the Safe Harbor’s executive director for five years.
Board President Mary Catharine Ginn Kolbert said she is excited to have Easter as the next leader of Safe Harbor.
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Some local pet owners took the opportunity to introduce their pets to Santa Claus at Virginia Center Commons mall last month.
Above, Santa poses with four pugs and a cat named Macaroni (owned by Ruth Ferrer and Nancy and Gabriel Williams of Mechanicsville). > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 06/07/2012
Power wheels, harps and Frankenstein – oh my! Kids are invited to show off their driving skills at Dorey Park on Friday; on Saturday, listen to over 70 youth harpists and singers play ‘Classical Jam’; and end the weekend with a contemporary retelling of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein” at UR. Click here for more! > Read more.
More than 1,400 athletes from around the Commonwealth will go for the gold in powerlifting, swimming, track and field, softball, tennis and bowling this weekend June 8-9 during the 2012 Special Olympics Summer Games.
Summer Games competitions will be held at various locations around the region tomorrow, beginning at 9 a.m.: Softball – Glen Allen Softball Complex, 2175 Mountain Rd.; Powerlifting, track and field, wheelchair athletics, softball skills and tennis – University of Richmond; Swimming – St. Catherine’s School, 6001 Grove Ave.; and bowling – AMF Hanover Lanes, 7317 Bell Creek Rd. and Bowl America Short Pump, 4400 Pouncey Tract Rd.
New for 2012, a Young Athletes “Fun Run” will take place at 9:45 a.m. on the track at the University of Richmond. The 25M run is aimed at introducing athletes age 2-10 to Special Olympics. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 05/31/2012
While Richmond hosts the annual Greek Festival and Broad Appétit, Henrico proves you don’t need to leave the county to loosen the waistband. In Henrico, the ‘Empty Bowls’ benefit offers ice cream for a good cause. On Saturday, more than 50 beers will be on tap at the Flavor Beer, Wine & Food Festival in Innsbrook. And there’s bound to be some delicious summer fare at the Varina Community Day at Dorey Park. Click here for more! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
Eastern Henrico has a lot to offer this weekend: the new Highland Springs Community Center will re-open and the film “Shenandoah” will play Sunday at the Henrico Theatre. In western Henrico, “Annie Get Your Gun” will be at CACGA and the Shady Grove Coffeehouse will feature The Whitetop Mountaineers. And if you’re in the mood to start holiday shopping – and support a great cause – the Little Sisters of the Poor will host their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday. > Read more.
There are several opportunities to hear unique music this weekend: a harpsichord recital at River Road Church Baptist, a violin and piano recital at Trinity Lutheran Church and UkeFest Virginia – a two-day event celebrating all things ukulele. And new this year – compost your jack-o-lanterns at Short Pump ES! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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