By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 12/06/2016 Features
The crowds thronged roads and walkways leading to their destination. Some visitors pushed strollers; many brought multiple children; others came singly or in couples. But all shared the same singlemindedness and eagerness to achieve their goals.
No, it wasn't Black Friday.
These visitors came seeking history, family fun – and beer.
The second annual Hops In The Park Harvest Festival, held Nov. 12 at Henricus Historical Park, showcased Virginia craft beverages of all kinds and had representatives from 21 breweries, cideries and meaderies on hand, in addition to hops farmers from around the commonwealth. > Read more.
Henrico Police arrested and charged an 18-year-old county man with second-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old Henrico man Dec. 4.
Leslie Jerome Tyler, Jr. is being held at the Henrico County Jail, charged in the stabbing death of Keonte Freeman Taylor at a hotel in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road in Eastern Henrico. At about 1:25 a.m., Dec. 4, police and fire units responded to the hotel for reports of a stabbing. They found Taylor, who was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/06/2016 Non-Profits
The McShin Foundation, based in Henrico, recently earned three years of reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services. McShin, founded in 2004, is a nonprofit recovery community organization that serves people and their families in the battle against substance use problems.
CAPRSS is the only accrediting body in the nation for RCOs. It evaluates organizations on four standards: principles, people, practices and performance. > Read more.
For the past week, dozens of goats have called the Christ United Methodist Church off of Horsepen Road home.
The goats are not just for show though; – they are actually hard at work. Julia Davidson, a long time member of the church, came up with the idea of hiring goats to come in and help eat the large amount of foliage that has cropped up in the woods behind the church. Davidson told the Citizen that she thought the woods area obscured the view of the church from the road. > Read more.
Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who robbed a CVS on Woodman Road on the morning of June 18.
At about 9:25 a.m. that day, a victim reported that a black male entered the business, at 9501 Woodman Road, approached the pharmacy counter, and jumped over into the pharmacy area. The suspect then demanded prescription medication from the victim. The victim complied, and the suspect exited the business on foot.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 30 and 35 years of age and approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 in height, weighing between 145 and 165 pounds. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/18/2016 Henrico Crime
A Gloucester Point, Va., man was cited on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint July 18 when TSA officers detected a 9 mm handgun with 15 bullets (including one in the chamber) tucked inside his backpack.
The traveler told TSA officials that he had the gun in his carry-on bag because he had taken the backpack on a motorcycle trip and forgot that he had it with him.
TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and cited the man. > Read more.
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St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.
Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.
Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > 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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CalendarThe Hanover Concert Band will perform from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Virginia Center Commons Mall. The Central Virginia Wind Symphony will then perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both concerts will take place in the Food Court. Full text